One of Josephine County Democrats’ goals is to promote healthy communities. That’s why we urge everyone, no matter what your political party, or what your age, to abide by Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order to “Stay home.”
Gov. Brown understands the only way to minimize the impact of COVID-19 is for people to avoid being exposed to it and spreading it. Since there is no vaccination for this highly contagious virus at this time, the only way to increase your chances of escaping it are to follow the guidelines set out on the Oregon Coronavirus Information & Resources Website: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19
Don’t leave your house, even for essentials if you think you may have been exposed to someone who had the virus, or if you are exhibiting any symptoms. You may not feel that bad, but one person can infect many others, who can become so seriously ill, or even die. Hospitals area already being overwhelmed in some parts of the country. Locally, COVID-19 patients could easily overwhelm our own hospital’s ability to treat them, and reduce their capacity to care for those needing medical assistance for non COVID-19 related health issues, such as accidents or heart attack victims.
If you must go out to the grocery store or drug store, please play it safe by keeping your practicing the recommended 6’ social distancing from others. Don’t touch your face, and wash your hands thoroughly when you get home. Please do your patriotic duty and help stop the spread of this deadly virus. The sooner we all cooperate with the Stay at Home order, the sooner our community can get back to work and back to activities they enjoy.
Josephine County now has 10 COVID-19 cases… we are not immune! https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19 March 30, 2020 Situational Status Report – Produced jointly by the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. It details the overall picture of the COVID-19 response across government agencies. Today’s Bullitin: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/2840d33
Here is the latest from the Oregon Health Authority, including recipes for using what you already have and some gardening tips. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/283d3b2
From Senator Jeff Merkley: In the $2 Trillion Relief Package is — For students pursing a higher education: If you have federal student loans, your monthly federal student loan payments will be suspended until September. During this time, no additional interest will accrue. This is a critical step to provide badly needed economic relief for […]
Oregon Health Authority statistics, Food Bank, hospital readiness, and more. Governor’s Joint Task Force for Health Care Systems Response to COVID-19 report Legislative Update: detailed statistics (note “youth” infected), price gouging, personal protective gear. From HD1 Representative David Brock Smith: Details of both Federal Stimulus and Oregon task force.
Has your income changed recently? Many families are experiencing stress and changes in income during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oregon Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offers healthy food, nutrition education and breastfeeding support, along with connections to community resources. WIC serves pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women, and children under age 5. Moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents […]
Let’s beat this thing… stay home, let the virus die out, not us! https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/282d25f
Personal protection equipment to thwart the coronavirus is in critically short supply. Here is a link to a Facebook group whose members are actively making virus-blocking masks. Can you sew? You can check out their ideas and comments here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/241770846985445/
Here is a list of restaurants offering services: Grants Pass Catalyst Pizza – Open for take-out as per usual Sweet Tea Express – All locations open for take-out or delivery through DoorDash or GrubHub Si Casa Xpress – Drive-through and take-out Musashi Sushi Bar – Open for carry-out Wild River Brewing – Open for carry-out […]
We have had a positive test in Josephine County that is not in this update. Shelter in place folks! https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/282647c From Oregon’s Legislature: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/282680f
Food Pickup & Delivery:
- Fred Meyer Pickup & Delivery
- Walmart Pickup. Walmart is now accepting Oregon Trail for deliveries
- Rogue Valley COG via Food and Friends has meals that can be picked up. Laura O’Brien 541-423-1394 is the contact person for this service. They also have a need for volunteers.
- Rogue Valley Food System Resources — check out this guide
Restaurant Takeout — Support these — and don’t forget to add a tip!
For unmet needs:
- Aging &Disability Resource Connection, ADRV of Oregon 541-618-7572
- If delivering groceries to others, place the packages on the stoop and avoid going into the house
- Arrange a method of payment before the groceries are delivered
- Sew masks for healthcare workers
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