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Oregon reports 409 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, no new deaths - 07/11/20

PORTLAND, Ore. — The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 232, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 409 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 11,851. Today’s high number is partially due to a transition to a new reporting system, which prevented the processing of positive cases for a few hours Thursday. Those cases are included in today’s case count.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (6), Clackamas (29), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (15), Douglas (2), Hood River (2), Jackson (5), Jefferson (4), Josephine (3), Klamath (4), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (2), Malheur (16), Marion (61), Morrow (7), Multnomah (99), Polk (2), Sherman (1), Umatilla (50), Union (1),Wallowa (1),  Wasco (10), Washington (55), Yamhill (15).

Since Oregon began reopening, we have seen spread of COVID-19 when people get together to celebrate with family and friends. Some examples include:

  • Graduations
  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Holidays

COVID-19 is spreading more among social activities involving groups of younger people. OHA has recorded outbreaks linked to:

  • Exercise classes
  • Fraternity party
  • Bachelor party

While it is difficult not to celebrate these events as we have in the past, COVID-19 is spreading in our communities and people must think hard about altering daily routines that may put people at risk.

OHA recommends that everyone:

  • Limit the size of our gatherings
  • Keep our distance
  • Cover our faces
  • Find alternative ways for those who are vulnerable to participate.

See table below for total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.

 

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Negative tests3

Baker

11

0

630

Benton

112

6

6,696

Clackamas

955

27

27,247

Clatsop

55

0

2,737

Columbia

48

0

3,241

Coos

54

0

2,997

Crook

18

1

1,179

Curry

9

0

782

Deschutes

252

0

12,400

Douglas

60

0

5,742

Gilliam

1

0

118

Grant

1

0

399

Harney

2

0

450

Hood River

104

0

2,687

Jackson

178

0

13,882

Jefferson

163

0

2,284

Josephine

57

1

4,934

Klamath

135

1

5,562

Lake

24

0

324

Lane

294

3

27,819

Lincoln

361

5

5,105

Linn

174

10

7,881

Malheur

302

1

2,078

Marion

1,831

53

20,029

Morrow

138

1

660

Multnomah

2,824

72

61,803

Polk

173

12

3,272

Sherman

4

0

184

Tillamook

16

0

1,558

Umatilla

987

7

5,184

Union

369

2

1,832

Wallowa

14

0

486

Wasco

116

1

2,488

Washington

1,815

20

38,976

Wheeler

0

0

124

Yamhill

194

9

6,562

Total

11,851

232

280,332

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

System of Care Advisory Council meets remotely July 14 - 07/10/20

July 10, 2020

Program contact: Hilary Harrison, 503-209-1949, y.harrison@dhsoha.state.or.us">hilary.harrison@dhsoha.state.or.us

What: A regular public meeting of the System of Care Advisory Council.

When: July 14, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Where: By webinar at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/706039269 or by teleconference at 872-240-3212, access code 706-039-269. Please note only council members may speak until the public comment time.

Agenda: The council will primarily be working on the System of Care strategy and planning. The full agenda can be found on the council's webpage at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/BH-Child-Family/Pages/SOCAC.aspx. The meeting will include time for public comment.

Details: Senate Bill 1 (2019) established a Governor-appointed System of Care Advisory Council to improve the efficacy and effectiveness of the state and local continuum of care that provides services to youth and young adults. The council's immediate work is to develop and maintain a state System of Care and a comprehensive long-range plan for a coordinated state system.

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  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Hilary Harrison at 503-209-1949, 711 TTY, or y.harrison@dhsoha.state.or.us">hilary.harrison@dhsoha.state.or.us at least two business days before the meeting.

Oregon reports 275 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 07/10/20

July 10, 2020

Media contact: OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 275 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 232, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 275 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 11,454.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (6), Clackamas (11), Crook (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (2), Hood River (4), Jackson (9), Jefferson (15), Josephine (2), Lane (10), Linn (3), Malheur (21), Marion (28), Morrow (3), Multnomah (37), Polk (3), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (51), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (5), Washington (44), Yamhill (8).

Oregon’s 231st COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Union County who tested positive on June 16 and died on July 2, at Saint Regional Medical Center in Boise. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 232nd COVID-19 death is a 99-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on June 26 and died on July 9. Location of death is being confirmed. She had underlying medical conditions.

Note: More details are available about Oregon’s 229th COVID-19 death. She is a 78-year-old female in Clackamas County who died on June 18 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease, or SARS-CoV-2, as a cause of death or as a significant condition that contributed to her death. No confirmatory testing for COVID-19 was performed, but this aligns with the CSTE probable case definition for a presumptive case, which OHA follows.


Social gatherings are increasing spread

Since Oregon began reopening, we have seen spread of COVID-19 when people get together to celebrate with family and friends. Some examples include:

  • Graduations
  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Holidays

COVID-19 is spreading more among social activities involving groups of younger people. OHA has recorded outbreaks linked to:

  • Exercise classes
  • Fraternity party
  • Bachelor party

While it is difficult not to celebrate these events as we have in the past, COVID-19 is spreading in our communities and people must think hard about altering daily routines that may put people at risk.

OHA recommends that everyone:

  • Limit the size of our gatherings
  • Keep our distance
  • Cover our faces
  • Find alternative ways for those who are vulnerable to participate.

Modeling shows potentially steep upward trend

The newest modeling shows the continuation of a concerning trend of rapidly spreading COVID-19 throughout Oregon. Cases are rising at a rate so high, that even a 10 percent reduction in cases would not slow the rise in cases.

The bottom line is that the disease is spreading more rapidly than expected and that since reopening, Oregonians have not consistently modeled the behavior needed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Three modeling scenarios all show rising cases.

  • The first scenario assumes transmission rates stay the same as they are now, with daily infections tripling over the next month and a similar increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the next 30 days.
  • The second scenario assumes a 10-percentage point decrease over the 30 days, slowing the growth of infection and cutting hospitalizations in half.
  • The third and final scenario assumes a 10-percentage point increase continuing over the next 30 days with a dramatic increase in daily cases and a sharp increase in hospitalizations.

In any scenario Oregonians must do more to flatten the curve of COVID-19 by taking the recommendations of health authorities. Limit the size of gatherings; maintain six feet of physical distance between people; wear a face masks; practice good hand hygiene and stay home if you are sick.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Media Advisory: OHA leadership to provide update on COVID-19 - 07/10/20

July 10, 2020

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen will hold a weekly media availability at 11:15 a.m. Friday, July 10. To participate, media are invited to call 844-721-7239, access code 6939096.

For more informationmedia.COVID-19@state.or.us

Oregon reports 389 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths - 07/09/20

July 9, 2020

Media contact: OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 389 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed six more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 230, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 389 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 11,188.

The new cases are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (1), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Crook (3), Deschutes (5), Hood River (1), Jackson (7), Jefferson (8), Josephine (2), Lake (2), Lane (18), Lincoln (15), Linn (3), Malheur (31), Marion (47), Morrow (12), Multnomah (86), Polk (2), Umatilla (55), Union (4), Wallowa (1), Wasco (5), Washington (46), Yamhill (8).

Today’s case count is the highest total daily case count since the onset of the pandemic. The recent increase in cases is attributed to workplace outbreaks and community spread. Newly diagnosed cases are being interviewed now.

Oregon’s 225th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Crook County who became symptomatic on July 1 after close contact with a confirmed case and died on July 8, at her residence. She had no underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 226th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on July 4 and died on July 3. The place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 227th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 26 and died on July 7, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 228th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on June 10 and died on July 2 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 229th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Clackamas County who died on June 18 at her residence. More details are pending.

Oregon’s 230th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on May 9 and died on June 1, at his home. He had underlying conditions.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board meets July 16 via phone conference - 07/08/20

July 8, 2020

Program contact: Jacee Vangestel, 503-945-2852, jacee.m.vangestel@dhsoha.state.or.us

What: A public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board.

When: July 16, 1-3 p.m.

Where: The public can attend via toll-free conference line at 503-934-1400, participant code 20123340#.

Agenda: After the public comment period, the board will discuss an OSH update on the COVID-19 response and take questions.

Details: The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board advises the superintendent, Oregon Health Authority director and legislators on issues related to the safety, security and care of patients. Members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

For more information, see the board’s website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/osh/Pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Jacee Vangestel at 503-945-2852, 711 TTY or jacee.m.vangestel@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 

Oregon reports 217 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths - 07/08/20

July 8, 2020

Media contact: OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 217 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 224, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 217 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 10,817.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (3), Clackamas (19), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Coos (2), Curry (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (2), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (5), Jefferson (1), Josephine (2), Lane (10), Lincoln (3), Linn (8), Malheur (12), Marion (15), Morrow (10), Multnomah (30), Umatilla (43), Union (3), Wasco (1), Washington (31), Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 221st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Benton County who tested positive on May 31 and died on June 28, at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 222nd COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on June 22 and died on June 28, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 223rd COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died on July 5, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 224th COVID-19 death is a 36-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on June 3 and died on July 7, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.


Weekly Report released

Today, OHA released its Weekly Report which showed that during the week of June 29 to July 5, 32,355 persons were tested for COVID-19 in Oregon with 5 percent recording a positive result.

COVID 19 continued to surge during that week with 1,910 new cases an increase of 51 percent over the previous week. In addition, 11 Oregonians were reported to have died, one fewer than the previous week.


OHA to host media call

OHA Director Patrick Allen will hold a weekly media availability at 11:15 a.m. Friday, July 10. To participate, media are invited to call 844-721-7239, access code 6939096.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

*Corrected* Oregon reports 218 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths - 07/07/20

*The daily total has been corrected from 219 cases to 218.*

July 7, 2020

Media contact: OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 218 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed five more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 220, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 218 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 10,605.

The new cases are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (18), Columbia (2), Coos (4), Crook (1), Douglas (3), Hood River (3), Jefferson (2), Josephine (3), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (15), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Malheur (7), Marion (23), Morrow (2), Multnomah (52), Polk (6), Umatilla (20), Union (5), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (27), Yamhill (16).

