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Updated January 26, 2021 - 2:26PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, January 26, 2021, there are NINE (9) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) presumptive that has moved to positive with a positive test result and ONE (1) death to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,811*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our forty-seventh death is a 96-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, January 15, 2021, and passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN, and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers, and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Douglas County Will Stay in Current State Risk Level for Two More Weeks 

The good news for Douglas County residents and businesses is that will remain in our current State-mandated risk level. The State of Oregon notified Douglas County yesterday, that we will not be moving out of the current level based on our COVID-19 case count over the last two weeks. Douglas County will remain in the High-Risk Level for the next two-week period, beginning Friday, January 29, 2021, and continuing through Thursday, February 11, 2021. The high-risk level allows ALL of our local businesses the opportunity to be OPEN, with some restrictions and limitations on capacity.  We wanted to make note that as part of the new state COVID risk and safety mandates instituted in December 2020, Senior Centers and Hookah are not allowed to operate regardless of the risk level in their county. We want to continue to thank our residents and businesses for staying within the recommended guidelines, and for making good decisions in order for our communities to stay open. The new risk level does not affect the ability of faith-based organizations and local school districts to offer in-person services and classes. They are able to make decisions for their own congregations and educational programs.

Douglas County Case Counts Still Concerning

While we have managed to stay at the high-risk level, our positive case count is still concerning. For the past two weeks, we reported 220 new COVID cases. During recent case investigations, we found that almost one-third of our cases in the last two weeks have been linked to two large local faith-based organization outbreaks. These outbreaks have had a dramatic impact on our communities, our businesses, and our residents. We do want to recognize and applaud the efforts of the majority of our local faith-based organizations for proving that you can provide a wide range of safe and COVID-free in-person and online options for their congregations. Of particular note, we have not had any large outbreaks related to the gyms, restaurants, or bars that have re-opened over the last month with our State-mandated risk level. Again, we want to send out kudos to all the businesses that are working hard to keep COVID-19 from entering or affecting their ability to stay open during these trying times. The rest of the recent cases are the unfortunate consequence of residents who continue to host celebrations and parties, travel to COVID hot spot areas, invite people to visit from out of the area, and attended in-person unprotected congregate social gatherings where COVID-19 safety measures were not being followed. Please, for the sake of our local businesses, services, and residents, we encourage you to gauge your risk level and make the best choice in order to protect yourself and those around you.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 147 cases in isolation, as well as another 331 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 478 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated January 25, 2021 - 4:41PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, January 25, 2021, there are TWENTY-ONE (21) people with new positive test results and THREE (3) new presumptives to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,802*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 170 cases in isolation, as well as another 348 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 518 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Where Do I Get More Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine?

If you believe you are eligible as a part of CDC and OHA’s Phase 1a COVID-19 vaccine population, or you are a local health care provider that would like to sign up as a vaccinator, or you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, you can get more

information by emailing DPHN’s new COVID-19 vaccine email at: vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. DPHN will do their best to respond with the most current information available, sign up health care providers as vaccinators,

schedule volunteers, and connect those that are eligible for the vaccine with those that have the vaccine, as soon as the vaccine becomes available. Additionally, we encourage you to contact your Doctor, Physician, Nurse Practitioner or the Medical Office you frequent, and encourage them to sign up as a vaccinator, so you might be able go to them for the vaccine once it is available.

Vaccine Distribution to Local Public Health in Douglas County

The latest round of vaccines we have received have all been deployed to our approved local health care providers (vaccinators) in Douglas County. Those approved vaccinators are quickly working to vaccinate the current identified list of ELIGIBLE Douglas County residents in accordance with the priority group guidelines and criteria set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Currently, vaccinators are working to vaccinate those that wish to receive the vaccine in the identified priority populations in Phase 1A (Groups 1-4): which includes health care workers, skilled nursing and memory care personnel, adult foster care, hospice programs, corrections personnel, home health workers, homebound medically or disabled, EMS and first responders. As of today, Monday, January 25, 2021, OHA has added the first group of Phase 1B to the list of eligible residents, which includes: early learning workers, child care providers, K-12 educators and staff. (Click here for Oregon's most up-to-date list of eligible residents).  

 

To date, we have not received enough vaccines to vaccinate all residents in the current eligible groups. But, that does not mean that we are not prepared to vaccinate our residents. DPHN has signed up 42 local health professionals/offices, as COVID-19 vaccinators that have locations throughout Douglas County. Our team and ever-growing list of vaccinators are ready, able and willing to vaccinate, all we need is the vaccine. Aviva Health and cooperators held the first mass vaccine clinic for eligible residents in Douglas County on Saturday, January 23, 2021, and they plan to organize and execute more clinics as vaccines become available.

Douglas County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Clinics 

Due to widely available COVID-19 testing opportunities in Douglas County, your local public health authority and DPHN have decided to step-back our drive-through testing clinics to one day a week for the time being. If needs increase, we are prepared to increase testing to 2-3 times a week again. As we have reported before, we were one of the first counties in the state to do a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic, and we have done 2-3 clinics a week since March 2020 in Roseburg, as well as drive-through testing clinics in Reedsport. DPHN has also been part of increasing the availability and types of testing at multiple sites and locations across the county, also leading the state in rapid testing availability. The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, January 29, 2021, 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 can contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788.

Updated January 24, 2021 - 2:16PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, January 24, 2021, there are ELEVEN (11) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) deaths to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,778*. Currently, there are TEN (10) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.


Two More COVID-19 Related Deaths of Douglas County Residents 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of two more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our forty-fifth death is a 66-year-old man who passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, and was confirmed positive with COVID-19 post mortem on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Our forty-sixth death is an 82-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Aviva Health and Community Partners Vaccinate 753 Residents in our First Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Event

Shared in part from Aviva Health. Yesterday, Saturday, January 23, 2021, Aviva Health, in cooperation with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT), Douglas County, Umpqua Health Alliance and over 100 volunteers from across the county, held the first mass COVID-19 vaccination event in Douglas County for eligible residents who fell within the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Phase 1a vaccine prioritization schedule. The vaccination event took place in Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, with the goal of administering 600 vaccinations. At the end of the twelve plus hour day, 753 eligible Douglas County residents received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Check out the event video created by Aviva Health highlighting the successful mass vaccination event.


The event was not open to the general public, as those that were eligible for the vaccine were given the opportunity to sign up. Aviva Health acquired the supply of vaccines from Mercy Medical Center, and the goal is to plan more events for eligible populations, as more vaccine becomes available. A big thank you to all the community partners that helped to make this event successful: Aviva Health Staff, DPHN staff, DCCRT Team volunteers, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, American Red Cross volunteers, U.C.C. Nursing students, Douglas County Department staff, Umpqua Health Alliance staff, Adapt staff and numerous local physicians, health care providers and community volunteers.

Douglas County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Clinics 

Due to widely available COVID-19 testing opportunities in Douglas County, your local public health authority and DPHN have decided to step-back our drive-through testing clinics to one day a week for the time being. If needs increase, we are prepared to increase testing to 2-3 times a week again. As we have reported before, we were one of the first counties in the state to do a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic, and we have done 2-3 clinics a week since March 2020 in Roseburg, as well as drive-through testing clinics in Reedsport. DPHN has also been part of increasing the availability and types of testing at multiple sites and locations across the county, also leading the state in rapid testing availability. The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, January 29, 2021, 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 can contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788.

 

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 173 cases in isolation, as well as another 375 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 548 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated January 23, 2021 - 3:37PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, January 23, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive that has moved to a positive with a positive test result to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,767*. Currently, there are THIRTEEN (13) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eleven locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.


Aviva Health Holds Large-Scale COVID-19 Vaccination Event for Eligible Residents

Shared from Aviva Health. Today, Saturday, January 23, 2021, Aviva Health, in cooperation with Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT), Douglas County, Umpqua Health Alliance and over 100 volunteers from across the county, held the first mass COVID-19 vaccination event in Douglas County for eligible residents who fell within the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Phase 1a vaccine prioritization schedule. The vaccination event took place in Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, with the goal of administering 600 vaccinations. This event was not open to the general public, as those that were eligible for the vaccine were given the opportunity to sign up for the event. Click here to view the latest eligibility list published by OHA.


We know our community is eager to receive the vaccination, and we’re doing everything we can to quickly move through OHA’s Phase 1a vaccine sequencing list so we can begin vaccinating the general public,” says Bolton. “It’s our intent to make the vaccine available to everyone as fast as we can, and we’re hopeful future allotments from the state will arrive expeditiously.”

Aviva Health acquired the supply of vaccines from Mercy Medical Center, and the goal is to plan more events for eligible populations as more vaccine becomes available. DPHN handled the pre-registration of eligible individuals who fell within OHA’s Phase 1a criteria, and quickly filled all the available slots for the available vaccines. They also created a waiting list in case of no shows, ensuring that none of the vaccines, which have a limited shelf life once removed from refrigeration go to waste. A mass vaccination of this size and scale in Douglas County requires broad support from organizations and individuals well beyond the walls of Aviva Health. “We’re leaning heavily on partner organizations and other volunteers to ensure the event is a success,” commented KC Bolton, CEO of Aviva Health. “If there’s a silver lining to the pandemic, it’s that over these last several months’ different health care organizations from across the county are coalescing in response to COVID-19, and that kind of partnership and collaboration is critical in the success of this kind of effort.”


Public health experts say the vaccine, in combination with other sensible safety measures like masking, social distancing and handwashing, offers the best protection from COVID-19 and continued community spread. If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccine availability in Douglas County, please email vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.

Douglas County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Clinics 

Due to widely available COVID-19 testing opportunities in Douglas County, your local public health authority and DPHN have decided to step-back our drive-through testing clinics to one day a week for the time being. If needs increase, we are prepared to increase testing to 2-3 times a week again. As we have reported before, we were one of the first counties in the state to do a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic, and we have done 2-3 clinics a week since March 2020 in Roseburg, as well as drive-through testing clinics in Reedsport. DPHN has also been part of increasing the availability and types of testing at multiple sites and locations across the county, also leading the state in rapid testing availability. The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, January 29, 2021, 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 can contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788.

 

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 162 cases in isolation, as well as another 371 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 533 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated January 22, 2021 - 1:47PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, January 22, 2021, there are SEVENTEEN (17) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive and ONE (1) death to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,757*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.


COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our forty-fourth death is an 84-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, January 8, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Update: Douglas County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Clinics 

We wanted to let you know that due to widely available COVID-19 testing opportunities in Douglas County, your local public health authority and DPHN have decided to step-back our drive-through testing clinics to one day a week for the time being. If needs increase, we are prepared to increase testing to 2-3 times a week again. As we have reported before, we were one of the first counties in the state to do a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic, and we have done 2-3 clinics a week since March 2020 in Roseburg, as well as drive-through testing clinics in Reedsport. DPHN has also been part of increasing the availability and types of testing at multiple sites and locations across the county, also leading the state in rapid testing availability. The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Friday, January 22, 2021, 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 can contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 154 cases in isolation, as well as another 322 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 476 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated January 21, 2021 - 1:33PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, January 21, 2021, there are SIXTEEN (16) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,739*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Update: Douglas County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Clinics 

We wanted to let you know that due to widely available COVID-19 testing opportunities in Douglas County, your local public health authority and DPHN have decided to step-back our drive-through testing clinics to one day a week for the time being. If needs increase, we are prepared to increase testing to 2-3 times a week again. As we have reported before, we were one of the first places in the state to do a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic, and we have done 2-3 clinics a week since March 2020 in Roseburg, as well as drive-through testing clinics in Reedsport. DPHN has also been part of increasing the availability and types of testing at multiple sites and locations across the county, also leading the state in rapid testing availability. The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, January 22, 2021, 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 can contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 146 cases in isolation, as well as another 295 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 441 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Where Do I Get More Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine?

If you believe you are eligible as a part of CDC and OHA’s Phase 1a COVID-19 vaccine population, or you are a local health care provider that would like to sign up as a vaccinator, or you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, you can get more information by emailing DPHN’s new COVID-19 vaccine email at: vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. DPHN will do their best to respond with the most current information available, sign up health care providers as vaccinators, schedule volunteers, and connect those that are eligible for the vaccine with those that have the vaccine, as soon as the vaccine becomes available. Additionally, we encourage you to contact your Doctor, Physician, Nurse Practitioner or the Medical Office you frequent, and encourage them to sign up as a vaccinator, so you might be able go to them for the vaccine once it is available. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact them for information on their COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs, (541) 672-9405.

Updated January 20, 2021 - 1:53PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, there are TWENTY-TWO (22) people with new positive test results and THREE (3) new presumptives to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,723*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Update: Douglas County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Clinics 

We wanted to let you know that due to widely available COVID-19 testing opportunities and locations in Douglas County, your local public health authority and DPHN have decided to step-back our drive-through testing clinics to one day a week for the time being. If needs increase, we are prepared to increase testing to 2-3 times a week again. As we have reported before, we were one of the first places in the state to do a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic, and we have done 2-3 clinics a week since March 2020 in Roseburg, as well as drive-through testing clinics in Reedsport. DPHN has also been part of increasing the availability and types of testing at multiple sites and locations across the county, also leading the state in rapid testing availability.

Our drive-through testing clinics for COVID-19 remain one of the best examples of collaboration and innovation in the state. Additionally, we have been able to significantly increase the availability and accessibility of COVID-19 testing countywide in the last several months, which has prompted us to step back our testing strategy. We are grateful for the tremendous support from DCCRT partners, the Douglas County Commissioners and all the volunteers that made our clinics so successful,” commented Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, January 22, 2021, 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 can contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 144 cases in isolation, as well as another 264 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 408 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob

Join us Friday, January 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer. The show is hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook pageResidents are encouraged to submit their questions during the live show or can email questions to: Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the live shows.

Updated January 19, 2021 - 3:17PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, there are SIX (6) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) new presumptives to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,698*. Currently, there are SEVEN (7) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 139 cases in isolation, as well as another 308 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 447 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Where Do I Get More Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine?

If you believe you are eligible as a part of the CDC’s Phase 1a COVID-19 vaccine population, or you are a local health care provider that would like to sign up as a vaccinator, or you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, you can get more information by emailing DPHN’s new COVID-19 vaccine email at: vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. DPHN will do their best to respond with the most current information available, sign up health care providers as vaccinators, schedule volunteers, and connect those that are eligible for the vaccine with those that have the vaccine, as soon as the vaccine becomes available. Additionally, we encourage you to contact your Doctor, Physician, Nurse Practitioner or the Medical Office you frequent, and encourage them to sign up as a vaccinator, so you might be able go to them for the vaccine once it is available. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact them for information on their COVID-19 vaccination program, (541) 672-9405.

Federal and State Vaccine Distribution to Local Public Health in Douglas County

The latest round of vaccines received late last week have all been deployed to our approved local health care providers (vaccinators) in Douglas County. Those approved vaccinators are quickly working to vaccinate the current identified list of ELIGIBLE Douglas County residents in accordance with the priority group guidelines and criteria set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Right now, they are still working through the identified priority populations in the first phase; which include health care workers, long term care workers, home care workers, EMS and first responders. (Click here Oregon's most up-to-date list of eligible residents).  To date, we have not received enough vaccines to complete the first phase of eligible residents or hold a community event. But, that does not mean that we are not prepared for a local vaccination event. Our team is ready, able and willing to do an event, all we need is the vaccine. We ask for your continued patience, as we work through the maze of changes, logistic issues and limited vaccine distribution.

Updated January 18, 2021 - 1:26PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, January 18, 2021, there are ELEVEN (11) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,690*. Currently, there are SIX (6) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

MLK Day and Day of Service

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the “Day of Service” in his honor. First observed 35 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. Day or sometimes called MLK Day, commemorates the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. On November 3, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill establishing the holiday and on January 20, 1986, the first national MLK Day holiday was observed. This year also marks the 26th Anniversary of the “Day of Service”, that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Your Douglas County Commissioners encourage you to give back by volunteering as much as you can, and perhaps jumpstart a longer-term personal commitment for community service.

How Do I Get More Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine Locally?

You can get more information by emailing DPHN at our new COVID-19 vaccine email address, vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. DPHN will do their best to respond with the most current information available, sign up health providers as vaccinators, schedule volunteers, and connect those that are eligible for the vaccine with those that have the vaccine, as soon as the vaccine becomes available. DPHN, through our Local Public Health Authority, our Douglas County Commissioners, set up a new email for the COVID-19 vaccine in Douglas County. So, for local answers to questions about vaccine eligibility, availability and volunteer opportunities, please email vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Additionally, we encourage you to contact your Doctor, Physician, Family Practitioner or the Medical Office you frequent and encourage them to sign up as a vaccinator, so you can possibly go to them for the vaccine once it is available. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact them for information on their COVID-19 vaccination program, (541) 672-9405.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 190 cases in isolation, as well as another 323 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 513 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated January 17, 2021 - 12:21PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, January 17, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,679*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

How Do I Get More Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine Locally?

You can email DPHN at our new COVID-19 vaccine email address, vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org, to get the latest information and get matched up with a vaccinator, once the supply of vaccines arrives for your eligibility group. DPHN, through our Local Public Health Authority, our Douglas County Commissioners, set up a new email for the COVID-19 vaccine in Douglas County. DPHN will do their best to respond with the most current information available, sign up vaccinators and volunteers, and connect those that are eligible for the vaccine with those that have the vaccine, as soon as the vaccine becomes available. For answers to questions about vaccine eligibility, availability and volunteer opportunities, please email vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Additionally, we encourage you to contact your Doctor, Physician, Family Practitioner or the Medical Office you frequent and encourage them to sign up as a vaccinator, so you can possibly go to them for the vaccine once it is available. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact them for information on their COVID-19 vaccination program, (541) 672-9405.

COVID-19 Vaccine: High Demand and Low Supply

We know that you may have heard reports that the CDC and OHA are making changes to the vaccine eligibility guidelines, it does not mean that the vaccine is available for everyone that is eligible in Douglas County. We have NOT received the new guidelines on the changes yet, so we are continuing with the current prioritization levels until we receive those new rules and guidelines. It is a supply and demand issue, that we have no control over. While we are seeing high local demand for the vaccine, unfortunately the supply chain of vaccines has not caught up to the current demand. We continue to submit requests to OHA daily for more vaccines to be sent to Douglas County, so we can move forward with vaccinations for everyone that is eligible. Please know that if you want the vaccine, we want you to have it, and are working 24/7 to make that happen. Rest assured, that when the new rules are finalized, and we start to receive more vaccines, we will begin to systematically offer them to additional eligible populations in an orderly, fair and equitable manner.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 179 cases in isolation, as well as another 333 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 512 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated January 16, 2021 - 1:11PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, January 16, 2021, there are SEVEN (7) people with new positive test results and THREE (3) to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,669*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Reminder: Vaccine Distribution to Local Public Health

The latest round of vaccines that we received this week have all been deployed to our approved local health care providers (vaccinators) in Douglas County. They are quickly working to vaccinate the current identified list of ELIGIBLE Douglas County residents in accordance with the priority group guidelines and criteria set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Right now, they are still working through the identified priority populations in the first group; which include health care workers, long term care workers, home care workers, EMS and first responders. (Click here Oregon's most up-to-date list of eligible residents).  To date, we have not received enough vaccines to move to the next phase or wave, or to hold a large community event. But, that does not mean that we are not prepared for a local vaccination event. Our team is ready, able and willing to do an event, all we need is the vaccine. We ask for your continued patience, as we work through the maze of changes, logistic issues and limited vaccine distribution.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 169 cases in isolation, as well as another 353 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 522 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob

Join us Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm for the next Facebook Live with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the Douglas County Public Health Officer. The show is hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook pageResidents are encouraged to submit their questions during the live show or can email questions to: Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during the live shows.

Updated January 15, 2021 - 12:56PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, January 15, 2021, there are TWENTY-THREE (23) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,659*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Vaccine Distribution to Local Public Health

The latest round of available vaccines (500) that were sent to Local Public Health less than 48 hours ago, have been deployed to our approved local health care providers (vaccinators) in Douglas County. They are quickly working to vaccinate the current identified list of ELIGIBLE Douglas County residents in accordance with the priority group guidelines and criteria set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Right now, they are still working through the identified priority populations in the first group; which include health care workers, long term care workers, home care workers, EMS and first responders. (Click here Oregon's most up-to-date list of eligible residents).  To date, we have not received enough vaccines to move to the next phase or wave, or to hold a large community event. But, that does not mean that we are not prepared for a local vaccination event. Our team is ready, able and willing to do an event, all we need is the vaccine. So, we ask for your continued patience, as we work through the maze of changes, logistic issues and limited vaccine distribution.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Low Supply vs High Demand

We wanted to let you know that even though you have heard reports that the CDC and OHA are making changes to the vaccine eligibility guidelines, it does not mean that the vaccine is available for everyone that is eligible in Douglas County at this time. It is a supply and demand issue, that we have no control over. While there is demand, and far more people that are eligible and want to get the vaccine, unfortunately the supply chain of vaccines has not caught up to the current demand for them. We continue to submit requests to OHA daily for more vaccines to be sent to Douglas County, so we can move forward with vaccinations for everyone that is eligible.


Additionally, as Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Official stated yesterday, “We do NOT have guidelines or rules on the changes yet, so we are continuing with the current prioritization levels until we receive those new rules and guidelines. Our focus remains on our most vulnerable populations, including first responders, those who live in nursing homes and health care workers that serve vulnerable populations. We want to distribute vaccine quickly, fairly and in a manner that prioritizes those who are most at risk for serious illness and death from COVID, especially our

 

 

 

senior population. But, we also recognize that eligibility for a vaccine, and availability of the vaccine, are not yet aligned.  We are working diligently with our state health partners to find a remedy for that. If you want the vaccine, we want you to have it, and are working 24/7 to make that happen.


Rest assured, that when the new rules are finalized, and we start to receive more vaccines, we will begin to systematically offer them to additional eligible populations in an orderly, fair and equitable manner. DPHN, through our Local Public Health Authority and Administrators, our Douglas County Board of Commissioners, have set up a new email address for questions about COVID-19 vaccines in Douglas County. DPHN will do their best to respond with the most current information we have, sign up vaccinators and volunteers, and connect those that are eligible for the vaccine with those that have the vaccine, as soon as the vaccine becomes available. For answers to questions about vaccine eligibility, availability and volunteer opportunities, please email vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 163 cases in isolation, as well as another 330 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 493 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated January 14, 2021 - 12:37PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, January 14, 2021, there are THIRTEEN (13) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,636*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response

Vaccine Distribution to Local Public Health

Good news today, our Local Public Health has received 500 more COVID-19 vaccines, and they have been distributed to approved local health care providers in Douglas County for immediate vaccination of ELIGIBLE Douglas County residents in accordance with the priority group guidelines and criteria set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Right now, we are still working through the identified priority populations in the first group (1a). (Click here for the most up-to-date list of eligible residents).  We ask for your continued patience, as we work through the maze of changes, logistic issues and limited vaccine distribution.


COVID-19 Vaccine: An Issue of Supply and Demand

We wanted to let you know that even though you have heard reports that the CDC and OHA are making changes to the vaccine eligibility guidelines, it does not mean that the vaccine is available for everyone that is eligible in Douglas County at this time. It is a supply and demand issue, that we have no control over. While there is demand, and far more people that are eligible to get the vaccine, unfortunately the supply chain of vaccines has not caught up to the demand. We continue to submit requests to OHA for more vaccines to be sent to Douglas County, so we can move forward with vaccinations for everyone that is eligible. At this time, we have not received enough vaccines to move to the next phase or wave, or to hold a large community event. DPHN, through our Local Public Health Authority and Administrators, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, have set up a new email address for questions about COVID-19 vaccines in Douglas County. The new email is for inquiries from residents, businesses, health care workers, medical offices and volunteers. DPHN will do their best to respond with the most current information we have, sign up vaccinators and volunteers, and connect those that are eligible for the vaccine with those that have the vaccine, as soon as the vaccine becomes available. New Email for Douglas County COVID-19 Vaccine Questions: For answers to questions about vaccine eligibility, availability and volunteer opportunities, please email vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

A Message from Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Our Douglas County Public Health Officer

We are very grateful that two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, have been approved and have begun to arrive in Douglas County. The two available vaccines have been purchased by the Federal Government, and have been distributed to Federal Agencies based on identified priority populations, and the remaining vaccines have been sent to State Health Authorities for distribution based on their identified priority populations.


