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Update May 25th 2020 - 12:43PM

It is Monday, May 25, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positive cases in Douglas County remains at 25. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-five people have tested positive in the county and twenty-three of those twenty-five have recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19. DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered. The first positive COVID-19 case in Douglas County was announced on March 8, 2020. Thanks to the great work that Douglas County has done social distancing and staying home, we’ve had 25 cases in 78 days.

Updated May 20th, 2020 - 2:44PM

It is Wednesday, May 20, 2020 and as of 12:00 pm today, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. Also of note, as of today we have surpassed 2,000 negative test results in Douglas County.  The total number of positive cases in Douglas County remains at 25. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-five people have tested positive in the county and twenty-three of those twenty-five have recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19. DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered. The first positive COVID-19 case in Douglas County was announced on March 8, 2020. Thanks to the great work that Douglas County has done social distancing and staying home, we’ve had 25 cases in 73 days.


Here are the current numbers for Douglas County:


New Cases

as of 12:00 pm

May 20, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Recovered

Cases

 

(of those that tested positive)

Total COVID-19

deaths

Total

Currently

Hospitalized

 

(of those that tested positive)

Total Negative Test Result

Total Presumptive Cases

0

25

23

0

1

2020

0


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management and will now include presumptive COVID-19 cases. DPHN will also be reporting presumptive cases and will use the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.


Updated May 19th, 2020 - 11:40AM

The following video is a COVID-19 Q&A with Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.


Updated May 18th, 2020 - 3:48PM

It is Monday, May 18, 2020 and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positive cases in Douglas County remains at 25. We want to reiterate that there was an error on the OHA website reporting a new case in Douglas County on Friday, May 15, when there was not a new case on that day.  We are currently working with staff at OHA to get the case count corrected.  Douglas County has 25 cases as of Monday, May 18, 2020.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  Additional testing technologies such as the Abbot ID Now machine, available locally, have also shortened the wait time for results. Twenty-five people have tested positive in the county and twenty-three of those twenty-five have recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.


Here are the current numbers for Douglas County:

New Cases
as of 12:00 pm
May 18, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Recovered
Cases
(of those that tested positive)

Total 
COVID-19
deaths

Total
Currently
Hospitalized
(of those that tested positive)

Total Negative Test Result

Total Presumptive Cases

0

25

23

0

1

1920

0


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management and will now include presumptive COVID-19 cases. DPHN will also be reporting presumptive cases and will use the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19. DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered


Updated May 16th, 2020 - 4:57PM

It is Saturday, May 16, 2020 and as of 12:00 pm today, there is one new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. This is a new positive case that was confirmed by DPHN today. There was an error in OHA reporting cases in Douglas County yesterday, May 15, as such there was not a new case yesterday. Again, the new case was confirmed by DPHN this morning, May 16. This brings the total number of positive tests to 25, as of today, May 16. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  Additional testing technologies such as the Abbot ID Now machine, available locally, have also shortened the wait time for results. Twenty-five people have tested positive in the county and twenty-three of those twenty-five have recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.


Here are the current numbers for Douglas County:

New Cases
as of 12:00 pm
May 16, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Recovered
Cases
(of those that tested positive)

Total 
COVID-19
deaths

Total
Currently
Hospitalized
(of those that tested positive)

Total Negative Test Result

Total Presumptive Cases

1

25

23

0

1

1702

0


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management and will now include presumptive COVID-19 cases. DPHN will also be reporting presumptive cases and will use the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19. DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered.

Updated May 14th, 2020 - 11:55AM

The following is an update from Douglas County on Phase One Reopening Guidelines:

Now that the Governor has approved Douglas County’s application, we can begin the Phase One Reopening process starting tomorrow, Friday, May 15, 2020, under her very specific state-mandated safety guidelines.  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners would like to remind residents that the reopening process is being completely mandated by the state, and your local officials do not have the authority to enforce, change or approve any of these guidelines.  Here is what the Governor’s Phase One Reopening means for Douglas County residents.

The Governor’s Phase One Limited Reopening Sectors with Key Guidelines: 

Restaurants and bars for sit-down service 

Restaurants and bars in Douglas County may open for sit-down service, but only with adequate physical distancing and the wearing of face coverings by employees. Customers are encouraged to also wear face coverings, but of course, not while they’re eating.  https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2342B.pdf


Personal care and services businesses, including barbers and salons 

Personal care businesses, such as salons, barber shops, and gyms may open in a very limited way. We will require physical distancing and increased sanitation, as well as a series of additional guidelines, like wearing face coverings and gloves at salons. Salons must serve customers by appointment only and maintain records for contact tracing. https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2342F.pdf

Retail Businesses

Retail businesses can also open using physical distancing, as long as they can follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines.  It is recommended to notice guidelines to customers through proper signage, one-way flow in aisles, and using tape markings to delineate space.  https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2342A.pdf

Childcare, summer school, and youth programs

Childcare, summer school, and youth programs will also be allowed to resume while adhering to certain guidelines. https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2353.pdf

Local gatherings can increase in size to 25, again, with physical distancing.

            Further, the Governor stated that Douglas County must remain in Phase One for at least 21 days before becoming eligible to advance to Phase II. According to the state, if we begin to see significant increases in COVID-19 cases or community spread, the Oregon Health Authority will work with local public health officials to evaluate what actions should be taken, and if it could necessitate Douglas County moving back from Phase One to a stay-home status. Details on Phase Two and Three are forthcoming from the Governor, and will be based on data collected during Phase One. The Governor outline that the goal of the Phase Two would be to expand gathering size, allow some office work, and begin allowing visitation to congregate care.  Her Phase Three would include reopening concerts, conventions, and festivals.  The Governor already announced that all large gatherings should be canceled or significantly modified through at least September, and live-audience sporting events won't be possible until a reliable treatment or prevention is available.

Additionally, the Governor asked residents to continue following actions to stay safe and prevent the spread of the virus:

Vulnerable populations must still stay at home

Limited visitation to nursing homes, hospitals

Limited gatherings

Limited travel

Increased hygiene, cleaning & sanitation

Stay home when sick

Telework when possible

As a reminder, we need to continue to stay vigilant and work together to continue to control the spread of the virus, as we will be living with COVID-19 until there is a reliable treatment or prevention, which is still many months off.  Douglas County’s application was submitted on Friday, May 8, 2020 by Board Chair, Commissioner Chris Boice, who worked in conjunction with our Public Health Official, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer to quickly complete and submit our reopening application to the Governor.  Douglas County continues to be recognized as leader in Oregon for our COVID-19 response for our drive-through testing, coordinated planning, prevention messaging and hospital/care facility capacity preparedness.  

Updated May 14th, 2020 - 8:04AM

Douglas County Board of Commissioners received notice late last night that their application to begin the Phase One Reopening process in Douglas County has been approved by Oregon’s Governor.  The first phase of the reopening process will begin for county businesses on Friday, May 15, 2020.  Douglas County will be among the first of Oregon’s counties to start the process of reopening businesses and kick start our economy after the mandated closures were issued by the Governor in her Executive Order #20-12 dated March 17, 2020 in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. 

Douglas County’s application was submitted on Friday, May 8, 2020 by Board Chair, Commissioner Chris Boice, who worked in conjunction with our Public Health Official, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer to quickly complete and submit our reopening application to the Governor.    

                             

Update May 13th, 2020 - 2:37PM

It is Wednesday, May 13, 2020 and as of 12:00 pm today, there NO new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. There has only been one positive case reported in the last 23 days, and that case was reported as recovered before their test results were returned. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-four people have tested positive in the county and twenty-two of those twenty-four have recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

Here are the current numbers for Douglas County:

New Cases
as of 12:00 pm
May 13, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Recovered
Cases
(of those that tested positive)

Total 
COVID-19
deaths

Total
Currently
Hospitalized
(of those that tested positive)

Total Negative Test Result

Total Presumptive Cases

0

24*

22

0

1

1571

0


*confirmed cases are people who have tested positive with a PCR/nasal swab test 

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management and will now include presumptive COVID-19 cases. DPHN will also be reporting presumptive cases and will use the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19. DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered.

