Jackson County Public Health says the new case was tested in another county but was later connected to a residence in Jackson County.
Public health officials say it’s not a huge issue and overall the county’s outlook remains positive.
However, reopening the county is a potential cause for concern, and health officials want people to be aware of the risks.
“I don’t think the public really understands this is an experiment and a switch just didn’t get flipped that said oh it’s less dangerous than it had been last week,” said Dr. Jim Shames, Jackson County Public Health. “This is the same virus it’s always been.”
Public health officials saying going outdoors is one of the safest things you can do. Dr. Shames says just be sure to wear a mask if you’re interacting with other people or going into any enclosed public areas.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.