First Round Sent Directly from the Federal Government and their partners: 

  • Through the Veterans’ Administration for the Roseburg VA Staff, and eventually patients.
  • To Lower Umpqua Hospital for their staff
  • To Mercy Medical Center for their staff
  • To Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
  • Through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for nursing homes, memory-care facilities and other congregate care sites.


Second Round Sent from OHA and their partners:

  • To EMS to vaccinate EMS providers and other first responders
  • To Local Public Health to Douglas Public Health Network


Just this week, DPHN has signed up several new vaccinators. Vaccinators are local health care providers that are interested in giving out the public health doses of vaccine in our community, and have been approved to do so. As of noon, January 12, a total of 400 doses had been delivered to Douglas Public Health Network, 100% of those vaccines have already been administered. This vaccine has been shared among our fabulous community providers in Douglas County and has already been given, mostly to urgent care providers. This distribution has been following the current Phase 1a priority populations as set by the CDC and OHA. These providers include:

  • Aviva
  • South River
  • Umpqua Health Alliance- Newton Creek
  • Nova Urgent Care
  • Several small practices


The recent announcement by the federal and state government indicates that there will be a shift in vaccine priorities beginning on January 23, 2021. However, we do NOT have guidelines or rules on this change yet, so we are continuing with the current prioritization levels until we receive those new rules and guidelines. We are hopeful that we receive them before January 23. Our focus remains on our most vulnerable populations, including first responders, those who live in nursing homes and health care workers that serve vulnerable populations. We also realize that age is the most potent predictor of bad outcomes, and we desperately want to protect our seniors. We want to distribute vaccine quickly, fairly and in a manner that prioritizes those who are most at risk for serious illness and death from COVID, especially our senior population. But, we also recognize that eligibility for a vaccine, and availability of the vaccine, are not yet aligned. We are working diligently with our state health partners to find a remedy for that. If you want the vaccine, we want you to have it, and are working 24/7 to make that happen.


The Vaccine Plan for Douglas County is to continue to follow the priority guidelines, support our partners that are already providing vaccines, continue to expand the number of vaccinators locally and quickly funnel the local public health vaccines we receive to those providing vaccinations for the widest distribution of vaccine across the county. We are working to have vaccinators all across the county, including in our coastal communities, like Reedsport. We intend to continue to distribute through our community partners, and are looking at the possibility of occasional large scale community events. As of today, we have not received enough vaccine for any large community events. These large scale events will likely be by invitation only, to ensure that our most vulnerable and priority populations get vaccinated first, followed by other eligible people, hopefully in the very near future. We expect to add a number of community vaccine providers to the list possibly including your doctor, your clinic and many local pharmacies. In order to increase access to the vaccines, we are also planning to include new vaccine providers, like dentists! Our goal would be to have the vaccine available at 30 or more sites scattered through the county, but of course, that depends on getting enough vaccine from the State and Federal government.


Right now, Local Public Health, DPHN and our partner vaccinators we are working through the priority populations in group 1A. If you are in group 1A, please send an e-mail to vaccines@douglaspublichealhtnetwok.org, and we will try to match those who are not yet vaccinated with local vaccine providers, once we receive the vaccines. When the new rules are finalized, and we start to receive more vaccines, we will begin to systematically offer them to additional eligible populations in an orderly, fair and equitable manner.

Updated January 13, 2021 - 2:26PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, there are TWENTY-SIX (26) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) death to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,622*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our forty-third death is an 84-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, November 21, 2020 and passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Saturday,

January 9, 2021

Sunday,

January 10, 2021

Monday,

January 11, 2021

Tuesday,

January 12, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

1,545

1,566

1,575

1,596

1622

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

1,458

1,480

1,489

1,510

1536

Presumptive

87

86

86

86

86

Total Currently Hospitalized

6

8

8

9

8

Total Currently in Isolation

176

190

172

158

173

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

42

42

42

42

43

Total COVID-19 vaccines distributed to Local Public Health and Total administered to eligible residents

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400/400


Vaccine Distribution to Local Public Health

As you can see in the chart above, we have added a new line in our daily chart in order to provide an accurate total of the number of vaccines that Local Public Health has received to date, as well as the number we have administered to eligible residents. Please note that our numbers do NOT include other sites like the Roseburg VA, Mercy Medical Center, EMS, Cow Creek Tribe and local care facilities that received their vaccines directly from the Federal and State Government in order to begin direct vaccinations to the first priority group. We wanted to let you know that our Local Public Health has received and administered our first round of COVID-19 vaccines to eligible Douglas County residents in accordance with the priority guidelines and criteria set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). As of noon yesterday, Tuesday, January 12, 2020, Douglas County has received 400 COVID-19 vaccines and all 400 of those have been administered to eligible residents at 6 approved local medical clinics. At this time, we have not received enough vaccines to move to the next phase or wave, or to hold a large community event. We are hopeful that we will get a larger distribution of the vaccine soon, so we can move forward with vaccinations for everyone that is eligible. Right now, we are still working through the priority populations in group – Phase 1A. CDC and OHA are still working on the logistics and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, and as soon as the new guidelines are finalized, and we begin to get a steady supply of vaccines, we can start moving our way down the eligibility list. DPHN, through our Local Public Health Authority administrators, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, have set up a new email address for questions about COVID-19 vaccines in Douglas County. The new email is for inquiries from residents, businesses, health care workers, medical offices and volunteers. DPHN will do their best to respond with the most current information we have, and connect those that are eligible for the vaccine with those that have the vaccine, as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

New Email for Douglas County COVID-19 Vaccine Questions: For all questions about vaccine eligibility, availability and volunteer opportunities, please email vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

Reminder: All Douglas County Businesses Have the Ability to Be Open 

Yesterday we announced that Douglas County residents and businesses would remain in our current State-mandated risk level. The State of Oregon notified Douglas County Monday, that we would not be moving out of the current level based on our COVID-19 case count over the last two weeks. So, Douglas County will remain in the High Risk Level for the next two-week period, beginning Friday, January 15, 2012, and continuing through Thursday, January 28, 2021. This risk level allows ALL of our local business the opportunity to be OPEN, with some limitations on capacity. We want to continue to thank our residents and businesses for staying within the recommended guidelines, and for making good decisions in order for our communities to continue to stay open. The new risk level does not affect the ability of faith based organizations and local school districts to offer in-person services and classes. They are able to make decisions for their own congregations and educational programs.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 173 cases in isolation, as well as another 242 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 415 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated January 12, 2021 - 1:26PM

Despite a recent surge in local cases, the good news today is that Douglas County will remain in our current State mandated risk level, which currently provides an opportunity for ALL of our local businesses to be OPEN. As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, there are TWENTY-ONE (21) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,596*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

The State of Oregon Notified Douglas County That We Will Stay Our Current Risk Level 

The news for Douglas County residents and businesses is that will remain in our current State mandated risk level. The State of Oregon notified Douglas County last night, that we will not be moving out of the current level based on our COVID-19 case count over the last two weeks. So, Douglas County will remain in the High Risk Level for the next two-week period, beginning Friday, January 15, 2012, and continuing through Thursday, January 28, 2021. The high risk level allows ALL of our local business the opportunity to be OPEN, with some limitations on capacity. We want to continue to thank our residents and businesses for staying within the recommended guidelines, and for making good decisions in order for our communities to stay open. The new risk level does not affect the ability of faith based organizations and local school districts to offer in-person services and classes. They are able to make decisions for their own congregations and educational programs.

Douglas County Sees Increase in Local Case Numbers

For the past two weeks, we have sadly seen a steady increase in our local COVID case numbers. During recent case investigations, a large outbreak, which is now our single largest epilink* outbreak, has been linked to a local faith organization as the source, with nearly five dozen positive cases, dozens of residents asked to quarantine and several hospitalizations. This outbreak has dramatically impacted our community, our businesses and our residents. We want to recognize and applaud the majority of our local faith organizations for proving that you can provide a wide range of safe and

COVID-free in-person and online options for their congregations. Additionally, we are also seeing cases arise as an unfortunate consequence of residents who attended holiday celebrations, traveled to COVID hot spot areas, invited people to visit from out of the area and attended in-person unprotected congregate social gatherings where COVID-19 safety measures were not being followed. Please, for the sake of our local businesses, services and residents, we encourage you to gauge your risk level, and make the best choice in order protect yourself and those around you. We have provided education on the

widely proven COVID-19 safety measures, and encourage you to limit your contact with others not from your household, stay home if you are sick and wear face coverings where recommended. We know how important family and faith are to you, so we ask that you consider all options available in order to eliminate and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities in order to help protect the ones you love, the businesses you love and the places you love to go.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 158 cases in isolation, as well as another 215 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 373 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.


Updated January 11, 2021 - 12:34PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, January 11, 2021, there are NINE (9) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,575*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally, and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 172 cases in isolation, as well as another 204 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 376 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Coming – Please Be Patient

We know you are all anxious and we know there are conflicting messages out there, but we ask for your continued patience as we await more information on the availability of the COVID vaccine for the next phases of distribution. Much like when COVID testing started, they are still working out all the details. The vaccine is currently being administered locally to the Phase 1a group of recipients, as designated by the CDC and OHA. Oregon and Douglas County are unfortunately still in this first phase of COVID vaccine distribution. The vaccine is not available to the proposed Phase 1b group, or the Phase 1c group, or for the general public yet. The January vaccine distribution looks like it will continue to be only available for the Phase 1a group of front line health care workers, people who live or work in long-term care or skilled nursing facilities, and first responders. For more information about Oregon’s vaccine plan, priority groups, and the implementation process please visit https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/For answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID vaccine, check out the worksheet created by OHA here: OHA's Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID Vaccine in Oregon. As a reminder, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority are in charge of distributing, prioritizing, and establishing the guidelines for the release of the COVID vaccines in Oregon. According to OHA, Oregon, like most US states, has not received enough vaccines to immunize everyone in Phase 1A yet. As soon as we receive a definite timeline for the next phases, we will pass along the information. In the meantime, we ask that you be patient and continue to follow the well-documented recommendations for COVID safety. For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon, log onto the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon websiteWe ask that you not call or email the DCCRT, DPHN, or local health care professionals, but instead directly contact CDC or OHAfor the latest updates and information on the status of vaccine availability.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 January 10, 2021 - 1:52PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, January 10, 2021, there are TWENTY-ONE (21) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive that has been moved to positive with a positive test result, to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,566*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally, and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 190 cases in isolation, as well as another 219 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 409 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Coming – Please Be Patient

We know you are all anxious and we know there are conflicting messages out there, but we ask for your continued patience as we await more information on the availability of the COVID vaccine for the next phases of distribution. Much like when COVID testing started, they are still working out all the details. The vaccine is currently being administered locally to the Phase 1a group of recipients, as designated by the CDC and OHA. Oregon and Douglas County are unfortunately still in this first phase of COVID vaccine distribution. The vaccine is not available to the proposed Phase 1b group, or the Phase 1c group, or for the general public yet. The January vaccine distribution looks like it will continue to be only available for the Phase 1a group of front-line health care workers, people who live or work in long-term care or skilled nursing facilities, and first responders. For more information about Oregon’s vaccine plan, priority groups, and the implementation process please visit https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/For answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID vaccine, check out the worksheet created by OHA here: OHA's Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID Vaccine in Oregon. As a reminder, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority are in charge of distributing, prioritizing, and establishing the guidelines for the release of the COVID vaccines in Oregon. According to OHA, Oregon, like most US states, has not received enough vaccines to immunize everyone in Phase 1A yet. As soon as we receive a definite timeline for the next phases, we will pass along the information. In the meantime, we ask that you be patient and continue to follow the well-documented recommendations for COVID safety. For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon, log onto the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon websiteWe ask that you not call or email the DCCRT, DPHN, or local health care professionals, but instead directly contact CDC or OHAfor the latest updates and information on the status of vaccine availability.

Updated January 9, 2021 - 1:50PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, January 9, 2021, there are FIFTEEN (15) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) presumptives to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,545*. Currently, there are SIX (6) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, three locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 176 cases in isolation, as well as another 161 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 337 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Coming – Please Be Patient

We know you are all anxious and we know there are conflicting messages out there, but we ask for your continued patience as we await more information on the availability of the COVID vaccine for the next phases of distribution. Much like when COVID testing started, they are still working out all the details. The vaccine is currently being administered locally to the Phase 1a group of recipients, as designated by the CDC and OHA. Oregon and Douglas County are unfortunately still in this first phase of COVID vaccine distribution. The vaccine is not available to the proposed Phase 1b group, or the Phase 1c group or for the general public yet. The January vaccine distribution looks like it will continue to be only available for the Phase 1a group of front line health care workers, people who live or work in long-term care or skilled nursing facilities and first responders. For more information about Oregon’s vaccine plan, priority groups and the implementation process please visit: https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/For answers to frequently asked questions about the COVID vaccine, check out the worksheet created by OHA here: OHA's Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID Vaccine in Oregon. As a reminder, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority are in charge of distributing, prioritizing and establishing the guidelines for the release of the COVID vaccines in Oregon. According to OHA, Oregon, like most US states, has not received enough vaccines to immunize everyone in Phase 1a yet. As soon as we receive a definite timeline for the next phases, we will pass along the information. In the meantime, we ask that you be patient and continue to follow the well documented recommendations for COVID safety. For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon, log onto the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon websiteWe ask that you not call or email the DCCRT, DPHN or local health care professionals, but instead directly contact CDC or OHAfor the latest updates and information on the status of vaccine availability.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local 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 January 8, 2021 - 1:57PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, January 8, 2021, there are NINETEEN (19) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,528*. Currently, there are FIVE (5) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, two locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 158 cases in isolation, as well as another 157 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 315 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Friday, January 8, 2021, 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local 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 January 7, 2021 - 1:31PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, January 7, 2021, there are TWENTY (20) people with new positive test results and THREE (3) presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,509*. Currently, there are FIVE (5) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, two locally and three out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 160 cases in isolation, as well as another 170 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 330 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Please Be Patient – COVID-19 Vaccines Are Coming!

We know you are all anxious, but we ask for your continued patience as we await more information on the availability of the COVID vaccine for the next phases of distribution. Oregon is still in the first phase of COVID vaccine distribution. The January vaccine distribution looks like it will continue to be for front line health care workers and people who live or work in long-term care or skilled nursing facilities. For more information about Oregon’s vaccine plan, priority groups, and the implementation process please visit: https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/ For information about county vaccine distribution numbers, please visit OHA at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19. As a reminder, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority are in charge of distributing, prioritizing, and establishing the guidelines for the release of the COVID vaccines in Oregon. Much like when testing started, they are still working out all the details. According to OHA, Oregon, like other US states, has not received enough vaccines to immunize everyone in Phase 1a yet. As soon as we receive a definite timeline for the next phases, we will pass along the information. In the meantime, for the most up to date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon, log onto the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon website. We ask that you not call us, but instead contact CDC or OHA, for the latest updates and information on the status of vaccine availability

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, January 8, 2021, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 January 6, 2021 - 3:50PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, there are TWELVE (12) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) death to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,486*. Currently, there are THREE (3) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, two locally and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our forty-second death is a 60-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 and passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 138 cases in isolation, as well as another 160 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 298 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, January 8, 2021, 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local 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 January 5, 2021 - 1:45PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, there are EIGHTEEN (18) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,474*. Currently, there are THREE (3) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, two locally and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 134 cases in isolation, as well as another 161 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 295 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Reminder: About COVID Vaccines

Again, we wanted to remind our residents about who they need to contact regarding the availability of the COVID-19 vaccinations. The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), along with Federal and State Health partners are in charge of distributing, prioritizing and establishing the guidelines for the release of the COVID vaccines. The CDC has distributed vaccines for Phase 1A citizens, which include health care workers and people who live or work in long-term care or skilled nursing facilities. According to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon, like other US states, has not received enough vaccines to immunize everyone against COVID-19 at this time. OHA's Vaccine Data Dashboard shows the total number of vaccines given to date in Oregon, based on the Phase 1A populations and is working with other state and local health agencies to begin the next phases. Please note that Douglas Public Health Network, Mercy Medical Center, Aviva, our local COVID Hotline, Douglas County Government or the Douglas County COVID Response Team are not currently involved in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. We too are awaiting more information from the CDC and OHA about the release of the next phase of COVID vaccinations. For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon, log onto the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon website. It will be up to the State of Oregon and OHA on which residents will be included the next phases of vaccine distribution, as well as how and when they will start the next vaccination phases. We ask that you not call us, but instead contact CDC or OHA, for the latest updates and information on the status of vaccine availability.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local 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 January 4, 2021 - 1:31PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, January 4, 2021, there are NINE (9) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,456*. Currently, there are FIVE (5) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 132 cases in isolation, as well as another 177 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or

presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 310 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Remember You are the KEY to COVID Safe 2021!

The DCCRT team encourages residents to make prevention measures a priority in their everyday routines. The key to stopping the continued spread of coronavirus is YOU, our residents, our families, our communities, and our businesses. Prevention is key, not just to help stop the spread of COVID, but for your overall health and wellbeing as well. Please help by keeping gatherings small, maintaining healthier eating habits; incorporating exercise and good hygiene routines; keeping your six-foot distance from others; choosing minimal or no contact services, and staying home if you are sick. The suggestions we make and the guidelines presented by public health are not just for your health and safety, but for the health and safety of everyone, including our kids, our grandparents, our coworkers, our first responders, our teachers, and our businesses. Our primary focus is to do everything we can to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents. Please, if you are sick, even if you just have a runny nose or stuffy head, do not get to work or attend any social gatherings and unknowingly expose others to your illness.

Help STOP the Spread of COVID

  • Make a habit of washing and sanitizing your hands, regularly. 
  • Please wear a mask when you are around others not from your household. Not just for you, but for others too. 
  • Stay at least six feet apart from anyone that is not from your immediate household. 
  • Stay home from work, school, and play if you are sick. 
  • Minimize travel, especially out of the state, and limit visitors to your home. 
  • Minimize attending social gatherings or going places where there are large groups of people.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 January 3, 2021 - 1:30PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, January 3, 2021, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive, and ONE (1) death to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,447*. Currently, there are FIVE (5) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our forty-first death is an 86-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, and passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN, and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers, and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 153 cases in isolation, as well as another 195 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 348 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Remember You are the KEY to COVID Safe 2021!

The DCCRT team encourages residents to make prevention measures a priority in their everyday routines. The key to stopping the continued spread of coronavirus is YOU, our residents, our families, our communities, and our businesses. Prevention is key, not just to help stop the spread of COVID, but for your overall health and wellbeing as well. Please help by keeping gatherings small, maintaining healthier eating habits; incorporating exercise and good hygiene routines; keeping your six-foot distance from others; choosing minimal or no contact services, and staying home if you are sick. The suggestions we make and the guidelines presented by public health are not just for your health and safety, but for the health and safety of everyone, including our kids, our grandparents, our coworkers, our first responders, our teachers, and our businesses. Our primary focus is to do everything we can to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents. Please, if you are sick, even if you just have a runny nose or stuffy head, do not get to work or attend any social gatherings and unknowingly expose others to your illness.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 January 2, 2021 - 2:28PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, January 2, 2021, there are SEVEN (7) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,436*. Currently, there are SIX (6) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 142 cases in isolation, as well as another 203 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 345 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local 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 January 1, 2021 - 3:23PM

Welcome 2021, we wish we had better news to ring in the new year. Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, January 1, 2021, there are THIRTY-FOUR (34) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive and ONE (1) death to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,429*. Currently, there are SIX (6) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our fortieth death is a 95-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID and passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 99 cases in isolation, as well as another 175 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 274 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in Roseburg.  Please note that with New Year’s Day falling on a Friday, we will only be hosting our drive-through COVID testing clinic on Tuesday for the week December 28, 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local 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 December 31, 2020 - 1:21PM

From all of us at the DCCRT, we wish you a safe and merry New Year’s eve! Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, December 31, 2020, there are TWENTY-SEVEN (27) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,394*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.


Goodbye 2020, Happy New Year’s Eve and Welcome 2021! 

As 2020 comes to a close and we gladly get ready to ring in a New Year, we want to take a moment and reflect on the moments that have shaped our lives in the last year. We are reminded about the tremendous courage, strength, and adaptability of our residents, communities, and businesses during this worldwide health crisis. We are reminded of the personal and business struggles, the sacrifices made, and the painful loss of residents to this unrelenting virus. We are reminded of the importance of family, friends, and communities supporting each other. We are reminded of the perseverance and dedication of our local healthcare heroes, our first responders, and our workforce. We are thankful for the creative ingenuity of our local businesses, and our local leaders and citizens who continued to support them. We are thankful for our Douglas County Board of Commissioners for leading the charge for our local COVID response. We are thankful for the amazingly diverse group of community members that make up our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team. We are reminded of the many firsts and benchmarks Douglas County has achieved, such as the first county to offer a drive-through testing clinic in Oregon; the first local COVID hotline in Oregon; the nearly 400 COVID updates and press releases sent out; having the lowest positivity and death rate for a county with 100,000+ in population in the United States; the first and maybe the only county to host weekly Facebook Live talks with our Douglas County Public Health Officer and one of the first in Oregon to begin Phase 1 vaccinations. We are also very thankful for the many blessings we have here in Douglas County. We know that 2020 will be remembered as being an especially difficult year for most of us. It has tried our patience and dampened our spirit on more than one occasion. But, in light of the trials and tribulations, the pandemic has really brought out and reaffirmed the incredible adaptability that we possess as human beings. We hope that as the New Year rings in you will see the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, and make 2021 a year to rejuvenate and fill your life with faith, hope, family, friends, patience, and above all kindness towards others.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 94 cases in isolation, as well as another 186 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 280 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Reminder: the State of Oregon Lowered the Risk Level for Douglas County Starting Tomorrow, January 1, 2021

As we reported yesterday, the good news for Douglas County residents and businesses is that we have succeeded in getting our COVID case numbers down, and the State of Oregon notified Douglas County that we are among a small group of counties that will be moving to a lower risk level based on COVID-19 spread beginning Friday, January 1, 2021. Douglas County is being lowered to the High-Risk Level from the Extreme Risk Level. The new risk levels will be in effect from Friday, January 1, 2021, to Thursday, January 14, 2021. We encourage you to support our local businesses, while still continuing to follow the widely proven safety guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We want to again extend our thanks and praise to our residents and businesses for following the recommended guidelines and for making good decisions in order for our communities to start opening back up. The new risk level will allow restaurants and bars to open for limited indoor dining; gyms, dance studios, bowling alleys, and indoor recreation to reopen; indoor sports to resume; theaters and museums to reopen; and indoor and outdoor businesses, services, and activities will see some capacity levels increased. The new risk level does not affect the latitude recently given by the State of Oregon for faith-based organizations and local school districts to make decisions for their own congregations and educational programs. Click here to view the State of OHA’s recommended sector risk level guidance chart. Click here for the State of Oregon and OHA’s sector-specific recommended risk level guidelines. As a reminder, the risk level and subsequent state recommended sector guidelines are a part of the State’s Building a Safe and Strong Oregon COVID campaign which is monitored, accessed, implemented, and enforced by the State of Oregon and OHA. For more information on the State of Oregon and OHA’s COVID Sector Risk Levels and Recommended Guidelines, please contact the State of Oregon directly or log onto the OHA COVID Website.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in Roseburg.  Please note that with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Fridays, we will only be hosting our drive-through COVID testing clinics on Tuesdays for the weeks of December 21 and December 28, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 December 30, 2020 - 2:25PM

COVID Status Update from Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer

While the pandemic remains very active throughout the world, and the United States, it has been relatively quiet in Oregon and even more so in Douglas County! “I believe that as of yesterday, Douglas County had the lowest rate of infection for a county over 100,000 in population in the entire country!” stated Dr. Dannenhoffer. And, the state has updated our risk level from EXTREME to HIGH, allowing for some expanded services and some in-person dining. You all have played a part in helping to reduce the spread of this virus. Keep up the great work!