Updated May 12th, 2020 - 2:55PM

It is Tuesday, May 12, 2020 and as of 12:00 pm today, there NO new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. There has only been one positive case reported in the last 22 days, and that case was reported as recovered before their test results were returned. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-four people have tested positive in the county and twenty-two of those twenty-four have recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

Here are the current numbers for Douglas County:

New Cases
as of 12:00 pm
May 12, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Recovered
Cases
(of those that tested positive)

Total 
COVID-19
deaths

Total
Currently
Hospitalized
(of those that tested positive)

Total Negative Test Result

Total Presumptive Cases

0

24*

22

0

1

1473

0


*confirmed cases are people who have tested positive with a PCR/nasal swab test 

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management and will now include presumptive COVID-19 cases. DPHN will also be reporting presumptive cases and will use the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19. DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered.

Updated May 11th, 2020 - 8:32AM

Another good day, as there are NO new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. There has only been one positive case reported in the last 20 days and that case was reported as recovered before their test results were returned. Testing continues, DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-four people have tested positive in the county and twenty-two of those twenty-four have recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

Here are the current numbers for Douglas County:

New Cases
as of 12:00 pm
May 10, 2020

Total
Confirmed
Cases

Total Recovered
Cases
(of those that tested positive)

Total 
COVID-19
deaths

Total
Currently
Hospitalized
(of those that tested positive)

Total Negative Test Result

Total Presumptive Cases

0

24*

22

0

1

1443

0


*confirmed cases are people who have tested positive with a PCR/nasal swab test 

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management and will now include presumptive COVID-19 cases. DPHN will also be reporting presumptive cases and will use the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19. DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying

individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered.

Updated May 8th, 2020 - 2:07PM

The following message is from the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team

The good news continues as there are NO new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. There has only been one positive case reported in the last 18 days and that case was reported as recovered before their test results were returned. Testing continues, DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-four people have tested positive in the county and twenty-two of those twenty-four have recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

Here are the current numbers for Douglas County:

New Cases
as of 12:00 pm
May 8, 2020

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Recovered
Cases
(of those that tested positive)

Total 
COVID-19
deaths

Total
Currently
Hospitalized
(of those that tested positive)

Total Negative Test Result

Total Presumptive Cases

0

24*

22

0

1

1303

0


*confirmed cases are people who have tested positive with a PCR/nasal swab test 

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management and will now include presumptive COVID-19 cases. DPHN will also be reporting presumptive cases and will use the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19. DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered.


Updated May 7th, 2020 - 1:15PM

The final guidelines (except for child care) are now available on OHA’s website.  
On page: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19 , scroll down to Governor’s Orders and OHA Guidance (halfway down the page), then open “OHA Guidance and Rules” … or just use the links below:

Guidelines Regarding Face Covering Use in Public:
https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2288K.pdf

Phase One Reopening Guidance for the Public:
https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2342D.pdf

Sector Guidance: RETAIL:
https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2342A.pdf

Sector Guidance: RESTAURANTS/BARS/BREWERIES/TASTING ROOMS/DISTILLERIES:
https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2342B.pdf

Sector Guidance: OUTDOOR RECREATION:
https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2342E.pdf

Sector Guidance: PERSONAL SERVICES:
https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2342F.pdf

General Guidance for Employers:
https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2342C.pdf


Updated May 5th, 2020 - 5:10PM

As of 12:00 pm, May 5, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of Douglas County residents who have tested positive is twenty-four*. Of the twenty-four cases, twenty-one have recovered. One of the individuals that tested positive remains hospitalized. There have been zero deaths and 1212 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. There are zero presumptive cases of COVID-19 in the county.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced recently that they are expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management.  They are now citing presumptive COVID-19 cases, as well as the zip codes of residents where positive cases have been confirmed.  DPHN will also begin reporting presumptive cases, and will use the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19.  Additionally, DPHN will also add zip code reporting for positive cases that is in line with OHA’s recommendation.  Douglas County has confirmed positive cases for residents for the following zip codes: 97417, 97462, 97467, 97469, 97470, 97471, 97479, 97457.

DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.


Updated May 5th, 2020 - 10:42AM

The following video is a COVID-19 Q&A with Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.


Updated May 3rd, 2020 - 5:03PM

As of 12:00 pm, May 3, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of Douglas County residents who have tested positive is twenty-four*. Of the twenty-four cases, eighteen have recovered. One of the individuals that tested positive remains hospitalized. There have been zero deaths and 1171 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.


Updated May 1st, 2020 - 12:35PM

As of 12:00 pm, May 1, 2020, there is one new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County.    The new case bumps the total number of Douglas County residents who have tested positive to twenty-four*.  However, the newest case, since testing and awaiting the results has been placed on the recovered list.  Of the twenty-four cases, eighteen have recovered.  One of the individuals that tested positive remains hospitalized.  There have been zero deaths and 1058 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.


Updated April 28th, 2020 - 4:35PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 28, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County.  For the twelfth day in a row, the total number of positives in Douglas County remains at twenty-three*.  Of the twenty-three, fifteen have recovered.  There have been zero deaths and 983 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Two of the twenty-three people that have tested positive are still hospitalized in different hospitals. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Fifteen of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.


Updated April 27th, 2020 - 3:35PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 27, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. For the eleventh day in a row, the total number of positives in Douglas County remains at twenty-three.* Of the twenty-three, fourteen have recovered. There have been zero deaths and 920 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Two of the twenty-three people that have tested positive are still hospitalized in different hospitals. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Fourteen of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.


Updated April 26th, 2020 - 5:02PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 26, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positives in Douglas County remains at twenty-three. * Of the twenty-three, fourteen have recovered. There have been zero deaths and 891 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Two of the twenty-three people that have tested positive are still hospitalized in different hospitals. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Fourteen of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.


Updated April 24th, 2020 - 4:55PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 24, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positives in Douglas County remains at twenty-three. The report from OHA yesterday showed Douglas County had a new case bumping the county to 24, but that was a typo and has since been corrected. Click here to read Oregon JIC Press Release issued today with the correction. Douglas County still has twenty-three positive cases. * Of the twenty-three, fourteen have recovered. There have been zero deaths and 796 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Two of the twenty-three people that have tested positive are still hospitalized in different hospitals. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Fourteen of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.


Updated April 23rd, 2020 - 3:55PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 23, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positives in Douglas County remains at twenty-three.* Of the twenty-three, fourteen have recovered. There have been zero deaths and 785 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Two of the twenty-three people that have tested positive are still hospitalized in different hospitals. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Fourteen of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19


Updated April 22nd, 2020 - 10:14AM

The following is a draft document from Governor Kate Brown on Reopening Oregon: A Public Health Framework for Restarting Public Life and Business. Read the full document HERE


Updated April 21st, 2020 - 4:12PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 21, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County.  The total number of positives in Douglas County remains at twenty-three. *  Of the twenty-three, thirteen have recovered.  There have been zero deaths and 728 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Thirteen of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

The next drive through COVID-19 clinic, led by DPHN happened today, Tuesday April 21st, in Roseburg.  At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider.  Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people.  The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 334 people tested so far in the drive through clinics. The drive through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.


Updated April 21st, 2020 - 8:32AM

The following video is a COVID-19 Q&A with Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.


Updated April 20th, 2020 - 12:36PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 20, 2020, there is one new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County.  Please note that one of our previous positive cases has been reassigned by the state to a different jurisdiction, their address was out of the area, even though they tested positive in Douglas County. So, with the new case and reassignment of the older positive case, this keeps the total number of positives in Douglas County at twenty-three. *  Of the twenty-three, ten have recovered.  There have been zero deaths and 710 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network continues its epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Ten of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

The next drive-through COVID-19 clinic, led by DPHN, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st, in Roseburg.  At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider.  The information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people.

The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 334 people tested so far in the drive through clinics. The drive through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.


