[Medford, Oregon] —Jackson County Public Health has no new COVID-19 cases to report as of 12:01 AM, June 11, 2020. During the investigation process on a previous case that was reported, it was identified that the case was not a Jackson County resident and the case has been transferred to the appropriate jurisdiction. This update brings the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 76. There is a total of 62 cases that have recovered and 14 active cases. At this time, there are no fatalities from COVID-19 reported in Jackson County. To access additional data on the total COVID-19 cases, visit the Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage.
As people have begun to stay home less, are returning to work, are increasing their travel, and are attending social gatherings, it is important to understand that the virus has not been eliminated, and there is no vaccine available to prevent people from getting this infection. Therefore, there is still a risk for people to become ill with COVID-19 and pass the illness on to others. Jackson County Public Health expects to see an increase in COVID-19 cases as people have begun to move around more and are attending social gatherings with people outside of their immediate household more often.
Jackson County Public Health highly recommends that everyone take action to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It is recommended that everyone stay close to home, practice physical distancing (stay 6 feet away from people who are not in your household), and practice good hygiene.
In addition, it is highly recommended that everyone wear a face covering, made from cloth or paper, while out in public settings, especially in settings that are indoors and where it may be difficult to ensure that you can stay 6 feet away from others at all times. Face coverings worn by others protect you from getting the virus from people carrying the virus.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us and has been very stressful for people. The fear and anxiety about the disease and what the future holds can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call:
- Call 911
- Jackson County Mental Health Crisis line (541)774-8201
- Suicide Lifeline (800)273.8255
- Senior Loneliness Line (503)200-1633
- Military Helpline (888)457-4838
- YouthLine (877)968-8491 or Text HELLO to 741741
- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline or call 1-800-985-5990 and TTY 1-800-846-8517 Or text TalkWithUs to 66746
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