MEDFORD, Ore. —Jackson County Public Health reports 19 new COVID-19 cases.
A previously reported case has been transferred to another jurisdiction based on the case’s residency.
These updates bring the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 1,668. To access additional data on the total COVID-19 cases.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides considerations to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19:
• Community levels of COVID-19 - Higher levels of COVID-19 cases and community spread in the gathering location, as well as where attendees are coming from, increase the risk of infection and spread among attendees.
• The location of gathering and duration of the gathering - Indoor gatherings generally pose more risk than outdoor gatherings. Indoor gatherings with poor ventilation pose more risk than those with good ventilation, such as those with open windows or doors.Gatherings that last longer pose more risk than shorter gatherings
• The number of people at the gathering - Gatherings with more people pose more risk than gatherings with fewer people. CDC does not have a limit or recommend a specific number of attendees for gatherings. The size of a holiday gathering should be determined based on the ability to reduce or limit contact between attendees, the risk of spread between attendees.
• The locations attendees are traveling from - Gatherings with attendees who are traveling from different places pose a higher risk than gatherings with attendees who live in the same area. Higher levels of COVID-19 cases and community spread in the gathering location, or where attendees are coming from, increase the risk of infection and spread among attendees.
• The behaviors of attendees prior to the gathering - Gatherings with attendees who are not adhering to s
social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart), mask-wearing, hand washing, and other prevention behaviors pose more risk than gatherings with attendees who are engaging in these preventative behaviors.
• The behaviors of the attendees during the gathering - Gatherings with more preventive measures, such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and handwashing, in place pose less risk than gatherings where fewer or no preventive measures are being implemented.