By Gordon McCraw, Tillamook County Emergency Manager & COVID-19 Incident Commander
On May 28th, the state was at 64.9% of the eligible population, 16+, having received their first dose, with the goal still being to reach 70%, then the Risk Level Guidance goes away. With the State now adding the Federal doses in the Tillamook County totals, the county is now at 62%. The county goal is 65% then we would be permanently at Low Risk Category until the state reaches its 70% goal. That is only around 654 more people that need to get at least one dose to reach that goal!
Some good news and some bad news. Tillamook County has dropped to the Low Risk Category and our number of new positive cases continues to drop as more people become fully vaccinated so we are likely to remain at Low Risk next cycle as well! We are sad, however, to report another Tillamook County resident has died April 28th of COVID-19 related issues. This was a 77yo man that did have underlying health conditions and our sympathies go out to his family and friends.
Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson clinics will be held each Tuesday from 8:30am thru 11:30am for all of June.
Moderna and Johnson and Johnson clinics will be held on Thursdays from 8:30am thru 11:30am for the month of June.
(Note: Moderna and Johnson and Johnson are for those individuals 18 and older)
Don’t forget, the Governor announced recently the #TakeYourShotOR campaign. Oregonians 18 and over will have a chance to win $1 million dollars, or one of the $10,000 prizes, one for each county. Oregonians, age 12-17, have a chance of winning one of five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships. All Oregonians who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the draw date of June 27th will be entered to win!