Updated April 19th, 2020 - 4:29PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 19, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 reported in Douglas County. The number of positive cases remains at twenty-three total in the county. * Of the twenty-three, ten have recovered and two are currently hospitalized at different hospitals.  There have been zero deaths and 676 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, and advising quarantine. Ten of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.  

At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider. The information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people.

The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 334 people tested so far in the drive-through clinics. The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals


Updated April 17th, 2020 - 4:24PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 17, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 reported in Douglas County. The number of positive cases remains at twenty-three total in the county. * Of the twenty-three, ten have recovered and two are currently hospitalized at different hospitals.  There have been zero deaths and 632 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, and advising quarantine. Ten of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. 

Another drive through COVID-19 clinic, led by DPHN is taking place today, Friday April 17, in Roseburg.  The third drive through clinic is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, in Reedsport.  At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider.  Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people.

The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 306 people tested so far in the drive through clinics. The drive through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals


Updated April 16th, 2020 - 4:11PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 16, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 reported in Douglas County. The number of positive cases remains at twenty-three total in the county. * Of the twenty-three, ten have recovered and two are currently hospitalized at different hospitals.  There have been zero deaths and 591 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, and advising quarantine. Ten of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

The next drive through COVID-19 clinic, led by DPHN is scheduled for Friday April 17th, in Roseburg.  At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider.  Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people.

The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 306 people tested so far in the drive through clinics. The drive through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.


Updated April 15th, 2020 - 12:07PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 15, 2020, there are three new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases is now at twenty-three total in the county. *  Of the twenty-three, eight have recovered.  There have been zero deaths and 575 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Eight of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

The next drive through COVID-19 clinic, led by DPHN is scheduled for Friday April 17th, in Roseburg.  At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider.  Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people.

The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 306 people tested so far in the drive through clinics. The drive through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.


Updated April 14th, 2020 - 1:00PM

As of 12:00 pm, April 14, 2020, there are three new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases is now at twenty total in the county. *  Of the twenty, four have recovered.  There have been zero deaths and 534 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Four of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

The next drive through COVID-19 clinic, led by DPHN is scheduled for today, Tuesday, April 14, in Roseburg.  At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider.  Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people.

The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 276 people tested so far in the drive through clinics. The drive through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.


Updated April 14th, 2020 - 9:14AM

The following video is a COVID-19 Q&A with Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.


Updated April 13th, 2020 - 1:23PM

As of 12:00 PM, April 13th, 2020, there are three new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases is now at seventeen total in the county.*  Of the seventeen, four have recovered.  There have been zero deaths and 507 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Four of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider. Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 276 people tested so far in the drive through clinics. The drive through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update 

Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day on its website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. The Oregon Health Authority is also releasing the daily situation status report, which is produced jointly with Oregon Office of Emergency Management. It details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within the state and the response across government agencies. 


Updated April 12th, 2020 - 5:04PM

As of 12:00 p.m., April 12, 2020, there are two new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases is now fourteen total in the county.  Of the fourteen positives, four have recovered, and there have been zero deaths and 500 negative tests for COVID-19 locally. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Four of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

The second coastal drive through clinic, led by DPHN took place yesterday, Saturday, April 11 in Reedsport.  They tested 9 residents. 

At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needs to be tested.  Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 276 people tested so far in the drive through clinics. The drive through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

As of 12:00 pm, April 12, 2020, the cumulative COVID-19 testing in Oregon reported 1,527 positive tests, 28,231 negative tests, with 29758 total tests and 52 deaths.  Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day on its website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. The Oregon Health Authority is also releasing the daily situation status report, which is produced jointly with Oregon Office of Emergency Management. It details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within the state and the response across government agencies. Read more here about the daily situation status report.

State Launches Multi-Agency Support Team to Provide Dedicated Resources to Care Facilities

With the rising number of COVID-19 cases appearing in long-term care facilities in Oregon, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) have launched a multi-agency support team.  The team will pool resources to provide a more robust coordination of services, which will include a needs assessment, evaluation of care needs, patient and staff support, and expedition of resources to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to staff and residents.

“COVID-19 already has had a significant impact on Oregonians in long-term care facilities,” said Fariborz Pakseresht, director of DHS. “We are saddened by the tragedies that have occurred, and our thoughts are with all the residents, staff and families who have been affected.”

The support team will work collaboratively with local public health authorities to assist facilities where we are seeing rising numbers of residents and staff impacted by the virus. The objective is to safeguard these facilities, and make sure they receive the support they need to properly meet the medical needs of residents with COVID-19, as well as protect residents who do not have COVID-19.  For more information, click here.


Updated April 10th, 2020 - 2:55PM

According to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Official we are starting to see a flattening of the curve for the spread of the coronavirus in Oregon and Douglas County.  But, that is not a signal to relax any of the “Stay Home, Save Lives,” orders from Oregon’s Governor.  We encourage you to continue to stay home, stay vigilant in your people distancing, wash your hands regularly, cover your cough and sneezes and maintain your overall health.  Please stay the course and be a partner in the plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Local COVID-19 Test Results

As of 12:00 p.m., April 10, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases stands at twelve total in the county.  Of the twelve positives, four have recovered, and there have been zero deaths and 470 negative tests for COVID-19 locally. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Four of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-9.

The next drive-through COVID-19 clinic led by DPHN is scheduled for today, Friday, April 10.  There will be another drive-through clinic in Reedsport on Saturday, April 11. At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needs to be tested.  Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 238 people tested so far in the drive through clinics. The drive through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

Updated April 9th, 2020 - 4:12PM

The biggest news in the last 24 hours is the State’s announcement that all schools in Oregon will now be closed for in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019/2020 academic school year.  We know this announcement brings added stress and uncertainty to families, students, and educators alike. The Oregon Department of Education, along with your local school districts have implemented programs to help make sure our students have the resources they need to continue learning and creating, while maintaining their physical health and mental wellbeing.  As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, we hope you find our daily updates a resource for information that will help everyone through these unprecedented times. 

Local COVID-19 Test Results

As of 12:00 p.m., April 9, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases stands at twelve total in the county.  Of the twelve positives, four have recovered, and there have been zero deaths and 470 negative tests for COVID-19 locally. Douglas Public Health Network continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Four of the individuals who tested positive earlier have now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-9.

The next drive-through COVID-19 clinic led by DPHN is scheduled for Friday, April 10.  There will be another drive-through clinic in Reedsport on Saturday, April 11. At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needs to be tested.  Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics.  If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are a few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 238 people tested so far in the drive through clinics. The drive through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.


Updated April 7th, 2020 - 2:06PM

As of 12:00 PM, April 7th, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases remains at twelve in the county, with three recovered, zero deaths and 443 negative tests for COVID-19. Douglas Public Health Networks (DPHN) defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

DPHN is completing their eighth drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic today.  At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needs to be tested. Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics. If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are very few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, 208 people have been tested so far in the DPHN sponsored drive through clinics.

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day on its website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. The Oregon Health Authority is also releasing the daily situation status report, which is produced jointly with Oregon Office of Emergency Management. It details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within the state and the response across government agencies. Read more here about the daily situation status report.


Updated April 7th, 2020 - 10:44AM

The following video is a COVID-19 Q&A with Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.


Updated April 6th, 2020 - 12:04PM

As of 12:00 PM, April 6, 2020, there is one new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases has now reached twelve total in the county, with one recovered, zero deaths and 416 negative tests for COVID-19. Douglas Public Health Network has begun their epidemiologic investigation, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with the individual testing positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Identifying information about the new positive case is not being released, to protect the patient’s privacy. One of the individuals who tested positive earlier has now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needs to be tested. Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics. If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are very few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, 208 people have been tested so far in the DPHN sponsored drive through clinics.


Updated April 5th, 2020 - 3:07PM

As of 12:00 PM, April 5, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases stand at eleven total in the county, one recovered, zero deaths and 355 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. One of the individuals who tested positive earlier has now recovered.

The seventh Douglas Public Health Network COVID-19 drive through testing clinic was completed on Saturday April 34th in Reedsport. Nine more people were tested in Reedsport, after getting orders for a COVID-19 test by their health care provider.  The DPHN sponsored testing clinics have tested over 200 people for COVID-19.

