Jackson County removed from Oregon's COVID-19 'watch list'

Governor Brown's office said that both Jackson and Jefferson counties successfully reduced the spread of coronavirus enough to be taken off the county watch list.

Posted: Sep 11, 2020 5:27 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — This week, Jackson County became one of two counties removed from Oregon's coronavirus "watch list," having successfully driven down community spread of the virus.

Governor Kate Brown's office made the announcement on Friday. Both Jackson and Jefferson counties came off the list entirely, while Umatilla County finally met the criteria to advance onto Phase II of reopening.

“I want to commend county officials and community members in Jackson, Jefferson, and Umatilla Counties for their efforts in curbing community spread of COVID-19," said Governor Brown. "Their work in reducing community transmission shows that we can reduce the spread of this disease if we all work together."

Jackson County joined the list on August 20. Under the state's guidelines, a county must stay on the list for at least three weeks before it can be removed — meaning this week was the earliest possible chance for Jackson County to be removed.

Counties are placed on the list when "sporadic" cases of COVID-19 — those considered to be community spread because they cannot be traced back to a source — reach a rate of 50 or more per 100,000 people in the county over a two week period, and there have been more than five sporadic cases within those two weeks.

"The County Watch List allows the state to prioritize resources and assistance to counties that are seeing the broadest spread of COVID-19," Brown's office said. "When a county is placed on the Watch List, the Oregon Health Authority increases monitoring and communication, and deploys additional technical assistance and resources, such as epidemiological support, case investigation, and contact tracing help."

Jackson County reached record high case rates in mid-August, but cases have been trending downward in the weeks since.

No counties were added to the state's watch list this week. Malheur, Morrow, and Umatilla counties remain on the list.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 189986

Reported Deaths: 2522
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah37678580
Washington25188229
Marion21664305
Clackamas17016209
Lane12744145
Jackson10681133
Deschutes855373
Umatilla813184
Linn477467
Yamhill438275
Klamath426061
Polk369152
Malheur349161
Josephine329668
Douglas321770
Benton301619
Jefferson216234
Coos204633
Columbia169526
Union144323
Lincoln136720
Wasco136628
Hood River117830
Morrow109915
Crook105720
Clatsop9698
Baker93914
Curry6409
Tillamook6333
Grant5065
Lake4447
Harney3368
Wallowa1805
Gilliam581
Sherman581
Wheeler281
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Cases: 3755869

Reported Deaths: 62220
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Los Angeles123515023991
Riverside2990644587
San Bernardino2964254683
San Diego2775333718
Orange2706255000
Santa Clara1187922085
Kern1089681367
Sacramento1041761672
Fresno1015361680
Alameda874851543
Ventura808421011
San Joaquin730091391
Contra Costa68437802
Stanislaus618591055
Tulare49554839
Monterey43563382
San Mateo41802568
San Francisco36599543
Santa Barbara34291453
Solano32752249
Merced31743458
Sonoma29966318
Imperial28311720
Kings22948246
Placer22550290
San Luis Obispo21282260
Madera16430242
Santa Cruz16188206
Marin14030228
Yolo13871209
Shasta12071226
Butte11929198
El Dorado10111112
Napa984681
Sutter9411111
Yuba622146
San Benito604563
Lassen569824
Tehama555358
Nevada470775
Tuolumne412364
Mendocino406149
Humboldt393539
Amador365047
Lake346543
Glenn238025
Colusa223016
Siskiyou218123
Calaveras212153
Inyo142638
Del Norte13677
Mono12804
Plumas7066
Modoc4954
Mariposa4457
Trinity3995
Sierra1120
Alpine880
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