Oregon’s 216th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on June 25 and died on June 30, at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 217th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on June 23 and died on June 30, at Willamette Valley Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 218th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on May 27 and died on July 5, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 219th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 14 and died on July 6, at his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 220th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 10 and died on July 6, at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.


OHA investigating workplace outbreak

An outbreak of 22 cases of COVID-19 has been reported at Columbia River Processing in Morrow County. The cases include all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts to an employee. The outbreak investigation started on June 16, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure.

State and county public health officials are working with the business to address the outbreak and protect the health of the employees.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Public Health Advisory Board meets July 16 - 07/06/20

July 6, 2020

What: A regular public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board.

Agenda: Approve June meeting minutes; discuss racism as a public health crisis; determine next steps for updating PHAB Health Equity Review policy and procedure; discuss the COVID-19 response; approve 2020 Public Health Accountability Metrics Report; receive an update from the Incentives and Funding Subcommittee; PHAB member discussion.

When: July 16, 2-4 p.m. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: By Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/730818593, meeting ID 730 818 593; or by conference call at 669-900-6833, meeting ID 730 818 593.

Oregon’s Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon’s governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon’s State Health Improvement Plan.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Cara Biddlecom at 971-673-2284, 711 TTY, or a.m.biddlecom@state.or.us">cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Cannabis Commission meets by conference call July 20 - 07/06/20

July 6, 2020

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Cannabis Commission via conference call.

Agenda: TBD.

When: July 20, 1-4 p.m.

Where: By telephone conference call at 877-848-7030, access code 753428.

Background: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session through HB 2198. The commission consists of the state health officer or designee, and an eight-member panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The commission is tasked with determining a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, and steps to address research on cannabis in areas of public health policy and public safety policy, agronomic and horticultural best practices, and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices. The commission also provides advice to the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission regarding statutes governing medical and retail cannabis. Visit the commission's website at http://www.healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission for more information.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written material in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Shannon McFadden at 971-673-3181, 711 TTY or shannon.m.mcfadden@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 168 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 07/06/20

July 6, 2020

Media contact: OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 168 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 215, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 168 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 10,395. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (3), Columbia (3), Deschutes (2), Douglas (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Josephine (3), Lane (10), Malheur (10), Marion (16), Morrow (4), Multnomah (41), Polk (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (16), Wasco (3), Washington (34).


OHA Releases Weekly Testing Summary

OHA released its Weekly Testing Summary today, which showed that for the week of 6/28-7/5, 39,914 tests were conducted. Of those tests 5.3 percent were positive. Oregon’s number of tests performed has been steadily increasing, but the number of positive cases and the test positivity rate have increased significantly since late May. This suggests increasing numbers of individuals with COVID-19, which is expected now that all counties are in Phase 1 or Phase 2 of reopening. Recent large outbreaks around the state have also contributed to these increases.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

PartnerSHIP meets July 9 via Zoom - 07/06/20

July 6, 2020

What: A public meeting of the PartnerSHIP, which is tasked with developing the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), to review and approve strategies for the 2020-2024 SHIP.

Agenda: Review priority populations and recommendation to center Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC); provide feedback on implementation framework; and review and approve final strategies.

When: July 9, 1-4 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A five-minute public comment period will be held at about 1:10 p.m. Comments are limited to two minutes each.

Where: By Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/94742586748, meeting ID 947 4258 6748; or by phone at 669-900-6833, 94742586748#.

Oregon’s State Health Improvement Plan identifies interventions and strategies to address health related priorities in our state. The SHIP serves as a basis for taking collective action with cross-sector partners to advance health equity. The SHIP will be based on findings from the State Health Assessment.

Health departments develop and implement a health improvement plan at least once every five years.

The Public Health Division is using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework, widely used by CCOs and local health departments. The MAPP framework uses six phases. The SHA is developed over the first three phases, while the SHIP is developed and implemented over the second three phases.

Information about the PartnerSHIP can be found at healthoregon.org/2020ship.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Catherine Moyer at 971-673-1132, ine.moyer@dhsoha.state.or.us">catherine.moyer@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 

Oregon reports 301 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 07/05/20

July 5, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 215, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 301 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 10,230.

The new cases are in the following counties: Clackamas (25), Columbia (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (8), Douglas (4), Hood River (5), Jackson (3), Jefferson (1), Josephine (3), Lane (10), Malheur (15), Marion (38), Morrow (9), Multnomah (72), Sherman (1), Umatilla (41), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (51), Yamhill (7).

See table below for total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.

Oregon’s 214th COVID-19 death is 96-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on June 30 and died on July 2, in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 215th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 11 and died on July 3, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.

More information is known about Oregon’s 213th COVID-19 death. She is an 86-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on June 29 and died on July 1, at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Note: Technical issues prevented negative test results from being processed and reported yesterday; those results were processed into the database yesterday. Today’s total includes negative test results for 7/3/20 and 7/4/20. We do not have a separate figure for yesterday.

County

Cases 1

Total deaths

Negative tests 2

Baker

5

0

541

Benton

94

5

6,242

Clackamas

845

25

24,752

Clatsop

51

0

2,516

Columbia

39

0

2,933

Coos

42

0

2,847

Crook

13

0

1,097

Curry

8

0

734

Deschutes

219

0

11,393

Douglas

50

0

5,293

Gilliam

1

0

106

Grant

1

0

199

Harney

1

0

418

Hood River

93

0

2,453

Jackson

149

0

12,842

Jefferson

133

0

2,075

Josephine

55

1

4,551

Klamath

130

1

5,255

Lake

21

0

260

Lane

218

3

25,057

Lincoln

346

4

4,747

Linn

157

9

7,038

Malheur

206

1

1,815

Marion

1,648

48

18,053

Morrow

102

1

564

Multnomah

2,488

69

55,510

Polk

159

12

3,029

Sherman

3

0

152

Tillamook

14

0

1,426

Umatilla

757

6

4,489

Union

356

1

1,716

Wallowa

10

0

450

Wasco

91

1

2,298

Washington

1,586

20

35,183

Wheeler

0

0

122

Yamhill

139

8

5,815

Total

10,230

215

253,971

1 - This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2 - This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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CORRECTION: Oregon reports 303 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths - 07/04/20

Corrected table to reflect total deaths as 213.

July 4, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 213, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 303 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 9,930.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (2), Columbia (2), Deschutes (11), Douglas (1), Gilliam (1), Jackson (7), Jefferson (1), Josephine (8), Klamath (5), Lake (1), Lane (12), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Malheur (31), Marion (18), Morrow (11), Multnomah (58), Polk (3), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (49), Wasco (4), and Washington (46).

See table below for total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.

Oregon’s 210th COVID-19 death is 93-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on June 27 and died on July 1, in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 211th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on June 21 and died on June 26, at Good Shepherd Medical Center. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 212th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on June 16 and died on June 29, in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 213th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on June 29. Her date and place of death, and underlying medical conditions are being confirmed.

County

Cases 1

Total deaths 2

Negative tests 3, 4

Baker

5

0

PENDING

Benton

93

5

PENDING

Clackamas

821

25

PENDING

Clatsop

51

0

PENDING

Columbia

36

0

PENDING

Coos

42

0

PENDING

Crook

12

0

PENDING

Curry

8

0

PENDING

Deschutes

211

0

PENDING

Douglas

46

0

PENDING

Gilliam

1

0

PENDING

Grant

1

0

PENDING

Harney

1

0

PENDING

Hood River

88

0

PENDING

Jackson

147

0

PENDING

Jefferson

132

0

PENDING

Josephine

52

1

PENDING

Klamath

130

1

PENDING

Lake

21

0

PENDING

Lane

208

3

PENDING

Lincoln

346

3

PENDING

Linn

157

9

PENDING

Malheur

191

1

PENDING

Marion

1,610

47

PENDING

Morrow

93

1

PENDING

Multnomah

2,417

69

PENDING

Polk

159

12

PENDING

Sherman

2

0

PENDING

Tillamook

14

0

PENDING

Umatilla

716

6

PENDING

Union

355

1

PENDING

Wallowa

10

0

PENDING

Wasco

88

1

PENDING

Washington

1,534

20

PENDING

Wheeler

0

0

PENDING

Yamhill

132

8

PENDING

Total

9,930

213

PENDING

1 - This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2 - For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3 - This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

4 - Negative test results are pending due to a technical issue with the test reporting database.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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Oregon reports 344 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths; provides Watch List data - 07/03/20

PORTLAND, Ore. — The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 209, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 344 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 9,636.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (22), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (9), Douglas (1), Jackson (9), Jefferson (5), Josephine (3), Klamath (2), Lake (1), Lane (16), Lincoln (18), Linn (2), Malheur (20), Marion (32), Morrow (10), Multnomah (59), Polk (5), Sherman (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (49), Union (8), Wasco (10), Washington (46), and Yamhill (1).

The Health Authority also released a table showing recent trends in cases by county between mid-June and the beginning of July.

These trends show where the COVID-19 virus is spreading at the fastest rate and which counties have the highest rates of “sporadic” transmission – i.e., cases that do not have a clear epidemiological link to other outbreaks or clusters of infections and therefore indicate that the virus is spreading uncontained in a community.

Governor Kate Brown identified eight counties that will be placed on a “Watch List” based on these data: Jefferson, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wasco. State and local health officials will closely monitor the situation in these counties in coming days and prioritize additional resources to suppress the virus in these hotspot communities.

 

Recent Data on COVID-19 Spread by County

(June 18, 2020-July 1, 2020)

 

 

Case Count

Case Rate / 100,000 population

Sporadic Case Rate / 100,000 population

Clatsop

3

7.78

5.19

Lane

89

24.13

5.42

Columbia

5

9.83

5.90

Douglas

15

13.85

6.46

Jackson

46

21.47

8.40

Benton

17

18.94

8.91

Crook

2

8.95

8.95

Coos

9

14.22

11.06

Linn

28

22.79

13.02

Deschutes

54

29.89

14.39

Yamhill

35

33.71

14.45

Josephine

15

17.55

16.38

Klamath

55

82.94

16.59

Hood River

4

17.29

17.29

Baker

3

18.77

18.77

Tillamook

6

23.01

19.17

Polk

21

25.79

20.88

Clackamas

234

57.67

22.43

Marion

320

95.36

30.99

Washington

473

81.30

32.83

Multnomah

640

80.14

36.56

Wallowa

6

86.66

43.33

Lincoln

98

204.67

50.12

Wasco

33

127.58

50.26

Lake

13

165.75

89.25

Jefferson

53

229.01

116.67

Union

102

391.89

138.31

Malheur

98

322.04

193.88

Umatilla

413

537.08

313.40

Morrow

51

454.75

338.83

 

See the table below for total cumulative cases, deaths, and negative tests by county, as of July 3, 2020.