At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needs to be tested. Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics. If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are very few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, 208 people have been tested so far in the DPHN sponsored drive through clinics.


Updated April 4th, 2020 - 1:23PM

As of 12:00 PM, April 4, 2020, there is one new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases has now reached eleven total in the county, one recovered, zero deaths and 323 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. Douglas Public Health Network has begun their epidemiologic investigation, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with the individual testing positive for COVID-19 and advising quarantine. Identifying information about the new positive case is not being released, to protect the patient’s privacy. One of the individuals who earlier tested positive has now recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-9.   

The sixth Douglas Public Health Network COVID-19 drive through testing clinic was completed on Friday April 3 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. 31 more people were tested, after getting orders for a COVID-19 test by their health care provider.  The DPHN sponsored testing clinics have tested nearly 200 people and is holding another testing clinic in Reedsport today, Saturday, April 4, 2020. 

At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needs to be tested. Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics. If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are very few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, 199 people have been tested so far in the DPHN sponsored drive through clinics.

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day on its website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. The Oregon Health Authority is also releasing the daily situation status report, which is produced jointly with Oregon Office of Emergency Management. It details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within the state and the response across government agencies. Read more here about the daily situation status report.

First Responders Show Support for Healthcare Workers

First responders from throughout Douglas County expressed their support for local healthcare workers with a processional of emergency vehicles around Mercy Medical Center Friday evening.

“Although the event was held at Mercy Medical Center, this was an expression of solidarity for not only the healthcare workers at the hospital, but all of them working so hard throughout our county during this time,” said Sheriff John Hanlin.

The display appeared to be well received, bringing tears and smiles to many workers at the hospital who could take a momentary break to watch the processional; some of whom were in dressed in personal protective equipment.

“That was so sweet and had many of us in tears. I love our community,” said one registered nurse.

Hanlin said he hopes the moment showed the hardworking professionals just how much they are appreciated.   

Stay Informed with the Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information and a response to Douglas County residents. If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550.  Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the DPHN website at www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Find additional information on state, federal and international COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and by calling or logging onto 211Info.


Updated April 3rd, 2020 - 3:33PM

Local COVID-19 Test Results

As of 12:00 PM, April 3, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases stands at ten, one recovered, zero deaths and 314 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county.

The sixth Douglas Public Health Network COVID-19 drive through testing clinic ran today, Friday April 3.   Another testing clinic will be held in Reedsport on Saturday, April 4, 2020.  At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needs to be tested. Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics. If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are very few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, 168 people have been tested so far in the DPHN sponsored drive through clinics.


Updated April 3rd, 2020 - 1:10PM

New Small Business Loan Program Launches Today 

Douglas County’s small businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis will be able to apply for forgivable loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) starting today, Friday, April 3, according to the Small Business Administration. The new program, created through the recently signed CARES Act, is designed to help businesses keep workers on their payroll.

Douglas County leaders are making it a priority to disseminate important information about federal assistance opportunities. “We continue to gather information from several sources related to the economic stimulus package for local small businesses, and we will continue to get that information out as it comes in,” Commissioner Chris Boice said. “Again, it is very important to support our local business community while taking every available precaution to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”

Those eligible for PPP loans, including small businesses with fewer than 500 employees, private nonprofits and veterans’ organizations, may qualify for a loan of up to $10 million, with amounts determined by 8 weeks of prior average payroll, plus 25 percent of that amount. The loans will be fully forgiven if employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities. Businesses that have had layoffs but quickly rehire laid-off workers are also eligible for loan forgiveness. 

Loans are limited to one per business. For more information on PPP loans, visit the Small Business Administration’s website. Additionally, here is a fact sheet on PPP loans. The program is available through June 30, 2020. Interested business owners should contact their local lenders. Because the rollout was rapid, some lenders may not yet be ready to process applications. Here is a list of participating Oregon lenders. More information on assistance available through the CARES Act, including debt relief and tax provisions, can be found in this guide .

“Our hearts go out to those affected by this terrible virus,” SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza said at a White House briefing on Thursday afternoon. “Our communities around the country are stepping up, and we will get through this together.”

Disaster loans

Local businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak can also apply for low-interest federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million. The loans can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that otherwise couldn’t be paid due to COVID pandemic and its effects.

Oregon has been designated as an economic disaster area due to COVID-19, which opens the door for Oregon business owners to apply for these loans. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses and 2.75 for nonprofits. The application can be found on the Small Business Administration’s website. Anyone with questions about the disaster loans can call the SBA at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Local SBDCs

Local Small Business Development Center staff are available to help business owners navigate these financial opportunities. For the Roseburg area, contact the Umpqua SBDC at (541) 430-9009 or lisa.woods@umpqua.edu. In Western Douglas County, contact the Southwestern SBDC at (541) 283-6118 or sbdc@socc.edu.


Update April 2nd, 2020 - 2:38PM

The following is an update from Douglas County:

As of 12:00, April 2, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases stands at ten, zero recovered, zero deaths and 282 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county.

“We believe the social distancing measures are working. It is important to understand this emergency isn’t over and residents need to continue practicing the recommendations that have been widely distributed. However, it is uplifting to see that current measures appear to be working, said Dr. Dannenhoffer.”

Officials are emphasizing that the COVID-19 positive cases and potential exposures are throughout the county. A graphic was created to visually show this information, which Dr. Dannenhoffer utilized in his Facebook Live event Wednesday evening.

Douglas Public Health Network sponsored their 5th COVID-19 drive through testing clinic on Tuesday, March 31st 2020. 34 more residents were tested, bringing the total to 168 tested so far in the DPHN sponsored testing clinics. The next clinic will be in Roseburg, Friday April 3rd. Plans are being made for a possible testing clinic in Reedsport, dates and times will be confirmed and released in tomorrow’s update. At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needs to be tested. Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing process. Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are very few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020.


Updated April 2nd, 2020 - 10:40AM

The following video is a COVID-19 Q&A with Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.


Updated April 1st, 2020 - 3:42PM

Douglas County continues to coordinate efforts with partner agencies with regard to the local COVID-19 response. The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team is working diligently to plan for and respond to the public health emergency.

The County announced yesterday the establishment of an Incident Management Team (IMT), which is named the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team. On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the IMT entered into a unified command structure by adding Douglas Public Health Network to the role of co-incident commander. KC Bolton (EOC) and Teresa Mutschler (Douglas Public Health Network) will lead the County’s response to the emergency. This allows for all parties to have equal input into the operational tasks of the IMT.

“There is a tremendous amount of work that is going on here locally at the county. We have a great team of skilled individuals who are strategically working through this problem for the welfare of our community,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “The unified command which has been established will strengthen the County’s preparedness and planning.”

The IMT consists of a leadership group who represent areas such as County Health Authority, Emergency Management, the medical community, a planning team, finance, public information and safety. The IMT is working directly with the Board of Commissioners who have oversight. The Commissioners have established five incident objectives, which are:

  • Minimize loss of life of for Douglas County citizens due to the COVID-19 virus through education, mitigation and containment.
  • Protect Medical System from being overwhelmed with COVID-19 Cases by coordinating long term strategic response plans and identifying local thresholds with appropriate local response
  • Ensure safety of all health care providers by facilitating the acquisition and distribution of available PPE by utilizing local, state and federal resources.
  • Ensure appropriate, timely and coordinated communications to cooperators and the public.
  • Support operational needs by leveraging available Douglas County resources.

“We are creating a very strong group for this situation and are proud of the hard work that is being done,” commented Commissioner Freeman.

Local COVID-19 Test Results

As of this 12:00 pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer announced there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County, leaving the confirmed number of local cases at ten. A total of five Douglas County residents have been hospitalized related to COVID-19, with only two individuals remaining hospitalized in different hospitals. Currently, there are zero deaths and 268 negative tests for COVID-19 in Douglas County. 

