MEDFORD, Ore. – While many people practiced social distancing during memorial weekend, many others didn’t.
Jackson County Public Health says it is already seeing an increase of coronavirus cases since the county reopened to Phase One.
It suspects many Oregonians, who at first were taking the virus seriously, are letting their guard down.
“Putting on a mask, a facial covering is really, it’s simple. And at this point anything that comes out of my mouth when I talk or I just breathe or if I cough is trapped in the mask,” Dr. Jim Shames, Jackson Co. Public Health.
Dr. Shames says we could see the impact of people getting out and enjoying Memorial Day weekend, as soon as this coming weekend. That could mean an increase in cases locally.
NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university’s political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster’s Foundation.
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