Oregon health care professionals are here to help; Updates to face covering guidance


You may be worried or anxious about seeing a health care professional for care that’s not COVID-19 related. Or you may have had a health care appointment that was cancelled and you’re wondering if you should reschedule it.
The Oregon Medical Association made the following video message to let you know that it’s safe to get care. Providers are ready to see you. They also include a reminder of how important it is to get preventive care to help keep you healthy and strong.
If you need help finding a health care professional, call 211 or visit 211info.org.

OHA updates statewide face covering guidance
OHA released updated guidance for face coverings that applies to Oregonians statewide. One important update to note is a strong recommendation that “individuals, including children between 2 and 12 years of age, wear a mask, face shield, or face covering at all times in all indoor public places, particularly in places where it is likely that physical distancing of at least six (6) feet from other individuals outside their household unit cannot be maintained at all times, and vulnerable people must go.” If masks, face shields or face coverings are worn by this age group, they should be worn with the assistance and close supervision of an adult.
This recommendation applies regardless of county of residence. More information can be found here.

COVID-19 Update moving to interactive dashboard
Starting Monday, June 29, the Oregon COVID-19 Update will be published in a new, interactive format as part of OHA’s COVID-19 data dashboard.
The new COVID-19 Update will contain the same information, will look similar, and will move from a static PDF to an interactive Tableau dashboard.

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

Oregon reports 124 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths
COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 197, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday June 25th.
Oregon Health Authority reported 124 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 7,568.
The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (6), Clackamas (8), Clatsop (1), Coos (2), Deschutes (2), Klamath (13), Lake (3), Lane (5), Linn (2), Malheur (2), Marion (4), Morrow (1), Multnomah (29), Polk (2), Umatilla (8), Union (10), Wasco (1), Washington (24), and Yamhill (1).
One case previously reported in Jackson County was determined not to be a case. The county case count has been appropriately adjusted.
Go to https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19 for more information.