“We encourage community members to continue practicing social distancing. We truly believe this practice is the very best way to combat this disease and it seems to be working to help flatten the curve,” stated Dr. Dannenhoffer. “It can be difficult, but please remember we are not asking you to be confined to inside your home. It is appropriate, and even recommended, to get out and enjoy some fresh air, go for a walk, run or some other outdoor activity, just do so while adhering to the recommendations of social distancing.”


Updated March 31st, 2020 - 4:12PM

Douglas County Activates Emergency Operations Center and establishes Incident Management Team:

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak locally, the Douglas County Commissioners have established an Incident Management Team (IMT) and have opened the County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

The IMT, titled the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, is comprised of various stakeholders to include:

  • Adapt
  • American Red Cross
  • Aviva Health (Formerly Umpqua Community Health Center)
  • Douglas County Government
  • Douglas County Search and Rescue
  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Douglas Forest Protective Association
  • Douglas Public Health Network
  • Evergreen Family Medicine
  • Lower Umpqua Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Umpqua Health

Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team personnel will have individual responsibilities, but will work collaboratively to ensure a strong response to this emergency.

The use of an Incident Management Team to manage the County's response is significant. "We often see an IMT utilized during disasters such as wildfires. It provides a level of efficiency and overall management which allows those involved to understand the goals of the response and act accordingly," said Commissioner Tim Freeman.

KC Bolton to Head Emergency Operations Center

Aviva Health CEO KC Bolton has been tapped to lead Douglas County’s new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the developing COVID-19 situation. Bolton spent 28 years in the U.S. Army’s medical department, commanding hospitals in Iraq and Alaska among myriad other duties. He has been CEO of Aviva Health since 2016.           

Bolton said he is working with a “fantastic team” at the EOC, and that previous incidents such as last year’s “snowmageddon” and the UCC tragedy have helped Douglas County prepare for emergencies like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about understanding what capacity different organizations have, getting them aligned through a plan, and getting them the support they might need beyond their normal resources,” Bolton said.

He stressed the EOC is a team effort and is “humbled and honored” to have been selected to lead it. “I’m going to do everything I can to leverage what I’ve learned in the past to get us where we need to be as a community,” Bolton said.

Commissioner Tim Freeman said, “KC’s military and medical background made him an ideal choice to head up the incident command structure of the county’s Emergency Operations Center.  He is joining an excellent team that includes Douglas County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas Public Health Network and many others.”


Updated March 31st, 2020 - 1:55PM

A special update from Douglas County: New positive COVID-19 cases bring the total to 10 in Douglas County.

As of 12:00 pm, Tuesday, March 31st, 2020, County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer announced two more new positive cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Douglas County to 10. The count of positive cases has been increasing since last week. Douglas Public Health Network has launched their epidemiology investigation related to the new cases, identifying who the individuals may have had contact with. Identifying information about the newest cases are not being released at this time. Close contacts of the confirmed cases will be notified by public health.

There are currently 10 positive cases of COVID-19, 252 negative tests, there have been 5 total hospitalizations with two who remain hospitalized, 0 deaths and 0 recovered from COVID-19 in Douglas County. Results have been returned from the first 3 DPHN sponsored drive-through testing clinics. DPHN has tested 134 residents for COVID-19, over 4 different drive-through clinics. Results from the first 3 clinics have been returned as of today, March 31st. There have been three positive test results from the DPHN drive-through clinics so far. COVID-19 testing is also being completed by private clinics and providers. Currently, all COVID-19 testing in Douglas County has to be initiated by a health care provider.


Updated March 31st, 2020 - 09:33AM
The following video is a COVID-19 Q&A with Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.


Updated March 30th, 2020 - 1:02PM

New Positive Cases Confirmed by Douglas County:

As of 12:00 pm, Monday March 30th, 2020, County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer announced three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Douglas County to 8. There was one new case over the weekend, these three are new as of Monday morning.  The count of positive cases has been increasing since last week. A week ago, Monday March 23rd we had one positive case in Douglas County.  Douglas Public Health Network has launched their epidemiology investigation related to the new cases, identifying who the individuals may have had contact with.  Identifying information about the newest cases are not being released at this time. Close contacts of the confirmed cases will be notified by public health.

There are currently 8 positive cases of COVID-19, 240 negative tests, 3 hospitalizations, 0 deaths and 0 recovered from COVID-19 in Douglas County. DPHN has set new online tracking system for test results from Douglas County residents.  The goal is to have the chart updated at noon every day.  Residents will be able to go on the website and see the tracking of results.  Again, as a reminder for patient safety, they will not be releasing any identifying information of those that had testing done, or those that have tested positive. If a case comes back positive after that time, DPHN will announce it with a press release and updating their website, until further notice. Go to the DPHN website to view the update: www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.


Updated March 29th, 2020 - 12:09PM

COVID-19 update from Douglas County:

As of 12:00 pm, Sunday, March 29th, 2020, County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer announced one new positive case of COVID-19 in Douglas County, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Douglas County to five. Douglas Public Health Network has launched their epidemiology investigation related to the new case, identifying who this individual may have had contact with.  Identifying information about the newest case is not being released at this time. Close contacts of the confirmed case will be notified by public health.

There are currently 5 positive cases of COVID-19, 183 negative tests, 0 deaths and 0 recovered from COVID-19 in Douglas County. DPHN has set new online tracking system for test results from Douglas County residents.  The goal is to have the chart updated at noon every day. Residents will be able to go on the website and see the tracking of results.  Again, as a reminder for patient safety, they will not be releasing any identifying information of those that had testing done, or those that have tested positive. If a case comes back positive after that time, DPHN will announce it with a press release and updating their website, until further notice. Go to the DPHN website to view the update: www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.

Stay Informed with the Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Official, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, officials from Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Emergency Management, Aviva Health, Mercy Medical Center, Evergreen Family Medicine and Umpqua Health Alliance have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely COVID-19 information and response to Douglas County residents.  If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the DPHN website at www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Find additional information on state, federal and international COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

Updated March 27th, 2020 - 5:07PM

A COVID-19 update from Douglas County:

The message today from State officials is one of continued emphasis to please, “Stay Home, Stay Safe.”  Click here for the latest guidance to the Governor’s COVID-19 Executive Order 20-12.  Which provides further information for programs that provide for the basic human needs of low- and extremely low-income households, as well as individuals experiencing homelessness and housing instability.   Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Official, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, officials from Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Emergency Management, Aviva Health, Mercy Medical Center, Evergreen Family Medicine and Umpqua Health Alliance want to reassure residents that local efforts are operating at the highest level of cooperation to protect and care for our residents. 

Local COVID-19 Test Results

As of 12:00 pm today, March 27th, 2020, Douglas County still has 4 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, zero deaths and 170 negative tests for COVID-19.  Douglas Public Health Network will be updating their website with local numbers daily around noon on their website, www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  If a case comes back positive after that time, DPHN will announce it with a press release and updating their website, until further notice.  Again, as a reminder for patient safety, they will not be releasing any identifying information of those that had testing done, or those that have tested positive.

“This is the most critical time for us to continue to try to contain this with social distancing.  It may seem like this is dying down but it’s actually the calm before the storm.”  Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas Public Health Officer

Local COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Clinic

Douglas Public Health Network hosted another COVID-19 drive-through clinic today, Friday, March 27, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  They anticipate conducting another 45 tests today.  Residents that were tested were identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needed to be tested.  They presented their test order at the drive-thru clinic, their specimen was collected and will be flown to a Quest Lab for processing.  Results will be sent back in about a week to their physician or health care provider that ordered the test.  Those tested are asked to please self-quarantine at home and continue to quarantine for 72 hours after symptoms subside.

At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing process.  Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are very few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17.

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

The Oregon Health Authority reported 98 new cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, that bring the state total to 414. Sadly, they also reported another death, bringing the total to 12 deaths in Oregon. 

The COVID-19 cases by county are as follows: The breakdown of cases: Washington County 122 cases; Marion County 83 cases; Multnomah County 67 cases; Clackamas County 31 cases; Linn County 38 cases; Deschutes County 18 cases; Yamhill County 11 cases; Polk County 10 cases; Lane County 9 cases; Jackson County 6 cases; Benton County 5 cases; Douglas and Josephine County 4 cases each; Umatilla County 3 cases; Clatsop, Klamath and Wasco County 2 cases each; Columbia, Grant, Hood River, Lincoln, Morrow, Tillamook and Union County 1 case each.  24 Oregon Counties have confirmed cases.

