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Oregon reports 200 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death
Oregon Health Authority - 06/20/21 11:17 AM

June 20, 2021

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Oregon reports 200 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19-related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,754, Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

OHA reported 200 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 206,774.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 10,006 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 5,675 doses were administered on June 19 and 4,331 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 19.

The seven-day running average is now 12,724 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 2,437,234 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,704,526 first and second doses of Moderna and 162,520 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 2,102,735 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 2,352,425 people who have had at least one dose.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 2,921,715 doses of Pfizer, 2,216,660 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 149, which is five more than yesterday. There are 35 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four more than yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,102, which is an 8.7% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (5), Clackamas (19), Clatsop (5), Columbia (5), Crook (1), Curry (3), Deschutes (13), Douglas (6), Harney (2), Jackson (6), Jefferson (1), Josephine (10), Klamath (1), Lane (19), Linn (9), Marion (21), Multnomah (42), Polk (4), Union (3), Washington (21), Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 2,754th death is a 74-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive May 22 and died June 18 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

1,011

15

Benton

3,264

22

Clackamas

18,925

235

Clatsop

1,055

9

Columbia

1,919

29

Coos

2,166

37

Crook

1,292

23

Curry

708

11

Deschutes

10,015

82

Douglas

3,879

82

Gilliam

80

1

Grant

550

7

Harney

433

9

Hood River

1,216

33

Jackson

11,535

146

Jefferson

2,368

39

Josephine

3,598

72

Klamath

4,776

78

Lake

467

8

Lane

13,896

164

Lincoln

1,430

21

Linn

5,603

80

Malheur

3,614

63

Marion

23,425

323

Morrow

1,153

16

Multnomah

40,354

614

Polk

3,993

56

Sherman

67

1

Tillamook

660

4

Umatilla

8,593

87

Union

1,498

24

Wallowa

194

5

Wasco

1,443

30

Washington

26,781

248

Wheeler

35

1

Yamhill

4,778

79

Grand Total

206,774

2,754

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases

ELRs received 6/19

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

7

2

9

22.2%

Benton

121

5

126

4.0%

Clackamas

910

29

939

3.1%

Clatsop

96

8

104

7.7%

Columbia

87

4

91

4.4%

Coos

62

2

64

3.1%

Crook

69

1

70

1.4%

Curry

24

3

27

11.1%

Deschutes

391

14

405

3.5%

Douglas

107

9

116

7.8%

Grant

4

1

5

20.0%

Harney

11

1

12

8.3%

Hood River

73

0

73

0.0%

Jackson

366

10

376

2.7%

Jefferson

39

2

41

4.9%

Josephine

221

18

239

7.5%

Klamath

34

1

35

2.9%

Lake

4

2

6

33.3%

Lane

570

17

587

2.9%

Lincoln

58

3

61

4.9%

Linn

344

12

356

3.4%

Malheur

39

1

40

2.5%

Marion

446

21

467

4.5%

Morrow

8

0

8

0.0%

Multnomah

1,925

64

1,989

3.2%

Polk

110

14

124

11.3%

Sherman

2

0

2

0.0%

Tillamook

31

0

31

0.0%

Umatilla

110

8

118

6.8%

Union

16

1

17

5.9%

Wallowa

9

0

9

0.0%

Wasco

49

0

49

0.0%

Washington

1,312

47

1,359

3.5%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.0%

Yamhill

223

3

226

1.3%

Statewide

7,879

303

8,182

3.7%

Cumulative ELRs

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

12,891

1,908

14,799

12.9%

Benton

154,799

4,950

159,749

3.1%

Clackamas

497,158

29,747

526,905

5.6%

Clatsop

37,753

1,812

39,565

4.6%

Columbia

47,699

2,612

50,311

5.2%

Coos

51,855

2,638

54,493

4.8%

Crook

22,191

1,638

23,829

6.9%

Curry

12,479

607

13,086

4.6%

Deschutes

214,503

12,582

227,085

5.5%

Douglas

91,747

4,366

96,113

4.5%

gilliam

1,371

63

1,434

4.4%

Grant

7,256

483

7,739

6.2%

Harney

4,749

470

5,219

9.0%

Hood River

34,689

1,761

36,450

4.8%

Jackson

239,420

17,449

256,869

6.8%

Jefferson

22,060

2,226

24,286

9.2%

Josephine

84,408

4,222

88,630

4.8%

Klamath

55,555

5,470

61,025

9.0%

Lake

6,363

468

6,831

6.9%

Lane

543,303

16,779

560,082

3.0%

Lincoln

47,054

2,779

49,833

5.6%

Linn

159,709

10,004

169,713

5.9%

Malheur

28,480

5,299

33,779

15.7%

Marion

384,797

35,015

419,812

8.3%

Morrow

8,263

1,387

9,650

14.4%

Multnomah

1,155,879

61,285

1,217,164

5.0%

Polk

79,587

5,297

84,884

6.2%

Sherman

1,567

76

1,643

4.6%

Tillamook

16,962

669

17,631

3.8%

Umatilla

73,541

9,594

83,135

11.5%

Union

23,703

1,898

25,601

7.4%

Wallowa

3,573

198

3,771

5.3%

Wasco

37,503

1,804

39,307

4.6%

Washington

715,871

44,323

760,194

5.8%

Wheeler

783

34

817

4.2%

Yamhill

150,825

7,831

158,656

4.9%

Statewide

5,030,346

299,744

5,330,090

5.6%

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.


Sat. 06/19/21
Oregon reports 289 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths
Oregon Health Authority - 06/19/21 2:12 PM

June 19, 2021

Media Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 289 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,753, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 289 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 206,578.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 13,670 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 7,469 doses were administered on June 18 and 6,201 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 18.

The 7-day running average is now 13,855 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 2,430,864 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,701,683 first and second doses of Moderna and 161,732 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of today, 2,095,450 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 2,349,356 people who have had at least one dose.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 2,921,715 doses of Pfizer, 2,216,660 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 144, which is six fewer than yesterday. There are 31 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six fewer than yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,116, which is a 10.1% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (5), Clackamas (32), Clatsop (6), Columbia (7), Crook (2), Curry (5), Deschutes (16), Douglas (15), Gilliam (4), Grant (2), Harney (1), Jackson (15), Jefferson (4), Josephine (13), Klamath (1), Lane (15), Lincoln (3), Linn (22), Malheur (4), Marion (34), Multnomah (36), Polk (12), Umatilla (4), Union (3), Wasco (5), Washington (20) and Yamhill (2).

Oregon’s 2,751st death is a 96-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 18 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,752nd death is a 73-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on June 13 and died on June 17 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,753rd death is an 80-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 18 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