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, December 30, 2020, there are TWELVE (12) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive, and ONE (1) death to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,367*. Currently, there are TEN (10) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health program and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our thirty-ninth death is a 72-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID on Friday, November 20, 2020, and passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN, and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers, and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 94 cases in isolation, as well as another 186 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 280 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Reminder: COVID Vaccine Information 

We continue to receive calls and requests for more information on the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. We wanted to remind citizens US Center for Disease Control (CDC) and then our state health authority, OHA is in charge of distributing, prioritizing, and establishing the guidelines for the release of the COVID vaccines. The CDC started the process of distributing vaccines earlier this month to phase one – healthcare workers and care facility workers and is working with state health authorities to initiate the next phases. Douglas Public Health Network, Mercy Medical Center, Aviva, the COVID Hotline, or the Douglas County COVID Response Team are not in charge of the COVID vaccine distribution process. We too are awaiting more information from the CDC, and the Oregon Health Authority, about the release of the next phase of COVID vaccinations. It’s important to note that the recommendations for vaccine distribution that are being proposed by the CDC are also up for interpretation by state health authorities, who have the authority to modify the distribution lists. Information on how and when the next phases of COVID vaccines will be approved and distributed is still forthcoming. In the meantime, we encourage you not to call us, instead log onto the CDC website or the OHA website, for the latest updates and information on the status of vaccination distributions.

Reminder: The State of Oregon Lowered the Guidance Level for Douglas County Starting January 1, 2021

As we reported yesterday, the good news for Douglas County residents and businesses is that we have succeeded in getting our COVID case numbers down, and the State of Oregon notified Douglas County that we are among a small group of counties that will be moving to a lower risk level based on COVID-19 spread beginning Friday, January 1, 2021. Douglas County is being lowered to the High-Risk Level from the Extreme Risk Level. The new risk levels will be in effect from Friday, January 1, 2021, to Thursday, January 14, 2021. We encourage you to support our local businesses, while still continuing to follow the widely proven safety guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We want to again extend our thanks and praise to our residents and businesses for following the recommended guidelines and for making good decisions in order for our communities to start opening back up. The new risk level will allow restaurants and bars to open for limited indoor dining; gyms, dance studios, bowling alleys, and indoor recreation to reopen; indoor sports to resume; theaters and museums to reopen; and indoor and outdoor businesses, services, and activities will see some capacity levels increased. The new risk level does not affect the latitude recently given by the State of Oregon for faith-based organizations and local school districts to make decisions for their own congregations and educational programs. Click here to view the State of OHA’s recommended sector risk level guidance chart. Click here for the State of Oregon and OHA’s sector-specific recommended risk level guidelines. As a reminder, the risk level and subsequent state recommended sector guidelines are a part of the State’s Building a Safe and Strong Oregon COVID campaign which is monitored, accessed, implemented, and enforced by the State of Oregon and OHA. For more information on the State of Oregon and OHA’s COVID Sector Risk Levels and Recommended Guidelines, please contact the State of Oregon directly or log onto the OHA COVID Website.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in Roseburg.  Please note that with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Fridays, we will only be hosting our drive-through COVID testing clinics on Tuesdays for the weeks of December 21 and December 28, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,164 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 December 29, 2020 - 2:50PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, December 29, 2020, there are NINE (9) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive, and ONE (1) death to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,354*. Currently, there are TEN (10) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our thirty-eighth death is a 61-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID on Monday, November 30, 2020 and passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN, and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers, and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

The State of Oregon Notified Douglas County That We Will Be Lowered to the High-Risk Guidance Level 

Good news for Douglas County residents and businesses is that we have succeeded in getting our COVID case numbers down, and the State of Oregon notified Douglas County that we are among a small group of counties that will be moving to a lower risk level based on COVID-19 spread, starting on Friday, January 1, 2020. Douglas County is being lowered to the High-Risk Level from the Extreme Risk Level. The new risk levels will be in effect from Friday, January 1, 2021, to Thursday, January 14, 2021. We want to thank our residents and businesses for following the recommended guidelines and for making good decisions in order for our communities to start opening back up. The new risk level will allow restaurants and bars to open for limited indoor dining, gyms and indoor recreation to reopen, indoor sports to resume, theaters and museums to reopen, indoor and outdoor businesses, services and activities will see some capacity levels increased. The new risk level does not affect the latitude recently given by the State of Oregon for faith-based organizations and local school districts to make decisions for their own congregations and educational programs. Click here to view the State of OHA’s recommended sector risk level guidance chart. Click here for the State of Oregon and OHA’s sector-specific recommended risk level guidelines. As a reminder, the risk level and subsequent state recommended sector guidelines are a part of the State’s Building a Safe and Strong Oregon COVID campaign which is monitored, accessed, implemented and enforced by the State of Oregon and OHA. According to the State and OHA, next week will be another warning week, and the new risk data will be sent out on Monday, January 4, 2021. The following week will be another movement week and new risk data and possible level movement will be sent out by the State and OHA on Monday, January 11, 2021. For more information on the State of Oregon and OHA’s COVID Sector Risk Levels and Recommended Guidelines, please contact the State of Oregon directly or log onto the OHA COVID Website.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 104 cases in isolation, as well as another 225 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 329 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, December 29, 2020, in Roseburg.  Please note that with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Fridays, we will only be hosting our drive-through COVID testing clinics on Tuesdays for the weeks of December 21 and December 28, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,123 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 December 28, 2020 - 2:34PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, December 28, 2020, there are THREE (3) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,344**. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally, and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Important Note Regarding Our Drop in Total Overall and Positive Case Numbers

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners knew that when they initiated the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team (DCCRT) task force that one of the most critical missions was to make sure that the information that we provided in our daily updates was complete and accurate. The DCCRT’s Joint Information Center has emphasized the need for all of the information we provide to be the most accurate information available at the time of release. We are one of the only counties in Oregon, if not the only county that continues to provide our residents with a daily written COVID update. We also make the effort to include a breakout of the positive test results and the presumption in our reports in order to be completely forthright. Additionally, Douglas Public Health Network, with whom the Douglas County Board of Commissioners contracts to perform this work, also strives for the utmost accuracy in reporting. Our DPHN case investigators make sure to review and verify that every single positive lab result is accurate. It’s truly been a team effort.

So, when DPHN staff noticed a suspected anomaly with a large number of reported positive test results from a new out-of-state testing lab with all the people being asymptomatic, they knew it warranted further investigation. Most counties do not have the bandwidth and expertise with their case investigate staff in order to track down a possible lab error, let alone 20+ tests. But, the diligent staff at DPHN and our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, knew that something was awry, and so they notified Oregon Health Authority (OHA) of the suspected anomaly, and then went the extra mile to perform an investigation on their own by contacting the lab directly to discuss their lab procedures, the abnormal test results, and requested that those samples be retested immediately. The retesting proved what they suspected, that there was an unfortunate lab processing error. Therefore, the DCCRT Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN, are pleased to announce that we have, with OHA’s blessing, rescinded 20 positive test results from our total case numbers and have released anyone from isolation or quarantine that was associated with these results. Everyone with the DCCRT greatly appreciates your patience and trust in our work and apologize for any inconvenience that this instance may have placed on our local community.

Additionally, we are also rescinding TWO more positive cases from our totals today. After investigation, we determined that two people previously reported with positive test results were not Douglas County residents, therefore, the cases were moved to their respective Counties. We have adjusted our chart and numbers to reflect the retraction and movement. Today, we are gladly rescinding these positive cases, and reporting this to emphasize the depth and diligence of our work, and we hope this isolated incident does not cast doubt on COVID testing or reporting.

*Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptive. We provide a breakout of the people with positive test results and presumptive in the chart above. Please note there will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted, instead, you will see an adjustment to our breakout numbers for positive test results and presumptive. OHA has chosen to no longer provide or report negative test results, so we will no longer be reporting this data in our daily update. Please contact the Oregon Health Authority for more information. 

**Our total today reflects that 20 positive test results have been rescinded due to a lab processing error, and 2 additional positive test results were rescinded and moved to their respective County of residency. 

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 103 cases in isolation, as well as another 221 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 324 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, December 29, 2020, in Roseburg.  Please note that with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Fridays, we will only be hosting our drive-through COVID testing clinics on Tuesdays for the weeks of December 21 and December 28, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,123 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 December 27, 2020 - 1:32PM

The good news today is that for the fourth week in a row our case numbers are going down. While still too high, we had 74 new cases this last week, and our two-week total is 174, which is under the 200 per 100,000 bench, and should allow Douglas County to be able to move down to a lower level of state restrictions. Thank you for your continued support and great job in helping us to get our COVID number down. As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, December 27, 2020, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,363*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 154 cases in isolation, as well as another 259 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 413 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated December 26, 2020 - 1:29PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, December 26, 2020, there are SEVEN (7) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,353*. Currently, there are TEN (10) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Weekly COVID Series: Week 4, Day 6 - Taking Care of You this Holiday Season

Christmas has come and gone, but the holiday season is still in session. Today is our final day of offering up ideas to help you deal with the strain, anxiety and stress of this holiday season and the pandemic. As we clean up from Christmas and prepare for the arrival of 2021, during this very different-looking holiday season, it so very important to make sure that you are taking care of yourself and your loved ones, both psychically and mentally. This week we have explored ways to help improve your mental health, so you can beat the blues and start off 2021 in a better light. Tip #6: It’ Ok to Ask for Help! Make a pack with yourself to take better care of you in 2021, with the biggest being knowing when you need to ask for help to manage your stress and anxiety. You know, it’s ok to ask for help. We all need support and guidance sometimes. Whether you ask a friend, call a hotline or seek professional care, knowing you need to distress is important. This time of year is typically difficult on many individuals who already suffer from mental illness, anxiety and depression. It is also difficult for many that are alone, having to quarantine or isolate themselves or those in care facilities that have stopped or limited visitation from loved ones. And, there is extra stress on caregivers that are also being asked to take on more duties or work extra shifts, due to the rise in case counts and the increasing number of people who need mental health or addiction services. We encourage everyone to find time to take care of yourselves. Yes, holiday celebrations will need to look different this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Do not chance it, please avoid activities that are higher risk for virus spread this holiday season.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 145 cases in isolation, as well as another 280 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 425 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated December 25, 2020 - 4:36PM

Merry Christmas from the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team. As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, December 25, 2020, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,346*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Weekly COVID Series: Week 4, Day 5

Taking Care of You this Holiday Season

Christmas has arrived and for most of us it’s definitely a different kind of celebration this year. Today is our fifth day of offering up ideas to help you deal with the strain, anxiety and stress of this holiday season and the pandemic. As we clean up from Christmas and prepare for the arrival of 2021, during this very different-looking holiday season, it so very important to make sure that you are taking care of yourself and your loved ones, both psychically and mentally. This week have explored ways to help improve your mental health, so you can beat the blues and start off 2021 in a better light. Tip #5: The Power of Positive Thinking!  Think positive, be positive and speak positive! It has been shown that your attitude can change everything, so keep it happy, hopeful and joyful. More than anything, taking the time to reach out to your loved ones, to be yourself or simply to do the things you love, will help to boost your positivity and happiness. It’s so important to have a good balance in life, and taking time out to just escape the day to day is so important in helping you keep that positive outlook in life. Spend time escaping the day to day grind by do what makes you happiest like writing, singing, exercising, video chats with family, volunteering or even just little trips to the seaside for a beach walk – are the ultimate cure for any stresses. This time of year is typically difficult on many individuals who already suffer from mental illness, anxiety and depression. It is also difficult for many that are alone, having to quarantine or isolate themselves or those in care facilities that have stopped or limited visitation from loved ones. And, there is extra stress on caregivers that are also being asked to take on more duties or work extra shifts, due to the rise in case counts and the increasing number of people who need mental health or addiction services. We encourage everyone to find time to take care of themselves. If you need assistance, please reach out to Adapt/Compass Behavioral Health. Yes, holiday celebrations will need to look different this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Do not chance it, please avoid activities that are higher risk for virus spread this holiday season.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 138 cases in isolation, as well as another 267 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 405 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated December 24, 2020 - 1:23PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, December 24, 2020, there are TWELVE (12) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,335*. Currently, there are EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 127 cases in isolation, as well as another 256 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 383 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated December 23, 2020 - 1:14PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, December 23, 2020, there are EIGHT (8) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,323*. Currently, there are SEVEN (7) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally, and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

COVID Vaccines Roll Out Around the Country

We have received a number of calls and requests for more information about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccinations. We wanted to let you know that the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) is in charge of distributing, prioritizing and setting the guidelines the release of the COVID vaccines. Dubbed, “Operation Warp Speed”, the CDC has begun the process of distributing vaccines and is working with state health agencies to begin the next phases. Douglas Public Health Network, Mercy Medical Center, Aviva, the COVID Hotline or the Douglas County COVID Response Team are not in charge of the COVID vaccine distribution process. We too are awaiting more information from the CDC, and then the Oregon Health Authority, about the release of the next phase of COVID vaccinations. In the meantime, we encourage you not to call us, instead log onto the CDC website or the OHA website, for the latest updates and information on the status of vaccination distributions.


So, here is What We Know Thus Far

As the number of COVID-19 cases reported in the United States has exceeded 18 million, the CDC reports that more than 1,008,025 people in the United States have received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine as a part of their Phase 1A of vaccine distribution. Currently, there are two vaccines authorized by the CDC, the Vaccine Advisory Council (VAC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use, one from Pfizer and the other from Moderna.


As of today, the CDC reports that doses distributed are for both Moderna and Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine; however, the administered dose reports are for Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine only at this time. According to the CDC, they issued the first wave (Phase 1A) of vaccinations to frontline health care workers and long-term care facility residents and staff. The two vaccines are both two doses, and are to be taken three to four weeks apart. So, it will be four to six weeks before those workers will complete their vaccination regimen. Enough vaccinations for 20 million people are expected to be produced by the end of the year according to the US Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Brett Giroir.


So, Who Gets COVID-19 Vaccine Next?

Again, the CDC i s in charge of distributing, prioritizing and setting the guidelines the release of the COVID vaccines. On December 20, the vaccine advisory council to the CDC voted to propose Phase 1B of COVID vaccine distribution. Phase 1B includes both older adults, ages 75 and older, and approximately 30 million "frontline essential workers” be the next in line to receive the COVID vaccine. Frontline essential workers in Phase 1B include first responders, people in the education sector, those who work in food and agriculture, those in manufacturing, corrections workers, US Postal Service workers, public transit workers and grocery store workers. Following that group will be Phase 1C, which at this time the vaccine advisory council to the CDC proposes that the next group include adults ages 65 to 75, people ages 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions and "other essential workers." According to the CDC, there are about 57 million other essential workers that are part of Phase 1C. They include people in transportation and logistics, food service, construction and shelter and housing, finance, IT and communication, the energy sector, the media, the legal sector, public safety and water and wastewater industries. It is also important to note that, these recommendations for vaccine distribution are also up for interpretation by state health agencies, who have the authority to modify the lists. Information on how and when this phase of COVID vaccines will be approved and distributed is still forthcoming. In the meantime, we encourage you not to call us, instead log onto the CDC website or the OHA website, for the latest updates and information on the status of vaccination distributions.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 134 cases in isolation, as well as another 264 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 398 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Updated December 22, 2020 - 1:58PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020, there are FOUR (4) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,315*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally, and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Weekly COVID Series: Week 4, Day 2

Taking Care of You this Holiday Season

Day two of ideas to help you deal with the strain, anxiety, and stress of this pandemic. As we make the final preparations for Christmas and New Year’s, all during a very different-looking holiday season, it so very important to make sure that you are taking care of yourself and your loved ones, both psychically and mentally. This week we will explore ways to help improve your mental health, so you can joyfully celebrate during this COVID holiday season. Tip #2: Take A Deep Breath – Re-energize!  When you feel stressed or anxious take a step back from the world and try to relax by taking a few deep breaths, going for a walk, exercising, or meditating. Sometimes all you need is a time out. Taking time out helps your body and mind rest and refresh themselves, more often than not when you take a little time out, you end up feeling more energized and motivated than if you just keep plowing on. When we’re busy and stressed, taking a break gets de-prioritized completely, but actually this in itself is counterintuitive, as actually taking a break and some time out is a guaranteed way to help feel re-energized (and boosts your productivity, more on that to come). This time of year is typically difficult for many individuals who already suffer from mental illness, anxiety, and depression. It is also difficult for many that are alone, having to quarantine or isolate themselves or those in care facilities that have stopped or limited visitation from loved ones. And, there is extra stress on caregivers that are also being asked to take on more duties or work extra shifts, due to the rise in case counts and the increasing number of people who need mental health or addiction services. We encourage everyone to find time to take care of themselves. If you need assistance, please reach out to Adapt/Compass Behavioral Health Yes, holiday celebrations will need to look different this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Do not chance it, please avoid activities that are higher risk for virus spread this holiday season.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 122 cases in isolation, as well as another 267 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County.

Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 389 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, December 22, 2020, in Roseburg.  Please note that with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Fridays, we will only be hosting our drive-through COVID testing clinics on Tuesdays for the weeks of December 21 and December 28, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,123 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 December 21, 2020 - 1:59PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, December 21, 2020, there are TWENTY-SEVEN (27) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) death to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,311*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally, and two out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

COVID-19 Related Death of Douglas County Residents 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our thirty-seventh death is a 90-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID on Saturday, November 21, 2020, and passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff, and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers, and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 154 cases in isolation, as well as another 579 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 733 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Countdown to Christmas, Four Days to Go! Remember You are the KEY to COVID Safe Holiday!

It is no secret that the key to stopping the continued spread of the coronavirus is, YOU, our residents, our families, our communities, and our businesses. Please celebrate safely this holiday season. Prevention is the best medicine, and not just to help stop the spread of COVID, but for your overall health and wellbeing as well. If each and every individual in our county would make a real concerted effort to implement prevention measures into their daily routine, we could see a huge decrease in our COVID case numbers. We need each and everyone one of our residents to take the necessary steps to minimize the spread of germs and contagions. You can help by staying home this holiday season, keeping gatherings to just your household, maintaining healthier eating habits; incorporate exercise and cleaning routines; being cautious and keeping a distance from others; making modifications to how you socialize with others; choosing no contact deliveries and services, and staying home if you are sick. The suggestions we make and the guidelines presented by public health are not just for your health and safety, but for the health and safety of everyone, including our kids, our grandparents, our coworkers, our first responders, our teachers, and our businesses. We know we sound like a broken record, but our primary focus is to do everything we can to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents. Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Official, urges residents to stay home when they are sick to help protect others from getting sick and spreading disease. This means not only staying home from work and school but also staying home from all other activities and social events. Please, if you are sick, even if you just have a runny nose or stuffy head, do not get to work or attend any social gatherings, church services or meetings, birthday or holiday parties, indoor or outdoor celebrations, family dinners, weddings, game or poker nights, prayer groups or indoor workout sessions, and expose others to your illness.

Help STOP the Spread of COVID

  • Make a habit of washing and sanitizing your hands, regularly. That means washing after you eat, if you touch new surfaces, go to the bathroom, open a door, go to the store, go to the post office, or after a meeting. Also, try and avoid touching your face as much as possible. 
  • Please wear a mask when you are around others not from your household. Not just for your protection, but for the protection of others. 
  • Stay at least six feet apart from anyone that is not from your immediate household. This means paying attention to the distance stickers at the store, the bank, at restaurants, and at businesses. Please be respectful, kind, and polite, by giving people ample space.
  • Stay home from work, school, and play if you are sick. This includes not running errands or going shopping or inviting visitors to your home. If you need help, reach out to friends, family, or utilize an app or businesses that offer no contact deliveries or services.
  • Minimize travel, especially out of the state, and limit visitors to your home. 
  • Minimize attending social gatherings or going places where there are large groups of people.


The DCCRT team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, along with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network encourages residents to make prevention measures a priority in their everyday routines. 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, December 22, 2020, in Roseburg.  Please note that with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Fridays, we will only be hosting our drive-through COVID testing clinics on Tuesdays for the weeks of December 21 and December 28, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,123 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care,, 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 December 20, 2020 - 3:32PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, December 20, 2020, there are FOUR (4) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,284*. Currently, there are NINE (9) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 168 cases in isolation, as well as another 594 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 762 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The DCCRT team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, along with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network encourage residents to make prevention measures a priority in their everyday routines. 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, December 22, 2020, in Roseburg.  Please note that with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Friday’s, we will only be hosting our drive-through COVID testing clinics on Tuesdays for the weeks of December 21 and December 28, 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. Since then, there have been 2,123 tests performed in local 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 December 19, 2020 - 1:28PM

The good news today is that this week we recorded our lowest number of new cases (101) since the week ending November 7, 2020, when we reported 78 new cases. Kudos and Thank You to all our residents for helping us to achieve this goal. Keep up the good work and stay vigilant! We are well on our way to achieving the next bench mark (less than 200 cases per 100,000 residents), in order to move down a category in restrictions. As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, December 19, 2020, there are TWENTY-TWO (22) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,280*. Currently, there are TEN (10) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 164 cases in isolation, as well as another 593 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 757 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The DCCRT team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, along with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network encourage residents to make prevention measures a priority in their everyday routines. 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, December 22, 2020, in Roseburg.  Please note that with Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Friday’s, we will only be hosting our drive-through COVID testing clinics on Tuesdays for the weeks of December 21 and December 28, 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. Since then, there have been 2,123 tests performed in local 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 December 18, 2020 - 2:37PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, December 18, 2020, there are FOURTEEN (14) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,258*. Currently, there are THIRTEEN (13) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, twelve locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 147 cases in isolation, as well as another 550 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 697 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Weekly COVID Series: Week 3, Day 6 – Special Edition

Celebrate the Holidays Safely During COVID-19

It is Friday! And we are one week away from Christmas! We had one more thing we wanted to share with you for tips and ideas to safely celebrate your holidays and keep you and your family and friends safe from COVID this holiday season. But, this one is more of a request than a tip. Tip # 6: Shop, Buy, and Eat Locally! It is no secret that many local businesses are struggling with the current state-mandated regulations right now. Make a point this holiday season to show them some love, by shopping local, ordering take out, pick up or delivery from them, or buying gift cards for future services from them. Check out your favorite local business online on their websites or Facebook pages for pick-up dinner specials, special shopping times/days, holiday specials, online ordering, curbside pickup service, delivery options, and more. Make sure to follow the widely proven, simple, and effective recommendations for virus spread prevention (6-feet apart, wearing face coverings, and staying home when you are sick). Let’s all help our local businesses stay open! So, spend locally so your dollars stay in our communities. As DPHN illustrates in their latest graphic (below)…. It’s COVID Outside! Yes, COVID is still here. Yes, your holiday celebrations will need to look different this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Do not chance it, please avoid activities that are higher risk for virus spread this holiday season.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Friday, December 18, 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 is 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. Since then, there have been 2,123 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 December 17, 2020 - 2:01PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, December 17, 2020, there are SEVENTEEN (17) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,244*. Currently, there are THIRTEEN (13) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, twelve locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 157 cases in isolation, as well as another 574 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County.

Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting an astounding 731 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Celebrate the Holidays Safely During COVID-19

We are almost through this week and here is day four with our tips and ideas to safely celebrate your holidays and keep you and your family and friends safe from COVID this holiday season. Tip # 4: Take the Time to Create Special Memories this Year. Since this year many of you will be staying home, working from home, and celebrating with just your immediate family, instead of traveling and attending holiday gatherings, we wanted to offer some ideas to help make this year special, despite COVID. Think about making this holiday season a time of collecting and making memories with your family. Get everyone involved. Help your kids to draw, craft, or make holiday cards, postcards, or decorations to send, mail to relatives or care homes or keep in your Christmas décor box. Get out your favorite cookbook or get Grandma on the phone and schedule a family cookie baking marathon. Give to others this holiday season and help out a family that is in need with a food box or gifts. Do what you can to help our comminutes this season. Check out the blog by Girl Seeks Joy for ‘28 Ways to Make Sweet Memories This Holiday Season’. And, if the last nine months have not allowed you to give your home a check-up or cleaning, think about taking some time to organize and clean your home, tackle that scary hall closet and perhaps catch up on some long-overdue projects. You can donate clothing and housewares too. Just make a list and get it done, so you can start 2021 off with a clean slate. Yes, holiday celebrations will need to look different this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Do not chance it, please avoid activities that are higher risk for virus spread this holiday season.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, December 18, 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. Since then, there have been 2,123 tests performed in local drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent care, 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 December 16, 2020 - 1:36PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, December 16, 2020, there are FIVE (5) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) deaths to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,228*. Currently, there are THIRTEEN (13) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, twelve locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who administer our local public health and oversee the work by Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

COVID-19 Related Deaths of Douglas County Residents 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of two Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our thirty-fifth death is a 64-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, admitted to the hospital on Monday, November 30, 2020 and passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Our thirty-sixth death is a 78-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID Wednesday, November 25, 2020, admitted to the hospital on Sunday, December 6, 2020 and passed away this morning, Wednesday, December 16, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, no additional information will be released.

“Every COVID death is one too many to report, and today we mourn the passing of two more Douglas County residents to this terrible disease. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of this beloved resident,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “While we do see a light at the end of the COVID tunnel, it’s important to not let your guard down right now. Sadly, many of these deaths were avoidable if residents would have followed the simple recommendations to stay home when they were sick, keep their 6-foot distance, avoid large gatherings, wear a face covering and wash their hands. Please think about the health and safety of others this holiday season.” 

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 159 cases in isolation, as well as another 569 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 718 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Today, we also want to point out that we hit another unfortunate record with COVID-19 in Douglas County. Due to one person choosing to go to work while they were sick (who later tested positive for the COVID-19 virus), we now have over 300 Douglas County residents in quarantine. This is a new record, previously our record of contacts per case was 96 residents in quarantine. Please protect yourself and others from contracting COVID, by staying home if you are sick.

Weekly COVID Series: Week 3, Day 3

Celebrate the Holidays Safely During COVID-19

Day three with tips and ideas to safely celebrate your holidays and keep you and your family and friends safe from COVID this holiday season. Tip # 3: Take the Celebration Outside. Yes, it is cold outside, but studies have shown that outdoors is safer than indoors when visiting, dining or gathering with others, because you can spread out and create space between you and others. While we recommend not inviting or hosting or attending events, dinners, or holiday celebrations this year, if you are going to have visitors, please consider dressing up or creating an outside venue with heat lamps, a fire pit, blankets, hats/gloves and warm drinks instead of being indoors. There are a lot of other outdoor activities that you can do that are safe for your family. Drive through the Festival of Lights at River Forks Park in Roseburg, pack the family into the car and take a light tour of your town or city (maybe even drive by the Douglas County Courthouse and check out our new living Christmas tree), check out the beach or tour Wildlife Safari or take a hike in the crisp weather to see your favorite park or waterfall. Remember to keep your group small and try to limit it to members of your immediate household. Yes, holiday celebrations will need to look different this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Do not chance it, please avoid activities that are higher risk for virus spread this holiday season.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, December 18, 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. Since then, there have been 2,123 tests performed in local 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 December 15, 2020 - 2:30PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, December 15, 2020, there are FOURTEEN (14) people with new positive test results and FOUR (4) deaths to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,222*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (15) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, fourteen locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who direct Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Four COVID-19 Related Deaths of Douglas County Residents 

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of four Douglas County residents from the COVID-19 virus. Our thirty-first death is a 70-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, and passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Our thirty-second death is a 63-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID on Sunday, November 29, 2020, and passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Our thirty-third death is an 88-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID on Monday, November 16, 2020, and passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020. Our thirty-fourth death is a 79-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID on Monday, November 16, 2020, and passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, no additional information will be released.

“We received news yesterday that we lost four more precious Douglas County residents to COVID. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of this beloved resident,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “Despite the fact that we have seen a drop in new cases in the past few days, that news is sadly out shadowed by the report of the loss of four of our residents. While you may think that you are pretty healthy and the virus won’t attack you, the truth is there are people in your life that are in the extreme risk category, and could get seriously ill or die from COVID. Please think of others right now.”

Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer added, “It doesn’t take very long to look around and discover that many people in your life, from your parents and grandparents, to siblings, to aunts, uncles and cousins, to neighbors, friends and coworkers, to students and classmates, have compromised immune systems from past or present illnesses or other health disorders. They might have underlying health conditions like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease, obesity, anemia, bronchitis, asthma or emphysema, that make it difficult or impossible to fight this deadly disease. So, this holiday season, please give the gift of protection to those you love, by respecting personal space in staying six feet apart, washing your hands, staying home if you are sick, and wearing personal protective equipment properly.”

Weekly COVID Series: Week 3, Day 2

Celebrate the Holidays Safely During COVID-19

Today is day two with tips and ideas to safely celebrate your holidays and keep you and your family and friends safe from COVID this holiday season. Tip # 2: Spend the Holidays at Home by Limiting or Cancelling Travel Plans. The Winter Holidays are typically a time when many families and friends travel long distances to celebrate together. But, travel continues to be one of the primary ways to spread the virus that causes COVID-19. And, traveling greatly increases your chances of getting COVID-19. So, this year staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. We encourage you to limit or cancel your travel plans this year, and like Frosty the Snowman, you will be back next year. So, while it’s COVID outside (borrowed from DPHN), it is time to get creative with your holiday celebrations. Think about hosting a virtual party in your festive holiday jammies, create a family video to share, send or deliver homemade goodies, organize a virtual cookie baking session with Mom, watch holiday movies together via Zoom or Facetime or send Grandma a copy of your favorite holiday story and read the story together over the phone. If you must travel, please be careful and be well informed of the risks involved. Opt to drive instead of fly, avoid going to places where there are a lot of people, or where there is a high COVID case count (hot spot). If you do travel, try to quarantine 14 days before you leave and also when you return. Remember to continue to exercise caution and patience with others! Yes, holiday celebrations will need to look different this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Do not chance it, please avoid activities that are higher risk for virus spread this holiday season.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 171 cases in isolation, as well as another 280 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 451 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, December 15, 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. Since then, there have been 2,084 tests performed in local 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 December 14, 2020 - 1:43PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, December 14, 2020, there are SEVEN (7) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,208*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, thirteen locally, and one out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 200 cases in isolation, as well as another 298 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 498 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, December 15, 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. Since then, there have been 2,084 tests performed in local 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 December 13, 2020 - 1:39PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, December 13, 2020, there are TWENTY (20) people with new positive test results, TWO (2) new presumptives and ONE (1) death to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,201*. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Another COVID-19 Related Death of Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another beloved Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our thirtieth death is an 88-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID and admitted to the hospital on Monday, November 30, 2020. He passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

“It is with heartfelt sadness that we are reporting our thirtieth death of a precious Douglas County resident to this relentless virus. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of this beloved resident,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “We have now surpassed the ninth month, 40th week and 280th day since our first case was reported in Douglas County. The staggering number of new cases, deaths and residents in quarantine/isolation in the last few weeks, due to COVID-19, has been very disconcerting for families and friends of loved ones, created an increase in workload for our local health care workers and caused a stress on our local businesses and workforce. Please take our advice to heart, and protect yourself, your family, your loved ones and our local businesses from COVID and its repercussions.”

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 205 cases in isolation, as well as another 309 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 514 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, December 15, 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. Since then, there have been 2,084 tests performed in local 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 December 12, 2020 - 4:37PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, December 12, 2020, there are EIGHT (8) people with new positive test results to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,179*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 188 cases in isolation, as well as another 333 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 521 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, December 15, 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. Since then, there have been 2,084 tests performed in local 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 December 11, 2020 - 12:50PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, December 11, 2020, there are ELEVEN (11) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) more deaths to report since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,171*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Two More COVID-19 Related Deaths of Douglas County Residents

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of two more Douglas County residents from the COVID-19 virus. Our twenty-eighth death is a 71-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID and admitted to the hospital on Saturday, November 28, 2020. She passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020. Our twenty-ninth death is a 70-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID on Monday, November 9, 2020 and admitted to the hospital on Friday, November 13, 2020. He passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, no additional information will be released.


“Today, we announced that two more precious Douglas County residents have succumbed to the deadly COVID virus. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of this beloved resident,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “Regrettably, our COVID cases, and now death rates continue to escalate in our county. This last week alone, we painfully announced the deaths of ten (10) Douglas County residents to COVID, with sadly more deaths predicted in the days and weeks to come. This is by far our highest weekly COVID death toll, and also represents a shocking one-third of our overall COVID deaths since the pandemic began. If the recent rash of cases and outbreaks has not already gotten your attention, we hope the latest death toll report is a wakeup call to our residents to please do everything you can to protect you, your family and your loved ones from this deadly virus, before it takes someone precious from you.”

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 197 cases in isolation, as well as another 317contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 514 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, December 11, 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. Since then, there have been 2,084 tests performed in local 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 December 10, 2020 - 1:43PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, December 10, 2020, there are TWENTY-ONE (21) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive case and ONE (1) additional death since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,160*. Currently, there are SEVENTEEN (17) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 16 locally and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Another COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of one more Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our twenty-seventh death is an 84-year-old man who tested positive for COVID and was admitted to the hospital on November 27, 2020. He died yesterday, Wednesday, December 9, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released.

“Today we are reporting one more COVID-related death of a Douglas County resident. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of this beloved resident,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “The deaths of eight Douglas County residents have been reported since Friday. Sadly, more are anticipated in the days and weeks to come. Our day-to-day activities have a direct impact on the spread of the virus in Douglas County, and we urge community members to help save lives by following the safety guidelines in this report.”

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 194 cases in isolation, as well as another 318 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 512 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is on Friday, December 11, 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. Since then, there have been 2,084 tests performed in local 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 December 9, 2020 - 3:11PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, December 9, 2020, there are TWENTY-EIGHT (28) people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,138*. Currently, there are TWENTY-ONE (21) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 19 locally and 2 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Another COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of one more Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our twenty-sixth death is a 75-year-old man who tested positive for COVID on November 10, 2020, and died yesterday, December 8, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released.

“Today, Douglas County is reporting yet another COVID-related death. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of this beloved resident,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “The deaths of seven Douglas County residents have been reported since this past Friday alone, and more losses are unfortunately likely in the days and weeks to come. With the current alarming increase in local COVID cases, it is more important than ever that community members do their part to slow the virus’ spread by following local health officials’ recommended safety measures.”

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 188 cases in isolation, as well as another 306 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 494 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is on Friday, December 11, 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. Since then, there have been 2,084 tests performed in local 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 December 8, 2020 - 2:03PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, December 8, 2020, there are EIGHTEEN (18) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) new presumptive cases since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,110*. Currently, there are TWENTY (20) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 18 locally and 2 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 179 cases in isolation, as well as another 327 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 506 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is TODAY, Tuesday, December 8, 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. 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 December 7, 2020 - 1:54PM

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, December 7, 2020, there are FIFTEEN (15) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive case and ONE (1) death since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,090*. Currently, there are TWENTY (20) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 17 locally and 3 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

One More COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our twenty-fifth death is an 89-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID on November 18, 2020, and died on November 26, 2020. Douglas Public Health Network just received confirmation of his death this morning. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, no additional information will be released.

“Douglas County today is reporting another COVID-related death of a local resident. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of this beloved resident,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “This is the sixth tragic death of a Douglas County resident reported since Friday. To avoid further losses to our community, we urge you to do your part in slowing the spread of the virus by following the guidelines highlighted below.” 

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 182 cases in isolation, as well as another 327 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 509 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is on Tuesday, December 8, 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. 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 December 6, 2020 - 1:21PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, December 6, 2020, there are TWENTY-ONE (21) people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,074*. Currently, there are TWENTY-ONE (21) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 18 locally and 3 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 213 cases in isolation, as well as another 301 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 514 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is on Tuesday, December 8, 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. 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 December 5, 2020 - 4:19PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, December 5, 2020, there are SEVENTEEN (17) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) more deaths since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,053*. Currently, there are EIGHTEEN (18) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 15 locally and 3 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Two More COVID-19 Related Deaths of Douglas County Residents

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of two additional Douglas County residents from the COVID-19 virus. Our twenty-third death is a 76-year-old man who was diagnosed and admitted to the hospital on November 16, 2020. He died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Douglas County’s twenty-fourth death is a 62-year-old woman who tested positive and was admitted to the hospital on November 13, 2020. She died last night, Friday, December 4, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, no additional information will be released.

“Douglas County today is reporting two new COVID-related deaths of local residents. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of these beloved residents,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “It is heartbreaking to report more deaths today in addition to the three that were reported yesterday. As a community, we must take steps to slow the spread of this virus. Please follow the guidelines outlined in this report to keep yourselves and fellow community members safe.” 

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 198 cases in isolation, as well as another 307 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 505 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is on Tuesday, December 8, 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. 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 December 4, 2020 - 3:06PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, December 4, 2020, there are TWENTY-FIVE (25) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive and THREE (3) more deaths since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,036*. Currently, there are FIFTEEN (15) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 13 locally and 2 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Three More COVID-19 Related Deaths of Douglas County Residents

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of three additional Douglas County residents from the COVID-19 virus. Our twentieth COVID-related death is an 87-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID on November 1, 2020. The man, a Veteran, was in hospice and died at his home on Monday, November 23. DPHN was just notified of his death last night. Douglas County’s twenty-first death was an 89-year-old man diagnosed with COVID on November 12, 2020, and hospitalized the following day. He was later released and also died in hospice at home. His death was reported to DPHN yesterday. Our twenty-second death was a 63-year-old woman who was diagnosed and admitted to the hospital on November 21, 2020. She died this morning at the hospital. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these beloved residents, no additional information will be released.

“Douglas County today is reporting three new COVID-related deaths of local residents. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of these cherished residents,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “We are logging new COVID cases at an unprecedented rate in Douglas County, and unfortunately we are likely to see more tragic deaths in the weeks to come. The only way to reverse this trend is to take personal actions to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe. This includes following the precautions outlined in this report.” 

Weekly COVID Series: 

Week 2, Day 5: Why Wear a Mask? 

It is Friday, and what better day to talk about fashion than today? Today is our last story for our COVID series on why you should consider wearing a mask. Stay tuned next week for our new weekly COVID series. So, back to Fashion Friday, yes, we said fashion. Yes, here we are in 2020, and who would have thought in January 2020, that face masks would be everywhere, including on our faces. While no one really likes wearing masks, they’re really important these days. So, we thought, why not have some fun and create or decorate face masks DIY style. When it comes to face coverings, many people shudder at the thought of how a mask will make them look. Well, we are here to tell you that they can be an awesome fashion statement, too. We are all in the same boat with wearing masks, so why not have some fun with the look and design? If you are able to sew your own mask, great! Here is a quick and easy mask tutorial with a downloadable template. So, head to the fabric store to pick out a cool piece of fabric or two, or use a remnant piece of material you have on hand, or clean and recycle an old T-shirt. If you do not wish to make a mask, they are available for free or to purchase at a number of locations in our area. So that brings up another question we get asked: “Can you safely decorate a face mask?” Absolutely! You can take a plain mask and embellish it with your own DIY design with paint, ribbon, buttons or stickers. Click here for 5 easy (and safe) design ideas for decorating a face mask. Get the entire family involved in the project. You can make a funny mask for your Dad, a super hero mask for your kids or holiday clad mask for yourself. Please, choose to mask up Douglas County, and remember to Celebrate the Season in Style.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 187 cases in isolation, as well as another 336 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 523 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is TODAY, Friday, December 4, 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 2045 people tested in 95 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 December 3, 2020 - 3:03PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Thursday, December 3, 2020, Douglas County has passed the 1,000 mark with total COVID-19 cases. During the month of November, we recorded a record number of 589 new cases (positive and presumptive combined), which equates to 61% of our total COVID cases since our first case was reported on March 8, 2020. That also means that in November we averaged about 19 new COVID cases per day. While this is a significant milestone during this pandemic, Douglas County is still listed as one of the lowest outbreak areas in the United States. We also want to continue to encourage residents to please help us to stop this new outbreak trend and be mindful to follow the recommended COVID guidelines in order to help keep our residents healthy and COVID-free. Today, there are EIGHTEEN (18) people with new positive test results, and ONE (1) presumptive has been moved to a positive, with a positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,010*. Currently, there are FIFTEEN (15) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 13 locally and 2 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Weekly COVID Series: 

Week 2, Day 4: Why Wear a Mask? 

On day 4 of our COVID series on why you should consider wearing a mask, we wanted to talk about R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Just like the iconic 1967 hit song from the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, the message about R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for yourself and others is still so important in our lives today. It’s a message that never goes out of style. It may seem like treating others with dignity and respect is a lost art. But, the age-old action of treating other people with dignity as you yourself would like to be treated is not lost. You may have even heard the phrase, ‘chivalry is dead’, but the truth is, we all have the ability to show compassion for others. For some, we just need to awaken the sleeping giant, or remind yourself and others to stop and take a moment to walk in someone else’s shoes. During the pandemic, we have witnessed incredible acts of kindness, care and empathy across the globe, but simple acts of kindness like wearing a mask to protect others from the spread of germs may not seem like a lot, but this humble gesture shows you have an incredible amount of respect for others…and that is an amazing and noble thing! You can think of it as kind of like being a knight, whose actions symbolize courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak. During this confusing and uncertain time, we ask you to bring out your sleeping compassionate giant or knight, and be kind to others by covering your nose and mouth with a mask.  Remember, Protecting is Respecting!

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 174 cases in isolation, as well as another 325 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 499 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, December 4, 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 2045 people tested in 95 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 December 2, 2020 - 1:47PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Wednesday, December 2, 2020, there are THIRTEEN (13) people with new positive test results and THREE (3) new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 992*. Currently, there are NINETEEN (19) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 17 locally and 2 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Weekly COVID Series: Week 2, Day 3: Why Wear a Mask?

On day three of our COVID series on why you should consider wearing a mask, let’s look at the science behind mask use. Using a face covering is all about preventing the spread of germs, not only if you are sick, but also to help protect yourself and others while you are at work, traveling, shopping or visiting with others. What evidence do we have that wearing a mask is effective in preventing COVID-19? There are several strands of evidence supporting the efficacy of masks. One category of evidence comes from laboratory studies of respiratory droplets and the ability of various masks to block them. An experiment using high-speed video found that hundreds of droplets ranging from 20 to 500 micrometers were generated when saying a simple phrase, but that nearly all these droplets were blocked when the mouth was covered by a damp washcloth. Another study of people who had influenza or the common cold found that wearing a surgical mask significantly reduced the amount of these respiratory viruses emitted in droplets and aerosols. Check out the Mask Myth Busters Video with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer from April 6, 2020. His spray paint myth buster test on droplets and mask use is still relevant today. Dr. Dannenhoffer illustrates what social distancing does both with and without masks.

Information for this article shared in part from UCSF. The U.S. Center for Disease Control, the Oregon Health Authority, and your Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, all recommend that everyone wear a mask over their nose and mouth when in public or around others. Masks have been shown to slow the spread of COVID-19, because they help keep people who are infected from spreading respiratory droplets to others when they cough, sneeze, or talk. Health experts across the globe say the evidence is clear that masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and that the more people wearing masks, the better. The wearing of masks is also a sign of caring for the health and safety of others.  Science or not, it only works if you wear it!

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 180 cases in isolation, as well as another 342 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 522 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, December 4, 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 2045 people tested in 95 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 December 1, 2020 - 1:19PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, there are THIRTEEEN (13) people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 976*. Currently, there are TWENTY (20) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 19 locally and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Weekly COVID Series: Week 2, Day 2: Why Wear a Mask?

Today, we continue our weekly COVID series on why you should consider wearing a mask. Face covering use is all about prevention and stopping the spread of germs, not only if you are sick, but also to protect yourself and others while you are at work, traveling, shopping or visiting with others not from your own household. The other day during a virtual meeting our team made an interesting observation about the many sacrifices that have been made by citizens on behalf of the United States of America, that have allowed us the freedoms we share today. For many centuries, soldiers, citizens and countrymen have bravely fought in battles to establish, preserve and protect our freedoms as United States citizens. The sacrifices made by these brave men and women were for the greater good of our nation, and many gave the ultimate price for our freedom. The first recorded COVID related death of a U.S. Citizen was on February 28, 2020, and as of today, December 1, 2020, the COVID virus has taken the lives of 268,626 U.S. citizens. To put things into perspective, the United States reported that a total of 291,557 lives were lost in World War II during battles from 1941-1945. At our current rate of COVID infection and deaths, it is predicted that we will surpass the number of lives lost in ALL of WWII by the end of the year, in just 10 months, with COVID deaths.

So, the small sacrifice we are asking you to make by simply wearing a face covering during this pandemic, WILL help in the overall effort to prevent the continued loss of lives to this deadly disease. You can think of it as your small sacrifice, but big contribution in the battle to fight COVID-19. The U.S. Center for Disease Control, the Oregon Health Authority, and your Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, all recommend that everyone wear a mask over their nose and mouth when in public or around others. Masks have been shown to slow the spread of COVID-19, because they help keep people who are infected from spreading respiratory droplets to others when they cough, sneeze, or talk. Health experts across the globe say the evidence is clear that masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and that the more people wearing masks, the better. The wearing of masks is a sign of caring for the health and safety of others. Please do your part, Small sacrifice, BIG DIFFERENCE!

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 183 cases in isolation, as well as another 400 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 583 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, December 1, 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 2035 people tested in 95 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 November 30, 2020 - 4:07PM

As we bring November to an end, we mark 262 days since our first positive COVID case was reported in Douglas County, and sadly over nine months since coronavirus, COVID-19 and worldwide pandemic took over the headlines in global news. While not a new record, our positive case numbers have jumped to over thirty in Douglas County again today. As of 12:00 pm Today, Monday, November 30, 2020, there are THIRTY-THREE (33) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive that has been moved to positive with a positive test result since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 963*. Currently, there are SIXTEEN (16) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 15 locally and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts. **Please note: OHA has changed how they are tracking and reporting negative test results, and we hope to have an updated number for you tomorrow.

Weekly COVID Series: Week 2: Why Wear a Mask?

Last week we started a weekly COVID series and we talked about the root causes of our local COVID outbreaks. This week we want to talk about protection and why it is important to wear a mask, not only if you are sick, but also to protect yourself and others while you are at work, traveling, shopping or visiting with others not from your own household. The U.S. Center for Disease Control, the Oregon Health Authority, and your Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, all recommend that everyone wear a mask over their nose and mouth when in public or around others. Masks have been shown to slow the spread of COVID-19, because they help keep people who are infected from spreading respiratory droplets to others when they cough, sneeze, or talk. Health experts across the globe say the evidence is clear that masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and that the more people wearing masks, the better. The wearing of masks is also a sign of caring for the health and safety of others. Wear to show you care!

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 193 cases in isolation, as well as another 423 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 616 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, December 1, 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 2035 people tested in 95 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 November 29, 2020 - 3:21PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, November 29, 2020, there are SEVEN (7) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive and sadly ONE (1) more death since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 930*. Currently, there are SEVENTEEN (17) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 15 locally and 2 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Correction: Yesterday, we sadly reported the death of our eighteenth county resident to the COVID-19 virus. However, an error was made in the reporting of the date of birth. Her age was incorrectly listed as 87-years-old, when in fact she was 62-years-old. Please accept our sincere apologies for the error. She passed away, Friday, November 27, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. She was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with COVID on November 26, 2020.