Oregon’s latest COVID-19 death was an 82-year-old woman in Marion County. She tested positive on March 20, and died March 25 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

Join Douglas Public Health Network for another virtual town hall Q&A with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer tonight at 6:00 pm, on the Douglas Public Health Network Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/DouglasPublicHealthNetwork/

Updated March 26th, 2020 - 1:09PM

The following message is from Douglas County:

As of this 12:00 pm, Thursday, March 26, 2020, County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer announced one new positive case of COVID-19 in Douglas County to report, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Douglas County to four.  Douglas Public Health Network has launched their epidemiology investigation related to the new case, identifying who this individual may have had contact with.  Identifying information about the newest case is not being released at this time. Close contacts of the confirmed case will be notified by public health.

Currently, there are zero deaths and 139 negative tests for COVID-19 in Douglas County.  DPHN has set new online tracking system for test results from Douglas County residents.  The goal is to have the chart updated at noon every day.  Residents will be able to go on the website and see the tracking of results.  Again, as a reminder for patient safety, they will not be releasing any identifying information of those that had testing done, or those that have tested positive. If a case comes back positive after that time, DPHN will announce it with a press release and updating their website, until further notice. Go to the DPHN website to view the update: www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.

Updated March 25th, 2020 - 10:27AM

The following is an FAQ about enforcement of Executive Order 20-12 from Oregon State Police and the Oregon Fire Marshal.

In an attempt to answer frequently asked questions relating to the enforcement of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12 “Stay Home, Save Lives,” the Oregon State Police is offering guidance.

Is this martial law?

No, not even close. There are no curfews and a person’s movements are not restricted under the Governor’s Executive Order. While details are offered in the order relating to social distancing, specific business closures and non-essential social gatherings- Oregonian’s movements are generally unrestricted.

Do I need documentation from my employer deeming me essential?

No. The Governor’s Executive Order closes certain businesses, outlined in section (2). These businesses reflect operations that would make close contact difficult or impossible to avoid. Officers are not asking or looking for any type of special paperwork from your employer.

Do I need a special placard on my car, when going to work or if I drive for work?

No. There is no special documentation or placards for people going to work or permitted activities.

Will I be pulled over for driving on the highway?

Not for violation of the Governor’s Executive Order, which specifically outlines efforts to avoid large gatherings- not restrict the movement of Oregonians. If, however, you are committing a traffic violation or crime that would be enforced independent of the order, you may be stopped, like any other day.

Are the state lines closed and are there roadblocks?

No, traffic is moving freely within Oregon and our border states. There are no roadblocks or restrictions of vehicle movement. Washington State is operating under a similar executive order from their Governor, so Oregonians should be aware of these provisions when traveling in their state.

If my business is closed, can I still go to work if my employer makes me? Won’t I be arrested?

While the order prohibits the public from congregating at a closed business, the employer may still have work to do on site. As long as employees are not conducting business that is prohibited by the Executive Order, it is okay to still be at the worksite. No “passes” or paperwork is required.

Are rest areas open?

Yes, generally. Some rest areas are connected to parks, which are currently closed to comply with the Executive Order.

Are police arresting or ticketing people in public or in violation of the Governor’s Executive Order?

People that violate the Governor’s Order in an Emergency Declaration could be arrested or cited, which is a C Misdemeanor- the lowest level of criminal conduct designation. All Oregon law enforcement are united on the premise that police action is extremely undesirable and we hope to educate Oregonians if congregating in violation of the Governor’s Order. Citation or arrest would be an extreme last resort if a person failed to comply with the lawful direction of a police officer.

What about my kids that may congregate in a place without my permission, like a skate park?

Police know our children don’t often take their parent’s advice and may ignore direction when away. Like adults found to be congregating in a location, officers will likely approach the youths and educate them on the order. Citations and arrest are extremely unlikely, reserved for only the most extreme circumstances.

Can I still go hiking and fishing?

Yes. Oregonians can still recreate outdoors, if their recreational activity involves non-contact with others and they can maintain appropriate social distancing- which is defined as 6 feet or more from others. Oregonians and visitors to our state should be aware most campgrounds and boat ramps are closed, so you should research your plans before recreating.

Should I call 911 if I see people congregating?

No. The level of this violation is not for reporting police, fire or medical emergencies through 911. People may choose to self-educate their fellow Oregonians or if a large gathering is noted, they may call their respective police agency’s non-emergency number.

Updated March 25th, 2020 - 9:28AM

The City of Roseburg, in compliance with Executive Order 20-12, is closing all playgrounds, and sports fields and courts until further notice. City parks, with the exception of Sunshine Park, are still open to the public for individuals and families, but group gatherings are prohibited.

The closure comes in response to Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order, titled “Stay Home Save Lives,” which imposes requirements for outdoor areas that may increase the spread of COVID-19. Starting immediately, the following areas are closed until further notice.


  • Playgrounds
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Roseburg Skate Park
  • Sunshine Park


City Manager, Nikki Messenger elaborates on the closures. “The current order does not require us to close all of the parks,” says Messenger. “People can still go for walks, bike, run and do other forms of passive recreation in most of our parks. As long as they maintain proper social distancing, and avoid gathering in groups, individuals and families can still enjoy our park system.”

The one exception is Sunshine Park, which will close to the public until further notice.  “Given that Sunshine Park is primarily a sports complex, we have decided to close that park so that we may focus our limited resources on parks that are located in neighborhoods or have large open spaces that facilitate social distancing,” says Messenger. 

For more information on the closures, please contact City Hall via phone at 541-492-6700 or email at info@cityofroseburg.org, or visit the City’s website at www.cityofroseburg.org.

Updated March 25th, 2020 - 8:43AM
The following video is a COVID-19 Q&A with Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.


Updated March 24th, 2020 - 3:06PM

The following is a message from Douglas County:

As of this 12:30 pm, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, County Public Health officials report that there are two new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County to report, bringing the confirmed number of cases in the county to three.  Partial results are back from the Douglas Public Health Network sponsored COVID-19 Drive-thru clinics last week, but DPHN is still waiting on the majority of those test results.  The two new confirmed positive cases were not from the drive-thru clinic.  Of the 52 tests done at the drive-thru clinics on March 17th and 20th, 6 have been returned as negative.  DPHN reports that as of 12:30 today, Tuesday March 24th, we are still waiting on the remaining 46 tests.

DPHN has launched their epidemiology investigation related to these two new cases, identifying who these individuals may have had contact with.  Identifying information about the two new residents with COVID-19 is not being released at this time. Close contacts of the confirmed cases will be notified by public health.

“We know that COVID-19 is already here, in Douglas County, and although we are still waiting on dozens of test results to come back, the early numbers coming in of positive and negative tests tell us that our efforts of social distancing to reduce the spread of the disease is working. It is not a time to give up our efforts, the next 14 days will be critical,” says Laura Turpen, Communicable Disease Epidemiologist at DPHN.

Facebook Live Tonight with Dr. Dannenhoffer at 5 PM

Another Facebook live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas Public Health Officer will happen tonight at 5:00 pm, on the DPHN Facebook page.

Stay Informed with the Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Official, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, officials from Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Emergency Management, Aviva Health, Mercy Medical Center, Evergreen Family Medicine and Umpqua Health Alliance have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely COVID-19 information and response to Douglas County residents.  If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the DPHN website at www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.  Find additional information on state, federal and international COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and by calling or logging onto 211Info.


Updated March 23rd, 2020 - 3:11PM

The following is a message from Douglas County:

Today, Monday, March 23, Oregon Governor and State Officials issued Executive Order 20-12, “Stay Home, Save Lives,” ordering all Oregonians to stay at home, closing specified retail businesses, requiring social distancing measures for other public and private facilities and imposing requirements for outdoor areas and licensed childcare facilities. To view the Oregon Executive Order No. 20-12, click here.

