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Updated July 10, 2020 - 2:29PM

It is Friday, July 10, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO new confirmed cases and one new presumptive case of COVID-19 reported since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 60*.  Please note that during our ongoing case investigations one of our confirmed cases was discovered to be a resident of another state, so that case was removed from our case count and transferred to the correct county of residence in that state.  Thus, our numbers for confirmed and total case count reflect that movement.  

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today Friday, July 10, 2020 in Roseburg. There will be another clinic in Reedsport on Saturday, July 11, 2020.  As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 945 people tested in 45 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 July 9, 2020 - 1:22PM

It is Thursday, July 9, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 58*.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 10, 2020. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 945 people tested in 45 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 July 8, 2020 - 1:51PM

It is Wednesday, July 8, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new confirmed case of COVID-19, and two new presumptive cases in Douglas County since yesterday at noon. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 56*.  OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses 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.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  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 and isolation. 

DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees.  Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving.  As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 16 cases in isolation.

COVID-19.  Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 945 people tested in 45 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 July 7, 2020 - 3:49PM

It is Tuesday, July 7, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new confirmed cases of COVID-19, and two new presumptive cases, since yesterday at noon, in Douglas County.  The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 54. OHA recently expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number.  DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses 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.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.  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 and isolation.  

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update Tuesday, July 7, 2020 

Total COVID-19 Cases: 54 46 confirmed    8 presumptive 

Total Currently Hospitalized: 1 

Total Currently in Isolation: 16 

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0 

Total Negative Test Results: 5465* 

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19.  Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 866 people tested in 41 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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.  For more information please visit www.DouglasPublicHealthNetwork.org.


Updated July 6, 2020 - 3:58PM

It is Monday, July 6, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Douglas County since our last update at 12:00 pm yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 52. OHA recently expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number. DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses 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.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. 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 and isolation.

Douglas County, OR COVID-19 Case Update

Monday, July 6, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases: 52

46 confirmed

6 presumptive



Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total Currently in Isolation: 14

Total COVID-19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5465











The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 7, 2020. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 866 people tested in 41 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 July 5, 2020 - 4:19PM

It is Sunday, July 5, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 50. OHA recently expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number. DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses 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. 

Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. 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 and isolation.

Sunday July 5, 2020

Total Cases: 50

44 confirmed

6 presumptive



Total Currently Hospitalized: 2

Total in Isolation: 12

Total COVID19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5412


DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees.  Previously, we used the OHA definition for recovered that considered people recovered if they were 10 days from onset and symptoms were improving. As more is learned about COVID, the clinical definition of recovery is evolving.  Due to the evolving nature of this definition, we have removed the column in our chart listing our recovered cases. 

From here forward, the DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the number of confirmed cases, the number of presumptive cases, total COVID-19 deaths, total currently hospitalized, total negative test results, and the number of people in isolation in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 12 cases in isolation.

Updated July 4, 2020 - 5:36PM

It is Saturday, July 4, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are 3 new confirmed cases and three new presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 49. OHA recently expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number. DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses 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. 

Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. 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 and isolation.

Saturday July 4, 2020

Total Cases: 49

43 confirmed

6 presumptive



Total Currently Hospitalized: 2

Total in Isolation: 15

Total COVID19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5146


Updated July 3, 2020 - 1:17PM

It is Friday, July 3, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are 0 new confirmed cases and two new presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 45. OHA recently expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number. DPHN is reporting confirmed and presumptive cases and uses 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. 

Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. 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 and isolation.

Friday July 3, 2020

Total Cases: 45

40 confirmed

5 presumptive



Total Currently Hospitalized: 1

Total in Isolation: 11

Total COVID19 Deaths: 0

Total Negative Test Results: 5146


Updated June 30, 2020 - 1:24PM

It is Tuesday, June 30, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of confirmed positive cases in Douglas County is now at 40. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. 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 and isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, June 30, 2020. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 837 people tested in 40 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 June 29, 2020 - 1:08PM

It is Monday, June 29, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of confirmed positive cases in Douglas County is now 39. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. 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 next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, June 30, 2020. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 837 people tested in 40 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 June 26, 2020 - 2:48PM

It is Friday, June 26, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new confirmed case and one new presumptive case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of confirmed positive cases in Douglas County is now at 36.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test.