Another COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our nineteenth COVID related death is a 96-year-old woman who passed away, today, Sunday, November 29, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. She was diagnosed with COVID on November 15, 2020, and admitted to the hospital on November 25, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this beloved resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

“As we near the end of November, we are filled with sorrow once again, as COVID-19 has claimed the life of another cherished county resident. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of this beloved resident,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “COVID-19 does not take a holiday, so please protect yourself and those you love from this virus. This holiday season will be difficult, but it has never been more important for residents to do everything they can to prevent the spread of COVID. Keep your family and friends healthy by celebrating safely and choosing safe alternatives to in-person celebrations; postponing holiday trip and parties this year; limiting interactions with others; safely shop and support local businesses; order take out or delivery from local restaurants; wear a mask and most important, please stay home if you are sick. Please do your part and help stop this virus from ruining your holidays."

WEEKLY POSITIVE CASE CHART UPDATE: 

While our local positive case numbers have come down this week with 125 positive test results, they are still way to high, and we still are in the shadow of our highest week ever at 177 positives cases from the week of November 21, 2020. We cannot stress enough the importance of staying healthy and doing everything YOU can to prevent the spread of this virus. Please think about your actions, your activities, your gatherings, your visits and make sure they are COVID safe for everyone involved.


Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 186 cases in isolation, as well as another 430 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 616 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, December 1, 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 2035 people tested in 95 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 November 28, 2020 - 12:23PM

As of 12:00 pm Today, Saturday, November 28, 2020, there are EIGHT (8) people with new positive test results and sadly ONE (1) death since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 922*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

COVID-19 Related Deaths of Douglas County Residents

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our eighteenth COVID related death is an 87-year-old woman who passed away, Friday, November 27, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. She was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with COVID on November 26, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this beloved resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.


“Today, we sadly mourn the passing of another beloved county resident to this terrible virus. On behalf of my family, my fellow Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT team, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family, friends and neighbors of this beloved resident,” commented Commissioner Tim Freeman. “Remember, COVID-19 does not take a holiday from spreading making people sick. We know that this holiday season will be hard for many of you, but it is so vitally important for our residents to do everything they can to protect the ones they love by preventing the spread of this deadly virus. Please keep your family and friends healthy by celebrating safely this year by choosing virtual visits instead of in-person visits; sending presents instead of dropping them off in person; postponing holiday parties this year; keeping your holiday celebrations small; limiting interactions with others; safely shop and support local businesses; order take out or delivery from local restaurants; delay travel plans for after the holidays; wear a mask and most important, please stay home if you are sick. Please do your part and help stop this virus from ruining your holidays. Please stay safe and stay healthy."

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 226 cases in isolation, as well as another 463 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 689 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, December 1, 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 2035 people tested in 95 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 November 27, 2020 - 4:47PM

As we officially kick off the Christmas Season, it’s a reminder to take care of the ones you love by doing everything you can to protect them from getting COVID-19. As of 12:00 pm Today, Friday, November 27, 2020, there are SIX (6) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 914*. Currently, there are FIFTEEN (15) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Today, we want to talk about Reason #5: Travel.  We have had numerous cases, and sadly, local deaths directly linked to residents who have chosen to travel out of the area and out of the state, especially to hot spots (high COVID case areas) and have subsequently brought the COVID virus back with them. They visited relatives or friends that were sick, did not follow COVID guidelines to protect themselves and did not quarantine for the 14-day period upon return. As a result of their travel they spread the virus to people in our county. We have mentioned these types of actions on numerous occasions in our updates, but people are still not taking our advice and limiting or cancelling travel.

If you still do not think the coronavirus can spread like wildfire from travel, here is a case in point. Recently, a local outbreak spiraled out of control, in a matter of days. This outbreak is riddled with poor choices that allowed the virus to spread and a lot of people sick. A local resident decided to travel to another state that had a high level of COVID cases, simply to visit family. There was not an emergency or pressing need to travel. Either at the destination or during their journey the resident unknowingly contracted coronavirus. The resident did not self-quarantine for 14 days after returning home from the visit, thus unintentionally exposed and infected their family with the COVID virus, upon their return. One member of that family then attended a large social event with 60+ people, who were not wearing face coverings or practicing social distancing, and unknowingly exposed and infected several guests at the event. A guest at the event then had a different family gathering that exposed and infected a few others. Several of those people then went to work and unknowingly exposed and infected their coworkers. The result of this domino effect of spreading the virus was a massive COVID outbreak in our county that involved several sick families, numerous residents in quarantine, a school outbreak and several businesses adversely affected…and they were all related to one residents’ so-called ‘innocent’ choice travel. Please, if you have to travel, follow the guidelines, keep your distance, mask-up and quarantine for 14 days upon your return.

Because COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact, we continue to stress the importance of protecting yourself and others you care about. Right now we need everyone to think about the risk factors associated with these types of activities. How would you feel if you were responsible for passing this virus onto someone that you love, that might not be able to fight off the disease? Please limit or cancel your travel plans, limit interactions with others, opt for virtual visits with family and friends and stay home if you are sick. Please be safe in all you do, not just for yourself, but for the health and safety of others, especially those that already have a compromised immune system.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 223 cases in isolation, as well as another 347 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 570 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Friday, November 27, 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 1964 people tested in 92 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 November 26, 2020 - 7:34PM

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team. We wish you and your family a safe and healthy Thanksgiving day holiday. Today, we are thankful that we continue to see our hospital admissions going down, as patients are able to go home or be released to a care facility. Again, a big round of thanks to ALL our health care workers for the tireless work they do day in and day out in providing care and compassion to those in need. As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, November 26, 2020, there are TWENTY (20) people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 907*. Currently, there are THIRTEEN (13) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 234 cases in isolation, as well as another 453 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 687 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Series: Reason #4 Why Covid-19 Is Spreading Locally

Today, we want to talk about group gatherings. So, as a part of our series on the reasons behind our local outbreaks, we have reason #4, social group gatherings. Again, as a reminder, our reason series announcements are in no particular order, as we want to provide information about why we are seeing a huge surge in local cases. Over the last three days we have talked about reasons for our local outbreaks, they included unsafe or unprotected birthday parties, church gatherings and people going to work or social events when they are sick. Today, we will talk about reason #4, group gatherings These include in-person poker game nights, club meetings, professional association luncheons, committee planning sessions and holiday gift exchanges. We have had cases linked to all of these kinds of social gatherings locally. We have mentioned these types of actions on numerous occasions in our updates, but people are still not taking our advice. Because COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact, we wanted to stress the importance of protecting yourself and others you care about. Right now we need everyone to think about the risk factors associated with these types of activities. How would you feel if you were responsible for passing this virus onto someone that you love, that might not be able to fight off the disease? Please limit your interactions with others, opt for online options, virtual luncheons or meetings, remote working, and stay home if you are sick. Please be safe in all you do, not just for yourself, but for the health and safety of others, especially those that already have a compromised immune system.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, November 27, 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 1964 people tested in 92 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 November 25, 2020 - 1:49PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, November 25, 2020, there are TWENTY-EIGHT (28) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 887*. Currently, there are FIFTEEN (15) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

A Time of Thanks for Mercy Medical Center and Health Care Workers

COVID-19 has been a challenging time for everyone, but none more so than for our health care workers and health care facilities. We wanted to take a moment, at this time of Thanksgiving to recognize all the doctors, nurses, and staff at Mercy Medical Center for their dedication, commitment and hard work since COVID-19 descended on Oregon and arrived in Douglas County over eight months ago. Despite COVID-19, our local, community hospital continues to provide and deliver the type of care you’d find in a much larger facility, and does so with a sense of pride, precaution, and compassion for every patient, as well as their families. During these uncertain times, Mercy has been fortunate to have access to sufficient supplies, treatment space, rapid testing capabilities, great community partners, amazing staff, and increased infection control practices in order to treat not only COVID patients, but offer care for any patient needing treatment, critical services and surgery. As a reminder, if you have been postponing necessary care, know that all of Mercy’s facilities are safer than they have ever been, and you do not need to wait any longer. Please be assured that the safety of patients and staff remains their top priority, as they continue to provide much-needed care for our community. Across the country as well as here in Douglas County, there’s been an outpouring of support and gratitude for our health care workers. I hope you join us in the continued support, trust, and faith of our local health care workers. Thank you Mercy for doing your part in keeping us safe and healthy here in Douglas County.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 255 cases in isolation, as well as another 428 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 683 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

 

Series: Reason #3 Why Covid-19 Is Spreading Locally

Reason #3, in no particular order, we continue with our series on the reasons why we are seeing a huge surge in local cases. Over the last two days we have talked about reasons for our local outbreaks, they included unsafe or unprotected birthday parties and church gatherings. Again, we do not have anything against churches or celebrations, we are just pointing out where our recent case surges are originating. Today, we will talk about reason #3, going to work or participating in social activities when you are sick. We currently have active outbreaks related to people who are choosing to go out in public and not stay home when they are ill. Again, we have mentioned this several times in our updates, but people are still not heeding the advice. Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Official, urges residents to stay home when they are sick to help protect others from getting sick and spreading disease. This means not only staying home from work and school, but also staying home from all other activities and social events. Please, if you are sick, even if you just have a runny nose or stuffy head, do not got to work or attend gatherings, church, parties, events, weddings, game nights, prayer groups, or go work out at the gym and expose others to your illness. Because COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact, we wanted to stress the importance of protecting yourself and others you care about. Right now we need everyone to think about the risk factors associated with these types of activities. How would you feel if you were responsible for passing this virus onto someone that you love, that might not be able to fight off the disease? Please limit your interactions with others, opt for online options, food and supply deliveries, remote working, and stay home until you are fully recovered. Please be safe in all you do, not just for yourself, but for the health and safety of others, especially those that already have a compromised immune system.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, November 27, 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 1964 people tested in 92 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 November 24, 2020 - 1:41PM

Another new record as we report 36 new positive test results today. As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, November 24, 2020, there are THIRTY-SIX (36) people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 858*. Currently, there are NINETEEN (19) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 18 locally and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

REASON #2 WHY COVID-19 IS SPREADING LOCALLY

We continue with our series on the reasons why we are seeing a huge surge in local cases. Yesterday, we talked about reason #1 for our local outbreaks, unsafe or unprotected church gatherings. Again, we do not have anything against churches, we are just pointing out where our recent case surges are originating. Today, we will talk about reason #2, attending birthday parties. We currently have active outbreaks related to gatherings to celebrate birthdays. Yes, we have mentioned this many times in our updates, but people are still hosting and attending indoor in-person parties with unmasked, unprotected, often sick and not socially distanced guests from outside the household. Because COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact, we wanted to stress the importance of protecting yourself and others you care about. Right now we need everyone to think about the risk factors associated with these types of activities. How would you feel if you were responsible for passing this virus onto someone that you love, that might not be able to fight off the disease? So, we urge you to think about skipping the big birthday bash this year or consider hosting an online birthday party instead. The outbreaks related to these parties are due to close-contact gatherings where people are hugging, laughing and talking while not keeping appropriate distance from others; not wearing masks; hosting large potluck style dinners; and gathering for long periods of time in close quarters. Please limit your interactions, opt for online services where possible, make sure you are wearing a mask and keep your distance from others in your congregation. Please be safe in all you do, not just for yourself, but for the health and safety of others, especially those that already have a compromised immune system.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 237 cases in isolation, as well as another 477 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 714 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, November 24, 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 1964 people tested in 92 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 November 23, 2020 - 2:04PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, November 23, 2020, there are FIFTEEN (15) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) deaths since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 822*. Currently, there are TWENTY (20) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 19 locally and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

COVID-19 Related Deaths of Douglas County Residents

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of two Douglas County residents from the COVID-19 virus. Our sixteenth COVID related death is an 81-year-old man who passed away today, Monday, November 23, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. He was admitted to the hospital on November 7, 2020. Our seventeenth COVID related death is a 91-year-old woman man who also passed away today, Monday, November 23, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. She was admitted to the hospital on November 18, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these gentleman, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 251 cases in isolation, as well as another 518 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 769 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK!

Please Stay Home from All Activities If You Are Sick, Feeling Even a Little Sick or Not Fully Recovered

Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Official would like to remind residents about the importance of staying home when you are sick to help protect others from getting sick. This means not only staying home from work and school, but also staying home from all other activities and social events. Please, if you are sick, even if you just have a runny nose or stuffy head, do not attend birthday parties, weddings, poker nights, prayer groups, church or go work out at the gym and expose others to your illness.

Tips to Help Stop the Spread of COVID

  • Make a habit of washing and sanitizing your hands, regularly. That means washing after you eat, if you touch new surfaces, go to the bathroom, open a door, go to the store, go to the post office or after a meeting. Also try and avoid touching your face as much as possible. 
  • Please wear a mask when you are around others not from your household. Not just for your protection, but for the protection of others. 
  • Stay at least six feet apart from anyone that is not from your immediate household. This means paying attention to the distance stickers at the store, the bank, at restaurants and at businesses. Please be respectful, kind and polite, by giving people ample space.
  • Stay home from work, school and play if you are sick. This includes not running errands or going shopping or inviting visitors to your home. If you need help, reach out to friends, family or utilize an app or businesses that offer no contact deliveries or services.
  • Minimize travel, especially out of the state and limit visitors to your home. 
  • Minimize attending social gatherings or going places where there are large groups of people.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 24, 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 1964 people tested in 92 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 November 22, 2020 - 1:08PM

Sadly, as we head into Thanksgiving week, we have reached another daily record with 20 hospitalized patients. Plus, we have now surpassed eight hundred cases and DPHN staff is supporting 740 contacts in isolation and quarantine. As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, November 22, 2020, there are TWELVE (12) people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 807*. Currently, there are TWENTY (20) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 19 locally and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 261 cases in isolation, as well as another 479 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 740 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 24, 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 1964 people tested in 92 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 November 21, 2020 - 3:07PM

Unfortunately, we have hit a new daily record with 38 new positive cases today. As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, November 21, 2020, there are THIRTY-EIGHT (38) people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 795*. Currently, there are FIFTEEN (15) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 14 locally and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 243 cases in isolation, as well as another 474 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 717 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 24, 2020, in Roseburg. The drive-through testing clinic scheduled for Reedsport today has been cancelledAs 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 1964 people tested in 92 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 November 20, 2020 - 1:26PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, November 20, 2020, there are TWENTY-EIGHT (28) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 757*. Currently, there are THIRTEEN (13) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 12 locally and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK!

Please Stay Home from All Activities If You Are Sick, Feeling Even a Little Sick or Not Fully Recovered

Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Official would like to remind residents about the importance of staying home when you are sick to help protect others from getting sick. This means not only staying home from work and school, but also staying home from all other activities and social events. Please, if you are sick, even if you just have a runny nose or stuffy head, do not attend birthday parties, weddings, poker nights, prayer groups, church or go work out at the gym and expose others to your illness.

You Are the Key to Controlling the Spread of COVID!

It is no secret that the key to stopping the continued spread of the coronavirus is, YOU, our residents, our families, our communities and our businesses. Yes, prevention is the best medicine, and not just to help stop the spread of COVID, but for your overall health and wellbeing as well. If each and every individual in our county would make a real concerted effort to implement prevention measures into their daily routine, we could see a huge decrease in our COVID case numbers. That means we need each and everyone one of our residents to take steps to minimize the spread of germs and contagions. They can do this by choosing to maintain healthier eating habits; incorporate exercise and cleaning routines; being cautious and keeping distance from others; making modifications to how you socialize with others; choosing no contact deliveries and services; and staying home if you are sick. The suggestions we make and the guidelines presented by public health are not just for your health and safety, but for the health and safety of everyone, including our kids, our grandparents, our coworkers, our first responders, our teachers and our businesses. We know we sound like a broken record, but our primary focus is to do everything we can to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 223 cases in isolation, as well as another 491 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 714 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Friday, November 20, 2020, in Roseburg. There will also be another drive-through testing clinic in Reedsport on Saturday, November 21, 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 1877 people tested in 90 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 November 19, 2020 - 2:24PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, November 19, 2020, there are TWENTY-SIX (26) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) presumptive and sadly THREE (3) deaths since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 728*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 12 locally and 2 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

COVID-19 Related Deaths of Douglas County Residents

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of three more Douglas County residents from the COVID-19 virus. Our thirteenth COVID related death is a 76-year-old man who passed away yesterday, Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 on October 29, 2020, and was admitted to the hospital on November 14, 2020. Our fourteenth COVID related death is an 83-year-old man who passed away yesterday, Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 on November 3, 2020, and was admitted to the hospital on November 8, 2020. Our fifteenth COVID related death is an 82-year-old man who passed away yesterday, Thursday, November 19, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 on November 9, 2020, and was admitted to the hospital on November 13, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these gentleman, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 226 cases in isolation, as well as another 467 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 693 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, November 20, 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 1877 people tested in 90 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.

Facebook Live with Dr. Bob 

Please join us Friday, November 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live event with Dr. Bob. hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook pageDr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer will continue their normal schedule of Facebook “Live Q&A Updates” next week with both his Tuesday night at 6:00 pm and Friday night at 4:00 pm on the DPHN Facebook page. Residents are still able to submit their COVID-19 questions to Dr. Bob during the live shows, but you can also email your questions to: Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during their weekly updates.

Updated November 19, 2020 - 10:41PM

Good news for businesses impacted by COVID-19. Business Oregon has authorized an additional $20 million in grant funding for businesses around the state. The application for this new round of funds will be available beginning today, November 19, on Business Oregon's website. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.


The grants are available to small businesses that have seen lost revenue due to the pandemic, and that meet a minimal set of requirements.


Businesses are eligible to receive up to $200,000 in grant funding as detailed in the grant application. To be eligible, a business must show it was prohibited from operations by the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12, or demonstrate a 25% reduction in sales over a 30-day period in 2020 compared to a comparable period in 2019.  

For more information, please go to Business Oregon's website here https://bit.ly/3fijlZI


Updated November 18, 2020 - 1:58PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, November 18, 2020, there are TWENTY-ONE (21) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) presumptives since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 701*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 13 locally and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK!

Please Stay Home from All Activities If You Are Sick, Feeling Even a Little Sick or Not Fully Recovered

Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Official would like to remind residents about the importance of staying home when you are sick to help protect others from getting sick. This means not only staying home from work and school, but also staying home from all other activities and social events. Please, if you are sick, even if you just have a runny nose or stuffy head, do not attend birthday parties, weddings, poker nights, prayer groups, church or go work out at the gym and expose others to your illness.

You Are the Key to Controlling the Spread of COVID!

It is no secret that the key to stopping the continued spread of the coronavirus is, YOU, our residents, our families, our communities and our businesses. Yes, prevention is the best medicine, and not just to help stop the spread of COVID, but for your overall health and wellbeing as well. If each and every individual in our county would make a real concerted effort to implement prevention measures into their daily routine, we could see a huge decrease in our COVID case numbers. That means we need each and everyone one of our residents to take steps to minimize the spread of germs and contagions. They can do this by choosing to maintain healthier eating habits; incorporate exercise and cleaning routines; being cautious and keeping distance from others; making modifications to how you socialize with others; choosing no contact deliveries and services; and staying home if you are sick. The suggestions we make and the guidelines presented by public health are not just for your health and safety, but for the health and safety of everyone, including our kids, our grandparents, our coworkers, our first responders, our teachers and our businesses. We know we sound like a broken record, but our primary focus is to do everything we can to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 216 cases in isolation, as well as another 513 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 729 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, November 20, 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 1877 people tested in 90 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 November 17, 2020 - 1:47PM

Sadly, we hit another new record for the number of daily cases, with 33 new positive cases today.  As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, there are THIRTY-TWO (32) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) presumptive that has been moved to positive with a positive test result, ONE (1) new presumptive and ONE (1) death since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 678*. Currently, there are FOURTEEN (14) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 14 locally, and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Twelfth COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of our twelfth Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our twelfth COVID related death is an 86-year-old man who passed away today, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. He tested positive for COVID-19 upon being admitted to the hospital on November 10, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 199 cases in isolation, as well as another 500 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 699 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, November 17, 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 1877 people tested in 90 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 November 16, 2020 - 1:55PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, November 16, 2020, there are TWENTY-TWO (22) people with new positive test results and ONE death to report since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 645*. Currently, there are TWENTY (20) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 19 locally, and 1 out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Eleventh COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of our eleventh Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our eleventh COVID related death is an 85-year-old woman who passed away today, Monday, November 16, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. She tested positive for COVID-19 upon being admitted to the hospital on November 8, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 188 cases in isolation, as well as another 502 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 690 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 17, 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 1877 people tested in 90 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 November 15, 2020 - 3:31PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, November 15, 2020, there are NINE (9) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 623*. Currently, there are NINETEEN (19) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 166 cases in isolation, as well as another 495 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 661 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 17, 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 1877 people tested in 90 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 November 14, 2020 - 3:39PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, November 14, 2020, there are NINETEEN (19) people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 613*. Currently, there are TWENTY (20) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to dedicate all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 174 cases in isolation, as well as another 489 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 663 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and Douglas Public Health Network to help control the spread of COVID-19. 

PLEASE STAY HOME FROM ALL ACTIVITIES IF YOU ARE SICK, FEELING EVEN A LITTLE SICK OR NOT FULLY RECOVERED FROM BEING SICK! 

Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Official would like to remind residents about the importance of staying home when you are sick to help protect others from getting sick. This means not only staying home from work and school, but also staying home from all other activities and social events. Please, if you are sick, even if you just have a runny nose or stuffy head, do not attend birthday parties, weddings, poker nights, prayer groups, church or go work out at the gym and expose others to your illness.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 17, 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 1877 people tested in 90 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 November 13, 2020 - 2:01PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, November 13, 2020, there are TWENTY-NINE (29) people with new positive test results, ONE presumptive that has been moved to a positive with a positive test result and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 593*. Currently, there are SEVENTEEN (17) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network continue to dedicate all resources available to our local COVID efforts.

Local Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine

Currently, DPHN is supporting 157 cases in isolation, as well as another 473 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 630 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19. A number of you have asked what it means to isolate or self-quarantine. Check out the informational flyers that DPHN created to help our residents and health providers share and provide the most current information about quarantine and isolation during COVID-19. 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic was Today, Friday, November 13, 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 1828 people tested in 89 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 November 12, 2020 - 1:37PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, November 12, 2020, there are EIGHTEEN (18) people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 563*. Currently, there are ELEVEN Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Despite the spike in cases, our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network staff continue to focus on COVID prevention, testing and education efforts.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 152 cases in isolation, as well as another 494 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 646 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

We Continue to Encourage You to Help Stop the Spread of COVID and Stay Healthy

  • Make a habit of washing and sanitizing your hands, regularly. That means washing after you eat, if you touch new surfaces, go to the bathroom, open a door, go to the store, go to the post office or after a meeting. Also try and avoid touching your face as much as possible. 
  • Please wear a mask where recommended. Not just for your protection, but for the protection of others. 
  • Stay at least six feet apart from anyone that is not from your immediate household. This means paying attention to the distance stickers at the store, the bank, at restaurants and at businesses. Please be respectful, kind and polite, by giving people ample space.
  • Stay home from work, school and play if you are sick. This includes not running errands or going shopping or inviting visitors to your home. If you need help, reach out to friends, family or utilize an app or businesses that offer no contact deliveries or services.
  • Minimize travel, especially out of the state and limit visitors to your home. 
  • Minimize attending social gatherings or going places where there are large groups of people.

We are now passed five hundred and sixty mark with COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, with 19 new total positive and presumptive cases today. The DCCRT team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, along with Dr. Dannenhoffer and Douglas Public Health Network encourage residents to make prevention measures a part of their everyday routines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend six daily habits that can help you avoid sickness and prevent the spread of viruses to others too.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, November 13, 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 1828 people tested in 89 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 November 11, 2020 - 2:30PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, there are TWENTY-SEVEN (27) people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 545*. Currently, there are TWELVE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Despite the spike in cases, our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network staff continue to focus on COVID prevention, testing and education efforts.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 148 cases in isolation, as well as another 559 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 707 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, November 13, 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 1747 people tested in 87 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 November 10, 2020 - 3:23PM

Sadly, another day of new records. We have surpassed 500 cases in Douglas County, with 81 cases since our noon update on Friday, November 6, 2020. We also jumped to just short of 700 people in isolation and quarantine that staff is supporting. Our new cases are due to a large number of people attending social events and not following COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing and wearing of face coverings while with others. These events include crowding in small rooms or in small areas to attend birthday parties, Halloween celebrations, weddings, baby showers, dinner parties, poker games, in-person meetings and other social gatherings. You may think it’s just a small gathering, but if one person attends the event and is sick, then they can infect the entire group. Attendees from of that event take it home to their families, and it then pass it onto their co-workers, classmates, customers and our community. This triggers an exponential explosion in cases that leads to numerous outbreaks and new positive cases. Again, we ask our residents to step up and help us to control the spread of COVID-19 by choosing to not attend these events AND delaying in-person parties, events and meetings until a later date AND opting for a safe virtual event instead. And, please, stay home if you are sick. 

Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, November 10, 2020, there are TWENTY (20) people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 517*. Currently, there are TEN Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Despite the spike in cases, our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network staff continue to focus on COVID prevention, testing and education efforts.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 127 cases in isolation, as well as another 559 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 686 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, November 10, 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 1747 people tested in 87 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 November 9, 2020 - 1:41PM

Over the weekend we posted a staggering number of new COVID cases, as well as surpassed several unfortunate COVID records. Since our Friday, November 6, 2020, update, we have reported 61 new cases. 

For the week of November 1-7, 2020, Douglas County reported the highest weekly case total of positive and presumptive cases with 78 total new cases. This means that we recorded the most positive cases in a week with 67 cases, as well as the most presumptives in a week with 11. 

This weekend we also exceeded the 500 mark with people that are being supported in isolation and quarantine, but today we broke that record again with 589 COVID cases that are being supported in isolation and quarantine. 

This is definitely not the trend we wanted to see happening in our County. The exponential growth in unrelated cases is affecting a wide number of schools, care centers, and workplaces in all parts of the county. We can’t even begin to estimate the economic and loss of school/work impact on households, schools, families, and workplaces with the number of people in isolation and quarantine right now.

So, how can we stop the spread? In the simplest of terms: STOP and think about what you are doing and where you are going; USE CAUTION in everyday activities and consider SAFE TO DO options for socializing instead.

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, November 9, 2020, there are ELEVEN (11) people with new positive test results and FOUR presumptives since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 497*. Currently, there are SEVEN Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Despite the spike in cases, our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network staff continue to focus on COVID prevention, testing and education efforts.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 128 cases in isolation, as well as another 461 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 589 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 10, 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 1747 people tested in 87 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 November 8, 2020 - 1:09PM

Today, we are again reporting a huge spike in new cases, with our highest daily total of 25 new cases. This is definitely not the trend we wanted to see happening in our County. We are seeing an exponential growth in unrelated cases in so many different places, and it is very disconcerting. Plus, the economic impact of households, schools, families, and workplaces having numerous people in isolation and quarantine is tremendous right now. We also wanted to take a moment to highlight the amazing people working day-in and day-out on all the reporting, cases and outbreaks. The continued dedication of our local COVID teams has been incredible and we appreciate their diligence and perseverance. Thank you!

As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, November 8, 2020, there are TWENTY-FOUR (24) people with new positive test results and ONE presumptive since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 482*. Currently, there are SEVEN Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Despite the spike in cases this week, the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network staff continue to focus on COVID prevention, testing and education efforts.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 115 cases in isolation, as well as another 382 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 497 total contacts in isolation or quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 10, 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 1747 people tested in 87 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 November 7, 2020 - 2:14PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, November 7, 2020, there are SEVENTEEN (17) people with new positive test results and FOUR presumptives since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 457*. Currently, there are SIX Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. Despite the spike in cases this week, the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Public Health Officer and Douglas Public Health Network staff continue to focus on COVID prevention, testing and education efforts.

Today, we sadly report that we have reached a number of records that we did not want to achieve. This week we recorded the highest weekly case total of positive and presumptive cases with 78 total cases. Which means that we recorded the most positive cases in a week with 67 cases, as well as the most presumptives in a week with 11. We have also exceeded the 500 mark with people that are being supported in isolation and quarantine with 514. 


Currently, DPHN is supporting 79 cases in isolation, as well as another 435 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 514 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 10, 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 1747 people tested in 87 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 November 6, 2020 - 1:31PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, November 6, 2020, there are EIGHT (8) people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 436*. Currently, there are SIX Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 80 cases in isolation, as well as another 381 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 461 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is Today, Friday, November 6, 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 1747 people tested in 87 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 November 5, 2020 - 1:01PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, November 5, 2020, there are FIFTEEN (15) people with new positive test results, TWO new presumptives and our TENTH COVID related death since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 428*. Currently, there are FOUR Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 78 cases in isolation, as well as another 389 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 467 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Tenth COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of our tenth Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our tenth COVID related death is a 62-year-old woman who passed away yesterday, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. She tested positive for COVID-19 upon being admitted to the hospital on October 14, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, November 6, 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 1747 people tested in 87 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 November 4, 2020 - 1:55PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, there are TEN (10) people with new positive test results and TWO new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday*.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 411**. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally. **Please note: that we have retracted ONE positive case number from our totals today. After investigation, it was determined that one person previously reported with a positive test result was not a Douglas County resident, and therefore, the case was moved to their respective County. We have adjusted our chart and numbers to reflect the retraction and movement.

Ninth COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of our ninth Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our ninth COVID related death is an 81-year-old woman who passed away this morning, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in Roseburg, Oregon. She tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the hospital on October 10, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 61 cases in isolation, as well as another 338 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 399 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, November 6, 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 1747 people tested in 87 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 November 3, 2020 - 2:14PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, there are EIGHT people with new positive test results and TWO new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 400*. Currently, there are FIVE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, while the remaining four are being hospitalized locally.

Today, we reached 400 total COVID-19 cases in Douglas County with the increase of 10 total positive cases and presumptives combined. This trend of has become increasingly concerning for all of us. An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure — and that’s never been more true than right now. But, just like the old adage, the recommendations from public health for preventing the spread of diseases, viruses and illnesses are not new notions, but rather age old advice based on decades of scientific research. From a young age we are taught to wash our hands, cover our coughs, clean and disinfect and stay home if we are sick. This sage advice continues to be the basis for good hygiene and virus prevention practices today. The DCCRT team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, along with Dr. Dannenhoffer and Douglas Public Health Network encourage residents to make prevention measures a part of their everyday routines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend six daily habits that can help you avoid sickness and prevent the spread of viruses to others too.

NOTICE: FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB CANCELLED TONIGHT, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

That’s right, Dr. Bob is going to take the night off. We have decided to cancel the COVID Facebook Live event for tonight, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, due to scheduled nation-wide happenings. So, please join us on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live event with Dr. Bob. hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook pageDr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer will continue their normal schedule of Facebook “Live Q&A Updates” next week with both his Tuesday night at 6:00 pm and Friday night at 4:00 pm on the DPHN Facebook page. Residents are still able to submit their COVID-19 questions to Dr. Bob during the live shows, but you can also email your questions to: Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during their weekly updates.

UPDATED: OHA Reporting and Definition for Recovered

As per the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Investigative Guidelines, the number of recovered cases is no longer being assessed or reported by OHA. Up until May 1st, 2020 recovery from COVID-19 was defined as being afebrile (not feverish), without the use of antiphyretics (medicine to reduce a fever), and having resolution of cough, shortness of breath and diarrhea for at least 72 hours. As more was learned about symptoms, recovery and contagious period, the definition of recovered changed. Beginning May 1st, OHA stopped reporting recovered cases while also separating recovery from contagious or isolation period. Many cases were no longer contagious, as they were outside of the contagious period, but still having lingering symptoms. To be consistent with OHA and to adapt as we learn more about this new virus, we removed the column in our chart listing recovered cases. At that point, we added the number of those in isolation, roughly indicating active or infectious cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 54 cases in isolation, as well as another 383 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astonishing 437 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is Today, Tuesday, November 3, 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 1720 people tested in 86 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 November 2, 2020 - 2:56PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, November 2, 2020, there are TWO people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 390*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally.

NOTICE: COVID FACEBOOK LIVE WITH DR. BOB CANCELLED ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

That’s right, Dr. Bob is going to take the night off. We have decided to cancel the COVID Facebook Live event tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, due to scheduled nation-wide happenings. So, please join us on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm for the next Facebook Live event with Dr. Bob. hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook pageDr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer will continue their normal schedule of Facebook “Live Q&A Updates” next week with both his Tuesday night at 6:00 pm and Friday night at 4:00 pm on the DPHN Facebook page. Residents are still able to submit their COVID-19 questions to Dr. Bob during the live shows, but you can also email your questions to: Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during their weekly updates.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 49 cases in isolation, as well as another 337 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting 386 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 3, 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 1720 people tested in 86 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 November 1, 2020 - 12:11PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, November 1, 2020, there are EIGHT people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 387*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 51 cases in isolation, as well as another 348 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting 399 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 3, 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 1720 people tested in 86 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 October 31, 2020 - 12:44PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, October 31, 2020, there are FIVE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 379*. Currently, there are FOUR Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally.

We hope you have a safe and fun Halloween: Happy Halloween from the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, your Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, and the staff at Douglas Public Health Network. We encourage you and your family to celebrate this Halloween in a safe and creative manner. Whatever your plans, we hope you have a fun Halloween despite COVID. Be safe and be kind to others.

Here is a list of suggested things to try and avoid:

  • Consider not hosting or attending indoor Halloween parties.
  • Avoid going with a large group trick or treating.
  • Try to avoid going door-to-door trick or treating where you have in-person contact with others passing out candy.
  • Try to avoid handing out candy to trick-or-treaters in-person, face-to-face.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 41 cases in isolation, as well as another 364 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting 405 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, November 3, 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 1720 people tested in 86 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 October 30, 2020 - 1:31PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, October 30, 2020, there are FIVE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 374*. Currently, there are TWO Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 51 cases in isolation, as well as another 263 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting 314 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic is Today, Friday, October 30, 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 1698 people tested in 84 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 October 29, 2020 - 4:04PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, October 29, 2020, there are FIVE people with new positive test results and ONE presumptive that has been moved to positive with a positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 369*. Currently, there are TWO Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 52 cases in isolation, as well as another 335 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting 387 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, October 30, 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 1698 people tested in 84 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 October 28, 2020 - 12:47PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, October 28, 2020, there are THREE people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 364*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 52 cases in isolation, as well as another 263 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting 315 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, October 30, 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 1698 people tested in 84 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 October 27, 2020 - 4:01PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, there are EIGHT people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 360*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally.

SCHEDULE UPDATE: TUNE IN FRIDAY NIGHTS AT 6 PM FOR THE NEW WEEKLY COVID-19 UPDATE AND Q&A VIDEO PRESENTATION WITH DR. BOB

If you have not already heard the news, we are making changes to the weekly live COVID-19 question and answer sessions with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer. Starting this week (October 26, 2020), we will no longer be doing “Live Q&A Updates” on Tuesday and Friday nights on the DPHN Facebook page. Instead, Dr. Bob and the team at DPHN will be pre-recording a weekly video update and question/answer presentation that will air on DPHN’s Facebook page on Friday nights at 6:00 pm. Residents are still able to submit their COVID-19 questions to Dr. Bob, but we now ask that you email your questions to: Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can during their weekly video recordings. Please tune in on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm for the new weekly COVID-19 Update and Q&A Video presentation with Dr. Bob, hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook page.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 51 cases in isolation, as well as another 249 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting 300 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, October 27, 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 1698 people tested in 84 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 October 26, 2020 - 1:47PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, October 26, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result, ONE new presumptive and sadly ONE death since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 351*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized locally.

EIGHTH COVID-19 RELATED DEATH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of our eighth Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our eighth COVID related death is a 64-year-old man who passed away last night, Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland, Oregon. He tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized on Friday, September 25, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

CHANGES COMING TO OUR COVID FACEBOOK Q&A WITH DR. BOB DANNENHOFFER

Please tune in on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm for the next and new weekly COVID Q&A video presentation with Dr. Bob, hosted by DPHN on the DPHN Facebook pageStarting this week (October 26, 2020), Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer and DPHN will be making changes to the days and formats for our COVID-19 Facebook Video broadcasts featuring Dr. Bob, your Douglas County Public Health Officer. The videos will now be pre-recorded, and will be aired on DPHN’s Facebook page only on Friday nights at 6:00 pm. Residents are still able to submit their COVID-19 questions to Dr. Bob, but we now ask that you email your questions for a response to: Facebookquestions@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org. Dr. Bob and the DPHN team will do their best to respond to as many questions as they can in their weekly video recordings.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 49 cases in isolation, as well as another 256 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting 305 total contacts in isolation/quarantine. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is Tuesday, October 27, 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 1698 people tested in 84 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 October 25, 2020 - 2:32PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, October 25, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result, ONE new presumptive and sadly TWO deaths since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 349*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out of the area, and two Douglas County patients are being hospitalized locally.

Sixth and Seventh COVID-19 Related Deaths of Douglas County Residents

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of our sixth and seventh Douglas County residents from the COVID-19 virus. Our sixth COVID related death is a 66-year-old woman who passed away yesterday, Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Roseburg, Oregon. She tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, October 19, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released. Our seventh COVID related death is a 61-year-old man who passed away today, Sunday, October 25, 2020 in Roseburg, Oregon. He tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, October 19, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released.


Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is Tuesday, October 27, 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 1698 people tested in 84 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 October 24, 2020 - 1:37PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, October 24, 2020, there are FOUR people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 347*. Currently, there are FIVE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out of the area, and four Douglas County patients are being hospitalized locally.

The next drive-through testing clinic is Tuesday, October 27, 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 1698 people tested in 84 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 October 23, 2020 - 1:51PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, October 23, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 342*. Currently, there are SIX Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out of the area, and five Douglas County patients are being hospitalized locally.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 50 cases in isolation, as well as another 230 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, the staff is supporting over 280 total contacts. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is Today, Friday, October 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 1682 people tested in 83 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 October 22, 2020 - 1:07PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, October 22, 2020, there are FIVE people with new positive test results, THREE new presumptives and ONE death to report since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 333*. Currently, there are FOUR Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out of the area, and three Douglas County patients are being hospitalized locally. Also of note, as of today we have received over 15,000 negative test results and unfortunately, we have also surpassed 300 positive test results for Douglas County residents.

Fifth COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of our fifth Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our fifth COVID related death is a 64-year-old man who was found deceased on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at his residence in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. During the post-mortem investigation conducted in partnership with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office, DPHN and the Oregon Public Health Lab, multiple COVID-19 tests were performed and all returned positive test results. Further, it was discovered, unbeknownst to DPHN, that he was directly linked to a positive Douglas County case that is currently in isolation. He apparently had been sick with symptoms of the virus, but had not been tested for COVID-19 prior to his death. He is the first post-mortem COVID-19 related death recorded in our county. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team continue to extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 49 cases in isolation, as well as another 179 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, October 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 1682 people tested in 83 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 October 21, 2020 - 2:01PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, there are FOUR people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 333*. Currently, there are FIVE COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out of the area, three Douglas County patients are being hospitalized locally, and the fifth patient is being hospitalized locally, but they are not a resident of Douglas County and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 45 cases in isolation, as well as another 109 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, October 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 1682 people tested in 83 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 October 20, 2020 - 1:48PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, there are NINE people with new positive test results, including ONE presumptive that has been moved to positive with a positive test result, and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 328*. Currently, there are FIVE COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out of the area, three Douglas County patients are being hospitalized locally and the fifth patient is being hospitalized locally, but they are not a resident of Douglas County and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

Another day with a big increase in cases. We know we keep reiterating this message, but our primary focus is to do everything we can to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our citizens. Today, as noted above, we reported a significant spike in new cases. With the onset of cold/flu season, holiday happenings on the horizon, some schools people yearning for social activities and parents already expressing remote teaching fatigue, it’s important that everyone get back on track with COVID-19 prevention measures. It is definitely not the time to forgo your preventative COVID-19 health and safety measures. If you still want to partake in social activities, we ask that you do so with safety and COVID protection in mind. The DCCRT team continues to encourage residents to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities by practicing prevention measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Residents can help to protect themselves, their families and our communities from the spread of COVID-19 by following these simple, basic health and safety precautions: 

  • Make a habit of washing and sanitizing your hands. That means washing after you eat, touch new surfaces, go to the bathroom, go to the store, go to the post office or after a meeting. Remember also to try to avoid touching your face as much as possible. 
  • Stay at least six feet apart from anyone that is not from your immediate household. This means paying attention to the distance stickers at the store, the bank, at restaurants and at businesses. Please be respectful and polite, by giving people ample space.
  • Stay home from work, school and play if you are sick. This includes not running errands or going shopping or inviting visitors to your home. If you need help, reach out to friends, family or utilize an app or businesses that offers no contact deliveries. 
  • Minimize travel, especially out of the state and limit visitors to your home.
  • Wear a mask were recommended.

Our recent cases can be attributed to travel and unwitting and unintentional behavior by residents choosing to attend or host social gatherings where COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, food preparation, hand washing and masks are not being followed. Cases have been linked to social gatherings including: birthday parties, weddings, funerals, prayer groups, play dates, visiting family members and school events. Again, we ask that you take a moment and revisit how you are socializing and please protect yourself and your loved ones from the spread of this virus. Please stay safe and remember to be kind to others. Stopping the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our citizens.

UPDATED: OHA Definition for Recovered

We wanted to let you know that as per the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Investigative Guidelines, the number of recovered is no longer being assessed or reported. Up until May 1st, 2020 recovery from COVID-19 was defined as being afebrile (not feverish), without the use of antiphyretics (medicine to reduce a fever), and having resolution of cough, shortness of breath and diarrhea for at least 72 hours. As more was learned about symptoms, recovery and contagious period, the definition of recovered changed. Beginning May 1st, OHA stopped reporting recovered cases while also separating recovery from contagious or isolation period. Many cases were no longer contagious as they were outside of the contagious period, but still having lingering symptoms. To be consistent with OHA and to adapt as we learn more about this new virus, we removed the column in our chart listing recovered cases. At that point, we added the number of those in isolation, roughly indicating active or infectious cases of COVID-19.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 43 cases in isolation, as well as another 123 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic is today, Tuesday, October 20, 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 1671 people tested in 82 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 October 19, 2020 - 1:48PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, October 19, 2020, there are FOUR new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 319*. Currently, there are SIX COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out of the area, four Douglas County patients are being hospitalized locally and the sixth patient is being hospitalized locally, but they are not a resident of Douglas County and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

 **Please note: that we have retracted ONE positive case number from our totals today. After investigation, we determined that one person previously reported with a positive test result was not a Douglas County resident, and therefore, the case was moved to their respective County. We have adjusted our chart and numbers to reflect the retraction and movement. 

We know we keep reiterating this message, but our primary focus is to do everything we can to protect the health, safety and well being of our residents. Today, as noted above, we reported a significant spike in new cases. With the onset of cold/flu season, holiday happenings on the horizon, people yearning for social activities and parents already expressing remote teaching fatigue, it’s important that everyone get back on track with COVID-19 prevention measures. It is definitely not the time to forgo your preventative COVID-19 health and safety measures. If you still want to partake in social activities, we ask that you do so with safety and COVID protection in mind. The DCCRT team continues to encourage residents to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities by practicing prevention measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Residents can help to protect themselves, their families, and our communities from the spread of COVID-19 by following these simple, basic health and safety precautions: 

Make a habit of washing and sanitizing your hands. That means washing after you eat, touch new surfaces, go to the bathroom, go to the store, go to the post office, or after a meeting. Remember also to try to avoid touching your face as much as possible.

Stay at least six feet apart from anyone that is not from your immediate household. This means paying attention to the distance stickers at the store, the bank, at restaurants, and at businesses. Please be respectful and polite, by giving people ample space.

Stay home from work, school, and play if you are sick. This includes not running errands or going shopping or inviting visitors to your home. If you need help, reach out to friends, family, or utilize an app or businesses that offer no contact deliveries.

Minimize travel, especially out of the state, and limit visitors to your home.

Wear a mask as recommended.

Our recent cases can be attributed to travel and unwitting and unintentional behavior by residents choosing to attend or host social gatherings where COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, food preparation, hand washing and masks are not being followed. Cases have been linked to social gatherings including: birthday parties, weddings, funerals, prayer groups, play dates, visiting family members and school events. Again, we ask that you take a moment and revisit how you are socializing and please protect yourself and your loved ones from the spread of this virus. Please stay safe and remember to be kind to others. Stopping the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 49 cases in isolation, as well as another 139 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, October 20, 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 1671 people tested in 82 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 October 18, 2020 - 3:32PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, October 18, 2020, there are NO new positive test results and ONE presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 315*. Currently, there are FOUR COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out of the area, two Douglas County patients are being hospitalized locally and the fourth patient is being hospitalized locally, but they are not a resident of Douglas County and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.


Updated October 17, 2020 - 1:48PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, October 17, 2020, there are SEVEN people with a new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 315*. Currently, there are FIVE COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out of the area, three Douglas County patients are being hospitalized locally and a fifth hospitalized patient is being hospitalized locally, but they are not a resident of Douglas County and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 46 cases in isolation, as well as another 129 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, October 20, 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 1671 people tested in 82 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 October 16, 2020 - 1:35PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, October 16, 2020, there are SEVEN people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 308*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, while the other two are being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 44 cases in isolation, as well as another 133 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic is today, Friday, October 16, 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 1645 people tested in 81 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 October 15, 2020 - 1:23PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, October 15, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 301*. Currently, there are TWO Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, while the other one is being hospitalized locally.

We know we sound like a broken record, but our primary focus is to do everything we can to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents. Yesterday, we reported a significant spike in new cases. With the onset of cold/flu season, holiday happenings on the horizon, people yearning for social activities and parents already expressing remote teaching fatigue, it’s important that everyone get back on track with COVID-19 prevention measures. It is definitely not the time to forgo your preventative COVID-19 health and safety measures. If you still want to partake in social activities, we ask that you do so with safety in mind. The DCCRT team continues to encourage residents to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities by practicing prevention measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Residents can protect themselves and their families by following these simple, basic health and safety precautions:

  • Washing and sanitizing your hands frequently.
  • Staying at least six feet apart from anyone not from your immediate
  • household.
  • Staying home from work, shopping, school and play if you are sick.
  • Minimizing travel and limiting visitors.
  • Wearing a mask were recommended.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 41 cases in isolation, as well as another 154 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, October 16, 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 1645 people tested in 81 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 October 14, 2020 - 1:16PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, October 14, 2020, there are NINE people with new positive test results and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 300*. Currently, there are FOUR Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, while three are being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 40 cases in isolation, as well as another 152 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, October 16, 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 1645 people tested in 81 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 October 13, 2020 - 1:10PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, there are THREE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 290*. Currently, there are FOUR Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, while three are being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 30 cases in isolation, as well as another 153 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, October 13, 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 1639 people tested in 80 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 October 12, 2020 - 12:46PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, October 12, 2020, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 287*. Currently, there are FOUR Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, while three are being hospitalized locally.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 34 cases in isolation, as well as another 156 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, October 13, 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 1639 people tested in 80 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 October 11, 2020 - 12:09PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, October 11, 2020, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 287*. Currently, there are FOUR Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 34 cases in isolation, as well as another 157 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, October 13, 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 1639 people tested in 80 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 October 10, 2020 - 12:52PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, October 10, 2020, there are FIVE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 287*. Currently, there are FOUR Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 36 cases in isolation, as well as another 157 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, October 13, 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 1639 people tested in 80 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 October 9, 2020 - 3:38PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, October 9, 2020, there are SEVEN people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 282*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized locally.

