The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team announced 11 new positive cases of coronavirus in its Wednesday update, adding up to 3,910 positive tests since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

Fifteen county residents are hospitalized with symptoms from the illness, with eight receiving care locally and seven out of the area. The Douglas Public Health Network continues to monitor 126 positive cases in isolation as well as 170 potential contacts in quarantine.

The Oregon Health Authority Wednesday announced that Polk County will become the eighth county to be dropped to the lowest risk level after reaching the goal of having 65% of its residents age 16 and older having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.


Douglas County saw no changes for businesses listed on the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly workplace outbreak report.

Three Roseburg Forest Products plants — Dillard plywood, Dillard lumber and Riddle plywood — had no new cases reported, nor did Fred Meyer or VT Industries.

Callahan Village Assisted Living, which had been placed on the health authority’s outbreak list for senior care and assisted living facilities, also saw no new cases beyond the three originally reported.


The Douglas Public Health Network, Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Aviva Health will be holding a drive-thru vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The two-dose Pfizer vaccine and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available to any county residents ages 12 and older. Children ages 12 to 14 will need parental or guardian consent to receive the vaccine.

No appointment is required to get vaccinated at the drive-thru clinic.

Aviva Health is providing vaccinations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its dedicated clinic located at 4221 NE Stephens St., Suite 101 in Roseburg.

Donovan Brink can be reached at and 541-957-4219.

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Dozens of hospitals and medical groups in Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere began issuing vaccination requirements. Public health law experts say the moves are a legal means of ensuring a safe, COVID-19-free environment for patients and workers.


There are now 8 Oregon counties that have been lowered to the low risk level because they have simply vaccinated over 65% of their residents. The businesses in those counties benefit tremendously from that change. Douglas County is NOT one of those 8 counties.


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Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated.

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