County

Total Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

1,010

15

Benton

3,259

22

Clackamas

18,905

235

Clatsop

1,050

9

Columbia

1,915

29

Coos

2,166

37

Crook

1,291

23

Curry

705

11

Deschutes

10,002

82

Douglas

3,873

82

Gilliam

80

1

Grant

550

7

Harney

431

9

Hood River

1,216

33

Jackson

11,529

146

Jefferson

2,367

39

Josephine

3,588

72

Klamath

4,775

78

Lake

467

8

Lane

13,877

163

Lincoln

1,430

21

Linn

5,594

80

Malheur

3,614

63

Marion

23,404

323

Morrow

1,153

16

Multnomah

40,316

614

Polk

3,989

56

Sherman

67

1

Tillamook

660

4

Umatilla

8,593

87

Union

1,495

24

Wallowa

194

5

Wasco

1,443

30

Washington

26,760

248

Wheeler

35

1

Yamhill

4,775

79

Grand Total

206,578

2,753

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases

ELRs received 6/18

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

37

2

39

5.1%

Benton

141

7

148

4.7%

Clackamas

1,002

39

1,041

3.7%

Clatsop

42

6

48

12.5%

Columbia

101

13

114

11.4%

Coos

126

0

126

0.0%

Crook

72

1

73

1.4%

Curry

53

9

62

14.5%

Deschutes

556

18

574

3.1%

Douglas

193

16

209

7.7%

Gilliam

3

2

5

40.0%

Grant

4

0

4

0.0%

Harney

16

1

17

5.9%

Hood River

83

1

84

1.2%

Jackson

472

25

497

5.0%

Jefferson

45

2

47

4.3%

Josephine

201

12

213

5.6%

Klamath

67

2

69

2.9%

Lake

12

0

12

0.0%

Lane

721

21

742

2.8%

Lincoln

81

4

85

4.7%

Linn

377

16

393

4.1%

Malheur

46

7

53

13.2%

Marion

700

38

738

5.1%

Morrow

21

0

21

0.0%

Multnomah

2,184

70

2,254

3.1%

Polk

175

11

186

5.9%

Sherman

5

0

5

0.0%

Tillamook

72

0

72

0.0%

Umatilla

174

5

179

2.8%

Union

80

6

86

7.0%

Wallowa

3

0

3

0.0%

Wasco

39

5

44

11.4%

Washington

1,581

32

1,613

2.0%

Wheeler

1

0

1

0.0%

Yamhill

224

5

229

2.2%

Statewide

9,710

376

10,086

3.7%

Cumulative ELRs

County

Negative ELRs

Positive ELRs

Total ELRs

Percent Positivity

Baker

12,884

1,906

14,790

12.9%

Benton

154,678

4,945

159,623

3.1%

Clackamas

496,248

29,718

525,966

5.7%

Clatsop

37,657

1,804

39,461

4.6%

Columbia

47,612

2,608

50,220

5.2%

Coos

51,793

2,636

54,429

4.8%

Crook

22,122

1,637

23,759

6.9%

Curry

12,455

604

13,059

4.6%

Deschutes

214,112

12,568

226,680

5.5%

Douglas

91,640

4,357

95,997

4.5%

Gilliam

1,371

63

1,434

4.4%

Grant

7,252

482

7,734

6.2%

Harney

4,738

469

5,207

9.0%

Hood River

34,616

1,761

36,377

4.8%

Jackson

239,054

17,439

256,493

6.8%

Jefferson

22,021

2,224

24,245

9.2%

Josephine

84,187

4,204

88,391

4.8%

Klamath

55,521

5,469

60,990

9.0%

Lake

6,359

466

6,825

6.8%

Lane

542,733

16,762

559,495

3.0%

Lincoln

46,996

2,776

49,772

5.6%

Linn

159,365

9,992

169,357

5.9%

Malheur

28,441

5,298

33,739

15.7%

Marion

384,351

34,994

419,345

8.3%

Morrow

8,255

1,387

9,642

14.4%

Multnomah

1,153,954

61,221

1,215,175

5.0%

Polk

79,477

5,283

84,760

6.2%

Sherman

1,565

76

1,641

4.6%

Tillamook

16,931

669

17,600

3.8%

Umatilla

73,431

9,586

83,017

11.5%

Union

23,687

1,897

25,584

7.4%

Wallowa

3,564

198

3,762

5.3%

Wasco

37,454

1,804

39,258

4.6%

Washington

714,559

44,276

758,835

5.8%

Wheeler

782

34

816

4.2%

Yamhill

150,602

7,828

158,430

4.9%

Statewide

5,022,467

299,441

5,321,908

5.6%

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

 


Fatal Crash on Hwy 140W - Klamath County
Oregon State Police - 06/19/21 8:29 AM

On Friday, June 18, 2021 at approximately 11:00 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 140W near milepost 60.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Subaru Legacy, operated by Donna Palmer (65) of Klamath Falls, was eastbound when it went off the roadway and rolled down an embankment.

Palmer was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center where they were pronounced deceased.

Passenger, Gerald Berton (66) of Klamath Falls, was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center. 

OSP was assisted by Klamath Fire District 1 and ODOT.


Fri. 06/18/21
Linn County Sheriff's Office Responds to Rescue East of Sweet Home
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 06/18/21 10:20 PM

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on Thursday June 17, at 12:12 p.m., his Deputies responded to a rescue off Sheep Creek Road off Highway 20, east of Sweet Home. Linn County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of a male falling 40-feet down a cliff. 

The injuries of the male were unknown at the time and appeared urgent. During the immediate response, Deputies contacted Linn County Search & Rescue, Corvallis Mountain Rescue, Lebanon Fire Department Rope Techs and Life Flight. This area is remote, difficult to access due to steep banks, cliffs and miles of gravel roads. 

Upon arrival, Deputies could see Lloyd Barton, 76, of Eugene, unresponsive at the bottom of the cliff. Rescue teams worked to descend to Barton. As time progressed, it was clear Barton was deceased. Rescue teams worked to recover Barton and he was transported to the Sweet Home Funeral Chapel for additional assessment by a Medical Examiner. 

A witness described Barton attempting to access the area to fish. While attempting to descend the steep terrain and cliffs to the river, Barton lost his footing and began tumbling down hundreds of feet before falling off a 40-foot cliff. The witness walked out of the area, contacting a logging crew who arranged to contact 9-1-1.   

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Corvallis Mountain Rescue, Lebanon Fire Department, Oregon Department of Forestry, Sweet Home Fire Department, Life Flight and Eugene Police Department. 

 


Authorities searching for armed subject at large in Noti (Photo)
Lane Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/18/21 5:34 PM
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Update

As of 5:20pm authorities are re-opening Hwy. 126 near milepost 39.  The suspect’s whereabouts are currently unknown and it is possible that he has already fled the area.  Residents are asked to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police immediately.  A heavy police presence is still on scene actively searching for the suspect.   

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Update - The previous release stated the suspect was believed to be wearing a light shirt.  The suspect was last spotted in a dark colored shirt.

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On 06/18/21 shortly after 12:00pm, the Oregon State Police and Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a vehicle crash on Hwy. 126 near milepost 39 in Noti.  The driver of the involved vehicle, a white Dodge 243LWL, was no longer on scene when authorities arrived.  This vehicle is believed to be linked to the homicides that occurred in the North Bend area earlier today.

The suspect in this case is described as a white male adult standing approximately 6’02” and weighing approximately 200lbs.  He was further described as having short hair and wearing a light colored t-shirt and blue jeans.  He is to be considered armed and dangerous.  Residents in the area are asked to shelter in place and to immediately report any suspicious activity to authorities.

Anyone who saw the involved vehicle during or following the crash or anyone matching the suspect description is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.  We are additionally hoping to contact the driver of a small white sedan that may have stopped at the crash scene.

Attached is a photo of the suspect taken earlier today.  Updates will be provided as they become available.




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Oregon reports 315 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths
Oregon Health Authority - 06/18/21 5:09 PM

June 18, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 315 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,750, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 315 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 206,299.

Vaccine provider dashboard updated

OHA has updated its vaccine dashboard that shows OHA-enrolled provider locations that administer COVID-19 vaccines. The updated dashboard now includes details on provider locations, including business names and addresses.

The dashboard allows users to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near them, and links to resources for scheduling including vaccines.govGet Vaccinated Oregon and egov.com. The dashboard is not a tool for scheduling appointments. Scheduling for vaccinations should be done separately with each vaccine provider.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 13,063 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 6,124 doses were administered on June 17 and 6,934 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 17.

The seven-day running average is now 14,716 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,422,839 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,696,938 first and second doses of Moderna and 160,990 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,344,714 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,086,483 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 51,616.

A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 2,921,715 doses of Pfizer, 2,216,660 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 150, which is one fewer than yesterday. There are 37 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,132, which is an 11.4% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (2), Clackamas (33), Clatsop (2), Columbia (5), Coos (2), Crook (4), Curry (5), Deschutes (12), Douglas (17), Hood River (1), Jackson (19), Jefferson (2), Josephine (8), Klamath (6), Lane (17), Lincoln (2), Linn (19), Malheur (4), Marion (25), Morrow (1), Multnomah (52), Polk (12), Sherman (1), Umatilla (28), Wasco (1), Washington (26) and Yamhill (7).

Oregon’s 2,746th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on May 8 and died on June 17 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,747th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on June 2 and died on June 6 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,748th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on April 11 and died on June 1 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,749th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on April 20 and died on April 25 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,750th COVID-19 death is a 45-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on June 6 and died on June 16 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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Rescue on Santiam River
Albany Fire Dept. - 06/18/21 5:06 PM
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Albany Fire Department made its second rescue of the season on the Santiam River today near Jefferson.  Two women entered the river at Green Bridge on inflatable tubes, but did not take note of the current warning signs for hazardous trees and snags.  Both women became stuck on a large tree.  One of the victims was then pinned under the log but was able to hold on.  The woman was luckily able to access a life vest she had brought along, but was not wearing.  The second victim was able to make her way to the top of the log.  The Albany Fire Drone flew a life vest over the river and delivered  it to the second victim while she waited for first responders.    

Due to the size and amount of river debris,  Jefferson Fire District’s rescue boat could not get to the victims.  AFD and Linn County Sheriff’s Rescue Water Crafts, which are smaller and more easily maneuverable, were able to access the women and get them to shore.  Jefferson Fire District medics evaluated the victims for injuries.  No one was transferred to hospital.  This rescue was successful because of our ongoing law enforcement and fire service partnerships.

We want to remind everyone to: 1) Know your route before you go 2) Wear a life vest and 3) Tell someone your plans for the day.




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Sex Offender Notification (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/18/21 4:22 PM
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Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS163A.215, which authorizes Community Corrections to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, this person’s criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

 

NAME: Cortez, Edward Garcia

SID#: 8114137

DOB: 7/07/1971

CURRENT AGE: 49

 

RACE: H                     SEX: M

HEIGHT: 5' 07''           WEIGHT: 200lbs

HAIR: BLK                  EYES: BRO

 

RESIDENCE: 650 LOCUST ST NE, SALEM, OR 97301

Edward Garcia Cortez is on Post-Prison Supervision for the crimes of Kidnapping II and Delivery of Methamphetamine.

This person was granted supervision on: 12/13/2019

Supervision expiration date is: 01/29/2024

 

Special restrictions include:    

[X] No romantic or sexual relationships without prior PO permission

[X] No contact with minors

[X] No alcohol

Other: Mr. Cortez’ victim pool includes adult and juvenile females both known and unknown to him.




