MEDFORD, Oregon —Jackson County Public Health is reporting 18 new Coronavirus cases.
Health officials want to remind people to know their risk and take action this Labor Day weekend
Jackson County is still on the Governor’s Watch List, and it is best to begin planning now how to keep yourself and those around you safe and healthy from COVID-19.
The more people a person interacts with and for extended amounts of time increases a person’s risk for contracting and spreading COVID-19. This includes attending and hosting social gatherings with family, extended family, and friends.
Jackson County health officials give guidance for Labor Day weekend :
·Stay close to home this Labor Day
· Limit your social gathers outside your household, and keep the number of people attending this Labor Day social gathering to a small number
· Wear a face covering if you cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
· Stay home if you’re sick, have a pending COVID-19 test, if you have been a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, or if you have an underlying medical condition that puts you at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
· If you host a gathering, have it outside and refrain from hosting large groups of people (10 people or less).
· Provide hand sanitizer or give people easy access to places where they can frequently wash their hands.
· Adjust your food offerings to avoid sharing utensils and offer individual servings. Don’t share drinks.
· During and afterward, thoroughly clean all frequently touched areas your guest had access to.