The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team announced 14 new positive test results in its Tuesday update, while also announcing that the county continues to progress toward its goal of 65% vaccination.
When vaccination numbers recorded by the Oregon Health Authority were combined with federally-reported vaccination totals from the Roseburg VA Health Care Center and the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, a total of 48,756 Douglas County residents have at least begun the vaccination process.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown two weeks ago set a goal for all of Oregon’s 36 counties to reach 65% vaccination, at which time many public restrictions related to the coronavirus could be lifted. As of Tuesday, Douglas County had reached 51.4%, as 1,426 residents received vaccination shots last week, including 291 in the 12-15 age group. For Douglas County to reach the 65% plateau, 12,900 more residents will need to receive at least the first doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or receive the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.
Roseburg Public Schools sent out an announcement Tuesday that there was a positive COVID-19 case at Fullerton IV Elementary School. People who need to quarantine or isolate have been notified by the Douglas Public Health Network.
In addition to the 14 new positive COVID-19 cases, the Douglas Public Health Network is monitoring 188 positive cases in isolation as well as 462 potential contacts in quarantine.
The Douglas County Tiger Team has two free pop-up vaccination events scheduled for Wednesday:
- Camas Valley Fire Department, 142 Burma Road, 8 a.m. to noon
- Tenmile Fire Department, 158 Reston Road, 1-4 p.m.
The pop-up clinics are available to everyone 18 and older. To request a Tiger Team clinic in your rural area, contact 541-670-3110 or the county’s COVID-19 hotline at 541-464-6550.
Also, the Cow Creek Tribe is offering a free drive-thru clinic with the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That drive-thru clinic is located at 2360 NE Stephens St., Roseburg.
Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority reported 424 new positive and presumptive cases of COVID-19, and four deaths related to the coronavirus.