From the New Yorker newsletter:
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Our County is “re-opening”. Does that mean that we flick a switch and everything goes back to what it was? NO.
Learn what the rules and support them. We want to pass this first phase so that we can take the next step.
Lots to read here. If an establishment isn’t following the Phase 1 rules, don’t go there.
Lots to read… Be informed! We want to succeed in getting through this and getting to Phase 2!
And by the way… there are jobs available in becoming a contact tracer:
If you have a concern about a particular store, restaurant, gym, barber, hair-cutter, etc… contact Josephine County Public Health confidential line: (541) 474-5347 and Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-1222 or COVID.email@example.com
Here is the plan from our County that is still under review by Oregon Health Authority… it is long and will take time to load.
Also… at a high level, these are state-wide requirements for retail stores once approval has been given to re-open:
Retail stores that can reopen under Phase 1 of Reopening Oregon will be required to:
Personally, if stores do not meet these requirements, I will complain to the management then shop elsewhere. Our health is more important. This isn’t a political game.
Read more of the latest report here.
Governor Kate Brown shared new details of her framework for rebuilding a safe and strong Oregon, including new guidance for counties and businesses on a phased reopening process. Governor Brown emphasized that by taking steps gradually and carefully, and following science and data, Oregon can begin to reopen safely.
The new guidance on reopening calls for the widespread use of face coverings, maintaining physical distance of six feet between individuals as much as possible, and following good hygiene and disinfection practices.
The Governor also announced that large gatherings such as conventions, festivals, and major concerts and live audience sporting events will need to be cancelled at least through September. Restarting events of this size will require a reliable treatment or prevention, like a vaccine, which is many months off. Further guidance on large events will be provided in the coming months.
Next week, updated safety guidelines regarding transit, certain childcare, summer school, and summer camps and youth programs will be issued.
Oregon will use a careful, step-by-step process to safely reopen our state based on clear public health criteria and signs our health care system is able to respond to a spike in new infections. Some counties will be eligible to begin limited reopening of additional business sectors as early as May 15 if they demonstrate they have met all requirements for reopening. These requirements include:
You can read more about the Three Health Signs We Must See to Reopen Oregon
I’ve seen FB posts claiming that Governor Brown extended Stay at Home through July. That is not correct!
Arm yourself with the truth. Here is an explanation of the differences:
Remember to check the links on our COVID page for update to date news regarding the virus and related services in Oregon.
This is a very informative update… recommend reading:
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As we learn more about the virus that causes COVID-19, new information is coming at us fast. Unfortunately, so is misinformation. To combat this, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created a Myth-busters page to address some of the rumors.
They continue to add information as new myths surface. For example, a hot bath will relax you, but no, it won’t help fight the coronavirus. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. And, viruses cannot be spread through 5G mobile networks.
On the 22nd, we hosted interviews with Jerry Allen, candidate for Oregon State Representative District 3 and Mary Middleton, candidate for Oregon State Representative District 4. Here is the recording of that social .
Join us this Wednesday to hear from Dan Mancuso, candidate for Josephine County Commissioner and Jamie McLeod-Skinner, candidate for Secretary of State. You need to pre-register for this event:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
OHA released its updated modeling report that indicates the efforts of Oregonians to stay home and practice physical distancing has helped prevent as many as 70,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,500 hospitalizations in Oregon.
OHA has worked with the Institute for Disease Modeling on the weekly reports, which use Oregon outbreak data with IDM research and modeling techniques to present policy makers with projections for the trajectory of the disease. The models are updated weekly.