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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - June 18, 2021
Douglas Co. Government - 06/18/21 12:41 PM
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Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 18, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, June 18, 2021, there are FOURTEEN (14) people with new positive test results to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,867. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and six out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of a Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our eighty-third COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, June 13, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart

Date

Monday,

June 14, 2021

Tuesday,

June 15, 2021

Wednesday,

June 16, 2021

Thursday,

June 17, 2021

Today, Friday,

June 18, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,803

3,816

3,831

3,853

3,867

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,623

3,635

3,650

3,672

3,686

Presumptive

180

181

181

181

181

Total Currently Hospitalized

10

12

12

11

11

Total Currently in Isolation

185

176

157

155

154

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

80

80

82

82

83

Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 154 cases in isolation, as well as another 331 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 485 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTING POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC AT THE REEDSPORT CHAINSAW CARVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Our Douglas County Tiger Team is excited to be on Douglas County’s slice of the Oregon Coast today and tomorrow at the Reedsport Chainsaw Carving Championships!  Our team is set up and ready to administer free, no appointment necessary drive-up COVID-19 vaccines via our pop-up vaccine clinic. The clinic is open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and preregistration is not necessary.  The Moderna-two dose and J&J-single dose will be available. They are located in Rainbow Plaza at 250 Water Ave in Reedsport.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM HOSTS FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

It’s a busy week for the Tiger Team.  The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are currently open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Friday, June 18, 2021: Reedsport and surrounding area. Clinic will be held at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship located at Rainbow Plaza, 250 Water Avenue in Reedsport from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Saturday, June 19, 2021: Reedsport and surrounding area. Clinic will be held at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship located at Rainbow Plaza, 250 Water Avenue in Reedsport from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021: Melqua-Melrose and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Coles Valley Vineyards at 10003 Melqua Road in Umpqua from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021: Camas Valley and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Camas Valley Fire Department at 142 Burma Road in Camas Valley from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021: Tenmile and surrounding area. Clinic will be at the Tenmile Fire Department at 158 Reston Road in Roseburg from 1:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550Click here for the calendar listing of the upcoming Tiger Team Pop Up Vaccine Clinics

 

FREE DRIVE-THROUGH COVID-19 VACCINATION EVENT SATURDAY, JUNE 26 AT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN), Douglas County Board of Commissioners, and Aviva Health are collaborating again to host the next mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, June 26, 2021, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

 

We are planning to utilize the Pfizer (two dose) and the J&J (single dose) vaccines at this event.  Eligibility for this event includes:

1) ALL residents of Douglas County ages 12 years old and older.

2) Second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those residents who received their first dose at one of our drive through COVID-19 vaccination events.

 

Residents DO NOT need to pre-register or schedule an appointment for this event. 

 

If you have questions please contact the phone numbers provided below:

  • Call (541) 464-6500.
  • If you need help in Spanish, you can call and leave a message on our Spanish Help Line at (541) 671-1355.
  • Please do not call, contact or go to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to ask about the vaccination event.
  • For those residents that received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at one of our other drive-through events, you can just show up at this event.

 

No pre-registration is required, just show up and get your vaccine and a delicious treat! All residents ages 12 and over are eligible! #itsyourturn; #itsfreeitseasy; #C19Vaccine.  For those ages 12 to 14, it is required that a parent or guardian accompany you and give written consent for the vaccine.

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health opened a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco.  The new COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic opened Wednesday, May 18, 2021, and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The new COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older.  To schedule an appointment during the week please call (541) 672-9596.

 

As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  As of May 13, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15, joining those 16 and above who are already eligible.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccine and will be giving to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

Please note that for residents that are ages 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

#ITSYOURTURN DOUGLAS COUNTY - DPHN COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone in Douglas County ages 12 and older. Douglas Public Health Network created the #itsyourturn COVID-19 vaccine campaign to encourage everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine to help our communities fight the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  For more information on how you can take your turn and get your COVID-19 vaccine, contact your primary health care provider, call any local pharmacy, talk to your employer or visit DougCoVaccine.com. Check out the latest videos on the DPHN Facebook Page or the DPHN YouTube Channel, that feature local vaccine voices who hope to inspire our friends, family and neighbors to get the COVID-19 vaccine, so we can move forward to normal lives, activities and celebrations sooner rather than later.  #itsyourturn

 

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La Corte Suprema confirma la ACA; los Oregonianos siguen teniendo acceso a la cobertura del seguro médico y a los ahorros
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 06/18/21 12:36 PM
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(Salem) – La Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos confirmó ayer la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés) en su decisión en el caso de California contra Texas, No. 19-840.

El caso se centró en la validez de la ACA. Dieciocho estados, dirigido por Texas, intentaron anular toda la ACA. Otros 21 estados, dirigido por California y acompañados por Oregón, defendieron la ACA.

La decisión marca la tercera decisión de este tipo desde el inicio de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible, incluyendo el caso de 2012 de la Federación Nacional de Empresas Independientes contra Sebelius (567 U.S. 519) y el caso de 2015 de King contra Burwell (576 U.S. 473). La tercera decisión de la Corte Suprema marca una enorme victoria para la ACA, permitiendo a las personas en todo de los Estados Unidos el acceso a la cobertura médica y a la asistencia financiera a través del Mercado.

"Esta decisión de la Corte Suprema de hoy es una gran victoria para los más de 500.000 habitantes de Oregón que obtuvieron cobertura a través de la ACA, independientemente de su historial de salud o estado médico", dijo la gobernadora Kate Brown. "La decisión de hoy también protege a todos los habitantes de Oregón con cobertura médica, manteniendo las protecciones para las condiciones preexistentes, previniendo los límites de por vida y los límites anuales en la cobertura de salud, y permitiendo que los adultos jóvenes permanezcan cubiertos por el plan de sus padres. Todavía tenemos mucho trabajo que hacer para garantizar a todos el acceso a cobertura de calidad y asequible, pero este es un paso importante."

La Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible, aprobada en marzo de 2010, prohíbe a las compañías de seguros médicos denegar la cobertura a los afiliados que tengan problemas de salud preexistentes. La ley establece parámetros sobre cómo las compañías de seguros médicos calculan las primas. Además, a los inscritos que cumplen los requisitos, la ACA permite recibir la ayuda financiera tanto para las primas mensuales como para los gastos de bolsillo, que hace la cobertura médica más asequible para millones de estadounidenses. Más de ocho de cada diez habitantes de Oregón habrían perdido la ayuda financiera si la ACA se considerara inválida, y miles habrían perdido la cobertura por completo.

"Oregón ha abrazado la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible desde el principio, y seguirá esforzándose para que todos los Oregonianos tengan una cobertura médica de calidad", dijo el Comisionado de Seguros de Oregón, Andrew Stolfi. "La ACA ayuda a poner ese objetivo al alcance de miles de Oregonianos con una cobertura de calidad".

Los habitantes de Oregón tienen acceso a más asistencia financiera gracias a la ACA y al Plan de Rescate Americano, y pueden inscribirse en la cobertura de salud hasta el 15 de agosto debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. Puede averiguar qué cobertura y ahorros están disponibles para usted visitando OregonHealthCare.gov/WindowShop. Hay ayuda local gratuita de expertos en cobertura en todo Oregón. Puede encontrar ayuda local en CuidadoDeSalud.Oregon.gov.

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El Mercado de Seguros Médicos de Oregon, una parte del gobierno estatal, ayuda a las personas a conseguir seguro médico cuando no tienen cobertura a través de su trabajo, y no califican para el Plan de Salud de Oregon u otro programa. El Mercado es el socio al nivel estatal a CuidadoDeSalud.gov, y una división del Departamento de Servicios para Consumidores y Negocios (DCBS, por sus siglas en inglés). Para obtener más información, visite CuidadoDeSalud.Oregon.gov.




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Smoke Management Advisory Committee meets June 24
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/18/21 12:30 PM

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s Smoke Management Advisory Committee will meet virtually Thursday June 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. To provide public comment at this virtual meeting, please contact Shauna Morris at 503-945-7529.

The committee’s agenda includes:

  • Protection Division report
  • Department of Environmental Quality report
  • A fund balance update
  • Burning, intrusion, and incident summary
  • Metrics discussion
  • Annual report review
  • Data system update
  • Next program review

The meeting is open to the public to attend online via Zoom. There will be a period for public comment in the morning. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Shauna Morris at 503-945-7529. 

View the agenda and livestream option on the SMAC webpage.

Created by the Legislature in 1989, the five-member committee assists and advises the Oregon Department of Forestry in carrying out its Smoke Management Program. Members are appointed by the State Forester to serve a two-year term, which is renewable.


Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Community Grants to 120 Nonprofits
Umpqua Bank - 06/18/21 10:53 AM
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Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ) announced today that the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded 120 community grants to local nonprofits across its five-state footprint totaling $423.5K. The grants represent the first of three funding cycles in 2021.

Nonprofits were selected from hundreds of applicants who demonstrated a strong commitment to serving their communities, particularly those focused on reaching low-to-moderate income or under-resourced populations in one of the following eight categories: family engagement and resiliency; financial competency; housing stability and home ownership; college, career or technical readiness; entrepreneurship and business expansion; vibrant and equitable neighborhoods; technical and digital connectivity; and small business support and financial guidance.

“With local community-focused nonprofits, we are able to work together for better,” shared Randy Choy, vice president of community giving & nonprofit partnerships and managing director of the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation. “Their grassroots efforts are key to post-pandemic recovery, and we’re honored to support their work.”

Umpqua Bank, through the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, continues to evolve its community giving strategy and community grants program to reflect a deeper commitment to improving economic prosperity, especially for under-resourced individuals, families, and small businesses. The foundation invests in nonprofit organizations, communities, and leaders to support direct-service programming that incorporates a diversity, equity, and inclusion focus.

The community grants are part of an overall foundation and corporate giving program that has invested more than $12 million since the foundation was formed in 2014. The next deadline for community grant applications is Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Learn more at www.UmpquaBank.com/Community.

For a full list of the nonprofit grant recipients by state, visit https://www.umpquabank.com/blog/umpqua-bank-charitable-foundation-awards-community-grants-to-120-nonprofits/.




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DOGAMI Governing Board to meet June 25
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 06/18/21 10:26 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will meet on Friday, June 25 at 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To adhere to the state’s social distancing requirements and to slow the spread of COVID-19, this public meeting will be conducted as a virtual meeting.

The meeting agenda is available at https://www.oregongeology.org.

