COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 53, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday April 13th.
Oregon Health Authority also reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 as of 8 a.m. today bringing the state total to 1,584. The new COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (7), Columbia (2), Douglas (2), Jackson (1), Josephine (1), Lane (4), Marion (4), Multnomah (24), and Washington (12).
We know it’s been hard to stay at home because of the nice weather and the holiday. We’ve been inspired by all the creative ways Oregonians have found to gather virtually. Your adaptability and cooperation are making a difference.
California, Oregon and Washington announce “Western States Pact”
On Monday April 13th, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening our economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. The three states have agreed to work together on a shared approach with clear indicators for communities to restart public life and business. While each state is building a state-specific plan, the governors have agreed to the following principles as they build out a West Coast framework:
Our residents’ health comes first.
Health outcomes and science – not politics – will guide these decisions.
Our states will only be effective by working together.
Handling laundry when someone in your home is sick
If you provide care for someone in your home with COVID-19, you may be looking for guidance on how to protect yourself and others. One way is to take precautions when handling dirty laundry. Here are a few helpful tips:
Tips for handling dirty laundry when someone in your household is sick
AARP hosts weekly tele-town halls on COVID-19
AARP is hosting tele-town halls about COVID-19 every Thursday at 10 a.m. This week’s town hall will address telehealth. Learn the basics of electronic and virtual services and how to access them. You can find the tele-town hall call-in number and recordings of previous town halls on the AARP website.
To see more case and county-level data, Oregon Health updates its website once a day: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.