Pursuant with today’s Executive Order, enacted to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners have issued the following orders pertaining to Douglas County Government, their Departments and their employees.  The Commissioners are making Public Safety, Juvenile Services, Senior Services and Public Health the priority during this crisis.  Please These measures will remain in place until such a date that the orders are lifted by your State or County Officials. 

Douglas County Courthouse Building Closed to Public

Effective 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Douglas County Courthouse Building, located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue in Roseburg will be closed to the public.  There will still be staff working in the buildings and via telecommunication, as such most offices will still be able to assist you via phone, email and online.  Please check the Douglas County Government website at www.co.douglas.or.us for specific Department information or call (541) 673-3311 for a County Department Directory or you may call the County Department directly. 

Douglas County Fairgrounds and RV Park Closed

Effective 8:00 am Wednesday, March 24, 2020, the Douglas County Fairgrounds and RV Park will be closed.  Anyone that has future events or reservations will be notified of the closure and can discuss cancellation or have the event placed on hold for a future date.  Please call the Douglas County Fairgrounds at (541) 957-7010 for more information.     

All Douglas County Parks and Campgrounds Closed

Effective 8:00 am Wednesday, March 25, 2020, ALL Douglas County-operated parks and campgrounds will be closed.  This will include the closure of entrances, parking, restrooms and showers, playgrounds, picnic areas, gazebos and pavilions, disc golf courses, camp sites, docks and boat ramps.  Anyone that currently has campground reservations will be notified of the closure and offered a refund or have their reservation placed on hold for a future date.   The Parks Department will not be processing any new reservations or approving any special day-use or permits during the closure. 

Douglas County Senior Dining Sites

Douglas County Senior Services already closed the Senior Dining Sites to on-site meals, but they are still offering their drive up Curb Service at all Douglas County sites.  Please call (541) 440-3677 for more information, dates and times. 

Douglas County Museum and Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum Closed

Effective 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, both the Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History, located at 123 Museum Drive in Roseburg, and the Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum, located at 1020 Lighthouse Road in Winchester Bay will be closed to the public. 

Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facilities

Effective immediately, the Douglas County Juvenile Department will be locking doors and restricting visits for all outside visitors, except where required or necessary for all Douglas County operated Juvenile programs.  If you would like to communicate with a youth in one of our programs, please call the following numbers and arrange a phone or video conference with Juvenile Department Staff.  Detention Center: (541) 464-6401; Rising Light: (541) 464-6660; River Rock: (541) 464-6406; Fowler: (541) 464-6585. 

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office business lobby will be closed to the public until further notice; unless the individual is directed by the Douglas County Circuit Court to conduct court-related business within. 9-1-1 dispatch, law enforcement, and jail services remain operational 24/7. Additional measures already in effect include: 

In-Person Inmate Visitation: Suspended until further notice. The Sheriff's Office has worked with our telephone vendor and arranged for inmates to have two phone calls per week free of charge. Additional calls or video chat is also available for a fee by visiting www.icssolutions.com. Video visitation can be done from any electronic device equipped with a webcam.

Records Division: Suspending all public fingerprinting services until further notice; this includes pre-employment and background fingerprinting.

Citizen Ride-Along Program suspended until further notice.  

Concealed Handgun Licensing: Temporary hold on the processing of new concealed handgun license applications that require fingerprints and photographs.

Residents are highly encouraged to visit the DCSO website www.dcso.com before coming to the lobby as many answers to questions and forms may be available online. Additional inquires may be made by telephone by calling (541) 440-4450 or by e-mail to dcsoinfo@co.douglas.or.us.  The Sheriff's Office will continue to provide law enforcement services 24/7, even during this emergency.  They are however encouraging them to take additional precautions to reduce the risk potential. This may include taking reports by telephone when circumstances allow.


Updated March 20th, 2020 - 4:07PM

The City of Roseburg, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, and to promote social distancing, is implementing temporary changes to the public’s access to City Hall starting on Monday, March 23rd at 8 am. Residents are strongly urged to conduct business with the City via phone and email.

Customers, who need to meet in person with City staff, will be limited to the front lobby only, which is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Public access to other areas of City Hall is suspended until further notice. City Manager, Nikki Messenger, comments on why these measures are being taken.

“With the increased spread of COVID-19, we are taking drastic steps to help protect staff and the public,” says Messenger. “City Hall is still open to the public, but we encourage customers to do as much business as possible by either calling or emailing. We are doing our best to balance customer service with safety for our employees and customers during these unprecedented times. Additional measures may be taken in the future if necessary or required by the county, state or federal government.”

With the recent launch of the City’s new website, www.CityofRoseburg.org, access to City information is now easier than ever. Residents can usually find what they need by browsing the new site, all safely from home or another location.

“Please stay home and be safe,” Messenger emphasizes. “We are here to help and answer questions, but please call or email us first. We appreciate everybody’s cooperation during this difficult time.”

Roseburg City Hall is located at 900 SE Douglas Avenue, and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 12noon, and from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. At 4:30 pm, City Hall closes to the public so that staff can perform deep cleaning of work and common areas during the last half hour of the day.

To contact the City, and schedule an appointment with a staff member, please call 541-492-6700 or email at info@cityofroseburg.org.


Updated March 20th, 2020 - 1:35PM

The City of Roseburg is pleased to announce the public can watch the regular City Council meeting, scheduled for March 23rd, 2020, through various electronic means. These options conform to the recent COVID-19 executive orders from the Governor. To watch the meeting, which starts at 7 pm, go to www.CityofRoseburg.org and click on “Council Videos.”

“The City is taking concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously and are implementing measures to reduce exposure for staff and community members,” says City Recorder Amy Sowa. “The Council meeting on March 23rd will be held in the Council Chambers. However, we will implement social distancing guidelines by providing adequate spacing between the Mayor and Council seats, staff and city attorney seats, and audience seats. We will also be following the directive by the Governor to keep the number of total attendees to 25 people.”

Due to the restrictions on public gatherings, the Council Chambers will be limited to 25 people including the Council and staff.  Any overflow will be directed to a separate space where TV monitors will display the meeting and a phone connection will be available for audience participation.  This space will also have a limit of 25 people. 

The public, who wish to watch the City Council meeting from their home or other location, have a couple of options:

  • Go to www.CityofRoseburg.org and click on Council Videos. There, you can watch the meeting live starting at 7 pm.
  • View the meeting live on Charter Spectrum cable channel 191 starting at 7 pm.

Residents that wish to participate in the public comment section of the Council meeting are encouraged to submit their questions via email to the City Recorder at asowa@cityofroseburg.org by 4 pm on Monday, March 23rd.

A video of the full City Council meeting will be available online the following day, Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at www.CityofRoseburg.org. For more information, please call 541-492-6700.


Updated March 19th, 2020 - 4:19PM

The City of Roseburg, in an effort to help residents and businesses affected by COVID-19, are now offering an additional option for water utility payments. Account holders can now pay their bill over the phone by calling the City at 541-492-6710. Additionally, residents can pay their court or traffic fines over the phone by calling 541-492-6720.

This latest option allows for social distancing as well as a convenient way for residents to pay their bills safely from home. City Finance Director Ron Harker comments on the new temporary option.

“For security reasons, we normally do not offer payments over the phone to our customers,” says Harker. “But in these trying times, we felt it was necessary to relax this policy and make it easier for customers to pay their water bill or their court and traffic fines. Customer safety is our number one priority right now, and creating this new option for payment is not only more convenient, but also keeps our employees safe.”

Although paying by phone is now available, the City prefers that customers pay their water bills online. To pay your water bill online, visit https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/roseburgor. Customers can also drop off their payments at the City Hall drop-off box, which is located to the right of the sliding glass door main entrance. The City strongly encourages its customers to use social distancing by utilizing both of these methods of payment.

In this unprecedented time, the City understands that residents may be undergoing hardships that make it difficult to pay their financial obligations. That is why the City is willing to offer flexible payment plans that are tailored to each individual’s economic situation.

“Give us a call, and we will work with you,” says Harker. “We don’t want any of our citizens to have to make hard choices. We are all in this together. That is why we want people to call us and make arrangements one-on-one. Any way that we can help our residents get through this difficult time is what we are here to do.”