The DOGAMI Governing Board sets policy and oversees general operations, and adopts a strategic plan every six years. The Board meets at least quarterly. As active members of their communities, Board members provide an important connection between Oregonians and DOGAMI's mission of providing earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous.

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U.S. 26 paving project to cause delays starting Sunday evening
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 06/18/21 10:10 AM

A paving project on U.S. 26 between OR 53 (Necanicum Junction) and the Nehalem River Bridge that is beginning this Sunday evening (June 20) at 7 p.m. will cause delays for travelers between the Coast and the Willamette Valley, including the Portland Metro Area. 

There will be single lane night time closures between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. from Sunday through Thursday evenings each week.  In the four-lane sections of U.S. 26 work may occur during either daytime or nightime hours while maintaining one travel lane in each direction.

The project is a roadway surface preservation project that will remove the old asphalt and replace it with a new, much smoother surface.  In addition, new guardrail and signs will be installed throughout the project.  ADA ramps will also be installed at the end of the bridges.

Travelers should be prepared for delays and add travel time during the evening construction.  Also, use TripCheck.com for the very latest on the construction and any delays. 


Joint Statement on Portland Police Bureau's Rapid Response Team
U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 06/18/21 8:00 AM

PORTLAND, Ore.—Scott Erik Asphaug, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, and Kieran L. Ramsey, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon, have the issued the following joint statement following the resignation of members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Rapid Response Team.

“Communities across the nation have endured many challenges over the past year as they attempt to address racial inequities in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. In Portland, those challenges included large and sometimes violent demonstrations that strained our local resources and repeatedly placed officers in the difficult position of policing large and sometimes hostile crowds. As law enforcement officials, we recognize that community members and law enforcement officers alike are responsible for their conduct and that our judicial system is designed to address wrongdoing equally, whether by community members or law enforcement officers.

Like all Portlanders, we are proud of our community’s long history of peaceful civic activism and free speech. We are also proud of the federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who continue to respond to Portland demonstrations to ensure all community members can exercise their First Amendment rights safely and without the threat of violence. We urge community members to join law enforcement in helping to ensure all future demonstrations remain peaceful and inclusive.”

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Adaptive Resource Fair Shares Accessible Options for Cycling with Parkinson's (Photo)
Parkinson's Resources of Oregon - 06/18/21 8:00 AM
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[Portland, Ore., June 18, 2021] – Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO), Adaptive BIKETOWN, Portland Bureau of Transporation, and Kerr Bikes will partner on their first annual Adaptive Cycling Resource Fair to offer alternative cycling options to people with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders.  The June 26th event will be hosted at Kerr Bikes and will include bike and Parkinson’s friendly exhibitors, short education sessions by local experts, and an opportunity to test ride Adaptive BIKETOWN and Kerr Bike’s adaptive cycling fleet. 

 

The Adaptive Cycling Resource Fair is part of an ongoing free cycling program brought to Oregon and SW Washington residents by Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO), called PeDal Support.  The year-round program encourages cycling as a beneficial form of exercise with Parkinson’s disease through a series of educational virtual sessions, small group and mentored cycling experiences, and accessible in-person events. 

 

Led by a volunteer committee of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and others affected by the disease, the PeDal Support committee also invites the general public to the first Father’s Day Weekend Ride event, spreading awareness about Parkinson’s disease while raising funds for PeDal Support and other PROgrams. The public is encouraged to ride with a special dad, or in honor of a special dad, during Father’s Day weekend (June 19th & 20th).  To start a Facebook fundraiser, or find out how to participate, go to: www.pedalsupport.org

 

The media is invited to attend the Adaptive Cycling Resource Fair at: 

Kerr Bikes/Adaptive Biketown - 1945 SE Water Ave B, Portland, OR 97214 (next door to OMSI) 

June 26th - 10am – 3pm 

Registration is free but required at: www.pro.eventbrite.com or call 800.426.6806 

 

The PeDal Support program is sponsored by annual partners Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Providence Brain & Spine Institute, AbbVie, Boston Scientific and Amneal. 

 

This is a mask-required event with socially-distanced protocols in place for the safety of onsite volunteers and attendees with Parkinson’s disease. 

 

About Parkinson’s Resources: 

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO) is a donor supported non-profit with the sole mission of advancing the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers. With three locations (Bend, Eugene, Beaverton), PRO provides direct care and support to thousands of families. Working to address issues faced by Parkinson’s patients and their families, we can significantly improve the quality of life for all touched by this disease. 

Find out more about PRO’s services or support PRO’s programs at: www.parkinsonsresources.org or call 800.426.6806. 

 

About Parkinson’s Disease: 

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the level of dopamine produced by the brain, affecting executive functioning and movement. Every nine minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the U.S. About 1 million people are currently living with Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. Doctors diagnose about 60,000 cases a year, mostly in people over age 60.  

Research consistently shows that Parkinson's is a disease that has to be actively managed, not just by taking medications, but by exercising and maintaining social connection.  

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Suspect Arrested After Attempting to Elude Police (photos) (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/18/21 7:03 AM
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Suspect Arrested After Attempting a High-Speed Elude through Medford Area

MEDFORD, Ore. – A suspect attempted to elude the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) by motorcycle Wednesday afternoon. The Task Force, including personnel from the United States Marshals Service, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO), and Medford Police Department (MPD) arrested Christopher Lee Ridders, 34, at approx. 1515 Wednesday.

JCSO deputies initiated a traffic stop in White City, Ore. at approx. 1451. The suspect fled on his black, Harley Davidson motorcycle, driving recklessly and at high speeds while running red lights and splitting traffic. The pursuit was terminated with regards to public safety, but Law Enforcement was able to track him by JCSO, MPD and Phoenix Police Department relaying his position. Ridders then attempted a U-turn on the Phoenix, Ore. Interstate 5 exit 24 offramp towards oncoming traffic. At that point Ridders struck a police vehicle, crashing his motorcycle and was taken into custody without incident.

Ridders was wanted on multiple warrants out of Washington County, Ore. including a parole violation, second-degree robbery, second and third-degree assault, first-degree theft, and assault on an officer. While attempting to escape police, Ridders added a felony attempting to elude by vehicle, reckless driving, and reckless endangering.

Ridders is now lodged at the Jackson County jail awaiting return to Washington County, Ore.

PNVOTF specializes in locating and arresting fugitives wanted for offenses including, but not limited to, murder, assault, sex crimes, failure to register as a sex offender, firearm violations, and probation violations.

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Thu. 06/17/21
UPDATE - Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Marion County
Oregon State Police - 06/17/21 7:14 PM

Further investigation reveals that Jeri Sherrod was likely hit by one or more vehicles that did not stop.  Cagle stopped at the scene and cooperated.

OSP is requesting anyone with information regarding this crash or that may have hit something in the road to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command at 1-800-442-0776 refer to SP 21-164706 – Trooper Justin Lane.  

On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at approximately 1:06 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Interstate 5 near milepost 267.  

Preliminary investigating revealed a pedestrian, Jeri Sherrod (63) of Salem, was in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 when they were struck by a Peterbilt semi-truck operated by Donald Cagle (57) of Lebanon. 

Dispatch centers had received numerous calls from motorists regarding a person in the northbound lanes before the collision. 

Sherrod sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Marion County Fire Department and ODOT. 

I-5 northbound was shutdown for approximately five hours.  


Oregon Office of Emergency Management Assures Oregonians that Tap Water throughout the State is Clean and Safe to Drink
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 06/17/21 6:31 PM

SALEM, Ore. –  The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) emphasized that tap water throughout the state remains clean and safe despite a chlorine supply chain interruption affecting regional drinking water and wastewater treatment utilities along the West Coast.

“There are no immediate impacts, and we continue to track for potential changes or needs,” said OEM Deputy Director Matt Marheine. “The public can continue to use water for drinking, cooking and bathing, but may consider limiting outdoor use to extend the state’s current chlorine supply. We appreciate the public’s careful water usage and want to reassure there is no need to start amassing additional volumes of water.”

The chlorine shortage is the result of a major electrical failure recently suffered at Westlake Chemical, based in Longview, Washington. Westlake supplies chlorine to water and sewer utilities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California.

The chlorine shortage does not impact all Oregon water and sewer utilities, as some entities have their own on-site chlorine generators or have enough supplies on hand to last through the next several weeks. Based on the most updated information available, this timeframe is projected to be sufficient for chlorine supplies to resume.

Utilities that may be impacted are aware of the situation and are working directly with the Governor’s Office, Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), OEM, and utilizing Oregon Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (ORWARN) and federal authorities to get the chlorine supply they need.

Additionally, Westlake is working to bring the Longview plant back online quickly and evaluating options to help supply chlorine through its other plants and help alleviate the current supply shortage.

“We?are?drawing on?our?strong partnerships with Governor Brown’s Office and our local, state and regional?partners to proactively and efficiently respond to this evolving situation. Oregon utilities are collectively working together to inventory needs across the state and preparing to share the remaining chlorine supply through mutual aid until production resumes,” stated Marheine. “We are relying on our fellow Oregonians to be responsible and considerate with their water supplies and use.”

How Oregonians Can Use Water Wisely to Extend the Current Chlorine Supply

  • Use water only for drinking, cooking and bathing
  • Limit outdoor use such as filling pools, washing cars or watering lawns
  • Be considerate of fellow Oregonians when purchasing additional water supplies

The electrical failure at Westlake follows a fire that destroyed BioLab in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in August 2020, rendering that plant inoperable. That facility was responsible for a significant portion of chlorine tablets produced for the U.S. market, causing a nationwide chlorine shortage.

