public health

Air quality advisory extended for southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Air quality advisories were extended throughout much of southern Oregon Monday afternoon. The advisory was in effect for Jackson, Klamath and Lake Counties. Klamath County Public Health said the air quality index was so bad Monday morning it was …

Josephine Co. announces new COVID-19 related death

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Josephine County announced a new coronavirus-related death Tuesday evening. Josephine County Public Health said the 83-year-old man died from complications relating to a COVID-19 infection on August 3. Health officials said the man had underlying conditions and tested …

Future COVID-19 testing in southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — As Southern Oregon counties enter phase two of reopening, public health officials are looking at the current state of COVID-19 testing. “We’ve really shifted our strategy from prevention to mitigation,” said Jackson County Public Health Officer Dr. Jim Shames. …