JaCo Public Health: Majority of Oregon counties in high risk for COVID-19

SOUTHERN OREGON,—The CDC is now recommending that for counties in the high-risk category for Covid-19, everyone should be masking in indoor public spaces.

Jackson County Public Health says the majority of Oregon counties are now in the high-risk zone.

Locally, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath are all in the high-risk category, according to the CDC.

In Jackson County, the number of reported cases dropped slightly in the community for 2 weeks in a row.

But last week the numbers climbed again, and hospitalizations also continued to rise.

“Given how much covid we know is in the community and that is really starting to impact people more severely, I would support the recommendation to wear a mask indoors and yes in large public social gatherings,” said Dr. Leona O’Keefe with Public Health.

You can see your county’s Covid-19 risk levels on the CDC website.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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