For additional updates and information, visit https://www.oregon.gov/oem/emops/Pages/2021-Chlorine-Shortage.aspx.

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You can get this document in other languages, large print, braille, or a format you prefer. For assistance, call 971-719-1183 or email language@oem.or.us. We accept all relay calls, or you can dial 711. 


Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets June 23, 2021
Oregon Health Authority - 06/17/21 3:15 PM

June 17, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, 503-535-9134, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us

Measure 110 Oversight and Accountability Council meets June 23, 2021

What: A public meeting of the Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council.

When: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual. YouTube link with live captions (English and Spanish). https://youtu.be/yW7n1GnpCf4

Agenda: TBD

Purpose: The Drug Treatment and Recovery Act (Measure 110) Oversight and Accountability Council oversees the establishment of Addiction Recovery Centers throughout Oregon. The OAC will hold regular meetings to accomplish the necessary steps to fund and set up the centers.

Read more about the OAC. Read more about Measure 110.

Questions? Contact e110@dhsoha.state.or.us">OHA.Measure110@dhsoha.state.or.us

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Brandy L. Hemsley at 971-239-2942 711 TTY or RANDY.L.HEMSLEY@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.


Jury Convicts Portland Man for Role in Drug Robbery and Shooting
U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 06/17/21 3:15 PM

PORTLAND, Ore.—A federal jury in Portland found a local man guilty today for shooting and robbing two marijuana sellers in August 2017.

Ernest Franklin Evans, 39, a Portland resident, was found guilty of Hobbs Act robbery and using, carrying, and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents and trial testimony, on August 3, 2017, an associate of Evans set up a ruse to purchase of 10 pounds of marijuana from two local marijuana sellers. After arriving at an agreed upon location, the two marijuana sellers wheeled out a large black tote full of marijuana. Shortly thereafter, two masked men—Evans and a second associate—came out from behind the corner of a building with guns drawn. Evans had a sawed-off shotgun and his associate had a pistol. Evans shot both marijuana sellers with a sawed-off shotgun and took their marijuana.

Evans was arrested on November 19, 2018, following the execution of a federal search warrant on his Portland residence.

On May 11, 2021, a federal grand jury in Portland returned a two-count superseding indictment charging Evans with robbery and using, carrying, and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence and drug trafficking crime.

Evans faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, a $250,000 fine, and five years’ supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug of the District of Oregon made the announcement.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the Portland Police Bureau; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the FBI. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Peter D. Sax and Jeffrey S. Sweet.

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Oregon reports 300 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death
Oregon Health Authority - 06/17/21 3:03 PM

June 17, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 300 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

PORTLAND, Ore. — There is one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,745, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 300 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 205,988.

Oregon Health Authority launches new version of vaccination metrics dashboard

Today, OHA launched a new version of its vaccination metrics dashboard. Changes include race and ethnicity vaccination rates released at the regional level and age groups for 60 years and older reported as 10-year groups. New graphs now include people remaining to reach 65% vaccinated in each population, by age group and county as well as by race and ethnicity and region. You can also view data over time by date of first dose to understand vaccination uptake, or by date of last dose to understand when the vaccination series was completed.

Check out this new version here.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 16,106 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 8,643 doses were administered on June 16 and 7,463 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 16.

The seven-day running average is now 15,444 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,415,419 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,692,352 first and second doses of Moderna and 160,253 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,340,646 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,077,399 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 55,697.

A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 2,910,285 doses of Pfizer, 2,205,820 doses of Moderna and 299,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 151, which is 11 fewer than yesterday. There are 37 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is no change from yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,151, which is a 13.3% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Down to the docks: crew gets vaccinated onboard merchant freighter

Michael Burton, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Assistant at Coos Health & Wellness took part in an unusual vaccine clinic earlier this month.

“We were approached by a stevedoring company who said that they’d have a ship in, and could we vaccinate some of the crew.”

He took three volunteers from the Coos County Medical Reserve Corp—two to administer shots and one to do the paperwork -- down to the docks.

“When we got to the dock, we learned we’d be going aboard.”

Read the rest of this story on the Oregon Vaccine News blog.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (6), Benton (5), Clackamas (22), Clatsop (6), Columbia (8), Coos (2), Crook (2), Curry (7), Deschutes (11), Douglas (15), Harney (5), Hood River (1), Jackson (14), Jefferson (3), Josephine (15), Klamath (5), Lane (26), Lincoln (7), Linn (18), Malheur (5), Marion (27), Morrow (2), Multnomah (35), Polk (10), Umatilla (20), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (17) and Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 2,745th death is a 76-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on June 9 and died on June 15 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

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Oregon Community Foundation Invests Substantially in Diverse Communities Through State-Funded Program to Addresses Learning Inequities in State, OCF Has Deployed Over $28 Million for Summer Youth Programs to Date (Photo)
Oregon Community Foundation - 06/17/21 2:57 PM
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Oregon Community Foundation Invests Substantially in Diverse Communities Through State-Funded Program Addressing Learning Inequities in State

OCF Has Deployed Over $28 Million for Summer Youth Programs to Date

Portland, Ore. – Thursday, June 17, 2021 – Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) announced today that it has surpassed the $28 million mark in state-funded grants for summer academic and enrichment programs throughout Oregon. In latest funding rounds, OCF has focused on diverse communities that have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19.

“Black, Indigenous and other communities of color have been disproportionally impacted by the current crises and these communities already experienced significant educational disparities,” said Belle Cantor, Senior Program Officer for Education, OCF. “Through these grants, it is critical that we prioritize reaching programs that serve youth of color to help mitigate educational disparities.”

In late April, OCF announced the foundation’s role in administering $40 million in state-funded grants for community organizations to provide summer enrichment activities.

“CAIRO is ready to provide culturally responsive efforts to uplift the academic, socio-emotional and mental wellbeing of our students and families who have had to deal with trauma that is directly or indirectly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Abdikadir Bashir, Executive Director, Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization. “We will employ culturally competent student support specialists with strengths-based perspective and believe in the effective collaborative ability of African immigrant students and families in education.”

Following is a snapshot of just a few Black-led, Black-serving organizations that OCF is supporting through state-funded summer program funding:

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center $700,000 Summer Learning Grant In 2020, Portland saw nearly 900 shootings—more than double the number recorded in 2019—and 41 shooting related deaths. About half of those killed were people of color. POIC will provide summer programming that offers positive engagement with police officers, recreation during high-risk out-of-school hours, youth grief/loss support groups, and decision-making skill-building opportunities.

Juneteenth Oregon $75,000 Summer Learning Grant Juneteenth OR will provide mentoring and host workshops focused on supporting black and brown children gain skills, manage and reduce stress, develop resilience, set goals, complete college applications, explore careers and manage finances.

Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization (CAIRO) $60,878 Summer Learning Grant CAIRO will provide culturally competent summer learning opportunities for children from communities of color and low-income families. Programming will include literacy, mentoring, sports and recreation and summer school.

OCF has also selected several Latina/o/x and Tribal community organizations to support including:

Burns Paiute Tribe $125,000 Summer Learning Grant will provide class preparedness, field trips, summer school, tutoring and intergenerational learning.

CAPACES Leadership Institute $187,800 Summer Learning Grant CAPACES Summer Learning program will serve Latino/a/x, farmworker, immigrant and indigenous children and will focus on art and culture, youth workforce development, and hands-on activities.

Centro Latino Americano $84,060 Summer Learning Grant CLCLA summer enhancement program will provide opportunities for Latina/o/x youth, including academic support, intergenerational learning, internships and leadership training.

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs $50,000 Summer Learning Grant The Language and Culture Department will provide classes and camps, Native language and cultural experiences for youth.

The K-12 Summer Learning Grants program supports community-based programs that serve youth and families that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and related crises.

There have been more than 400 submitted applications. Organizations are encouraged to apply throughout the spring and early summer in the rolling application process. OCF is responding quickly, with weekly application reviews and approvals. Find the K-12 Summer Learning Grant application form at:

https://oregoncf.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants/k-12-summer-learning-grant-program

OCF will also soon announce state-funded Early Childhood Summer Support Grant awards to support enrichment programs for learning. Information will be posted the OCF Press Room.

About Oregon’s Summer Learning and Child Care Package for Kids

The State of Oregon has invested in summer learning programs to support children and families over summer months, in the critical time between the end of this school year and the beginning of the next.

More information about summer academic and enrichment program grants can be found in OCF’s online Press Room.

About Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Community Foundation puts donated money to work in Oregon — more than $100 million in grants and scholarships annually. Since 1973, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions have helped individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds to improve lives for all Oregonians. Impactful giving — time, talent, and resources from many generous Oregonians — creates measurable change. Throughout 2020, OCF responded quickly and urgently — distributing a record-setting $220 million in charitable dollars to more than 3,000 nonprofits throughout Oregon working to address urgent needs, stabilize communities and prepare for long-term recovery in Oregon. OCF donors responded to the magnitude of need, as reflected in a 44% increase in donor advised fund grantmaking from the previous year. For more information, please visit: oregoncf.org.

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PeaceHealth infection prevention leader earns national recognition (Photo)
PeaceHealth - 06/17/21 2:23 PM
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PeaceHealth Director of Infection Prevention Catherine Kroll has been named a national recipient of the Catholic Health Association’s Tomorrow’s Leaders award for 2021.

The national award honors dedicated, high-performing individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing the mission of Catholic healthcare. Catherine was recognized during CHA’s virtual Catholic Health Assembly in June.