Thirty-six people have tested positive in the county and twenty-eight of those thirty-six 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 36 confirmed cases in 110 days.


Updated June 25, 2020 - 1:08PM

It is Thursday, June 25, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new confirmed case and one new presumptive case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of confirmed positive cases in Douglas County is now at 35. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Thirty-five people have tested positive in the county and twenty-eight of those thirty-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 35 confirmed cases in 109 days.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, June 26, 2020, in Roseburg. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 802 people tested in 38 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 June 24, 2020 - 4:11PM

It is Wednesday, June 24, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of confirmed positive cases in Douglas County remains at 34. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Thirty-four people have tested positive in the county and twenty-eight of those thirty-four 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 34 cases in 108 days.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, June 26, 2020, in Roseburg. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 802 people tested in 38 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 June 22, 2020 - 2:10PM

It is Monday, June 22, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of confirmed positive cases in Douglas County is now 34. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Thirty-four people have tested positive in the county and twenty-eight of those thirty-four 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 34 cases in 106 days.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Roseburg. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 779 people tested in 37 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 June 19, 2020 - 1:45PM

It is Friday, June 19, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is one new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positive cases in Douglas County is now at 33. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Thirty-three people have tested positive in the county and twenty-eight of those thirty-three 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 33 cases in 103 days.

DPHN is following OHA policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees.  The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) 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.

The next drive-through testing clinic is today, Friday, June 19, 2020, in Roseburg. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 748 people tested in 36 the drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 June 18, 2020 - 1:27PM

It is Thursday, June 18, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are three new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positive cases in Douglas County is now 32. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Thirty-two people have tested positive in the county and twenty-eight of those thirty-two 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 32 cases in 102 days.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, June 19, 2020. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 748 people tested in 36 the drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and 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 June 16, 2020 - 1:52PM

It is Tuesday, June 16, 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 is 29. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-nine people have tested positive in the county and twenty-eight of those twenty-nine 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 29 cases in 100 days.

Updated June 14, 2020 - 4:34PM

It is Sunday, June 14, 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 is 29. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-nine people have tested positive in the county and twenty-eight of those twenty-nine 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 29 cases in 98 days.

Updated June 11th, 2020 - 1:24PM

It is Thursday, June 11, 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 is 29. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-nine people have tested positive in the county and twenty-seven of those twenty-nine 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 29 cases in 95 days.

Updated June 8th, 2020 - 1:47PM

It is Tuesday, June 9, 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 is 29. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-nine people have tested positive in the county and twenty-seven of those twenty-nine 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 29 cases in 93 days.

Updated June 8th, 2020 - 2:28PM

It is Monday, June 8, 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 is 29. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-nine people have tested positive in the county and twenty-six of those twenty-nine 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 29 cases in 92 days.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Roseburg. As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19. Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 620 people tested in the drive-through clinics alone, additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics simultaneously. 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 June 4th, 2020 - 11:57AM

It is Thursday, June 4, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positive cases in Douglas County is 29. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-nine people have tested positive in the county and twenty-five of those twenty-nine 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 29 cases in 88 days.


Updated June 2nd, 2020 - 12:46PM

It is Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is one new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positive cases in Douglas County is 28. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-eight people have tested positive in the county and twenty-five of those twenty-eight 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 28 cases in 86 days.

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 June 1st, 2020 - 2:23PM

It is Monday, June 1, 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 is 27. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-seven people have tested positive in the county and twenty-five of those twenty-seven 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 27 cases in over 80 days.

Updated May 29th, 2020 - 1:17PM

It is Friday, May 29, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positive cases in Douglas County is now at 27. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-seven people have tested positive in the county and twenty-three of those twenty-seven 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 26 cases in over 80 days.

Updated May 28th, 2020 - 2:10PM

It is Thursday, May 28, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The total number of positive cases in Douglas County is now at 26. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Twenty-six people have tested positive in the county and twenty-three of those twenty-six have recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19.

“Although our cases have been fairly steady for several weeks, we expected to have new cases in Douglas County. In addition to our regular testing clinics, epidemiological contact tracing and isolation support for our positive cases, we have also been spending the last several weeks preparing for a possible surge. We are more prepared now than we were at the beginning of this pandemic and will continue to do the vital and important public health work of providing locally relevant correct information, testing, and epidemiology investigations.” Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer

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 26 cases in over 80 days.                                                        

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. 

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