[Medford, Oregon] — April 7, 2020, Jackson County Public Health has no new cases of COVID-19 to announce. The total number of confirmed cases remains at 39 in Jackson County. At this time, there are no fatalities from COVID-19 reported in Jackson County. For demographic data on the total cases, please access the Jackson County HHS COVID-19 webpage. This data is located under the Jackson County Daily Situational Update tab.
Jackson County Public Health continues to promote and encourage everyone to practice social distancing. This remains the most vital tool the public can use in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to prevent from contracting the virus, and to help flatten the curve. “Jackson County Public Health continues to receive daily complaints from community members about people not practicing social distancing,” says Tanya Phillips, Health Promotion Manager for Jackson County Public Health. “We have received complaints about parents throwing birthday parties, large home gatherings, people who seem ill out in public settings, and people not practicing social distancing when they are in public accessing essential services.” Not practicing social distancing puts everyone at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
Cases in Jackson County are largely distributed throughout the county, which demonstrates community spread, and is widely dispersed. Therefore, one city is not safer than another in Jackson County. It is best that everyone stay at home, practice social distancing and wear an alternative mask when they are out in public accessing essential services, minimize the number of times they need to access essential services, refrain from hosting or attending social gatherings, and wash their hands frequently. These actions should be taken by all people during all times of the week, including the weekends.
Here are what individuals should and shouldn’t do under Governor Kate Brown’s executive orders that are in place to flatten the curve:
- Stay home as much as possible; this includes kids and teens
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others any time you are out
- Go out only for essentials (groceries and medical care), drop food off to neighbors who can’t go out
- Exercise outside and remain 6 feet apart from other people
- Have video and phone chats
- Gather in groups
- Get together with friends and family outside your immediate household (no drinks or dinners)
- Have playdates for kids
- Make unnecessary trips
For more information:
The public can call 211-information with general questions
OHA Emerging Respiratory Disease page: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus
CDC COVID-19 page: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Jackson County Health and Human Services: http://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19
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