In a year when infection prevention has never been more important, Catherine has been invaluable in leading practices across PeaceHealth ensuring the safety of patients, caregivers and communities, with an unwavering dedication to community collaboration and safeguarding the most vulnerable.

In her more than seven years at PeaceHealth, she has been a highly impactful leader driving successful initiatives across the health system to prevent healthcare-associated infections. She consistently goes above and beyond to uphold PeaceHealth’s mission as a collaborative, always positive, servant leader with the natural ability to forge partnerships inside and outside the organization.

Prior to joining PeaceHealth, Catherine served in various public health roles at the local, state and national levels. She is passionate about community service and is actively involved in the Southwest Washington community. She was also recently honored with the 2020 Senior Heroes Award for her dedication to patient safety for seniors in Clark County, as well and Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council’s Distinguished Citizen Award.

For more information about the CHA, visit www.chausa.org.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.




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Oregon Office of Emergency Management to Hold Press Availability
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 06/17/21 1:46 PM

Salem, Ore.— The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will hold a press availability today, June 17, at 4:30 p.m. to discuss a chlorine shortage from a major supplier that could potentially impact local water/sewer utilities and their customers. OEM will be joined by subject matter experts from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Members of the media must RSVP by 3:45 p.m., June 17, by emailing OEM at lic.Info@state.or.us">Public.Info@state.or.us. OEM is using a Zoom-based platform for the press conference, and log-in information will be provided to reporters who RSVP. Members of the media are asked to log in a few minutes early.


Supreme Court upholds ACA; Oregonians still have access to health insurance coverage and savings
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 06/17/21 12:53 PM

(Salem) – The United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) today in its decision in the case of California v. Texas, No. 19-840.

The case centered on the validity of the ACA. Eighteen states, led by Texas, sought to have the entire ACA struck down. Another 21 states, led by California and joined by Oregon, defended the ACA.  

The decision marks the third such decision since the inception of the Affordable Care Act, including the 2012 case of National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (567 U.S. 519) and the 2015 case of King v. Burwell (576 U.S. 473). The third Supreme Court decision marks a huge victory for the ACA, allowing people throughout the United States access to health coverage and financial assistance through the Marketplace.

"This Supreme Court decision today is a huge victory for the more than 500,000 Oregonians who gained coverage through the ACA, regardless of health history or medical status,” said Gov. Kate Brown. “Today's decision also protects all Oregonians with health care coverage, maintaining protections for pre-existing conditions, preventing lifetime caps and annual limits on health coverage, and allowing young adults to stay covered by their parents' plan. We still have a lot of work to do to ensure everyone access to quality, affordable health care, but this is an important step."

The Affordable Care Act, passed in March 2010, prohibits health insurance companies from denying coverage to enrollees who have pre-existing health conditions. The law sets parameters on how health insurance companies calculate premiums. In addition, the ACA allows eligible enrollees to tap into financial assistance for both monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs, making health coverage more affordable for millions of Americans. More than eight in 10 Oregonians would have lost financial assistance if the ACA was deemed invalid, and thousands would have lost coverage altogether.

“Oregon has embraced the Affordable Care Act since the beginning, and will continue to strive to get all Oregonians covered in quality health coverage,” said Oregon Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi. “The ACA helps put that goal within reach by providing quality coverage to thousands of Oregonians.”

Oregonians have access to expanded financial assistance thanks to the ACA and the American Rescue Plan, and are able to enroll in health coverage through Aug. 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find out what coverage and savings are available to you by visiting OregonHealthCare.gov/WindowShop. Free local help is available from coverage experts throughout Oregon. You can find local help at OregonHealthCare.gov.

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The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, a part of state government, helps people get health insurance when they do not have job-based coverage, and do not qualify for the Oregon Health Plan or another program. The Marketplace is the state-level partner to HealthCare.gov, and a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). For more information, go to OregonHealthCare.gov.


Curry County to complete transfer of public health services to OHA July 1
Oregon Health Authority - 06/17/21 12:40 PM

June 17, 2021

Media contacts:     Erica Heartquist, Oregon Health Authority, 503-871-8843, ica.J.Heartquist@dhsoha.state.or.us">Erica.J.Heartquist@dhsoha.state.or.us

Commissioner Court Boice, Curry County, 541-247-3229, oicec@co.curry.or.us">boicec@co.curry.or.us

Curry County to complete transfer of public health services to OHA July 1

OHA has provided some services since May 2 following county resolution

PORTLAND, Ore.—Curry County is expected to complete the transfer of its public health services to Oregon Health Authority on July 1, following approval of a resolution by the county Board of Commissioners in April to begin the process.

OHA will host a virtual town hall on Tuesday, June 22, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. so Curry County residents can get more information about the transfer and ask questions of a panel of OHA representatives. The meeting can be accessed at https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1605987595?pwd=ZjViYmszK1VEcHdOd2I3enlNSFg3QT09.

Since the county’s April decision to hand over its public health authority to OHA and terminate its public health provision agreements with the state, OHA began providing some services to county residents. As of May 2, OHA began providing a subset of statutorily required services, and beginning July 1, the remainder of those services will be provided directly by OHA. Those services will include:

  • Monitoring communicable diseases and controlling outbreaks, including the COVID-19 pandemic response.
  • Ensuring access to safe drinking water.
  • Ensuring access to WIC services.
  • Licensing and inspecting food, pool and lodging facilities.

In response to the county’s decision, the Public Health Division convened staff representatives from across the division to plan for and communicate about the transition, including sharing information with local partners, clients and the public.

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Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime After Unprovoked Stabbing of Black Man
U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 06/17/21 12:30 PM

EUGENE, Ore.—A Colorado man pleaded guilty today to a federal hate crime for stabbing a Black man from Ontario, Oregon while the man was sitting in a fast-food restaurant.

Nolan Levi Strauss, 27, pleaded guilty to a hate crime involving an attempt to kill.

According to court documents, on the morning of Dec. 21, 2019, a man walked into an Arby’s Restaurant and adjoining Pilot Travel Center in Ontario where he planned to provide documentation for a pending job application. The man sat in a booth by himself, waiting to meet with the restaurant manager, when Strauss entered the building and approached the man from behind.

Suddenly, unprovoked and without warning, Strauss stabbed the man twice in the neck. The man tried to grab Strauss’s hands and take the knife, and, in the process, managed to prevent Strauss from stabbing him again. A maintenance worker approached Strauss and directed him to drop the knife several times. Finally, the stabbing victim broke free from Strauss’s grip and ran to the other side of the restaurant before collapsing on the floor. Meanwhile, the maintenance worker used a belt to secure Strauss’s hands behind his back and waited for police to arrive.

While they waited, the worker asked Strauss why he stabbed the man. Strauss replied, “Because he was Black, and I don’t like Black people.” Strauss was arrested at the scene. He later admitted he was trying to kill the man because was he was Black.

As a result of Strauss’s attack, the stabbing victim suffered two lacerations to his neck. He was evaluated in Ontario and subsequently life-flighted to a hospital in Boise, Idaho for emergency surgery.

“The defendant is being held accountable for his vicious, racially-motivated attack on a Black man who was targeted because of the color of his skin,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “Racially motivated acts of violence must not be tolerated in our country today. The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice will continue to work with our federal, state and local partners to ensure that individuals who commit bias motivated crimes are brought to justice for their actions.” 

 “This crime serves as a horrifying reminder that racism and bigotry still exist and threaten the safety of communities of color. Hate crimes not only hurt victims, but spread fear across entire communities,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug for the District of Oregon. “This conviction should send a strong message that federal law enforcement will not tolerate hate-motivated acts of violence and will move swiftly to hold those responsible accountable.”

“Everyone deserves to go to work without fearing they will be a victim of violence because of how they look or how they live. Racist attacks like this one—powered by hate and grounded in ignorance—strike at the heart of our community,” said Kieran L. Ramsey, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. “We should all draw strength from our diversity and work together to protect our neighbors.”

On Sept. 17, 2020, a federal grand jury in Eugene returned a single-count indictment charging Strauss with a hate crime involving an attempt to kill.

Strauss faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. He will be sentenced on September 9, 2021 before U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. McShane.

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke and Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug of the District of Oregon made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the FBI with assistance from the Ontario Police Department, Oregon State Police, and the Malheur County District Attorney’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Gavin W. Bruce, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, and Cameron A. Bell, Trial Attorney for the Civil Rights Division.

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - June 17, 2021
Douglas Co. Government - 06/17/21 12:04 PM
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DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Thursday, June 17, 2021, there are TWENTY-TWO (22) people with new positive test results to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,853. Currently, there are ELEVEN (11) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart

Date

Saturday/Sunday

June 12 & 13, 2021

Monday,

June 14, 2021

Tuesday,

June 15, 2021

Wednesday,

June 16, 2021

Today, Thursday,

June 17, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,798

3,803

3,816

3,831

3,853

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,618

3,623

3,635

3,650

3,672

Presumptive

180

180

181

181

181

Total Currently Hospitalized

8

10

12

12

11

Total Currently in Isolation

187

185

176

157

155

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

80

80

80

82

82

Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 155 cases in isolation, as well as another 435 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 590 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

It’s a busy week for the Tiger Team.  The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) via their pop up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics.

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are currently open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021: Toketee-Diamond Lake and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the US Forest Service - Diamond Lake Ranger District – Ranger Station located at 2020 Toketee-Rigdon Road in Idleyld Park from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

  • Friday, June 18, 2021: Reedsport and surrounding area. Clinic will be held at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship located at Rainbow Plaza, 250 Water Avenue in Reedsport from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021: Reedsport and surrounding area. Clinic will be held at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship located at Rainbow Plaza, 250 Water Avenue in Reedsport from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

Our Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550Click here for the calendar listing of the upcoming Tiger Team Pop Up Vaccine Clinics

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health opened a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco.  The new COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic opened Wednesday, May 18, 2021, and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The new COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older.  To schedule an appointment during the week please call (541) 672-9596.

