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9 New Cases, Hospitalizations Down to 5 People in Douglas County

10:39 PM · Jan 4, 2021

(DCCRT) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, January 4, 2021, there are NINE (9) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,456*. Currently, there are FIVE (5) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four locally and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response. Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine Currently, DPHN is supporting 132 cases in isolation, as well as another 177 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 310 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19. Remember You are the KEY to COVID Safe 2021! The DCCRT team encourages residents to make prevention measures a priority in their everyday routines. The key to stopping the continued spread of coronavirus is, YOU, our residents, our families, our communities and our businesses. Prevention is key, not just to help stop the spread of COVID, but for your overall health and wellbeing as well. Please help by keeping gatherings small, maintaining healthier eating habits; incorporating exercise and good hygiene routines; keeping your six-foot distance from others; choosing minimal or no contact services; and staying home if you are sick. The suggestions we make and the guidelines presented by public health are not just for your health and safety, but for the health and safety of everyone, including our kids, our grandparents, our coworkers, our first responders, our teachers and our businesses. Our primary focus is to do everything we can to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents. Please, if you are sick, even if you just have a runny nose or stuffy head, do not got to work or attend any social gatherings and unknowingly expose others to your illness. Help STOP the Spread of COVID Make a habit of washing and sanitizing your hands, regularly. Please wear a mask when you are around others not from your household. Not just for you, but for others too. Stay at least six feet apart from anyone that is not from your immediate household. Stay home from work, school and play if you are sick. Minimize travel, especially out of the state and limit visitors to your home. Minimize attending social gatherings or going places where there are large groups of people. Getting Tested & Testing Clinics The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in Roseburg. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics. The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals. Oregon COVID-19 Case Update Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak in our state. Log onto to Oregon Health Authority for more information. Oregon COVID-19 Presumptives, Negative Test Results and Recovered Cases OHA case management reports include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number. The DCCRT separates the number of people with new positive test results and new presumptives, and uses OHA’s definition of presumptive as those having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR or antigen test for COVID-19. DPHN performs their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who test positive, as well as those that may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive while advising and supporting quarantine and isolation. OHA has chosen to no longer report negative test results or recovered cases, so we will no longer be reporting this data in our daily update. Please contact the Oregon Health Authority for more information. Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Please join us on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:00 pm for our next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer, hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page. Residents are still encouraged to submit their COVID-19 questions to Dr. Bob during the live shows, but you can also email your questions to: Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during their Facebook Live updates. Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550 Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource for Douglas County residents regarding COVID-19, with answers, information and referrals to resources and services. The hotline is staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week. ACCESS ACCURATE, LOCAL COVID-19 INFORMATION Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or Douglas County Facebook page and the DPHN website or DPHN Facebook page. Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020. ACCESS STATE COVID-19 INFORMATION To access information for the State of Oregon and Federal COVID-19 response go to Oregon Health Authority, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and 211Info. If you have questions or need more information on statewide guidelines or risk levels, go to the State’s Building a Safe and Strong Oregon website or the Governor’s COVID-19 website or call the Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline at (833) 604-0880. Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report compliance issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or Governor’s orders. The Governor has directed the State offices for Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to be the enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring restaurants, bars, and other businesses comply with COVID-related guidelines. To report compliance issues contact them directly OSHA: (800) 922-2689 or OSHA website or OLCC (503) 872-5000

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