 

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Negative tests3

Baker

4

0

512

Benton

91

5

6,241

Clackamas

795

24

23,851

Clatsop

49

0

2,462

Columbia

35

0

2,824

Coos

42

0

2,745

Crook

12

0

1,078

Curry

8

0

722

Deschutes

201

0

10,994

Douglas

45

0

5,121

Gilliam

0

0

97

Grant

1

0

194

Harney

1

0

415

Hood River

88

0

2,379

Jackson

140

0

12,509

Jefferson

131

0

2,020

Josephine

44

1

4,319

Klamath

125

1

5,081

Lake

20

0

251

Lane

196

3

24,379

Lincoln

345

2

4,734

Linn

156

9

6,979

Malheur

160

1

1,698

Marion

1,595

47

17,381

Morrow

82

1

520

Multnomah

2,361

69

53,268

Polk

154

12

2,946

Sherman

2

0

149

Tillamook

13

0

1,359

Umatilla

667

4

4,071

Union

355

1

1,712

Wallowa

10

0

436

Wasco

85

1

2,253

Washington

1,491

20

33,807

Wheeler

0

0

122

Yamhill

132

8

5,467

Total

9,636

209

245,096

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Public Health Advisory Board Incentives and Funding Subcommittee meets July 6 - 07/02/20

July 2, 2020

What: A public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board's Incentives and Funding Subcommittee.

Agenda: Approve Feb. 3 meeting minutes; finalize recommendations for changes to funding principles; discuss changes to the funding formula for 2021-2023.

When: July 6, 1-2 p.m. A public comment period is offered at the end of the meeting.

Where: Members of the public may join remotely via phone at 253-215-8782, meeting ID 968 1183 5805; or via computer, tablet or smartphone at https://zoom.us/j/96811835805.

Background: Oregon’s Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon’s governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon’s State Health Improvement Plan. The Incentives and Funding Subcommittee develops recommendations for the board's consideration.

For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/About/Pages/ophab.aspx.

Program contact: Sara Beaudrault, 971-645-5766, a.beaudrault@state.or.us">sara.beaudrault@state.or.us

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  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written material in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.

Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Sara Beaudrault at 971-645-5766, 711 TTY, a.beaudrault@state.or.us">sara.beaudrault@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 375 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 07/02/20

July 2, 2020

Media contact: OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 375 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 209, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 375 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 9,294.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (22), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (9), Douglas (2), Jackson (15), Jefferson (8), Josephine (8), Lane (15), Lincoln (3), Linn (3), Malheur (16), Marion (32), Morrow (8), Multnomah (64), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (88), Union (5), Wasco (2), Washington (67), and Yamhill (5).

Oregon’s 209th COVID-19 death is 73-year-old woman in Klamath County who tested positive on June 20 and died on June 30. Her place of death s being confirmed. She had underlying medical conditions.

Today’s case count is Oregon’s largest single day total since the beginning of the pandemic, following the previous largest on Wednesday.

Oregon has experienced five weeks of case growth and cases are rising faster in our rural communities and in central and eastern Oregon. The largest county case count today was in Umatilla County with 88 new cases attributed to outbreaks and community spread.

Earlier this week, Governor Kate Brown ordered face coverings to be worn in all indoor public places throughout the state. Masks and face coverings, along with maintaining 6-feet of distancing between people has been shown to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Note: Dr. Paul Cieslak will hold OHA’s regular weekly media briefing today at 3 p.m. To participate the media is invited to call 844-291-6358, participant code 2584655.

Slight data change to Public Health Indicators Dashboard

Due to technical issues in processing negative COVID-19 tests this week, many negative tests reported on June 25, were processed on later days, causing a spike in the percent positivity metric for that day on the Public Health Indicators Dashboard.

This week's trends in positive tests percentages should be interpreted with increased caution. To present more accurate information, the total percent over the last seven days is provided in parentheses.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Oregon reports 281 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 07/01/20

July 1, 2020

Media contact: OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 281 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 208, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 281 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 8,931. It is the highest daily case count since the beginning of the pandemic.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (2), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Deschutes (4), Douglas (2), Jackson (3), Jefferson (7), Klamath (4), Lake (2), Lane (12), Lincoln (12), Linn (7), Malheur (16), Marion (27), Morrow (2), Multnomah (38), Polk (8), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (42), Union (5), Wallowa (2), Wasco (4), Washington (48), and Yamhill (7).

Oregon’s 208th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died on June 29. Her place of death is being confirmed. She had underlying medical conditions.

More information is available about Oregon’s 192nd death, which was initially reported June 22. Oregon’s 192nd death is a 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died on June 21, in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.


OHA to report outbreaks in child care facilities

Starting today, the COVID-19 Weekly Report will include names and case counts for child care facilities that enroll 30 or more children and have five or more cases. The Weekly Report also will include the total number of facilities statewide—no matter how many children they enroll—that have five or more cases.

Today’s Weekly Report covers data from June 22-28. In the report, most indicators point to a resurgence in COVID-19 transmission. OHA recorded 1,402 new cases of COVID-19 infection, an 11 percent increase from the previous week (1,263 new cases). In addition, 12 Oregonians were reported to have died, the same number as the preceding week.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported (28,359) decreased by 11 percent and the percentage of tests positive increased to 4.2 percent from 3.7 percent in the preceding week. Meanwhile, large outbreaks have contributed a diminishing proportion of recent cases, and sporadic cases have increased consistent with diffuse community spread.

Lastly, the report notes that about 75 percent of recent cases have been diagnosed in people younger than 50 years old. Since hospitalization is less common among younger people with COVID-19 infection, statewide hospital capacity remains sufficient for now.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Oregon reports 181 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases 3 new deaths - 06/30/20

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 207, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 181 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 8,656.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (19), Coos (1), Deschutes (10), Jackson (5), Jefferson (12), Josephine (2), Klamath (3), Lake (2), Lane (7), Lincoln (3), Linn (4), Malheur (7), Marion (25), Multnomah (38), Polk (2), Umatilla (9), Union (10), Wasco (1), Washington (18), and Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 205th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died on June 29, in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 206th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 19 and died on June 29, at Salem Hospital. He had underlying medical conditions.  

Oregon’s 207th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 12 and died on June 27, at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Oregon Cannabis Commission Governance and Frame Working Subcommittee conference call July 15 - 06/30/20

June 30, 2020

What: A conference call for the Governance and Frame Working Subcommittee of the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

Agenda: TBD

When: July 15, 10 a.m. to noon.

Where: Conference call line: 877-848-7030, access code 753428.

Background: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session through HB 2198. The commission consists of the state health officer or designee and an eight member-panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission is tasked with determining a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, steps to address research on cannabis in areas of public health policy and public safety policy, agronomic and horticultural best practices, and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices. The commission also advises the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission regarding statutes governing medical and retail cannabis. Visit www.Healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission for more information.

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  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written material in other languages
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If you need help or have questions, please contact Shannon McFadden at 971-673-3181, 711 TTY or shannon.m.mcfadden@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 146 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 06/29/20

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 204, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 146 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 8,485.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (18), Deschutes (2), Douglas (2), Jackson (3), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Klamath (5), Lake (2), Lane (6), Malheur (5), Marion (14), Multnomah (29), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (15), Union (5), Wasco (6), Washington (27), and Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 203rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died on June 27. Her place of death is being confirmed. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 204th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 17 and died on June 27. His place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying medical conditions.

Note: Starting today and moving forward, epidemiologists are using a new method for reporting daily cases. The new method assigns a date to each case when the case is first known to the state or to local health department as confirmed or presumptive. This is a better representation of the number of cases reported on any given day. 

Previously, the method was to subtract today’s case counts from the previous day’s count.

Today only, the daily numbers from the weekend press releases will not add-up. Weekend numbers were calculated using the previous method. Moving forward, every day will use the date each case is first known to the state or to local health departments.

OHA releases weekly testing summary

Today, OHA is releasing its Weekly Testing Summary, showing that 33,624 tests were reported through June 27. Oregon’s cumulative positive testing rate is 4.3 percent of tests conducted, which is considerably lower than the national average of 9 percent.

The number of tests performed has been steadily increasing, but the number of positive cases and the test positivity rate have increased significantly over the past two weeks.

This suggests increasing numbers of individuals with COVID-19, which is expected now that all counties are in Phase 1 or Phase 2 of reopening. Recent large outbreaks around the state also have contributed to these increases.

OHA will continue to monitor these trends. Additionally, as of early June, Oregon has reached the threshold of testing 2 percent of the Oregon population each month, a national benchmark set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Weekly Testing Summary was delayed Friday due to a technical glitch. As a result, today’s Weekly Testing Summary covers an 8-day period. OHA will continue to publish the report weekly.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Reuniones de los subcomités del Plan Estatal de Mejoramiento de la Salud 2020-2024 - 06/29/20

29 de junio de 2020

Reuniones de los subcomités del Plan Estatal de Mejoramiento de la Salud 2020-2024

Qué: Los subcomités del Plan Estatal para el Mejoramiento de la Salud 2020-2024 (State Health Improvement Plan o SHIP, por sus siglas en inglés), se encargan de identificar estrategias y medidas, y desarrollar planes de trabajo para implementar el SHIP. Cada uno de los cinco subcomités se centra en una de las siguientes áreas prioritarias:

  • Acceso a atención de la salud preventiva equitativa.
  • Adversidad, trauma y estrés tóxico.
  • Salud del comportamiento
  • Impulsores económicos de la salud.
  • Parcialidad institucional.