 

As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  As of May 13, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15, joining those 16 and above who are already eligible.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccine and will be giving to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

Please note that for residents that are ages 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

#ITSYOURTURN DOUGLAS COUNTY - DPHN COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone in Douglas County ages 12 and older. Douglas Public Health Network created the #itsyourturn COVID-19 vaccine campaign to encourage everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine to help our communities fight the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  For more information on how you can take your turn and get your COVID-19 vaccine, contact your primary health care provider, call any local pharmacy, talk to your employer or visit DougCoVaccine.com. Check out the latest videos on the DPHN Facebook Page or the DPHN YouTube Channel, that feature local vaccine voices who hope to inspire our friends, family and neighbors to get the COVID-19 vaccine, so we can move forward to normal lives, activities and celebrations sooner rather than later.  #itsyourturn

 

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Media Advisory: Virtual Press Event on Public Safety and Burned Area Fire Closures from the 2020 Fire Season
Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash. - 06/17/21 11:59 AM

Portland, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will have burned area fire closures this summer due to the 2020 fire season because of public safety concerns. As more people continue to get outside, the BLM wants the public to be aware of the current closures and the safety reasons behind these closures.

Media are invited to participate in a virtual press event with BLM OR/WA recreation and safety specialists who will provide information about the remaining burned area fire closures and the effects on recreation.

What:              Public Safety and Burned Area Fire Closures from the 2020 Fire Season

Where:            Virtual via Zoom      

Date:               June 23, 2021                      

Time:              9 AM to 10 AM PST            

Who:               Maya Fuller, BLM OR/WA Recreation Specialist and Randall Rishe, BLM OR/WA Safety Specialist

RSVP REQUIRED: Please RSVP by close of business on MONDAY, JUNE 21. Please provide your name and affiliated media organization to Morgan Rubanow, BLM Public Affairs Specialist: ubanow@blm.gov">mrubanow@blm.gov. A link to the event and additional details will be provided.

 

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This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people.?The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.


Oregon Man Pleads Guilty After Pocketing Millions in COVID-Relief Funds
U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 06/17/21 11:40 AM

PORTLAND, Ore.—An Oregon man pleaded guilty today after fraudulently converting to personal use loans intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrew Aaron Lloyd, 51, of Lebanon, Oregon, pleaded guilty to bank fraud, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft.

Lloyd took advantage of economic relief programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), including Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). These programs were authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provided emergency financial assistance to millions of Americans and small businesses suffering from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“CARES Act relief programs were designed to help American small businesses weather a historically difficult time in our nation’s economic history. Andrew Lloyd saw an opportunity to profit off the COVID-19 pandemic and did so at the expense of hardworking Americans. Our office will continue to investigate and prosecute anyone who seeks to unfairly enrich themselves from public funds set aside to help those in need,” said Scott Erik Asphaug, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.  

“While Americans suffered with the economic collapse that COVID-19 brought to our communities, Lloyd decided to cash in on the catastrophe. As hard working, honest people were forced onto unemployment and into food lines, Lloyd was pouring millions of stolen dollars into brokerage accounts and real estate deals. Thanks to our investigative partnerships, he will now face years in prison,” said Kieran L. Ramsey, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon.

“As our country continues to recover from the destructive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are individuals like Andrew Lloyd who opt to do further harm to our country by exploiting the suffering of fellow Americans,” said Corinne Kalve, Acting Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS:CI). “IRS:CI will continue to pursue those who choose to abuse our financial system and who choose to steal pandemic recovery funds for their own illicit gain.”

“Lying to gain access to economic stimulus funds will be met with justice,” said Weston King, SBA Office of Inspector General Western Region Special Agent in Charge. “SBA OIG will aggressively pursue evidence of fraud against SBA’s programs aimed at assisting the nation’s small businesses struggling with pandemic challenges.  I want to thank the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners for their dedication and pursuit of justice.”

According to court documents, in October 2020, federal agents initiated an investigation into Lloyd based on information suggesting he had fraudulently applied for PPP loans and EIDL at multiple financial institutions. Beginning in April 2020, Lloyd began submitting loan applications using numerous business names and personally identifiable information of relatives and business associates without their consent.

Lloyd submitted false documentation to justify the loan amounts requested, including an IRS Form 944 listing the 2019 wages purportedly paid by entities controlled by Lloyd. Total wages allegedly paid by these entities ranged from $3 million to more than $4.7 million. Lloyd’s loan applications also included lists of between 56 and 64 employees and the total wages paid to each. The loan application packages included some of the same information across the different business entities, including the businesses’ physical locations and the names of several dozen employees.

In total, Lloyd submitted nine PPP loan applications, six of which were accepted, resulting in a payout of more than $3.4 million. Lloyd also applied for numerous EIDLs, of which one was accepted, resulting in an additional $160,000 in payments to Lloyd. Upon receipt of the funds, Lloyd purchased real estate and invested in securities. Lloyd transferred more than $1.8 million of the above-described PPP loan funds to his ETRADE Securities brokerage account. Securities Lloyd purchased using the fraudulently acquired funds substantially increased in value.

In January 2021, agents seized Lloyd’s brokerage account, which included 15,740 shares of Tesla, Inc. purchased with proceeds of his fraud. In March 2021, agents seized another account containing more than $660,000 in securities and cash. The securities and cash seized from Lloyd’s accounts are presently valued at more than $11 million.

On January 5, 2021, Lloyd was charged by criminal complaint with wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering. He was arrested and made his first appearance in federal court on January 7, 2021. On June 6, 2021, he was charged by superseding criminal information with bank fraud, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft.

With his continued acceptance of responsibility, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will join Lloyd in jointly recommending a sentence of 61 months in federal prison. He will be sentenced on September 9, 2021 before U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. McShane.

As part of his plea agreement, Lloyd has agreed to pay more than $3.6 million in restitution to the U.S. Treasury. Lloyd also agreed to forfeit more than $11 million in cash and securities and 23 properties that were purchased with PPP funds.

An accomplice of Lloyd’s, Russell Anthony Schort, 39, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, was charged alongside Lloyd for similar conduct. Schort is scheduled to plead guilty on July 1, 2021.

Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug of the District of Oregon made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the FBI with assistance from the SBA Office of Inspector General and IRS Criminal Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Gavin W. Bruce, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

Anyone with information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via the NCDF Web Complaint Form at: https://www.justice.gov/disaster-fraud/ncdf-disaster-complaint-form.

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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Employee Assaulted by Incarcerated Male
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 06/17/21 10:05 AM

On June 12, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) Correctional Officer was assaulted with a knife-like weapon by an incarcerated male at the Intake Center. As a result of the assault, the staff member was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment of cuts to the face and head. Security staff responded to the assault and gave first aid to the employee. The adult in custody (AIC) was transported to a segregation unit at another DOC institution. 

To protect the employee’s privacy, the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) will not release the employee’s name. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Critical Incident Stress Management Team has been established at CCCF to aid employees involved in the incident. 

DOC is not releasing the name of the AIC because he is incarcerated from another state. In these cases, the names and locations of incarcerated people are not disclosed. Releasing confidential information may hinder our ability to use the exchange program and could jeopardize the safety and security of the individual.

Speaking on the incident, CCCF Superintendent Nichole Brown shared, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Correctional Officer, his family, all of our first responders, and all those impacted by this terrible incident. The staff at CCCF come to work each day as corrections professionals dedicated to our mission to maintain the safety, security, and rehabilitation of our adults in custody. Especially at the Intake Center, employees walk into an environment that can be unpredictable. Much of the time, we focus on the great programs and opportunities at DOC—and our agency has made great strides in improving employee wellness—but the unavoidable reality of this work is that it can be high risk and high stress. This is a challenging time for our team and we stand together in support of one another.”

DOC is cooperating with the Oregon State Police on the criminal investigation. 

CCCF is a multi-custody prison in Wilsonville accommodating all of Oregon’s female AICs (approximately 1,260). The prison has cell and dormitory housing, work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, textiles, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state’s Intake Center, which provides intake and evaluation of all AICs committed to state custody by the courts. The Intake Center houses approximately 400 male inmates. CCCF’s minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.
 


Linn County Sheriff's Office Arrest Male from Tree
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 06/17/21 9:49 AM

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on Tuesday, June 15, at 2:18 p.m., his deputies performed a traffic stop on Rock Hill Road, south of Lebanon, when the operator stopped and ran through a field and into a grove of trees attempting to evade deputies.

Deputies handled a call earlier in the day where Nicholas Ames, 31, caused a disturbance near Sweet Home. He was reported to have left the area in a green mustang.  Throughout the day deputies watched for Ames during their regular patrols, eventually locating him south of Lebanon.  During the traffic stop, Ames stopped the vehicle and quickly ran through a farm field and into a grove of trees. Multiple agencies responded to assist in searching for Ames.  After three hours, Ames was located high in a tree.  At first, Ames refused to come down but a deputy on scene who is trained in crisis negotiations was able to talk Ames into cooperating and he was taken into custody.

Deputies have responded to multiple calls within the last few days where Ames was a suspect in assaulting people, violating restraining orders, and causing other disturbances.  He was transported to the Linn County Jail where he was lodged on multiple charges for Violating a Restraining Order, Reckless Driving, Elude on Foot, Elude in Vehicle and Violations of his Release Agreements from prior arrests.