OHA Update: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Marked the Highest Number of Daily COVID-19 Cases in Oregon 

Shared from OHA. Over the past few weeks, Oregon has seen a steady rise in daily cases. Sadly, yesterday we saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in Oregon in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic in Oregon. Yesterday, Oregon reported 484 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases. During a media briefing yesterday, Deputy State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist Dr. Tom Jeanne said that cases have been caused by infections passed along at social gatherings, workplaces and long-term care facilities. The increase in cases has reversed the progress Oregonians had made in the late summer, and their most recent modeling shows the virus is spreading more rapidly, just as we enter the fall and winter when Oregonians will spend more time indoors. That means that COVID-19 is in communities across Oregon. When the virus is in the community, it will spread if people don’t take precautions to prevent the spread. If people don’t continue to follow the suggested health and safety precautions (Three w’s: wash your hands, watch your distance and wear masks were recommended), and continue to socialize frequently with people outside their households or gather in groups, the virus will enter our workplaces, our schools and our nursing homes. Dr. Jeanne reminds us: Every one of us needs to continue to take this threat seriously. The choices we make affect not only us and our families but our neighbors, our communities and the most vulnerable people among us. You have worked hard to limit the spread of COVID-19. Keep it up: Wear face coverings, keep physically distant, frequently wash your hands, and avoid gathering in groups.

Prevention is the Best Medicine

As you can see from our Douglas County Weekly Positive Test Result Tracking Chart, which tracks the weekly positive test results since our first case was reported in early March, we have seen many up and down weeks, but most notably the unfortunate the spike in the middle of July. What we also wanted to bring your attention to is the fact that our positive test results are again on the rise. This should be very concerning for our residents. The DCCRT team continues to encourage residents to protect themselves and their loved ones by practicing prevention measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Residents can protect themselves and their families by following these simple, basic health and safety precautions:

  • Washing and sanitizing your hands frequently.
  • Staying at least six feet apart from anyone not from in immediate household.
  • Staying home from work, shopping, school and play if you are sick.
  • Minimizing travel and visitors.
  • Wearing a mask were recommended.

Our recent cases can be attributed to travel and unwitting and unintentional behavior by residents choosing to attend or host social gatherings where COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, food preparation, hand washing and masks are not being followed. Cases have been linked to social gatherings including: birthday parties, weddings, funerals, prayer groups, play dates, visiting family members and back–to-school events. Again, we ask that you take a moment and revisit how you are socializing and please protect yourself and your loved ones from the spread of this virus. Please stay safe and remember to be kind to others. Stopping the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents.

 

OHA Definition for Recovered

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 35 cases in isolation, as well as another 130 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, October 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 1612 people tested in 79 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 October 7, 2020 - 1:19PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, there are FOUR people with new positive test results and TWO new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 268*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, and the other two are being hospitalized locally.

There are more new cases today. The DCCRT team continues to encourage residents to protect themselves and their loved ones by following these simple, basic health and safety precautions: washing your hands, staying six feet apart, staying home if you are sick, minimizing travel and wearing a mask were recommended. The most recent cases can be attributed to travel and unwitting and unintentional behavior by residents choosing to attend or host social gatherings where COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, food preparation, hand washing and masks are not being followed. Cases have been linked to social gatherings including: birthday parties, weddings, funerals, prayer groups, play dates, visiting family members and back–to-school events. Again, we ask that you take a moment and revisit how you are socializing and please protect yourself and your loved ones from the spread of this virus. Please stay safe and remember to be kind to others. Stopping the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 29 cases in isolation, as well as another 128 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, October 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 1612 people tested in 79 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 October 6, 2020 - 4:00PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, October 6, 2020, there are THREE people with new positive test results and ONE presumptive that has been moved to positive with a positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 262*. Currently, there are TWO Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, and the other one is being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 26 cases in isolation, as well as another 124 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, October 6, 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 1579 people tested in 77 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.

Update October 5, 2020 - 3:54PM

Small businesses in Roseburg can now apply for additional grant funding through CCD Business. If you are a small business that has been impacted by COVID-19, you may qualify for up to $50,000 in economic aid. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

-Your business must be headquartered in Oregon.
-The business must be registered with the Oregon Secretary of State.
-The business must have 25 or fewer employees.
-The business was adversely impacted by one of the following ways:
o For-profit and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that were prohibited from operations as directed by Executive Order 20-12.
   o For-profit and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales of 25% or more, incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, between March 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020 as compared against the same period of time in 2019.

To apply, please fill out an application here: https://bit.ly/3njl

Submit a complete application with the required supporting documentation to CCD Business Development Corporation. If your business was prohibited from operations as directed by Executive Order 20-12 sales verification is not required. If you were not required to shut down the business must provide one of the following documentations that shows a 25% or more reduction in sales for a one-month period (March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020) compared to the same month in 2019 • Profit and Loss Statements (like periods in 2019 and 2020) • Income Statements (like periods in 2019 and 2020) • Sales Reports (like periods in 2019 and 2020) • Bank Records (like periods in 2019 and 2020) (e.g. bank statements, online bank reports, etc.)

For questions, please contact CCD Business at info@ccdbusiness.org or at 541-672-6728.


Updated October 5, 2020 - 1:36PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, October 5, 2020, there is ONE person with new positive test result and TWO new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 259*. Currently, there are TWO Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, and the other one is being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 29 cases in isolation, as well as another 118 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, October 6, 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 1579 people tested in 77 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 October 4, 2020 - 7:06PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, October 4, 2020, there are THREE people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 256*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, and the other two are hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 28 cases in isolation, as well as another 143 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, October 6, 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 1579 people tested in 77 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 October 3, 2020 - 12:26PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, October 3, 2020, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 252*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, and the other two are hospitalized locally.

Updated October 2, 2020 - 2:57PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, October 2, 2020, there are THREE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 252*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized. One is being hospitalized out of the area, and the other two are hospitalized locally.

Three new cases today mean we are still on a case increase trend. This should be very concerning to everyone. We have worked so hard to minimize the spread of the virus, but the numbers are son the rise. So, again we would like to remind our residents that this is not a time to let your guard down. We continue to urge residents to protect themselves and their loved ones by following these simple, basic health and safety precautions: washing your hands, staying six feet apart, staying home if you are sick, minimizing travel and wearing a mask were recommended. The most recent cases can be attributed to travel and unwitting and unintentional behavior by residents choosing to attend or host social gatherings where COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, food preparation, hand washing and masks are not being followed. Cases have been linked to social gatherings including: birthday parties, weddings, funerals, prayer groups, play dates, visiting family members and back–to-school events. Again, we ask that you take a moment and revisit how you are socializing and please protect yourself and your loved ones from the spread of this virus. Please stay safe and remember to be kind to others. Stopping the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 29 cases in isolation, as well as another 177 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. As of today, the staff at DPHN is actively supporting over 200 people in either quarantine or isolation. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Friday, October 2, 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 1549 people tested in 77 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 October 1, 2020 - 1:23PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, October 1, 2020, there are THREE people with new positive test results and TWO presumptives that have been moved to positive with positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 249*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized locally.


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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 31 cases in isolation, as well as another 174 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. As of today, the staff at DPHN is actively supporting over 200 people in either quarantine or isolation. This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done by our county and our public health to help control the spread of COVID-19.


The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, October 2, 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 1549 people tested in 77 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 September 30, 2020 - 1:52PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, September 30, 2020, there are FOUR people with new positive test results and TWO new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 246*. Currently, there are THREE Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 36 in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, October 2, 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 1549 people tested in 77 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.

Douglas County Resource/COVID-19 Hotline: (541) 464-6550:

Douglas County Commissioners and Douglas Public Health Network have added a resource and referral service to the current COVID-19 hotline for Douglas County residents. The added service will help residents get connected to resources and services due to the local wildfires. Referral and resource information will be available about local emergency shelters, livestock and animal boarding options, donation locations, volunteer opportunities, welfare check referrals, food and water resources and help with health and wellness questions. This is NOT the hotline for Fire Updates or Evacuation information. Please contact or follow DFPA and DCSO for the most up-to-date wildfire information. The Resource/COVID-19 Hotline is (541) 464-6550. It is staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week until further notice. (Please note that the hotline hours have been adjusted, effective September 23, 2020.)

Updated September 29, 2020 - 1:29PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, September 29, 2020, there are TWO people with new positive test results, ONE presumptive that has been moved to positive with a positive test result, and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 240*. Currently, there are FOUR hospitalized Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 36 in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Today, Tuesday, September 29, 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 1521 people tested in 73 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 September 28, 2020 - 1:37PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, September 28, 2020, there are TWO people with new positive test results and TWO new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 237*. Currently, there are FIVE hospitalized Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized locally.

We have now tested over 1,500 people in our drive-through COVID-19 test clinics in Douglas County. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 1521 people tested in 73 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. Thank you to everyone that has helped to make these clinics possible.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 35 in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 29, 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 1521 people tested in 73 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 September 27, 2020 - 12:04PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, September 27, 2020, there are THREE people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 233*. Currently, there are SIX hospitalized Douglas County COVID-19 patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining five are being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 39 in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 29, 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 1492 people tested in 72 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 September 26, 2020 - 1:22PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, September 26, 2020, there are FOUR people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 229*. Currently, there are SIX hospitalized Douglas County COVID-19 patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining five are being hospitalized locally.

NOTICE: It’s Saturday and again see continue to see an increase in cases. The cases can be attributed to travel and unwitting and presumably unintentional behavior by residents choosing to attend or host social gatherings where COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, food preparation, hand washing and masks are not being followed. So, again we ask that you take a moment and revisit how you are socializing and please protect yourself and your loved ones from the spread of this virus. Please continue to curb your travel, limit attending social gatherings, stay home if you are sick, wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended. Please stay safe and remember to be kind to others. Stopping the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents. 

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 38 in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 29, 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 1492 people tested in 72 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 September 25, 2020 - 1:11PM

Our team continues to focus on our local COVID-19 response. As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, September 25, 2020, there are TWO people with new positive test results and TWO presumptives have been MOVED to positives with positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 223*. Currently, there are FOUR hospitalized Douglas County COVID-19 patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining three are being hospitalized locally.

NOTICE: Unfortunately, we our numbers are continuing to increase at a steady pace. This is not good. The most recent cases all point to unwitting and presumably unintentional behavior by residents choosing to attend or host social gatherings where COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, food preparation, hand washing and masks are not being followed. So, again we need to take a moment and revisit how we are socializing and protecting ourselves from the spread of this virus. Please continue to curb your travel, limit attending social gatherings, stay home if you are sick, wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended. Please stay safe and remember to be kind to others. Stopping the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents. 

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 36 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, September 25, 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 1492 people tested in 72 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 September 24, 2020 - 1:34PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, September 24, 2020, there are TWO people with new positive test results and TWO presumptives have been MOVED to positives with positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 223*. Currently, there are FIVE hospitalized Douglas County COVID-19 patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining four are being hospitalized locally.

NOTICE: Unfortunately, we our numbers are continuing to increase at a steady pace. This is not good. The most recent cases all point to unwitting and presumably unintentional behavior by residents choosing to attend or host social gatherings where COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, food preparation, hand washing and masks are not being followed. So, again we need to take a moment and revisit how we are socializing and protecting ourselves from the spread of this virus. Please continue to curb your travel, limit attending social gatherings, stay home if you are sick, wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended. Please stay safe and remember to be kind to others. Stopping the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents. 

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 34 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, September 25, 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 1492 people tested in 72 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 September 23, 2020 - 3:34PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, September 23, 2020, there is a ONE presumptive that has been moved to a positive with a positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 221*. Currently, there are FOUR hospitalized Douglas County COVID-19 patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining three are being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 33 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, September 25, 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 1492 people tested in 72 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 September 22, 2020 - 1:22PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, there are TWO new people with new positive test results and FIVE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 221*. Currently, there are FOUR hospitalized Douglas County COVID-19 patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining three are being hospitalized locally.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 31 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, September 22 2020, in RoseburgAs 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 1480 people tested in 71 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 September 21, 2020 - 1:53PM

Focus continues on our local COVID-19 response. As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, September 21, 2020, there are THREE new people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 214*. Currently, there are FIVE hospitalized Douglas County COVID-19 patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining four are being hospitalized locally. Sadly, we also received notice of another passing of a Douglas County resident related to COVID-19, this brings the COVID-19 death toll to four in Douglas County.

Fourth COVID-19 Related Death of a Douglas County Resident

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of our fourth Douglas County resident from the COVID-19 virus. Our fourth COVID related death is an 88-year-old man who passed away yesterday, Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Roseburg, Oregon. He tested positive for COVID-19 on September 13, 2020. In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN staff and the DCCRT Team continue to extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 27 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 22 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 1480 people tested in 71 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 September 20, 2020 - 4:24PM

Focus continues on our local COVID-19 response. As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, September 20, 2020, there are TWO new people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 210*. Currently, there are EIGHT hospitalized Douglas County COVID-19 patients. Two Douglas County patients is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining six are being hospitalized locally.


Currently, DPHN is supporting 27 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 22 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 1480 people tested in 71 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.

Update September 19, 2020 - 12:45PM

Focus continues on our local COVID-19 response. As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, September 19, 2020, there are SIX people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 208*. There are six hospitalized Douglas County COVID patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining five are being hospitalized locally.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 25 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 22 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 1480 people tested in 71 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 September 18, 2020 - 1:18PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, September 18, 2020, there are THREE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  However, please note that we have retracted ONE positive case number from our totals from yesterday. After investigation, we determined that one person with a positive test result is not a Douglas County resident, and therefore, the case was moved to their respective County. The chart below has been adjusted to reflect the retraction*. Also, our numbers may differ from OHA’s report until the case transfer process has been completed.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 202**. There are six hospitalized Douglas County COVID patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining five are being hospitalized locally.

NOTICE: Today brings more new cases to Douglas County. This brings our weekly total to 14, as of noon today. While we have been fortunate to have low numbers over the past month, we are experiencing an unfortunate spike in cases. In addition to dealing with COVID-19, we recognize that our residents, neighbors and friends are incredibly distracted, displaced and reeling from the devastating local wildfires, we are too. But, we cannot lose sight of the fact that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic. We continue to encourage you to stay vigilant in protecting you and your family from contracting or spreading this virus. Please continue to curb your travel, limit attending social gatherings, stay home if you are sick, wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended. Stopping the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents. Please stay safe out there and remember to be kind to others.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 19 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is today, Friday, September 18, 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 1480 people tested in 71 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 September 16, 2020 - 3:31PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 195*. There are five hospitalized Douglas County COVID patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining four are being hospitalized locally.

OHA Definition for Recovered

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 13 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is scheduled for Friday, September 18, 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 1480 people tested in 71 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 September 15, 2020 - 12:13PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, there are TWO people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 193*. There are five hospitalized Douglas County COVID patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, and the remaining four are being hospitalized locally.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 11 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is scheduled for today, Tuesday, September 15, 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 1471 people tested in 70 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 September 13, 2020 - 3:38PM

The DCCRT team continues to focus on our local COVID-19 response. As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, September 13, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 189*.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 8 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 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 1471 people tested in 70 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 September 11, 2020 - 1:58PM

The DCCRT team is continuing to work on COVID-19 updates and information for our residents. As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, September 11, 2020, there are NO new positive test results, however, there are two new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 185*.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 2 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is scheduled for Friday, September 11, 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 1458 people tested in 69 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 September 10, 2020 - 2:14PM

As of 2:00 pm today, Thursday, September 10, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 183*.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 4 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 11, 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 1458 people tested in 69 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 September 9, 2020 - 3:47PM

As fire and emergency crews continue to battle wildfires up the North Umpqua Hwy, residents, homes and businesses continue to be inundated with heavy smoke and ash debris. But, there is good news again for our COVID update. As of 2:00 pm today, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 182*.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 4 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 11, 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 1458 people tested in 69 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 September 7, 2020 - 1:40pm

Happy Labor Day! It’s a good day in Douglas County. As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, September 7, 2020, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 182*.

On behalf of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the DCCRT Team we wish you a safe and happy Labor Day. As a reminder, the safest way to celebrate during the pandemic is to limit groups and gatherings, limit travel, stay six feet apart and to wear face coverings were recommended. Past holiday weekends have led to outbreaks in our state with people celebrating in an unsafe manner that resulted in an uptick in cases. With case numbers finally declining, it’s more important than ever for our citizens to rethink and limit holiday gatherings, and find safe ways to celebrate so we can continue to make progress against COVID-19. The bottom line is please use common sense, follow the current guidelines and don't let COVID-19 be an unwanted party crasher this year. Click here to check out our Tips to Help Keep Your Labor Day Celebrations COVID-19 Safe.

Updated September 6, 2020 - 2:04PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, September 6, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 182*.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 9 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 8, 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 1455 people tested in 68 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 September 5, 2020 - 3:35PM

It’s another good day in Douglas County. As of 12:00 pm today, Saturday, September 5, 2020, there are NO new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 180*.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 8 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020, in Roseburg. 


Updated September 4, 2020 - 2:31PM

It is a Good News Friday! As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, September 4, 2020, there are NO new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 180*.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 8 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, September 4, 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 1438 people tested in 67 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 September 3, 2020 - 2:01PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, September 3, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 180*.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 8 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, September 4, 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 1438 people tested in 67 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 September 2, 2020 - 1:10PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, there are NO new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 179*.

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, in conjunction with Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, your Douglas County Public Health Officer, wanted to remind our residents that the safest way to celebrate during the pandemic is to limit groups and gatherings, limit travel, stay six feet apart and to wear face coverings were recommended.  Past holiday weekends have led to outbreaks in our state with people celebrating in an unsafe manner that resulted in an uptick in cases. With case numbers finally declining, it’s more important than ever for our citizens to rethink and limit holiday weekend gatherings, and find safe ways to celebrate so we can continue to make progress against COVID-19.  The bottom line is please use common sense, follow the current guidelines and don't let COVID-19 be an unwanted party crasher this year.  We hope you have a safe and happy Labor Day holiday weekend.  Click here to check out our Tips to Help Keep Your Labor Day Celebrations COVID-19 Safe.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, September 4, 2020, in Roseburg.

Updated September 1, 2020 - 12:08PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, September 1, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 179*.

Special Update: DPHN Performs Long-Haul Analysis of Local COVID-19 Cases

The epidemiology team at Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) recently performed a local long-haul analysis of the first several cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County.  Long-haul refers to a prolonged recovery time from a disease and some researchers have called people suffering with COVID-19 symptoms for weeks or months after their diagnosis “long-haulers”.

The purpose of the analysis was to increase understanding of how the virus affects our local residents that have survived it, and what, if any, long term consequences and/or after affects there are to having been infected with the virus. The process began with a DPHN epidemiology team member reaching out to the first several positive cases in the county. The first positive case of COVID-19 in Douglas County was March 8, 2020 and we have since had a total of 179 cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. 

During the follow up inquiry, several questions were asked of the previous case subjects, including:

  • How long did it take from the time you tested positive to return to the time you felt like you did before getting sick?
  • What, if any, symptoms persisted?
  • How are you feeling now, several months out? 

The results of the follow up inquiry were profound. DPHN epidemiology team members discovered that 81% of the cases they contacted reported that they still had continuing symptoms, several months past their positive COVID test.  Consequently, the analysis showed that less than only 1 in 4 (19%) cases reported feeling back to normal. Of the 81%, the most common lingering symptom reported was continued fatigue months after recovery.  The second most common lingering symptom reported was shortness of breath. Unfortunately, one case is still on oxygen all hours of the day, indicating possible serious lung and respiratory damage. Additional lingering symptoms reported in more than a third of the case subjects included: muscle aches, swollen glands, memory loss, headaches, diarrhea, rash, hair loss, nausea and neurological symptoms in the hands and feet. The concluding analysis revealed that recovery and resolution of symptoms of COVID-19 appears to be a long and arduous road for the majority of those that were infected.  The analysis emphasized the necessity for residents to follow prevention measures to avoid exposure and infection to the coronavirus in the first place. DPHN will continue to support those that have been infected with the virus.  DPHN, along with the DCCRT Team will continue to promote prevention measures such as limiting travel, limiting social gatherings, promoting social distancing and the wearing of face coverings when appropriate.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 12 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, September 1, 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 1432 people tested in 66 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 August 31, 2020 - 1:31PM

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, August 31, 2020, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 178*. 

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 11 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 1, 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 1432 people tested in 66 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 August 30, 2020 - 1:04PM

Today brings both good and sad news.  The good news is that as of 12:00 pm today, Sunday, August 30, 2020, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 177*. 

The sad news is that, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, confirmed the third COVID-19 related death of a resident of Douglas County. Our third COVID related death is 70-year-old woman who passed away at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, yesterday, Saturday, August 29, 2020.  She tested positive for COVID-19 on August 9, 2020, and was initially hospitalized in Eugene and then transferred to Portland on Thursday, August 27, 2020.  In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released.  

It is truly heartbreaking news that we lost resident, friend and neighbor to COVID-19. We all send our thoughts and prayers to the family at this time. Unfortunately, through our investigation of this case we discovered that the virus was acquired because of out-of-state travel and social gatherings.  I really want to stress how important it is to do everything you can to protect yourself and your family from contracting this deadly virus,” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer.

We wanted to take the opportunity to reiterate once again about how important it is to keep your family and loved ones safe during this pandemic.  Sadly, this case is another one directly linked to out-of-state travel, social gatherings and exposure to individuals that were unknowingly asymptomatic or mildly sick with COVID, that infected their more vulnerable family member and this time with devastating results. The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. The bottom line is that everyone needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to encourage residents to be cautious about traveling outside our county, and instead encourage our residents to delay travel, consider stay-cations and utilize phone or video calling with family and friends.  Reversing the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents.  The DCCRT Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, along with Dr. Dannenhoffer and Douglas Public Health Network, would like to remind residents of the importance of being compassionate to one another and to take extra care in helping us to slow the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect your health, your family’s health and the health of our communities.   Please remember to that taking the time to follow these simple daily precautions can help: wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended. 

Currently, DPHN is supporting 10 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 1, 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 1432 people tested in 66 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 August 29, 2020 - 2:48PM

It’s another good day in the county! It is Saturday, August 29, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 177*.  One Douglas County COVID patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area at this time.

Congratulations Douglas County, we have successfully met the county metric guidelines for our schools to reopen according to Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education’s, Ready Schools, Safe Learners initiative. Douglas County has been under the 1% test positivity rate for the minimum three-week requirement.  Good job!  We just need to get the rest of the State to get their numbers down for the process to begin.   OHA and ODE officials are working directly with local schools and school boards to adopt and implement their school reopening and/or student learning plans. As a reminder, schools and this process are not a function of county government. We encourage you to contact your local school district for information about their 2020-21 academic school year education plans and discover what options are available for your child(ren). If you have questions about the criteria or metrics or need more information about the State’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic, log onto their website, or contact OHA directly at (503) 947-2340 or ODE directly at (503) 947-5600.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 11 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, September 1, 2020, in Roseburg.

Updated August 28, 2020 - 1:32PM

Good News Friday!  It is Friday, August 28, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 177*.  One Douglas County COVID patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area at this time.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, August 28, 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 1417 people tested in 65 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics. The drive-through clinics are lead 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 August 27, 2020 - 2:02PM

It is Thursday, August 27, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FOUR people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 177*.  Three Douglas County COVID patients are being hospitalized out-of-the-area at this time.  We also wanted to note that we have now received over 10,000 negative test results from those tested in Douglas County.

We wanted to take a moment and send out a special thank you to the hundreds of staff and volunteers that have dedicated their time to operate our local Douglas County COVID-19 hotline for the past 168 days.  The hotline began operations on Friday, March 13, 2020, less than a week after our first COVID-19 case was announced in Douglas County.  Douglas County, under the direction of DPHN and the support of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, was one of the first counties in Oregon to set up a COVID-19 Hotline. To date we have received over 2600 calls and had over 130 local volunteers who stepped up to staff the call center, including more than 45 licensed health care providers. The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team express their deepest thanks to the volunteers, staff and the organizations that have devoted so many hours to the hotline over the last five months. Those organizations include: Douglas County Commissioners, DPHN, Douglas County IT Department, Aviva Health, Evergreen Family Medicine, UCAN, VA Medical Center, Douglas ESD, Mercy Medical Center, NOVA Urgent Care, Mercy Foundation, Umpqua Health, Red Cross, YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club.  So, if you have questions about anything COVID for need information on available local resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to the hotline for assistance.  The Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 10 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, August 28, 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 1417 people tested in 65 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics. The drive-through clinics lead 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 August 26, 2020 - 5:51PM

It is Wednesday, August 26, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 173*.  Two Douglas County COVID patients are being hospitalized out-of-the-area at this time.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 10 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, August 28, 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 1417 people tested in 65 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 August 25, 2020 - 2:23PM

It is Tuesday, August 25, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 172*.  One Douglas County COVID patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 10 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is today, Tuesday, August 25, 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 1404 people tested in 64 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 August 24, 2020 - 1:21PM

Good news! It is Monday, August 24, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, for the third day in a row, there are NO new positive test results or presumptives since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 169*.  There are three hospitalized Douglas County COVID patients. Two Douglas County patients are hospitalized out-of-the-area and the third is hospitalized locally.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 8 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is Tuesday, August 25, 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 1404 people tested in 64 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 August 23, 2020 - 4:45PM

It is Sunday, August 23, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, for the second day in a row, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 169*.  There are three hospitalized Douglas County COVID patients. Two Douglas County patients are hospitalized out-of-the-area and the third is hospitalized locally.

