CORVID -19 Response & Resources
COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Oregon. As more and more people get tested, the more positive cases are diagnosed. To-date, Jefferson and Crook Counties remain with no reported positive cases, Deschutes County now has 15 reported cases. Lake Chinook Fire along with Local, state, and federal agencies in Central Oregon are working together to provide the public easy and quick access to joint emergency updates.
For daily updates on COVID-19 in Oregon, the United States, and globally,
sign up here for the Public Health Situation Updates.
Click here for the COVID-19 fact sheet developed for Central Oregon residents.
For general Information or health-related information on COVID-19, please call 541-699-5109.
Jefferson County Public Health recommends taking everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza ("The flu"):
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
Take care of your health overall.
Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
HOTLINES PROVIDING HELPFUL VOICES
For COVID-19 questions, mental wellness support or just to hear a reassuring voice, there are a number of call-in resources available to Central Oregonians. Help is just a hotline away.
Hours Expand for Local COVID-19 Hotline: 541-699-5109
WHEN TO CALL 9-1-1
Emergency medical providers are asking people to only call 911 if they’re experiencing an urgent medical emergency, such as severe difficulty breathing, chest pain, allergic reaction or a diabetic emergency. Most people with COVID-19 have mild to moderate flu-like symptoms, like a fever and cough, and usually don’t require emergency medical attention. People experiencing flu-like symptoms should call their doctor or the non-emergency COVID-19 info line at 541-699-5109 before calling 911.
Calling a non-emergency line first allows emergency responders to help people who are most in need of urgent medical assistance—and can help save lives.
Governors Executive Orders
Stay Home, Save Lives!'
Oregon's governor has issued a stay home order to slow the spread of COVID-19. This order is effective immediately and until further notice. Individuals are directed to minimize travel, other than essential travel to or from a home, residence, or workplace; for obtaining or providing food, shelter, essential consumer needs, education, health care, or emergency services; for essential business and government services; for the care of family members, household members, elderly persons, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons, pets or livestock; travel as directed by government officials, law enforcement, or courts; and other essential travel consistent with the directives of the Executive Orders and guidance from the Oregon Health Authority.
Please consider 87% of our residents are age 65 and older. Many have pre-existing health conditions and are extremely vulnerable if exposed. Please follow our governor's executive order and Stay Home, Save Lives!'.
The links below are state and federal information resources that are updated frequently.