Oregon's takeover of public health in Curry County completes July 1

The transfer of public health services in Curry County to the Oregon Health Authority, which started at the request of county officials, will wrap up July 1.

Posted: Jun 17, 2021 4:11 PM

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — At the end of June, the responsibility for public health services in Curry County will be in the hands of state health officials.

The transfer of public health from the County to the state began in May, after the board of commissioners approved the measure in an April meeting. Officials cited Curry County Public Health's critically short staffing and limited funds even as the department supervised the local COVID-19 response.

Oregon Health Authority officials said Monday that the transfer should be completed on July 1, with the state taking over monitoring of communicable disease outbreaks, ensuring access to safe drinking water, providing women and infant services, and licensing and inspecting food, pool, and lodging facilities.

The state has been gradually taking over public health services in Curry County since early May.

"In response to the county’s decision, the Public Health Division convened staff representatives from across the division to plan for and communicate about the transition, including sharing information with local partners, clients and the public," OHA said.

Prior to the full transfer, OHA said that it will host a virtual town hall on June 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. so that county residents can get more information and ask questions to a panel of OHA representatives. It can be accessed on Zoom here.

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