Agenda: Finalizar actividades y medidas, y proporcionar recomendaciones para la implementación.

Dónde: Las reuniones están disponibles de forma remota. Para conocer las opciones de asistencia a reuniones remotas, visite la página de reunión del subcomité:

Cuándo:

  • Subcomité de Adversidad, Trauma y Estrés Tóxico: martes 15 de julio, de 2-4 p.m.
  • Subcomité de parcialidad institucional: miércoles 15 de julio, 10 a.m. al mediodía.
  • Subcomité de salud del comportamiento: miércoles 15 de julio, 2-4 p.m.
  • Subcomité de Acceso a Atención Médica Preventiva Equitativa: lunes 29 de julio, 1-3 p.m.
  • Subcomité de Impulsores Económicos de la Salud: jueves 30 de julio, 2-4 p.m.

Las reuniones están abiertas al público. Habrá un período de comentarios públicos de cinco minutos cerca del final de cada reunión. Los comentarios están limitados a un minuto.

Antecedentes: el SHIP de Oregón identifica intervenciones y estrategias para abordar las prioridades relacionadas con la salud en el estado. El SHIP sirve como base para tomar medidas colectivas con socios intersectoriales para mejorar la salud de las personas en Oregón. El SHIP se basa en los resultados de la Evaluación de Salud del Estado.

Contacto del programa: Christy Hudson, 971-678-4347, isty.j.hudson@state.or.us">christy.j.hudson@state.or.us

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Todos tienen derecho a conocer y utilizar los programas y servicios de Oregon Health Authority (OHA, por sus siglas en inglés). OHA brinda ayuda gratuita. Algunos ejemplos de la ayuda gratuita que puede proporcionar la OHA son:

  • Intérpretes de lenguaje de señas y lenguaje hablado

•   Materiales escritos en otros idiomas.

•   Braille

•   Letra grande

•   Audio y otros formatos

Si necesita ayuda o tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Catherine Moyer al 971-673-1132, ine.moyer@dhsoha.state.or.us">Catherine.moyer@dhsoha.state.or.us, al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión.

 

2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan subcommittee meetings - 06/29/20

June 29, 2020

What: Subcommittees of the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) are tasked with identifying strategies and measures, and developing work plans for implementing the SHIP. Each of the five subcommittees is focused on one of the following priority areas.

  • Access to equitable preventive health care.
  • Adversity, trauma and toxic stress.
  • Behavioral health (including mental health and substance use).
  • Economic drivers of health (including issues related to housing, living wage, food security and transportation).
  • Institutional bias.

Agenda: Subcommittees will finalize activities and measures, and provide recommendations for implementation.

 

Where: Meetings are being held remotely. For remote meeting attendance information, visit the subcommittee page links in the following section.

When:

All meetings are open to the public. A five-minute public comment period will be held near the end of each meeting; comments are limited to one minute each.

Background: Oregon’s SHIP identifies interventions and strategies to address health-related priorities in the state. The SHIP serves as a basis for taking collective action with cross-sector partners to improve heath of people in Oregon. The SHIP is based off findings of the State Health Assessment.

Program contact: Christy Hudson, 971-678-4347, isty.j.hudson@state.or.us">christy.j.hudson@state.or.us

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Catherine Moyer at 971-673-1132, ine.moyer@dhsoha.state.or.us">catherine.moyer@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 

Oregon reports 247 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 06/28/20

June 28, 2020

Oregon reports 247 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 202, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. 

Oregon Health Authority reported 247 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 8,341.

The new cases are in the following counties: Clackamas (18), Clatsop (1), Columbia (1), Deschutes (8), Jackson (9), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Lane (3), Lincoln (3), Malheur (11), Marion (43), Morrow (8), Multnomah (52), Polk (3), Umatilla (48), Union (2), Wasco (3), Washington (29), Yamhill (1).

See table below for total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.

County

Cases 1

Total deaths 2

Negative tests 3

Baker

1

0

473

Benton

82

5

6,020

Clackamas

699

24

21,582

Clatsop

49

0

2,301

Columbia

29

0

2,588

Coos

40

0

2,594

Crook

10

0

996

Curry

7

0

657

Deschutes

170

0

10,234

Douglas

38

0

4,783

Gilliam

0

0

89

Grant

1

0

185

Harney

1

0

382

Hood River

88

0

2,242

Jackson

106

0

11,522

Jefferson

97

0

1,871

Josephine

31

1

3,971

Klamath

111

0

4,869

Lake

13

0

240

Lane

139

3

21,830

Lincoln

310

2

4,521

Linn

140

9

6,631

Malheur

96

1

1,327

Marion

1,475

41

16,224

Morrow

61

1

447

Multnomah

2,139

69

47,772

Polk

139

12

2,777

Sherman

1

0

140

Tillamook

7

0

1,181

Umatilla

467

4

3,347

Union

322

1

1,524

Wallowa

8

0

414

Wasco

63

1

2,107

Washington

1,287

20

30,322

Wheeler

0

0

116

Yamhill

114

8

5,038

Total

8,341

202

223,317

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

COVID-19 Update moving to interactive dashboard

Starting tomorrow, Monday, June 29, the Oregon COVID-19 Update will be published in a new, interactive format as part of OHA’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

The new COVID-19 Update will contain the same information, will look similar, and will move from a static PDF to an interactive Tableau dashboard.

Here are a few things to note about the change:

  • The COVID-19 Update dashboard will be updated Monday-Friday at noon. It will not be updated on Saturday and Sunday.
  • On Monday the COVID-19 Update dashboard will report the cumulative total of statewide case counts and deaths, reflecting data from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 12:00 a.m. Sunday.
  • The COVID-19 Update will be archived daily along with historic updates, on the OHA website.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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Oregon reports 277 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 06/27/20

June 27, 2020

Oregon reports 277 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 202, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 8,094.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (16), Columbia (1), Coos (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (3), Jefferson (3), Josephine (2), Lake (1), Lane (14), Lincoln (2), Linn (4), Malheur (12), Marion (32), Morrow (5), Multnomah (59), Polk (2), Umatilla (56), Union (11), Wasco (2), Washington (44), Yamhill (4).

See table below for total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.

Oregon’s 202nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County who became symptomatic on June 21, after close contact with a confirmed case, and died on June 22. His place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying medical conditions.

Correction: On Friday, OHA erroneously reported that Oregon’s 202nd COVID-19 death was a woman who tested positive on June 22. We regret the error. The total number of COVID-19 deaths in Oregon is 202.

Note:

  • One case previously reported in Jackson County was determined to not to be a case; county case counts have been adjusted to reflect this change.

County

Cases 1

Total deaths 2

Negative tests 3

Baker

1

0

466

Benton

82

5

5996

Clackamas

681

24

21,297

Clatsop

48

0

2,255

Columbia

28

0

2,552

Coos

40

0

2,521

Crook

10

0

971

Curry

7

0

650

Deschutes

162

0

10,044

Douglas

38

0

4,713

Gilliam

0

0

87

Grant

1

0

182

Harney

1

0

380

Hood River

88

0

2,225

Jackson

97

0

11,324

Jefferson

94

0

1,843

Josephine

30

1

3,908

Klamath

111

0

4,670

Lake

13

0

233

Lane

136

3

21,436

Lincoln

307

2

4,485

Linn

140

9

6,597

Malheur

85

1

1,300

Marion

1,432

41

15,968

Morrow

53

1

419

Multnomah

2,087

69

46,937

Polk

136

12

2,753

Sherman

1

0

140

Tillamook

7

0

1,169

Umatilla

419

4

3,231

Union

320

1

1,463

Wallowa

8

0

409

Wasco

60

1

2,076

Washington

1,258

20

29,821

Wheeler

0

0

116

Yamhill

113

8

4,892

Total

8,094

202

219,529

1 - This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2 - For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3 - This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

COVID-19 Update moving to interactive dashboard

Starting Monday, June 29, the Oregon COVID-19 Update will be published in a new, interactive format as part of OHA’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

The new COVID-19 Update will contain the same information, will look similar, and will move from a static PDF to an interactive Tableau dashboard.

Here are a few things to note about the change:

  • The COVID-19 Update dashboard will be updated Monday-Friday at noon. It will not be updated on Saturday and Sunday.
  • On Monday the COVID-19 Update dashboard will report the cumulative total of statewide case counts and deaths, reflecting data from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 12:00 a.m. Sunday.
  • The COVID-19 Update will be archived daily along with historic updates, on the OHA website.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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Oregon reports 250 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths - 06/26/20

June 26, 2020

Oregon reports 250 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed five more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 202, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 250 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 7,818.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (17), Columbia (1), Deschutes (4), Douglas (4), Jackson (5), Jefferson (6), Josephine (2), Lake (3), Lane (10), Lincoln (4), Linn (4), Malheur (13), Marion (18), Morrow (12), Multnomah (61), Umatilla (22), Union (12), Wasco (3), Washington (39), and Yamhill (6).

Oregon’s 198th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died June 25, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 199th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 19 and died June 25, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 200th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died June 24, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 201st COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Union County who tested positive on June 13 and died June 25, at Grande Ronde Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 202nd COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman in Morrow County who tested positive on June 22. Additional information about this COVID-19 related death is still pending. An update will be provided when we have additional information.

OHA updates face covering guidance for specific counties

In order to clarify face covering use requirements, OHA has updated its guidance document for residents of Clackamas, Hood River, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk and Washington counties.

In these counties, face covering use is required in all businesses and for the general public when visiting these businesses and for the general public when visiting indoor spaces open to the public.

The Governor also released general guidance for the use of face coverings in counties beyond the specified counties.

In the guidelines, indoor spaces are defined as spaces, whether publicly owned or privately owned, “where the public has access by right or invitation, express or implied, whether by payment of money or not.” In addition to the public areas of the businesses those spaces include building lobbies or common spaces, elevators, and buildings or meeting rooms outside of private homes where people gather for social, civic, cultural or religious purposes.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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Newest modeling suggests considerable rise in COVID-19 transmission - 06/26/20

June 26, 2020

New modeling of the COVID-19 virus shows that COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly in Oregon, according to the latest model released today by the Oregon Health Authority and the Institute for Disease Modeling.

