After an optimistically quiet April, another surge of COVID-19 has state officials considering masking to return to schools in the most affected counties.
In early March 2020, local and federal health officials found themselves dealing with a potentially deadly virus known as SARS-CoV-2, which would become more commonly known as COVID-19.
“Health officials in Douglas County have identified a presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, the county’s Public Health Officer, says the affected individual, a resident of Douglas County, is medically stable.” — March 8, 2020.
For the fourth consecutive week, positive and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have continued to see significant drops as the surge of the omicron variant of the coronavirus appears to be dying down.
The Oregon Health Authority announced Thursday that Oregon’s indoor mask mandate for public spaces and schools will be lifted March 19.
The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported Wednesday that 11 more county residents have died due to complications from the coronavirus.
While Douglas County appears to be seeing a steady decline in positive COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant, nine new deaths related to the coronavirus were reported by the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team Wednesday.
Douglas County has received and distributed 15,000 iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits throughout the region, County Commissioners Tim Freeman, Chris Boice and Tom Kress announced Thursday.
Despite a stark decline in positive and presumptive cases of COVID-19 reported in the past week, eight more county residents have died as a result of the coronavirus.
Oregon’s indoor mask requirement will be lifted no later than March 31, the Oregon Health Authority announced Monday afternoon.
The current surge of the omicron variant is maintaining its grip on Douglas County, with 978 new positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases and nine total deaths reported over the past week.
Five more Douglas County residents have reportedly died from complications due to COVID-19, raising the number of residents lost to the coronavirus to 327.
Austin Stevens thought nothing of it, really.
At a visit to CHI Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg on Friday, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden promised to do what he can to help address hospital staffing shortages exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
One week after surpassing 15,000 positive COVID-19 cases, Douglas County is expected to surpass 16,000 this week.
Diamond Lake Resort will be taking a “pause in operations” for about two weeks to allow staff to recover from an outbreak of COVID-19.
The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team is reporting 517 new positive cases and 25 presumptive cases of the coronavirus this week, with the total number of cases to date now surpassing 15,000, according to Wednesday’s report.
A new drive-thru vaccination clinic is in place next to the Roseburg Public Library and will be offering free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters through the end of January.
A new state guidance is urging schools to hit the pause button on all extracurricular activities for the next month as COVID-19 cases surge.
The Douglas Public Health Network expects to see a surge in COVID-19 cases, as the highly transmissible omicron variant spreads quickly.
The Douglas Public Health Network has confirmed the first case of the omicron variant in Douglas County.
The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team is reporting 128 new positive and nine presumptive cases of the coronavirus, as well as a significant bump in the percentage of county residents who have completed or at least begun the vaccination process, according to Wednesday’s report.
Twelve more deaths of Douglas County residents have been attributed in part to COVID-19 complications, the county’s COVID-19 Response Team reported Wednesday.
State Sen. Dallas Heard was removed from the Senate floor at the end of Monday’s special legislative session because he was not wearing a mask.
Health care providers in Southwest Oregon who serve poor or elderly patients will receive $27 million in pandemic relief payments, Rep. Peter DeFazio announced this week.
Howard Breidenbach thought it was all a big conspiracy.
In its first report since Wednesday, the Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team reported 136 new and presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus since Thursday.
The Oregon Vital Records office has notified Douglas County of seven COVID-19 deaths which occurred as early as August.
There was a mild decline in positive COVID-19 cases in Douglas County over the weekend, with the county averaging 26 positive and presumptive cases per day from Saturday through Monday.
Three more deaths of Douglas County residents due to COVID-19 complications have been reported, raising the county’s death toll to 258 since March 2020.
A man living at the Roseburg Rescue Mission is alleging that some of the shelter’s residents have recently tested positive for COVID-19 but have continued to live their daily lives rather than serve the ordered 14-day quarantine for those with positive tests.
Douglas County's traveling COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic will be setting up shop in Reedsport beginning Tuesday.
The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team has reported eight coronavirus-related deaths since Saturday as the county’s death toll continues to rise.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s executive order 21-29 for full or partial COVID-19 vaccination for many workers in the state hit its deadline Oct. 18.
The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team released its latest vaccination numbers Friday, which showed gradual progress among eligible county residents at least partially vaccinated.