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Caution urged for Labor Day travel

(CNN) – The U.S. is currently surpassing its average of 160,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. Hospitals are still struggling under the burden of unvaccinated patients and staff shortages. Some states are even getting low on sources of life-saving oxygen. This Labor …

Child COVID hospitalizations reach new high

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – There’s a new record high for child COVID-19 hospitalizations. As more students return to school for the first time in a year, some districts are closing schools following deaths and a spike in cases. There are now growing …

E. coli outbreak reported in the Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. – E. coli is back in the Rogue Valley with at least 15 people in Jackson County contracting a harmful strain of the bacteria. Jackson County Public Health says 10 of the 15 sick people are currently in the hospital. Public health …

Asante restricts visitors

MEDFORD, Ore. – Due to COVID-19, visitor restrictions are being tightened at Asante hospitals. Beginning Monday, August 23, no visitors will be allowed except for the following: 1 visitor per patient in Emergency Department. 2 guardians per patient in Pediatrics and Neonatal …

Temporary COVID testing site at The Expo

MEDFORD, Ore. – With a surge in COVID-19 cases in Jackson County, a temporary testing site has been set up at the Jackson County Expo. Jackson County Health and Human Services said testing remains an essential strategy to slow the spread of …

COVID: The fight to keep kids safe

(CNN) As more kids are heading back to school, each parent, and district, is trying to figure out the best way to keep children safe. The debate over the issue has led to many contentious school board meetings. But with the Delta …