The model, which is based on data through June 18, offers three projections -- optimistic, moderate and pessimistic -- predicting that daily case levels could rise as much as 20 percentage points.

The modeling assumes that hospitalizations from COVID-19 remain stable and testing remains at its present level of approximately 4,000 a day:

  • The optimistic scenario with those assumptions suggests the previous modeling increase of June 11 was the result of higher testing and that case counts would remain stable at about 180 per day over the next month. This is the least likely scenario to occur because it assumes diagnosis of all new cases and presently about one-third of new infections cannot be traced to a known source.
  • The moderate scenario suggests the rise in cases in the last modeling report was due to increased transmission and expanded testing -- and that daily infections of COVID-19 could rise over the next month to more than 900 per day, with daily hospitalizations rising from 8 to 27.
  • The most pessimistic scenario suggests the rise in cases in the last modeling report was due entirely to increased transmission and not expanded testing -- and that infections could rise to more than 4,800, and hospitalizations could increase to 82 per day.

"We know that COVID-19 is in our communities," said Dean Sidelinger, MD, Oregon state health officer. "This latest model provides us with a sobering reminder that we all need to guard against continued spread, especially as we continue to reopen and the weather gets warmer."

Dr. Sidelinger said, "Think hard about your choice of activities, especially as we get close to the Fourth of July holiday. Ask yourself: how can I reduce my risk and the risk I might pose to people around me?" Do what you can to suppress the virus: Stay 6 feet away from other people. Wear a mask. Avoid large gatherings, and if you are in a group setting -- like a holiday barbeque -- stay outside, keep your distance and use a face covering when you’re not eating. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

OHA uses this modeling for data analysis and planning purposes and releases it on a bi-weekly basis. The entire report can be found here.

Note: Dr. Dean Sidelinger will hold OHA’s regular weekly media briefing today at 11 a.m. To participate, media are invited to call 844-867-6163, participant code: 593699.

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Oregon Cannabis Commission's Patient and Social Equity Subcommittee conference call July 7 - 06/26/20

June 26, 2020

What: A conference call for the Patient and Social Equity Subcommittee of the Oregon Cannabis Commission.

Agenda: TBD

When: July 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Conference call line: 877-848-7030, access code 753428.

Background: The Oregon Cannabis Commission was established in the 2017 legislative session through HB 2198. The commission consists of the state health officer or designee and an eight member-panel appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the senate. The commission is tasked with determining a possible framework for future governance of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, steps to address research on cannabis in areas of public health policy and public safety policy, agronomic and horticultural best practices, and medical and pharmacopoeia best practices. The commission also advises the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission regarding statutes governing medical and retail cannabis. Visit www.Healthoregon.org/cannabiscommission for more information.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written material in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Shannon McFadden at 971-673-3181, 711 TTY or shannon.m.mcfadden@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee meets July 7 - 06/26/20

June 26, 2020

Contact: Sarah Bartelmann, 971-283-8107, ah.e.bartelmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">sarah.e.bartelmann@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

What: A public meeting of the Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Implementation Committee.

When: July 7, 2-3:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual meeting only. The public can join remotely via Zoom or conference line. To join by Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1603847981?pwd=ZVlSWENKQWFZaG5QV0ZzUWp5Ri9QQT09. Meeting ID 160 384 7981, password 182952.

To call in to the meeting on a mobile device, use one of the following numbers:

+16692545252,,1603847981#,,1#,182952# US (San Jose).

+16468287666,,1603847981#,,1#,182952# US (New York).

Agenda: Welcome. Roundtable discussion.

Note: this is an interim meeting for the Implementation Committee to regroup after a several month hiatus. The committee will be not making decisions or recommendations at this meeting. The Implementation Committee is not holding a public comment period for this interim meeting; public comment can be submitted in writing and it will be shared with the Implementation Committee before its next meeting. Please submit public comment to: e.CostTarget@dhsoha.state.or.us">HealthCare.CostTarget@dhsoha.state.or.us.

For more information and meeting materials, please visit the committee’s website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/HP/Pages/Sustainable-Health-Care-Cost-Growth-Target.aspx

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Sarah Bartelmann at 971-283-8107, 711 TTY, ah.e.bartelmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">sarah.e.bartelmann@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 124 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 06/25/20

June 25, 2020

Oregon reports 124 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 197, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 124 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 7,568.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (6), Clackamas (8), Clatsop (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (2), Klamath (13), Lake (3), Lane (5), Linn (2), Malheur (2), Marion (4), Morrow (1), Multnomah (29), Polk (2), Umatilla (8), Union (10), Wasco (1), Washington (24), and Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 196th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died June 24, in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 197th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on June 18 and died June 23, in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Notes:

  • One case previously reported in Jackson County was determined not to be a case. The county case count has been appropriately adjusted.

OHA updates face covering guidance for general public

Today OHA released updated guidance for face covering use for Oregonians statewide. The document outlines many required and recommended settings for use.

Of note is the strong recommendation that “individuals, including children between 2 and 12 years of age, wear a mask, face shield, or face covering at all times in all indoor public places, particularly in places where it is likely that physical distancing of at least six (6) feet from other individuals outside their household unit cannot be maintained at all times, and vulnerable people must go.”

This recommendation applies regardless of county of residence. More information can be found here.

COVID-19 Update moving to interactive dashboard

Starting Monday, June 29, the Oregon COVID-19 Update will be published in a new, interactive format as part of OHA’s COVID-19 data dashboard.

The new COVID-19 Update will contain the same information, will look similar, and will move from a static PDF to an interactive Tableau dashboard.

 Here are a few things to note about the change.

  • The COVID-19 Update dashboard will be updated Monday-Friday at noon. It will not be updated on Saturday and Sunday.
  • On Monday the COVID-19 Update dashboard will report the cumulative total of statewide case counts and deaths, reflecting data from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 12:00 a.m. Sunday.
  • The COVID-19 Update will be archived daily along with historic updates, on the OHA website.

Slight data change to Public Health Indicators Dashboard

Due to a high number of COVID-19 cases throughout Oregon and delays in data entry for a small percentage of cases that we are working diligently to resolve, OHA has made a slight adjustment in calculating the percentage of cases with follow-up within 24 hours in the Public Health Indicators Dashboard, which is updated weekly on Thursdays.

The data in the dashboard reflects this change; however, the associated summary table and downloadable data do not. We hope to have the small variation between the summary table and dashboard resolved for future releases.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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Oregon reports 171 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths - 06/24/20

June 24, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 195, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 171 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 7,444.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (8), Clatsop (1), Deschutes (4), Jackson (2), Jefferson (3), Klamath (3), Lincoln (9), Linn (1), Malheur (5), Marion (13), Multnomah (45), Polk (1), Umatilla (35), Union (5), Wasco (2), Washington (31), Yamhill (1).

Oregon’s 193rd COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old man in Lincoln County who tested positive on June 11 and died on June 23, at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital. He did not have underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 194th COVID-19 death is 78-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on June 16 and died on June 22, his place of death is being confirmed. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 195th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 17 and died on June 23, at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Note: One case previously reported in Hood River County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been appropriately adjusted.

OHA Releases Weekly Report

Today, OHA released its Weekly Report, which showed that during the week of June 15-21, 30,773 persons were tested for COVID-19 in Oregon and 3.7 percent of those people had a positive result, up from 3.1 percent during the preceding week.

For the fourth week in a row, newly reported COVID-19 cases increased over the previous week. During the week of June 15-21, OHA recorded 1,263 new cases of COVID-19 infection, a 40-percent increase from the previous week's total of 898 new cases.

In addition, 12 Oregonians were reported to have died, compared with 16 deaths in the preceding week.

However, available evidence suggests average severity of illness among reported cases is lower than it was early in the outbreak: hospitalizations and deaths remain well below their peaks, even after reported cases have been increasing for four weeks, and the percentage of emergency department visits attributable to COVID-19-like symptoms remains below 1 percent.

OHA media availability on Friday

The weekly media availability with OHA Director Patrick Allen has been moved from 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 25, to 11 a.m. Friday, June 26. To participate, media are invited to call 844-867-6163, participant code: 593699.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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Oregon reports 191 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths - 06/23/20

June 23, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. — The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 192, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 191 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 7,274.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (25), Coos (1), Deschutes (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (2), Klamath (7), Lane (1), Malheur (2), Marion (17), Morrow (3), Multnomah (44), Polk (1), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (19), Union (19), Wasco (4), and Washington (42).

New information is available about Oregon’s 191st death, which was originally reported Monday, June 22. He is a 68-year-old man in Lincoln County who died on June 16 in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Notes:

  • One case previously reported in Benton County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been appropriately adjusted.

New workplace outbreak reported

An outbreak of 37 COVID-19 cases has been reported at Lamb Weston in Umatilla County. The case counts include all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts. 

The investigation started on June 16, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. OHA is now publicly reporting COVID-19 outbreaks of more than 20 cases in workplaces with more than 30 employees in its daily news release Monday through Friday.

Outbreaks of more than five cases in workplaces with 30 or more employees are reported in its weekly report, published on Wednesdays.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

OHA Releases Updated Statewide Contact Tracing Staffing - 06/23/20

June 23, 2020

Today, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released an update to the number of COVID-19 case investigators and contact tracers statewide, showing that Oregon counties now have 500 people able to carry out case investigations and contact tracing functions. Many counties continue to hire and train staff to be prepared for any surge in cases. This staffing estimate is based on county reports to OHA.

In addition to county staff, OHA has just under 100 staff ready to assist counties with case investigation and contact tracing in the event of an outbreak. Some of the OHA staff have been deployed to recent outbreaks in Union and Lincoln counties, along with state epidemiological resources and additional forms of support.

As of June 15, the current statewide total of county and state contact tracers is now about 600 people, an increase of 359 from a prior survey conducted in late April.

OHA also recently announced funding opportunities for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) throughout the state as part of the COVID-19 response, including working on contact tracing. OHA considers CBOs central to the success of this work to integrate methods, tactics and strategies that are most responsive to the needs of people of color, people with disabilities, immigrant and refugee communities, Tribes, Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers and LGBTQIA+ communities.

