Pandemic Update

Health authorities continue to stress that washing hands frequently, following social distancing practices and wearing a face covering will help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Curry County Public Health is monitoring two new cases of COVID-19.

The following is a release from Curry County Public Health.

Notification came through Del Norte County Public Health and the official medical record system provided by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Both cases have been verified and confirmed by the Health Officer through lab results.

Public Health has reached out to the individuals whom are from the same household; one adult and one child who are Curry County residents are home self-isolating, monitoring symptoms. Curry County Public Health is conducting case investigating and contact tracing of both cases and will reach out to anyone suspected of exposure to COVID-19.

Curry County Public Health is currently working with Kalmiopsis Elementary on contact tracing. (Kalmiopsis Elementary-Brookings-Harbor School District17c will be notifying those whom may have been exposed). As of September 20, 2020, the total verified number of positive cases in Curry County is currently28, with24recovered cases, four active cases, zero hospitalizations and zero deaths.

Please remember, it is important that we all follow the OHA and CDC guidelines and Governor’s directives about social distancing, wearing facial coverings in public buildings and protecting yourselves by staying home to slow the spread and save lives.

Public Health will continue to keep the public informed with all the information we can in order to keep our citizens safe.

Sherrié R. Ward

Public Health Administrator Curry County Public Health

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