In addition to paying monthly water utilities, new customers who wish to set up their water service can also do so over the phone. To learn more, please call 541-492-6710 or visit www.CityofRoseburg.org

Updated March 19th, 2020 - 1:46PM
The following video is a COVID-19 Q&A with Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.


Updated March 18th, 2020 - 11:05AM
The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce has created a helpful list of resources for businesses that are currently struggling with the impacts of COVID-19. To view the list of resources, please go to https://roseburgchamber.com/news/current-news/ 



Updated March 18th, 2020 - 10:11AM
The following is a message from Douglas County:

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) conducted a pilot testing drive through procedure for potential COVID-19 patients in Douglas County. Residents that were tested were identified by their health care provider, as a patient that was symptomatic, and needed to be tested. This was the first time such drive through testing for COVID-19 was done in Douglas County. Up until now tests were collected sporadically at clinics and sent to the Oregon State Public Health lab and then the CDC.  DPHN modeled the pilot after 3 years of successful flu-vaccine clinics.

Local medical leaders, including Dr. Dannenhoffer and Dr. Jason Gray, Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Medical Center performed the actual tests on Tuesday.

“Testing is the best way for us to attempt to control the spread of the Coronavirus,“ said Douglas County Public Health Officer Bob Dannenhoffer. “When we can determine the number of positive cases in the community, where they have gone, and who they have come in contact with, we can also notify people who may have contact with them and recommend they quarantine themselves.”

The pilot testing was done at the Douglas County Fairgrounds utilizing a drive-through process and local health care providers. Completed tests have been sent to Quest, a commercial laboratory for processing. The results of the tests should be known in two to four days. Test results will be sent from the laboratory back to the health care provider that ordered the test. 

The drive-through process allows for multiple people to be seen in a manner that is safe for the patient and the provider. Doing several tests consecutively also helps to conserve valuable high-tech masks, which providers need to wear and are in short supply nationwide.  Such protective equipment is likely to be short supply during this pandemic.  Most of the protective equipment used in hospitals is disposable and is single use only.  The drive-thru clinic allowed the use of powered personal respirators that could be used for multiple patients while providing maximal protection for the health care providers doing the tests.

“The pilot was a success,” said Tim Freeman Douglas County Commissioner.  “We are one of the first places in the state to increase the availability and accessibility of testing while also preserving patient confidentiality and public safety. The amount of cooperation and professionalism that we have in Douglas County allowed this pilot to be successful. We are among the leaders in the state and nation in solving the testing issue.”

The pilot drive through testing clinic saw 17 residents. All were referred by their physician. The pilot allowed DPFN to work out kinks in the process and identify how to conduct a larger drive through COVID-19 testing clinic in the future.

“This pilot clinic allowed us to test our flow and process.  The process was smooth and we were able to move patients through in three or four minutes per patient.  This will allow us to scale up, allowing for much greater testing in the future” said Teresa Mutschler, Executive Director of DPHN.

DPFN is working with local health and medical partners and plans to expand the drive-through testing, which would increase testing availability for residents in Douglas County. A specific date for the next drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic has not been determined.    

“This is a serious time in our community, and I was honored to work among my colleagues in this pilot drive through testing process,” said Jason Gray, Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Medical Center. “We are all committed to responding to the threat of COVID-19 and working side by side with our partners to make this innovative effort work for our citizens.”



Updated March 17th, 2020 - 3:05PM
The following is a message from Douglas County:

Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Oregon since Sunday, March 15, 2020.  This brings the total to 65 reported cases, spanning 13 counties in Oregon.  The breakdown of cases: Washington County has 21 cases; Linn County has 15 cases; Clackamas and Deschutes County have 6 cases each; Marion County has 4 cases; Multnomah has 3 cases; Benton, Jackson, and Umatilla have 2 cases each; and Douglas, Klamath, Polk and Yamhill County have 1 case each.  A Multnomah County veteran is the only confirmed death in Oregon associated with COVID-19.

With the new social distancing measures put into place by Oregon’s Governor on Monday, March 16, Oregonians will need to increase their efforts to minimize direct contact with others in order to help “flatten the curve of coronavirus transmission in Oregon,” according to the Governor’s press release. In addition to the measures put into place on March 12, 2020, we were advised to put these new measures into action:

A statewide cancellation of all events and gatherings larger than 25 people - exempting essential locations like workplaces, grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores. It's additionally recommended that Oregonians avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.

Restaurants, bars, and other establishments may not offer food or beverages for on-site consumption; they are restricted to carry-out and delivery only.

Food service at health care facilities, workplaces, and other essential facilities will continue.

All other businesses are urged to assess their practices, implement strong social distancing measures, and close their doors temporarily if they cannot put the new guidance in place.

How can I help others?

Many of our citizens, young and old, have asked how they can help during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Here is a list of ideas on ways to help your neighbors, families, and friends:

Donate Blood to a Red Cross Blood Bank

Volunteer at the Local COVID-19 Call Center

Volunteer at Local Senior Dining Sites

Volunteer or Donate with COAD

Provide Daycare, Elder Care or Childcare Relief

Support Local Restaurants and Businesses 

Neighbor Check – 10 



Updated March 17th, 2020 - 11:09AM
The following video is a COVID-19 Q&A with Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.



Updated March 13th, 2020 - 2:10PM
The City of Roseburg encourages all residents to follow the prevention guidelines posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To view the full list, click the link below.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance

Douglas County Health officials have established a local hotline for people with questions about COVID-19.  The call center will be staffed with health care professionals who can answer questions from the public.  The call center is live now, and will run from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.  The hotline number is (541) 464-6550.



Updated March 12, 2020 - 10:50AM
The City of Roseburg is continuing to monitor information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Douglas County Public Health, and the Governor’s office.  Currently, the City of Roseburg is operating with normal business hours and full operations.  We are, however, taking interim steps to ensure the safety of our staff and the public.  Staff will continue to evaluate additional safety measures as necessary, and changes may be implemented.

City staff is participating in leadership calls and meetings with local health officials, Mercy Hospital, Bay Cities Ambulance, and Douglas Fire District 2 to evaluate how to best serve the public while keeping first responders and medical professionals safe.

Per CDC and OHA recommendations, the City is encouraging the use of social distancing.  Public meetings currently scheduled are proceeding, but will be set up to maintain the recommended separation between attendees.  Staff will continue to evaluate available technology that may better facilitate virtual meetings. 

The Roseburg Public Library is maintaining its regular operating hours but will see some changes.

Fewer computers will be available for use in order to encourage recommended social spacing.    
Scheduled programs are continuing, with changes made to provide additional spacing between participants.
Any library patron showing signs of illness may be asked to leave.
The library depends heavily on volunteers and has contingency plans in place to reduce operations if needed.
As always, there is a vast amount of material available to library cardholders on the electronic platforms – CloudLibrary and Overdrive. Visit https://roseburg.biblionix.com/catalog/ for electronic media.
The public is encouraged to conduct as much City business as possible via the phone or online. Please visit the City’s website at www.cityofroseburg.org for information and contact phone numbers.
The City will post updates on our social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor. The public is encouraged to follow our pages for latest information.



March 10, 2020 - 9:08AM
As many of you know, there have been several presumptive positive cases of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, identified throughout the State of Oregon in numerous counties. We all have questions and concerns relating to this issue.  The City of Roseburg has been working closely with area partners, including Douglas County Emergency Management, Douglas Public Health Network, Mercy Medical Center, and others to protect our citizens and continue providing the services that make our city great.

If you have questions, please check out the following links, which provide up-to-date information and resources regarding COVID-19:

Oregon Health Authority – www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus

Douglas Public Health Network – www.facebook.com/DouglasPublicHealthNetwork

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov

In addition, the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have additional information located on their respective Facebook pages.

Oregon Health Authority Facebook page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Facebook page

As a reminder, you can take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza with the following guidelines:

Stay home while you are sick.    
Never visit a hospital or long-term care facility if you have a fever or cough illness.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.