“Public health officials want to make quick contact with everyone who tests positive for COVID-19, as well as other people who’ve been near them, so we can contain the spread of the disease,” said Dr. Tom Jeanne, deputy state epidemiologist. “We’re encouraged by the progress counties have made in building their contact tracing teams, but we’re not finished. We’re excited to add community partners, who can help us build trust and help suppress COVID-19 in the communities they serve.”

Below is a table of the current county staffing status for case investigation and contact tracing as reported by the counties themselves. Case investigation and contact tracing are core public health tools to control the spread of infectious diseases and is a cornerstone of Oregon’s reopening strategy. For a definition of these two activities, what members of the public can expect if they are contacted by local public health staff, and other important information please visit healthoregon.org/contacttracing or healthoregon.org/rastreodecontacto

For more details on CBO funding opportunities, please visit https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ERD/Pages/COVID-19-Funding-Opportunity.aspx.

 

LPHA/County

Trained and available case investigators

Trained and available contact tracers

Baker

6

0

Benton

5

18

Clackamas

8.45 trained; 8 hired and training

3.4 trained; 9.2 hired and training

Clatsop

5

12

Columbia

6

Have some part time, some volunteers, in process of training them

Coos

3.2 (data provided as of April 24, 2020)

Crook

3

3

Curry

5 (data provided as of April 24, 2020)

Deschutes

12

4

Douglas

2.5 (data provided as of April 24, 2020)

Grant

1

0 but in process of hiring 1

Harney

3

0.5

Hood River

7

15

Jackson

4 on call

39 trained on call

Jefferson

6

2

Josephine

6

0

Klamath

5

5

Lake

2

2

Lane

8

18 staff that could be deployed full time; 15 FTE community volunteers (30 by next week) and about 15 FTE students in UO contract

Lincoln

15

20

Linn

3 (data provided as of April 24, 2020)

Malheur

3

4

Marion

20

10

Morrow

2

0

Multnomah

34 plus 19 part-time

10

North Central Public Health District (Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties).

2

3

Polk

3

25

Tillamook

1

0

Union

3

2 plus 2 in hiring process

Umatilla

6

0

Wallowa

Public Health services provided by OHA

Public Health services provided by OHA

Washington

22

46

Wheeler

.25

.5

Yamhill

4

13

Notes:

  • Case investigators generally can perform contact tracing.
  • OHA’s contact tracing and case investigation surge staff are not included in this table.

CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meets June 25 - 06/22/20

June 22, 2020

Contact: Brian Toups, 503-385-6542, rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group.

When: June 25, 1-3 p.m.

Where: By call-in and webinar only. The public may join remotely through a webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2866493191081238032 and listen-only conference line conference line at 888-398-2342, participant code 5731389.

Agenda: Welcome and introductions; updates; draft OHA recommendations for 2020 and 2021 – TAG input; HEDIS version transition and telehealth; initiation, engagement, and treatment measure; adjourn. The agenda is available on the CCO Metrics Technical Advisory Group webpage.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Metrics-Technical-Advisory-Group.aspx.

# # #

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Brian Toups at 503-385-6542, 711 TTY, rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon reports 146 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 06/22/20

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 192, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 146 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 7,083. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (15), Deschutes (4), Douglas (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Lane (4), Lincoln (6), Marion (47), Morrow (1), Multnomah (17), Umatilla (11), Union (5), Wasco (1), Washington (27), and Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 191st COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Lincoln County who died June 16 in his residence and tested positive on June 17. He did not have underlying medical conditions.  

Oregon’s 192nd COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 18. Additional information about this COVID-19 related death is still pending. An update will be provided when we have additional information.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Oregon reports 190 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 06/21/20

June 21, 2020

Oregon reports 190 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 1 more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 190, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 190 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 6,937. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (12), Deschutes (1), Jackson (3), Klamath (4), Lane (7), Lincoln (2), Linn (1), Malheur (2), Marion (7), Morrow (3), Multnomah (84), Polk (1), Umatilla (34), Union (3), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (22), Yamhill (2).

See table below for total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.

Oregon’s 190th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on June 6 and died on June 20 in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Note: One case previously reported in Benton County was determined to be a resident of Linn County; county case counts have been adjusted to reflect this change.

County

Cases 1

Total deaths 2

Negative tests 3

Baker

1

0

392

Benton

67

5

5,629

Clackamas

592

23

19,142

Clatsop

46

0

2,087

Columbia

26

0

2,297

Coos

36

0

2,304

Crook

9

0

889

Curry

7

0

612

Deschutes

143

0

9,094

Douglas

33

0

4,262

Gilliam

0

0

83

Grant

1

0

161

Harney

1

0

352

Hood River

87

0

2,107

Jackson

90

0

10,180

Jefferson

78

0

1,641

Josephine

26

1

3,501

Klamath

88

0

4,453

Lake

6

0

213

Lane

102

3

18,830

Lincoln

286

0

3,608

Linn

129

9

6,090

Malheur

51

1

1,062

Marion

1,301

34

14,123

Morrow

31

1

316

Multnomah

1,832

68

41,563

Polk

130

12

2,540

Sherman

1

0

135

Tillamook

6

0

1,056

Umatilla

268

4

2,619

Union

258

0

1,239

Wallowa

8

0

357

Wasco

47

1

1,942

Washington

1,051

20

26,269

Wheeler

0

0

110

Yamhill

99

8

4,416

Total

6,937

190

195,674

1 - This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2 - For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3 - This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

 

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Oregon reports 178 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 06/20/20

June 20, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 189, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 178 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 6,750.

The new cases reported are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (19), Coos (3), Douglas (1), Jackson (2), Jefferson (1), Klamath (4), Lane (2), Lincoln (23), Linn (1), Malheur (6), Marion (30), Morrow (1), Multnomah (34), Umatilla (4), Union (2), Wallowa (2), Wasco (4), and Washington (37).

Oregon’s 189th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old man in Morrow County who tested positive on June 12 and died on June 18, in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

  • Note: Two cases previously reported in Polk County were determined not to be cases; the county case count has been adjusted to reflect this.

County

Cases

New cases

Total deaths

Negative tests

Baker

1

0

0

385

Benton

68

2

5

5,589

Clackamas

580

19

22

18,850

Clatsop

46

0

0

2,049

Columbia

26

0

0

2,257

Coos

36

3

0

2,246

Crook

9

0

0

869

Curry

7

0

0

605

Deschutes

142

0

0

8,942

Douglas

33

1

0

4,204

Gilliam

0

0

0

82

Grant

1

0

0

159

Harney

1

0

0

346

Hood River

87

0

0

2,081

Jackson

87

2

0

9,991

Jefferson

78

1

0

1,630

Josephine

26

0

1

3,427

Klamath

84

4

0

4,345

Lake

6

0

0

210

Lane

95

2

3

18,469

Lincoln

284

23

0

3,555

Linn

128

1

9

6,029

Malheur

49

6

1

1,033

Marion

1,294

30

34

13,959

Morrow

28

1

1

299

Multnomah

1,748

34

68

40,832

Polk

131

0

12

2,513

Sherman

1

0

0

135

Tillamook

6

0

0

1,048

Umatilla

234

4

4

2,533

Union

255

2

0

1,033

Wallowa

7

2

0

352

Wasco

46

4

1

1,914

Washington

1,029

37

20

25,750

Wheeler

0

0

0

110

Yamhill

97

0

8

4,355

Total

6,750

178

189

192,186

Testing increases, positive rate slightly higher

OHA has released its Weekly Testing Update which showed that 27,671 tests were reported during the week ending June 19. Oregon’s cumulative positive testing rate is 3.3 percent of tests performed, which is considerably lower than the national average of 10 percent.

The number of tests performed has been steadily increasing week after week, but the number of positive cases and the test positivity rate have increased significantly over the past two weeks. This suggests increasing numbers of individuals with COVID-19, which is expected now that all counties are in Phase 1 or Phase 2 of reopening.

Recent large outbreaks around the state have also contributed to these increases. OHA will continue to monitor these trends. Additionally, as of early June, Oregon has reached the threshold of testing 2 percent of the Oregon population each month, a national benchmark set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Oregon reports 206 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 06/19/20

June 19, 2020

Oregon reports 206 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 188, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 206 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 6,572.

The new cases are in the following counties: Clackamas (23), Coos (1), Deschutes (3), Douglas (3), Hood River (2), Jefferson (4), Klamath (12), Lane (3), Lincoln (31), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (20), Morrow (5), Multnomah (49), Umatilla (24), Union (6), Wallowa (1), Washington (17).

Oregon’s 188th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on June 3 and died June 10, in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

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Oregon reports 122 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 06/17/20

June 17, 2020

Media contact: OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 122 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 183, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 122 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 6,218.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (17), Deschutes (2), Jackson (2) Josephine (2), Klamath (3), Lake (1), Lincoln (3), Marion (17), Morrow (1), Multnomah (34), Polk (1), Umatilla (12), Union (2), Washington (22).

Oregon’s 183rd COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on June 4 and died on June 11. Her place of death is being confirmed. She had underlying medical conditions.

Notes:

  • One case previously reported in Linn County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been adjusted appropriately.
  • One case previously reported in Hood River County was determined not to be a case; the county case count has been adjusted appropriately.

OHA Releases Weekly Report

Today, OHA released its COVID-19 Weekly Report, which outlines data and trends on outbreaks and other epidemiological information collected over the last week. This week’s report shows that during the week from Monday, June 8, through Sunday, June 14, OHA recorded 898 new cases of COVID-19 infection, a 44% increase from the previous week. In addition, 16 Oregonians were reported to have died, compared with10 deaths in the preceding week. In that same week, the number of COVID-19 tests* reported (24,708) increased substantially (35%) compared to the preceding week while the percentage of tests positive remained approximately the same (3.1% vs. 3.0% during preceding week).

In this week’s report there are several new figures (1, and 4 through 7) which shed light on additional trends. These depict weekly trends in reported COVID-19 cases by epidemiologic link to other known cases, age, sex, race, and ethnicity.