Updated August 22, 2020 - 2:57PM

It is Saturday, August 22, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 169*.  There are three hospitalized Douglas County COVID patients.  Two Douglas County patients are hospitalized out-of-the-area and the third is hospitalized locally.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 11 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is Tuesday, August 25, 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 1404 people tested in 64 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 August 21, 2020 - 1:15PM

It is Friday, August 21, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 169*.  There are three hospitalized Douglas County COVID patients.  Two Douglas County patients are hospitalized out-of-the-area and one is being hospitalized locally.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 11 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is today, Friday, August 21, 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 1387 people tested in 63 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 August 20, 2020 - 1:58PM

It is Thursday, August 20, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 168*.  There are two hospitalized COVID patients.  One Douglas County patient is hospitalized out-of-the-area and the second hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time. 

Yesterday, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer sadly confirmed the second COVID-19 related death of a resident of Douglas County. Our second COVID related death is an 80-year-old gentleman who passed away at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Oregon, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.  He tested positive for COVID-19 on August 14, and was hospitalized on Sunday, August 16, 2020.  In the interest of privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional personal information will be released.  

“It is truly sad news that we lost another resident, friend and neighbor to COVID-19. This man had a family, people who loved and cared for him, and we are profoundly saddened to report his passing. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family that is left behind.  Again, we discovered that this case is due to travel out of the area and really want to stress how important it is to protect yourself and your family from contracting this deadly virus,” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer. 

We wanted to take the opportunity to reiterate once again about how important it is to keep your family and loved ones safe during this pandemic.  Sadly, this case is another one directly linked to out-of-area travel, social gatherings and exposure to individuals that were unknowingly asymptomatic or mildly sick with COVID, that in turn infected their more vulnerable family members and this time with unfortunate and devastating results. The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. The bottom line is that everyone needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to encourage residents to be cautious about traveling outside our county, and instead encourage our residents to delay travel, consider stay-cations and utilize phone or video calling with family and friends.  Reversing the increase of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents.  The DCCRT Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, along with Dr. Dannenhoffer and Douglas Public Health Network, would like to remind residents of the importance of being kind to one another and to take extra care in helping us to slow the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect your health, your family’s health and the health of our communities.  

Please remember to that taking the time to follow these simple daily precautions can help: wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended.   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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  

The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 13 cases in isolation. 

The next drive-through testing clinic is Friday, August 21, 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 1387 people tested in 63 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 August 19, 2020 - 1:21PM

It is Wednesday, August 19, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 167*.  There are three hospitalized COVID patients. Two Douglas County patients are being hospitalized out-of-the-area and the third hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 15 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is Friday, August 21, 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 1387 people tested in 63 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 August 18, 2020 - 1:33PM

It is Tuesday, August 18, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 165*.  There are two hospitalized COVID patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, the other hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 15 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is today, Tuesday, August 18, 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 1371 people tested in 62 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 August 17, 2020 - 1:14PM

It is Monday, August 17, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, we are pleased to report that there are NO new positive test results or presumptives since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 162*.  There are two hospitalized COVID patients. One Douglas County patient is being hospitalized out-of-the-area, the other hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 23 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is Tuesday, August 18, 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 1371 people tested in 62 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 August 16, 2020 - 2:37PM

It is Sunday, August 16, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 162*.  There are two hospitalized COVID patients locally. One patient is from Douglas County, the other hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 25 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is Tuesday, August 18, 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 1363 people tested in 62 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.

Update August 15, 2020 - 4:07PM

It is Saturday, August 15, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 160*.  There are two hospitalized COVID patients locally. One patient is from Douglas County, the other hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

Updated August 14, 2020 - 3:43PM

It is Friday, August 14, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is at 160*.  There are two hospitalized COVID patients locally. One patient is from Douglas County, the other hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 25 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic is today, Friday, August 14, 2020 in Roseburg.  There will also be a clinic in Reedsport tomorrow, Saturday August 15th. 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 1341 people tested in 60 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 August 13, 2020 - 4:55PM

It is Thursday, August 13, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 159*.  There are two hospitalized COVID patients locally. One patient is from Douglas County, the other hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.


Updated August 12, 2020 - 1:40PM

It is Wednesday, August 12, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and TWO new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday.  The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 159*.  Please note that we are listing three hospitalized COVID patients in our chart below.  Two patients are from Douglas County, of those two, one is hospitalized locally, while the other is being hospitalized out-of-the-area.  The third hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 28 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is Friday, August 14, 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 1341 people tested in 60 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 August 10, 2020 - 1:11PM

It is Monday, August 10, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 152*.  Please note that we are listing two hospitalized COVID patients in our chart below. One patient is from Douglas County. The other hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 27 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is Tuesday, August 11, 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 1319 people tested in 59 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 August 9, 2020 - 2:43PM

It is Sunday, August 9, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday.  One of the new positive results was previously a presumptive. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 151*.  Please note that we are listing two hospitalized COVID patients in our chart below. One patient is from Douglas County. The other hospitalized patient is not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 26 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is Tuesday, August 11, 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 1319 people tested in 59 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 August 8, 2020 - 12:23PM

It is Saturday, August 8, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 150*.  Please note that we continue to list a hospitalized COVID patient in our chart below, however they are not a resident of Douglas County, are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 26 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic is today, August 8, 2020, in Reedsport.  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 1309 people tested in 58 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 August 7, 2020 - 12:16PM

It is Friday, August 7, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FOUR people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. One of the new positive results was previously a presumptive. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 149*.  Please note that we are listing a hospitalized COVID patient in our chart below, however they are not a resident of Douglas County, are from out-of-state and are not reflected in our case numbers, but we wanted to note that they are being hospitalized locally at this time.

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19:

DPHN has created a new series of illustrated graphics to continue to emphasize how important it is for our citizens to help in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Douglas County.  As we have discussed before, one of the ways you can help is to: stay home if you are sick, stay home if were exposed as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 patient, stay home if you are awaiting COVID-19 test results and especially stay home if you have tested positive for COVID-19.  Going to work when you feel you are, “only just a little sick” could potentially expose others to your illness and cause an unnecessary outbreak.  Our goal is to keep businesses and agencies open, maintain hospital and health care access and capacity, and have the best chance at reopening all of our schools to in-person instruction.  If you need help in order to stay home, talk to your employer about available programs or call our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550 for more information and a list of available resources.  The local COVID-19 Hotline is staffed by local volunteers from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 29 cases in isolation.

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, August 7, 2020, in Roseburg. There will also be a testing clinic tomorrow, August 8, 2020 in Reedsport.  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 1280 people tested in 57 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 August 6, 2020 - 1:29PM

It is Thursday, August 6, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 145*.  

Advisory: Travel, Visitors, Going to Work While Sick and Social Gatherings:

Just like the old expression says, ‘prevention is the best medicine’, we continue to stress the importance of weighing your COVID-RISK and preventing the continued spread of the virus in Douglas County.  We want to keep businesses open, maintain hospital space, have access to services and have a better chance at reopening our schools to in-person instruction this Fall. Several of our recent positive test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon. In addition to limiting travel, we are asking that you also limit attending social gatherings, stay home if you are sick and reschedule visits from out-of-the-area friends and family to a later date.  Reversing the trajectory of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling, going to work while sick, inviting Aunt Sally to come visit or attending a wedding or a pool party, we encourage you to please reconsider and really access the COVID-RISK to you, your family and your community. And remember to please follow these simple daily precautions as well: wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended.

COVID-RISK INDEX: Several businesses, agencies and individuals reached out to the DCCRT Team asking about the COVID-RISK Index chart we shared Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in our DCCRT Special Update.  The index was adapted from research done by Doctors from the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University and the University of Arizona, and is an excellent illustration to help residents, employers and our communities evaluate their COVID-RISK. 

Currently, DPHN is supporting 26 cases in isolation

Weekly School Metrics Update

Starting today, the DCCRT team will be featuring a new section in the Thursday edition of our COVID-19 Noon/Daily Updates about the state’s school reopening metrics.  OHA has released a weekly case rate and test positivity report that lists the total state numbers, as well as a county by county breakdown. Click here for the most recent OHA case rate and test positivity report released on July 5, 2020.  The report details case and test positivity rates for the weeks of July 5 – August 1. 

Week Start Date

Case Rate per 100,000

Test Positivity (%)

July 5, 2020

12.5

2.4%

July 13, 2020

17.8

2.6%

July 19, 2020

27.6

4.4%

July 26, 2020

15.1

2.3%

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, August 7, 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 1280 people tested in 57 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 August 5, 2020 - 1:06PM

It is Wednesday, August 5, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 141*.  

  • COVID-RISK INDEX: Several businesses, agencies and individuals have reached out to the DCCRT Team asking about the COVID-RISK Index chart we shared yesterday in our DCCRT Special Update.  The index (pictured here to the right) was adapted from research done by Doctors from the University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University and the University of Arizona, and is an excellent illustration to help residents, employers and our communities evaluate their COVID-RISK. 
  • Click here to download the COVID-RISK Index chart.

Advisory: Travel, Visitors, Going to Work While Sick and Social Gatherings: We continue to stress the importance of accessing your COVID-RISK. Several of our recent positive test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon. Reversing the trajectory of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents.  Contracting and preventing the spread of the coronavirus is very preventable. Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling, going to work while sick, inviting Aunt Sally to come visit or attending a wedding or a pool party, we encourage you to please reconsider and access the COVID-RISK to you, your family and your community.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In addition to limiting travel, not attending social gatherings and staying home if you are sick, we ask you to please follow these simple daily precautions as well: wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended. 

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 24 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, August 7, 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 1263 people tested in 56 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 August 4, 2020 - 4:47PM

It is Tuesday, August 4, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results and FOUR new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 140*.  Please note that we are listing a new hospitalized COVID patient in our chart below, however they are not a resident of Douglas County, they are from out of state, but they are currently hospitalized locally.

Advisory: Travel, Visiting and Social Gatherings: We continue to stress the importance of accessing your COVID-RISK. (Click here to read our special COVID   Report on COVID-RISK issued earlier today) Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon. Reversing the trajectory of COVID-19 cases in our county is really up to YOU, our residents.  Contracting the coronavirus is very preventable.  The virus is a hazard to your health and the health of those around you.  COVID-19 is dangerous in that you could unwittingly expose someone you love to the virus, potentially infect someone with a compromised immune system or cause someone to get seriously ill or die.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling, going to work while sick, inviting Aunt Sally to come visit or attending a wedding or a party, we encourage you to please reconsider and access the COVID-RISK to you, your family and your community.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In addition to limiting travel, not attending social gatherings and staying home if you are sick, we ask you to please follow these simple daily precautions as well: wash your hands, stay six feet apart and wear a mask where recommended. 

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, August 4, 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 1263 people tested in 56 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 August 3, 2020 - 1:00PM

It is Monday, August 3, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is NO new positive test results and TWO new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 134*.

Advisory: Travel, Visiting and Social Gatherings: We continue to stress the importance of limiting your travel.  Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like weddings, birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID safe manner. 

Reminder: We also want to encourage you to stay home if you are sick and seek medical advice to determine if you might have contracted COVID-19.  Going to work when you feel you are, “only just a little sick” could potentially expose others to your illness and cause an unnecessary outbreak. The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party, invite your relatives from out of state to visit or go to work sick, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 21 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, August 4, 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 1263 people tested in 56 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 August 2, 2020 - 2:23PM

It is Sunday, August 2, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 132*.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 23 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, August 4, 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 1263 people tested in 56 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 August 1, 2020 - 3:02PM

It is Saturday, August 1, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 128*.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 19 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, August 4, 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 1255 people tested in 55 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 31, 2020 - 12:43PM

It is Friday, July 31, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 125*.

Currently, DPHN is supporting 21 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, July 31, 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 1224 people tested in 54 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 30, 2020 - 1:13PM

It is Thursday, July 30, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 122*.

Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still

infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number. DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, 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.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 34 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 31, 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 1224 people tested in 54 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 29, 2020 - 1:06PM

It is Wednesday, July 29, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 121*.

Reminder: Travel, Visiting and Social Gathering Caution: Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still

infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 31, 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 1224 people tested in 54 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 28, 2020 - 1:46PM

It is Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County remains at 119*.

Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings, like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still

infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Tips.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, July 28, 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 1210 people tested in 53 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 27, 2020 - 12:07PM

It is Monday, July 27, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and ONE new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 119*.

Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon. Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings. Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner. The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While we are not able to provide case specifics, we wanted to reiterate some facts about the latest positive test results in Douglas County. In addition to positive cases being linked to travel, some of our recent cases are directly related to the increase in local social gatherings; like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties. Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County. Currently, DPHN is supporting 40 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 28, 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 1210 people tested in 53 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 go to www.DouglasPublicHealthNetwork.org.


Updated July 26, 2020 - 1:19PM

It is Sunday, July 26, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 117*.

Several of our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Tips.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 28, 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 1142 people tested in 51 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 25, 2020 - 4:46PM

It is Saturday, July 25, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NINE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 116*.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 28, 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 1142 people tested in 51 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 24, 2020 - 2:45PM

It is Friday, July 24, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FOUR people with new positive test results and TWO new presumptives since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 113*. 

While we are not able to provide case specifics, we wanted to provide some insight into the latest positive test results in Douglas County. In addition to positive cases being linked to travel, our newest cases are directly related to the increase in local social gatherings; like birthday celebrations, sleep overs, sporting events and parties.  Unfortunately, that also means we are seeing younger and younger residents, including children and teens being added to those that have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Travel, Visiting and Social Gathering Caution: Our newest positives test results have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Data from CDC and OHA show that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas, especially COVID-19 hot spots, DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.   Additionally, we are seeing cases linked to close-contact at social gatherings.  Whatever your reason for traveling or attending a party, we encourage you to please consider the risk and only go if you can do so in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Tips

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, July 24, 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 1142 people tested in 51 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 23, 2020 - 1:10PM

It is Thursday, July 23, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWENTY people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 107*.  

Sadly, today we are reporting the largest single-day increase of people with new positive test results since our first positive COVID-19 test result was reported on March 8, 2020.  The majority of new positive test results today are attributed to an ongoing investigation of a local workplace outbreak.  Additionally, due to the increase in test availability and the increase in those being tested nationwide, there is a backlog of tests at the COVID-19 lab sites that has created a longer than expected delay in the return of test results and an unexpected return of a large number of test results all at once.  

Today serves as a wakeup call for everyone in Douglas County. This virus is still very active, and it’s in Douglas County. It seems too simple to be true, but the way we stop the spread of this virus is to follow these simple recommendations: maintain a six-foot physical distance from others, wash your hands often, avoid group and social gatherings, wear a face covering where recommended, stay home if you are sick, curtail your travel and discourage those traveling from visiting you. It’s really that simple,” stated Commissioner Tim Freeman.

OHA to Report Workplace Outbreak of 20 or More Positive Test Results in Douglas County

OHA reported a workplace outbreak on July 22, 2020 at Norris Farms in Douglas County, after the business surpassed the state threshold for public disclosure of 5 or more positive tests for a business with more than 30 employees. Tomorrow, Friday, July 24, OHA plans to report that the outbreak at this workplace has now reached 20 or more positive test results. As of the date and time of this update, there are 22 workers at this workplace with positive tests. The case count includes all persons linked to the outbreak, which may include household members and other close contacts to employees. Local case investigation started on June 24, but the initial case count was below the threshold for public disclosure. State and county public health officials are working together with the business to address the outbreak, support and encourage isolation/quarantine for those that tested positive and their contacts, and protect the health of workers and their families.

 This is an unfortunate situation and we will continue to work closely with Norris Farms. I remain certain that the risk of this outbreak to the public is low. The increase in positive tests for this workplace is not totally unexpected, as many of the workers came from other States that have a high level or hot spots of COVID-19 cases.  Norris Farms continues to do all the right things from testing, changing operations to promote social distancing and hygiene, daily screening on site and supporting those positive cases and their contacts in quarantine and isolation. Norris worked with public health and completed more than 300 tests of their employees, and they continue to be tremendous in their support of those that are positive and their contacts,” stated Dr. Bob Dannenhofffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer.

Norris Farms is a family-owned and operated farm and has been in the Umpqua Valley since 1976. For more information about Norris Farms and their response to COVID-19, please visit their website at www.norrisblueberryfarms.com.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 24, 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 1142 people tested in 51 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 22, 2020 - 1:11PM

It is Wednesday, July 22, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 92*. 

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon. Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner. The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number. DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, 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.

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. We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases. The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.

 Currently, DPHN is supporting 24 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 24, 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 1142 people tested in 51 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 21, 2020 - 2:24PM

It is Tuesday, July 21, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 90*.

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon. Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner. The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Tuesday, July 21, 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 1142 people tested in 51 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 20, 2020 - 4:06PM

It is Monday, July 20, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE person with a new positive test result and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 88*.  

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 21, 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 1142 people tested in 50 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 20, 2020 - 1:59PM

The City of Roseburg has partnered with CCD Business Development Corporation to offer an opportunity for local, small businesses to receive economic aid due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Qualifying businesses can receive up to $25,000 in economic aid by applying for a COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant.

The grant, funded by the Oregon Business Development Department (aka Business Oregon), was created for businesses who could not qualify for federal CARES Act funding, such as the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Small businesses, who have 25 or fewer employees, can apply for economic relief through this generous program.

Eligible grant amounts range between $2,500 and $25,000, and are dependent upon several factors in the application process. To qualify for the grant, businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • The small business must be located in Coos, Curry or Douglas County.
  • The business has 25 or fewer employees.
  • The business was adversely affected in either one of the two following ways:
  • For profit and non-profit (limited to 501 (C) (3) corporations) businesses that were prohibited from operation as directed by the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12.
  • For profit businesses that can demonstrate a one-month decline in sales greater than 50 percent in the month of March 2020 or April 2020 as compared against sales in the month of January 2020 or February 2020. Those non-profit businesses that can demonstrate a decline in revenue greater than 50 percent across the months of March 2020 and April 2020 as compared against the same period in 2019.
  • The business has been unable to access federal CARES Act funds including:
  • The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance program (EIDL)
  • Other federal programs to date for emergency pandemic funding.

To fill out an application for the COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant, please go to https://www.ccdbusiness.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CCD-Grant.pdf. Submit completed applications to covid19grants@ccdbusiness.com.

Completed applications may require supporting documentation in order to receive funding. Supporting documentation may include:

  • Oregon Employment Department Form 132.
  • Financial statements that demonstrate a one-month decline in revenue greater than 50 percent.
  • Copies of eligible business expenses.
  • Copy of Schedule C (Form 1040) tax form, if a sole proprietor.

There is no deadline to apply. However, the funds are limited and applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

To learn more and ask questions about the grant program, please contact Theresa Haga at t.haga@ccdbusiness.com or call 541-756-4101 Ext. 1. For more information about CCD Business Development Corporation, please visit www.ccdbusiness.org.


Updated July 19, 2020 - 12:15PM

It is Sunday, July 19, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO new people with new positive test results and one new presumptive since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 86*.  

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 21, 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 1142 people tested in 50 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 18, 2020 - 12:34PM

It is Saturday, July 18, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FIVE people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 83*.  

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Reedsport.  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 1069 people tested in 49 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 17, 2020 - 1:58PM

It is Friday, July 17, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are FOUR people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 79*.   

Reminder: the majority of our new positives have been directly linked to travel outside Douglas County, and especially those residents that have chosen to travel outside of Oregon.  Whatever your reason for traveling, we encourage you to please consider the risk and travel in a COVID-19 safe manner.  The COVID-19 virus is still here, still infectious and will be around for quite some time. Current data from CDC and OHA shows that traveling and coming into contact with people from other areas DOES significantly increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. So, before you travel, attend a party or invite your relatives from out of state to visit, you need to assess the risk to you, your family and to your local community. The bottom line is that each and every person needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for the link to our article about COVID-19 Travel Advice.

OHA expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases in their total case number. DPHN is reporting the number of people with new positive test results and any new presumptives, 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.

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.  We added the number of those in isolation that roughly correlates with the number of active cases.  The DCCRT noon case and daily update will report the Total Number of COVID-19 Cases, the number of positive test results (as of 12:00 pm that day), the number

of presumptive, total currently hospitalized, total currently in isolation, total COVID-19 deaths and total negative test results in Douglas County.  Currently, DPHN is supporting 24 cases in isolation.

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Roseburg, another in Reedsport on Saturday, July 18, 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 1069 people tested in 48 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 16, 2020 - 1:23PM

It is Thursday, July 16, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results and three new presumptive cases since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 76*. 

We received good news yesterday that after 109 days, our hospitalized Douglas County COVID patient has been released from the hospital to a rehabilitation center, thus bringing our currently hospitalized number to zero. 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update

Date

Sunday,

July 12, 2020

Monday,

July 13, 2020

Tuesday,

July 14, 2020

Wednesday,

July 15, 2020

Today, Thursday,

July 16, 2020

Total COVID-19 Cases

64

65

66

71

76

People with Positive

Test Results

53

56

58

62

64

Presumptive

11

9

8

9

12

 


Total Currently Hospitalized

1

1

2

1

0

Total Currently in Isolation

20

19

20

21

23

Total COVID-19 Deaths

0

0

1

1

1

Total Negative Test Results

5892

5971

6018

6137

6254

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Friday, July 17, 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.



Updated July 14, 2020 - 2:27PM

It is Tuesday, July 14, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are two NEW confirmed cases of COVID-19 since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 66*.  Please note that one presumptive case was moved to confirmed today with the return of positive test results.  Since this case was already counted in our total cases when it was reported as presumptive, our total COVID-19 cases (confirmed and presumptive) will only increase by one today.     

Yesterday, we made the sad announcement that we had our first COVID-19 related death of a resident of Douglas County.  Due to the nature of the death (being reported as passing while out-of-the-state in Texas), and respect for the privacy for the individual’s loved ones, no additional information will be released pending the confirmation of notification of family members.  DPHN is working with OHA and Texas State Health Officials on the notification and documentation process for this case. At the time of this release, we are unclear if OHA has received all the case documentation from Texas.  So, while we are listing the death in our case chart starting today, OHA’s COVID-19 death statistics will most likely not be updated until they receive the official report.  Standard protocol for COVID-19 case management in the United States is that all cases and deaths are to be reported and recorded in the County of the individual’s official residence. 


Updated July 13, 2020 - 1:12PM

It is Monday, July 13, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE NEW confirmed cases of COVID-19 since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 65*.  Please note that two presumptive cases were moved to confirmed today with the return of positive test results.  Since those cases were already counted in our total cases when they were reported as presumptive, our total COVID-19 cases (confirmed and presumptive) will only increase by one today.     

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 14, 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 1021 people tested in 47 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 12, 2020 - 3:17PM

It is Sunday, July 12, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are NO NEW confirmed cases, however, there is one new presumptive case of COVID-19 since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (confirmed and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 64*.  

The next drive-through testing clinic will be Tuesday, July 14, 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 1021 people tested in 47 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 11, 2020 - 12:48PM

It is Saturday, July 11, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are THREE 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 63*.  

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today Saturday, July 11, 2020 in Reedsport.  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.


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.