UPDATE: The sixth case reported today April 11th, upon further investigation, showed that the individual is no longer a resident of Tillamook County, and relocated to Washington County. Tillamook County COVID-19 positive case count remains at 5; and there have been 129 negative tests in Tillamook County as of April 10th
COVID-19 Response: Tillamook County Community Health Center (TCCHC)
TILLAMOOK, Ore. — Today April 11th, we are reporting a sixth case of COVID-19 in Tillamook County.
The individual is between the ages of 50-60. Public health department staff is working with the individual who remains under self-isolation at home. Contact investigation is currently ongoing. Community members with health concerns can contact the Health Center’s COVID-19 nurse line at 503-842-3940.
COVID-19 is a highly infectious illness that spreads like the flu. Local and state health officials continue to urge all Oregonians to take steps to protect those who are most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19. Those considered “high risk” include adults 60 and older, or anyone with a serious health condition, including lung or heart problems, kidney disease, or diabetes, or anyone who has a suppressed immune system.
To help control the spread of the illness the public is urged to stay home as much as possible and avoid gatherings.
Every resident should take these basic steps to protect those most at risk:
-Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
-Stay home if you feel ill.
For information on the most current cases in Oregon, including future positive cases in Tillamook County use the link at the Oregon Health Authority site:
About Tillamook County Community Health Centers:
TCCHC has been a Federally Qualified Health Center since 1994, providing medical, dental, behavioral and public health services.
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Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Information: http://healthoregon.org/coronavirus
CDC COVID-19 Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html