New outbreak reported

An outbreak of 20 cases of COVID-19 has been reported at Teeny Foods in Multnomah County. The case count includes all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts to an employee. The outbreak investigation started on June 8, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure.

State and county public health officials are working with this business to address the outbreak and protect the health of workers.


Medicaid Enrollment Report posted

This week, the Oregon Health Authority has begun posting a weekly Medicaid enrollment report. The report, which will be posted on Tuesdays on OHA’s COVID-19 page, lists the increase in Medicaid enrollment over the previous week, as well as the total increase since the COVID-19 emergency declaration March 8. This week’s snapshot shows that as of June 15, 2020, there are 1,149,620 members enrolled in Oregon Health Plan, an increase of 3,990 members over the past week (0.35%) and 70,007 members since the emergency declaration (6.48%). Please note that the chart marks snapshots of enrollment actuals produced every week. This data is preliminary and represents a point in time measurement of enrollment. It does not include retroactive eligibility changes. OHP data is finalized 90 days after the month ends to allow for retroactive enrollments.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

State public health director Lillian Shirley to retire this fall - 06/17/20

June 17, 2020

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

State public health director Lillian Shirley to retire this fall

An early champion for health system transformation, Shirley guided effort to modernize public health in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Public Health Division director Lillian Shirley, who worked to increase awareness of the social factors affecting people’s health and led the state’s effort to modernize its public health system, is retiring.

Shirley, who has served as the Oregon Health Authority division’s leader for the last seven years, plans to step down in early fall.

Shirley says serving as director since 2013 has been an honor.

"I am particularly proud of our ability to commit to and lead the effort to modernize our structures and public health work for the long game," she said. "We made a commitment to build on our values of social justice to transform the way we do the work of public health as described in our new State Health Improvement Plan. We have learned new ways to hold ourselves accountable to the science of public health in collaboration with the wisdom of our communities."

She said she’s retiring so she can "set a pace where I can make more time for my family." She hasn’t ruled out continuing to work in public health after retirement, but said she will take a break "and then decide how I can best contribute to the work that needs to be done."

Patrick Allen, Oregon Health Authority director, called Shirley’s impending departure "a huge loss" for OHA and for the state.

"She has been an extraordinary leader for public health and a fierce devotee of the state’s local public health authorities, and moved the Public Health Division and OHA in a new direction that improved the health of every Oregonian," he said. "I will forever be grateful for her patience in helping me understand public health generally, but especially Public Health Modernization, and over time make me a more effective champion for the resources we need for a modern public health system."

Shirley, raised in Philadelphia and educated in and around the Boston area — including at Harvard and Boston universities — spent 14 years in numerous public health related leadership roles in Boston, including as director of family health services and director of public health for the City of Boston, and executive director of Boston’s Public Health Commission. She came to Portland in 1999 to serve as director of the Multnomah County Health Department until 2013, when she moved to the Oregon Public Health Division.

She was an early proponent of Oregon’s health system transformation, the initiative designed to move the state from a costly, fragmented health system to one that is coordinated and affordable for everyone, and was a co-founding vice chair of the Oregon Health Policy Board. The transformation effort laid the foundation for Public Health Modernization, the legislatively supported plan to build up the state’s public health infrastructure and workforce, so critical health protections are in place for every person in Oregon; the system is prepared to address emerging health threats; and it’s engaged daily to eliminate health inequities among vulnerable populations, such as communities of color.

Shirley also sought to raise awareness of the effects that social factors such as racism, childhood trauma, availability of living-wage jobs, food security, and access to health care can have on health. These "social determinants of health" infused the Public Health Division’s programs during her tenure, and led to development, with significant community input, of the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). Its priorities include addressing institutional bias; adversity, trauma and toxic stress; economic drivers of health, such as housing and transportation; access to equitable preventive health care; and behavioral health.

That dedication to health equity, Shirley says, helped set the state up to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This dedication has served us well as we are confronted with an unprecedented pandemic that puts the lives of those we serve at risk both physically and emotionally," she says. "We came together to shepherd our response through this incredibly complex public health mission. We challenged our assumptions. We built on our systems and fearlessly modified them in short turnarounds to respond better and build transparency in how we communicate with the public. We saved many from devastating illness. We saved many lives. This was and is heroic work."

Shirley will announce the date of her retirement later this summer.

Reuniones de los subcomités del Plan Estatal de Mejoramiento de la Salud 2020-2024 - 06/16/20

16 de junio de 2020

Reuniones de los subcomités del Plan Estatal de Mejoramiento de la Salud 2020-2024

Qué: Los subcomités del Plan Estatal para el Mejoramiento de la Salud 2020-2024 (State Health Improvement Plan o SHIP, por sus siglas en inglés), se encargan de identificar estrategias y medidas, y desarrollar planes de trabajo para implementar el SHIP. Cada uno de los cinco subcomités se centra en una de las siguientes áreas prioritarias:

  • Acceso a atención de la salud preventiva equitativa.
  • Adversidad, trauma y estrés tóxico.
  • Salud del comportamiento.
  • Impulsores económicos de la salud.
  • Parcialidad institucional.

Agenda: Revisar los comentarios de la comunidad y finalizar estrategias.

Dónde: Las reuniones están disponibles de forma remota. Para conocer las opciones de asistencia a reuniones remotas, visite la página de reunión del subcomité:

Cuándo:

  • Subcomité de Adversidad, Trauma y Estrés Tóxico: martes 23 de junio, de 2-4 p.m.
  • Subcomité de Acceso a Atención Médica Preventiva Equitativa: lunes 29 de junio, 1-3 p.m.
  • Subcomité de parcialidad institucional: miércoles 17 de junio, 10 a.m. al mediodía, sala 900.
  • Subcomité de salud del comportamiento: miércoles 17 de junio, 2-4 p.m., sala 900.
  • Subcomité de Impulsores Económicos de la Salud: TBD

Las reuniones están abiertas al público. Habrá un período de comentarios públicos de cinco minutos cerca del final de cada reunión. Los comentarios están limitados a un minuto.

Antecedentes: el SHIP de Oregón identifica intervenciones y estrategias para abordar las prioridades relacionadas con la salud en el estado. El SHIP sirve como base para tomar medidas colectivas con socios intersectoriales para mejorar la salud de las personas en Oregón. El SHIP se basa en los resultados de la Evaluación de Salud del Estado.

Contacto del programa: Christy Hudson, 971-678-4347, isty.j.hudson@state.or.us">christy.j.hudson@state.or.us

# # #

Todos tienen derecho a conocer y utilizar los programas y servicios de Oregon Health Authority (OHA, por sus siglas en inglés). OHA brinda ayuda gratuita. Algunos ejemplos de la ayuda gratuita que puede proporcionar la OHA son:

  • Intérpretes de lenguaje de señas y lenguaje hablado.

•   Materiales escritos en otros idiomas.

•   Braille.

•   Letra grande.

•   Audio y otros formatos.

Si necesita ayuda o tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Catherine Moyer al 971-673-1132, ine.moyer@dhsoha.state.or.us">catherine.moyer@dhsoha.state.or.us, al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión.

 

State Health Improvement Plan subcommittee meetings - 06/16/20

June 16, 2020

What: Subcommittees of the 2020-2024 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) are tasked with identifying strategies and measures, and developing work plans for implementing the SHIP. Each of the five subcommittees is focused on one of the following priority areas.

  • Access to equitable preventive health care.
  • Adversity, trauma and toxic stress.
  • Behavioral health (including mental health and substance use).
  • Economic drivers of health (including issues related to housing, living wage, food security and transportation).
  • Institutional bias.

Agenda: Subcommittees will review community feedback and finalize strategies.

Where: Meetings are being held remotely. For remote meeting attendance information, visit the subcommittee page links in the following section.

When:

All meetings are open to the public. A five-minute public comment period will be held near the end of each meeting; comments are limited to one minute each.

Background: Oregon’s SHIP identifies interventions and strategies to address health-related priorities in the state. The SHIP serves as a basis for taking collective action with cross-sector partners to improve heath of people in Oregon. The SHIP is based off findings of the State Health Assessment.

Program contact: Christy Hudson, 971-678-4347, isty.j.hudson@state.or.us">christy.j.hudson@state.or.us

# # #

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Catherine Moyer at 971-673-1132, ine.moyer@dhsoha.state.or.us">catherine.moyer@dhsoha.state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 

Oregon reports 278 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 06/16/20

June 16, 2020

Media contact: OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 278 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 182, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 278 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 6,098.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (21), Crook (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Josephine (1), Klamath (8), Lane (1), Lincoln (17), Marion (22), Morrow (2), Multnomah (42), Umatilla (1), Union (119), Wasco (1), Washington (37), Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 181st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Clackamas County, who tested positive on June 13 and died on June 15, in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 182nd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Marion County, who tested positive on June 11 and died on June 13, at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Where are the high number of cases coming from?

Today’s numbers are consistent with a recent trend of more cases in the state. The increase in cases is due to workplace outbreaks as well as potential spread in the community, not tied to a known case.

Note: OHA will host a media availability to discuss the source of today’s high numbers at 3 p.m. Call in: 844-867-6163. Access code: 6138708.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Committee meets July 9 - 06/16/20

June 16, 2020

What: The quarterly public meeting of the Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Committee.

Agenda: Safe Kids; Trauma Nurses Talk Tough; suicide prevention; committee Injury, Morbidity and Mortality Prevention Project Plan; Pediatric EMS Data Report; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) project; EMSC Program; Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative; State EMS and Trauma Program; AmeriCorps VISTA member project.

When: July 9, 9 a.m. to noon. A public comment period is offered at the end of the meeting.

Where: Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/762145085. For best audio experience, join by telephone at 877-336-1831, participant code 640551.

Background: The Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Oregon Emergency Medical Services for Children Program under ORS 431A.105(2)(d). For more information, see the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program website at http://www.oregonemsc.org/.

# # #

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Rachel Ford at 971-673-0564, 711 TTY or achel.l.ford@state.or.us">rachel.l.ford@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 

Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening Advisory Board meets June 29 - 06/16/20

June 16, 2020

What: A public meeting of the Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening (NWRNBS) Advisory Board. The meeting is accessible by a webinar link or conference line.

