“The virus is spreading beyond our ability in public health to notify each case and carefully quarantine contacts of that case,” Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines tells officials.
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 News
Flu vaccine and COVID-19 testing will be offered every Wednesday, Dec. 2 through March 31, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at PCC’s Cascade Campus.
“We have hit our limit,” Communicable Disease Director tells Board of Commissioners, calls on public to act
As COVID-cases increase, officials call two-week pause on social activities to separate people during infectious period.
County officials ask the state for a new strategy as youth focus outreach on those with highest disease rates — their classmates.
Public Health asks state to reconsider earlier requests for system improvements
Rockwood area’s drive-through clinic, a partnership with Latino Network, is open Saturday for people with symptoms or exposed to the virus.
After a 40 percent jump in cases in the last two full weeks of September, the case rate for the most recent week, beginning Sept. 29, dropped slightly.
Lack of testing and mass movement of people lead health officials to warn it will be weeks before impact of fires shows in COVID-19 disease spread.
We have not met all the requirements for applying for Phase 2, and importantly, our metrics are unreliable now because of the wildfires. We won’t know until the smoke has cleared the true picture.
The Emergency Operations Center has fielded 1,528 requests for support since fully standing up Feb. 28, the day Washington County reported the state’s first case of COVID-19.
Infections and hospitalization rates hint at plateau, even as racial disparities remain dire and testing access sinks