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State reports new workplace COVID-19 outbreak at Harry & David

Public health officials say that they are investigating a new outbreak at the Medford facility, following one in June.

Posted: Oct 22, 2020 4:32 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2020 5:31 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Public health officials are investigating another coronavirus outbreak at the Harry & David facility in Medford, both Jackson County and the Oregon Health Authority confirmed on Thursday.

Harry & David saw an outbreak in June that resulted in at least 11 cases between employees and close contacts. 

According to OHA's report, 11 cases have already been linked to the new outbreak, though it's unknown how many are employees or contacts. An investigation began on October 15. Jackson County confirmed the outbreak to NewsWatch 12, but has not yet issued any further details.

NewsWatch 12 reached out to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc — the parent company of Harry & David — for comment. Spokesperson Kathleen Waugh gave the following statement:

"We are actively working with Jackson County Public Health regarding eight positive Harry & David employee cases of COVID-19. All of these employees are currently quarantining at home. While this is an ongoing investigation, we believe these cases are related to community spread outside the workplace. The health and safety of our employees and their families remains our number one priority."

Jackson County set a new single-day record with 36 cases on Wednesday, reporting 31 more on Thursday. There have now been a total of 1,584 cases since the pandemic began, including 218 cases that are still considered active.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.

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