Agenda: Welcome; program updates, approval of previous meeting minutes, legislative report approval; review and discussion from action items regarding the addition of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD); review draft process for recommending the removal of disorders from the screening panel; review of charter updates (if time allows); public comment period; wrap-up and next steps.

When: June 29, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A 10-minute public comment period is scheduled at 12:05 p.m.; comments are limited to one to three minutes depending on the number of people providing comments.

Where: Remote access only by Zoom at  https://pdx.zoom.us/j/97334341791. To join by conference call, dial by your location 971-247-1195 (Portland), 253-215-8782 (Tacoma), 602-753-0140 (Phoenix), 720-928-9299 (Denver). Meeting ID: 973 3434 1791.

Background: The Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening (NWRNBS) Program screens newborns for endocrine, hemoglobin, cystic fibrosis, immunodeficiency and metabolic disorders that may not be clinically evident in the first few days or weeks of life. Detecting these conditions early allows the infant to be referred for diagnosis and appropriate treatment to prevent death or disability. For more information, visit http://www.healthoregon.org/nbs.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Christianne Biggs at 503-693-4172, 711 TTY or S.AdvisoryBoard@dhsoha.state.or.us">NBS.AdvisoryBoard@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

 

Advance Directive Adoption Committee meets June 23 by Zoom - 06/16/20

June 16, 2020

What: A public meeting of the Advance Directive Adoption Committee.

Agenda: Review draft of Advance Directive form and user guide that will be finalized in July.

When: Tuesday, June 23, 2-4 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: By Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/98680593262?pwd=dFZUSE5ZdTRta3U3M3d0V2kyVlQyQT09; meeting ID: 986 8059 326. Also by conference call at 253-215-8782.

The Advance Directive Adoption Committee provides guidance to the Oregon Health Authority on necessary revisions to Oregon’s Advance Directive form.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

•        Sign language and spoken language interpreters

•        Written materials in other languages

•        Braille

•        Large print

•        Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Kati Moseley at 971-673-2284, 711 TTY or ina.moseley@dhsoha.state.or.us">katarina.moseley@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

DHS, OHA introduce COVID-19 testing plan for long-term care facilities - 06/15/20

June 15, 2020

Media contact: Elisa Williams, DHS, Elisa.A.Williams@state.or.us, 503-509-9604; Jonathan Modie, OHA, Jonathan.N.Modie@dhsoha.state.or.us, 971-246-9139; OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

DHS, OHA introduce COVID-19 testing plan for long-term care facilities

Salem, OR—The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today finalized a comprehensive, statewide COVID-19 testing plan for long-term care facilities with more than five residents.

Implementation of the plan will occur in two phases. In the first phase, every facility will test all staff and offer testing to all residents. This phase begins on June 24, 2020, and concludes by Sept. 30, 2020. It will cover more than 680 large, long-term care facilities statewide, which combined provide care for an estimated 31,000 residents and employ 29,000 staff. Residents and staff at nursing facilities in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill, Marion and Polk counties will be prioritized as these counties account for the majority of outbreaks in long-term care facilities to date. Testing will then commence at assisted living and residential care facilities with memory care units in those counties, followed by facilities without memory care. This same sequence will then roll out in other counties statewide.

In the second phase, facilities will develop and implement plans for ongoing monitoring. Plans will detail how they will monitor and test residents and staff, including testing all staff at least once per month. Plans will be approved by the DHS Office of Aging and People with Disabilities, with implementation required to begin within 30 days of completing the first round of testing.

The plan contains a strong focus on equity and trauma-informed testing practices, based on recognition of the presence of historical trauma among marginalized communities. To address these issues, the plan calls for testing services to be provided in a linguistically and culturally sensitive manner, and for the people administering the tests to understand the history of sources of trauma on marginalized communities.

Gov. Kate Brown announced June 9 that she was directing DHS and OHA to develop and implement a comprehensive coronavirus testing plan to protect residents and staff of long-term care facilities, starting with facilities at highest risk.

Long-term care facilities will be required to report results to their local public health authority and the DHS Office of Aging and People with Disabilities. Facility staff participation is required; residents who decline a test, and are symptomatic, will need to be quarantined.

To ensure individuals’ privacy, the only publicly released information from the testing will be aggregate data on cases and deaths at for facilities with outbreaks. Positive test results at facilities with three or more cases will be added to the OHA COVID-19 Weekly Report, which is updated every Wednesday. In addition, lists of facilities reporting current or suspected cases of COVID-19 will continue to be available to the public on the DHS website. These lists are updated every Tuesday and Friday.

“We anticipate that comprehensive testing will help improve prevention efforts by providing us with more information on how the virus is spreading in long-term care facilities,” said DHS Director Fariborz Pakseresht. “Completing the first round of tests statewide represents a significant undertaking. We appreciate the support we have received from long-term care facilities in partnering with us to take this important step forward.”

Statewide testing in long-term care is an essential first step that will allow the state to examine how visitation policies can be safely and incrementally eased.

Resources:

A copy of the Long Term Care Facility Testing Plan may be found at this link.

Frequently Asked Questions

For the DHS lists of state-licensed long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 cases or tests pending on suspected cases visit: https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/COVID- 19/Pages/LTC-Facilities.aspx.

For the most recent OHA COVID-19 Weekly Report, which includes cases at long-term care facilities, visit: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Emerging%20Respitory%20Infections/COVID-19-Weekly-Report-2020-06-10-FINAL.pdf

Other COVID-19 resources and information is available at these links:

Oregon reports 184 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths - 06/15/20

June 15, 2020

Media contact: OHA External Relations 971-673-2097, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 184 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 180, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 184 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 5,820. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (6), Hood River (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson (1), Klamath (2), Lake (1), Malheur (2), Marion (4), Multnomah (37), Polk (3), Umatilla (9), Union (99), Wasco (2), Washington (15), Yamhill (1).

OHA is coordinating with Union County public health authorities to respond to an outbreak of COVID-19. The outbreak explains the high number of cases today in Union County.

Oregon Health Authority will host a media availability to discuss the outbreak in Union County. The call is scheduled for 4 p.m. Media are invited to call in with questions: 877-336-4441. Access code: 2648250.

Oregon’s 177th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on June 6 and died on June 12 in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 178th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Clackamas County, who tested positive on June 5 and died on June 14 in his residence. He had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 179th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on June 5 and died on June 12 in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 180th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Clackamas County, who tested positive on June 4 and died on June 11 in her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.


Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority leads the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Oregon reports 101 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths - 06/14/20

June 14, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 176, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 101 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 5,636.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (10), Columbia (1), Klamath (3), Lane (1), Lincoln (8), Linn (1), Malheur (2), Marion (20), Morrow (1), Multnomah (32), Umatilla (1), Union (8), Washington (13).

See table below for total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.

Oregon’s 175th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Multnomah County, who tested positive on May 13 and died on June 8, at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s 176th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Washington County, who tested positive on May 4 and died on June 8, at Portland Providence Medical Center. She did not have underlying medical conditions.

County

Cases1

Deaths2

Negatives3

Baker

1

0

343

Benton

63

5

4,568

Clackamas

482

14

16,315

Clatsop

46

0

1,921

Columbia

22

0

2,011

Coos

32

0

1,995

Crook

8

0

779

Curry

7

0

459

Deschutes

137

0

7,535

Douglas

29

0

3,747

Gilliam

0

0

76

Grant

1

0

127

Harney

1

0

322

Hood River

81

0

1,903

Jackson

81

0

8,918

Jefferson

67

0

1,399

Josephine

23

1

3,024

Klamath

51

0

4,026

Lake

4

0

190

Lane

89

3

15,680

Lincoln

206

0

2,828

Linn

126

9

5,437

Malheur

36

1

911

Marion

1,175

30

12,562

Morrow

15

0

232

Multnomah

1,519

68

35,970

Polk

124

12

2,264

Sherman

1

0

124

Tillamook

6

0

931

Umatilla

171

4

2,177

Union

22

0

647

Wallowa

4

0

302

Wasco

39

1

1,730

Washington

876

20

22,803

Wheeler

0

0

103

Yamhill

91

8

3,887

Total

5,636

176

168,246

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.

Oregon reports 158 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - 06/13/20

June 13, 2020

Oregon reports 158 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 174, the Oregon Health Authority reported as of 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 158 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 5,535.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (17), Columbia (1), Hood River (10), Jackson (3), Jefferson (2), Lane (3), Lincoln (14), Linn (1), Malheur (1), Marion (21), Morrow (1), Multnomah (47), Polk (7), Umatilla (13), Union (2), Wasco (1), Washington (14).

See table below for total cases, deaths, and negative tests by county.

Oregon’s 174th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Umatilla County, who tested positive on May 30 and died on June 11, at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. He had underlying medical conditions.

County

Cases1

Deaths2

Negatives3

 Baker

1

0

335

Benton

63

5

4,496

Clackamas

472

14

15,960

Clatsop

46

0

1,902

Columbia

21

0

1,981

Coos

32

0

1,965

Crook

8

0

740

Curry

7

0

455

Deschutes

137

0

7,350

Douglas

29

0

3,666

Gilliam

0

0

75

Grant

1

0

124

Harney

1

0

319

Hood River

81

0

1,878

Jackson

81

0

8,767

Jefferson

67

0

1,372

Josephine

23

1

2,998

Klamath

48

0

3,990

Lake

4

0

186

Lane

88

3

15,410

Lincoln

198

0

2,717

Linn

125

9

5,303

Malheur

34

1

898

Marion

1,155

30

12,291

Morrow

14

0

232

Multnomah

1,487

67

35,253

Polk

124

12

2,237

Sherman

1

0

119

Tillamook

6

0

915

Umatilla

170

4

2,154

Union

14

0

628

Wallowa

4

0

299

Wasco

39

1

1,703

Washington

863

19

22,323

Wheeler

0

0

102

Yamhill

91

8

3,801

Total

5,535

174

164,944

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

United States response: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention leads the U.S. response.

Global response: The World Health Organization guides the global response.