Ames was involved in a similar incident in March when he attempted to evade deputies by driving through a farm field after suspected of theft.  At that time, Ames was uncooperative and ignored instructions as he acted like he had a firearm.  He was ultimately taken into custody after a lengthy negotiation.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department and the Lebanon Fire Department.

 


OnPoint Community Credit Union to Open New Branches in the Tigard, Tualatin, Orchards and Johnson Creek Fred Meyer Stores
OnPoint Community Credit Union - 06/17/21 9:30 AM

Four new in-store branches will open in late June and July 2021

PORTLAND, Ore., June 17, 2021 – OnPoint Community Credit Union announced today it will open new branches in Fred Meyer’s Tigard, Tualatin, Johnson Creek and Orchards stores in late June and July 2021. These four new branches include the Tigard Branch, located at 11565 SW Pacific Hwy., Tigard, OR 97223, Tualatin Branch, located at 19200 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin, OR 97062, Orchards Branch, located at 7411 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662 and Johnson Creek Branch, located at 8955 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97266. OnPoint is also slated to open four more branches within Fred Meyer locations in the coming months. With the opening of the final four branches, OnPoint will operate a total of 55 branches across Oregon and Southwest Washington by the end of 2021.

“Access to financial expertise and resources remains critical as our community continues to face economic challenges like rising home prices, fluctuating interest rates and a backlogged supply chain,” said Rob Stuart, President and Chief Executive Officer, OnPoint Community Credit Union. “Serving our members directly within Fred Meyer stores allows us to meet them where they are and provide direct support on their journey toward financial wellness. We look forward to growing alongside the Tigard, Tualatin, Orchards and Johnson Creek communities by building financial growth and well-being, one person at a time.”

These four new branches are part of the largest branch expansion in the credit union’s history. In celebration of these latest openings, OnPoint will donate $10,000 to local organizations serving Washington County, Clark County and Southeast Portland.

Each new OnPoint in-store branch will provide members with a complete suite of financial services, including membership enrollment, consumer and commercial lending, mortgages, financial planning, ATM and notarization. OnPoint’s new branches will also offer existing and new members special grand opening offers through the end of the year, including a $200 bonus for new members.

With the opening of these four branches, OnPoint will create 31 new jobs across these local economies. Visit the Careers section of its website to learn more about becoming part of the OnPoint team.

Orchards Branch, 7411 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662

Opening June 29, 2021

Ruvim Kruzhkov will serve as Branch Manager of OnPoint’s new Orchards location. Kruzhkov has served in the financial services industry for 14 years as a Teller, Personal Banker, Assistant Manager, Branch Manager and Multiple Site Branch Manager. He is originally from Krasnodar, Russia, and moved to the United States in 1990. Kruzhkov, his wife, and three children enjoy camping and spending time outdoors, especially at the Oregon coast’s dunes.

OnPoint will donate $2,500 to F.I.S.H. of Orchards, Inc, an emergency food and clothing bank located in East Clark County Washington. Founded in 1977, F.I.S.H of Orchards, Inc provides food and clothing to families and individuals in need every week at no charge. With a team of all volunteers, it serves over 5000 residents monthly.

Johnson Creek Branch, 8955 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97266

Opening June 30, 2021

Katie Koval will serve as Branch Manager of OnPoint’s new Johnson Creek location. Koval has 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, and has worked at OnPoint since 2011. She previously served as a Float Teller, Member Services Representative, Member Relationship Officer, Teller Coordinator, Branch Operations Supervisor and Senior Assistant Branch Manager. Koval and her husband live in Milwaukie and she enjoys traveling in her spare time.

OnPoint will donate $2,500 to Northwest Family Services (NWFS), a Portland-based organization that supports family stability, child well-being and victims of crime by focusing on the social influences of health. Since 1983, NWFS has worked to reduce poverty through health, education, employment and social justice services. NWFS offers many programs and services, including health and social service navigation, job readiness and placement, youth prevention and intervention programs, and more.

Tualatin Branch, 19200 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin, OR 97062

Opening July 9, 2021

Nicole Harmon-Clark will serve as Branch Manager of OnPoint’s new Tualatin location. Harmon-Clark has served in the financial services industry for 12 years and has worked at OnPoint since 2012. She previously served as a Teller Coordinator, Member Relationship Officer, Small Business Specialist, and Senior Assistant Branch Manager. Harmon-Clark lives in Washington County with her wife, cat and chocolate Labrador puppy. In her spare time, she loves to hike, spend time outdoors, visit local breweries and wineries, and listen to music.

OnPoint will donate $2,500 to Chelsea’s Closet, a rolling dress-up closet that provides monthly dress-up parties for seriously ill children at children’s hospitals. The Chelsea Hicks Foundation introduced the Chelsea’s Closet dress?up program to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in March 2010. Today, Chelsea’s Closet visits OHSU Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospitals monthly, with a permanent “closet” at Randall in the oncology department. Chelsea’s Closet aims to provide hope, healing and smiles to seriously ill children from all Oregon counties, reaching more than 2,300 children and their families each year.

Tigard Branch, 11565 SW Pacific Hwy., Tigard, OR 97223

Opening July 13, 2021

Marina Mijares will serve as Branch Manager of OnPoint’s new Tigard location. Mijares has 13 years of experience in the financial services industry and has worked at OnPoint since 2011. She previously served as a Teller, Member Service Representative, Teller Coordinator, Member Relationship Officer, Business Member Specialist and Assistant Branch Manager. She lives in Washington County with her husband, three children and cat. In her spare time, Mijares reads, studies, enjoys spending time with her family, attending rock concerts, traveling, visiting breweries and wineries.

OnPoint will donate $2,500 to Community Warehouse, a local furniture bank focused on connecting furnishings to Portland-area residents in need. For 20 years, Community Warehouse has collected donated home goods and worked with community organizations and social service agencies to get items into the homes of those that need it the most. In response to COVID-19, Community Warehouse delivered more than 450 Home2Go kits, dressers filled with home goods such as pots and pans, dishes and sheets. Community Warehouse is dedicated to creating more thriving communities through stronger home foundations and has served 7,800 residents since 2012.

ABOUT ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving over 440,000 members and with assets of $8.4 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 28 Oregon counties (Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.

To qualify, individuals must open a new membership with a personal checking account and receive direct deposit of at least $500 to that account within 60 days of the open date. A bonus of $200 will be credited to their checking account approximately 60 days after new account is opened. Accounts must be open and in good standing at time of payout to receive bonus. As of 2/1/21, APY (annual percentage yield) for Interest Checking is 0.05%. APY is subject to change. $500 minimum balance for Interest Checking; no minimum balance for OnPoint Checking. When Interest Checking average monthly balance falls below $500, a $7 monthly service fee applies. Fees may reduce earnings. Bonus will be included on a 1099-INT for tax purposes. Cannot be combined with other offers for opening a new membership, such as OnPoint Savers or Refer a Friend. Offer only available at OnPoint Fred Meyer Branches. Offer valid through 12/31/21 and subject to change. Business bonus: To qualify, a new membership must be opened with a business checking account and receive $500 in deposits to that account within 60 days of the open date. A bonus of $200 will be credited to their business checking account approximately 60 days after new account is opened. Accounts must be open and in good standing at time of payout to receive bonus. Bonus will be included on a 1099-Int for tax purposes. Cannot be combined with other offers for opening a new membership, such as OnPoint Savers or Refer a Friend. Offer only available at OnPoint Fred Meyer Branches. Offer valid through 12/31/21 and subject to change.

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A Father's Day Financial Checklist for New Dads
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 06/17/21 9:13 AM

SeaTac, Washington (June 17, 2021) — You’ve dreamed of being a dad and now the day is here.

Although you’re sleep deprived and navigating the new world of parenting, you’re probably also thinking about money and how to plan for the short- and long-term milestones of raising a child.

The Northwest Credit Union Association has eight tips to keep your finances on track:

  1. Revise your household budget.

In 2017, the USDA updated its Expenditures on Children by Families report and found that the cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 is $233,610 for a middle-income family (married with two kids) — around $12,980 per year. Adjusting for inflation and cost of living adjustments, that figure now hovers around $284,750. Broken down, it’s about $1,300 per month. Take a deep breath and realize that planning ahead with a revised budget will help you afford new expenses, such as diapers, baby food, childcare, clothing, and medical care.
 

  1. Reduce expenses.

Chances are you spent money on things you won’t have time for once you become a parent. Cancel unused magazine subscriptions and cut down on unnecessary TV or streaming services. Analyze your grocery lists and pump-up meal planning to avoid food waste. Shop thrift stores for baby clothing and other necessities — often you’ll find new items with the price tags still attached.
 

  1. Invest in good insurance.

Now that you have a dependent, good insurance is a must: health, life, and disability. Depending on the policy, life insurance can allow you to save for long-term events, such as tuition, paying off the mortgage or a wedding. Disability insurance can help if one or both parents become disabled due to illness or injury. Your employer may offer disability insurance, so be sure to check that it will be enough to pay for essential expenses, such as mortgage, childcare, household expenses, and other debt for a reasonable time period.
 

  1. Build up your emergency fund.

As everyone learned during the COVID-19 crisis, it pays to have a financial cushion. Try to have six to 12 months of living expenses saved up in case you change jobs or lose income. This safety net provides security while you’re job-hunting or if the family has to live on one parent’s salary.
 

 

 

  1. Start saving for college now.

The old saying goes, there’s no time like the present, and it’s especially true when saving for long-term expenses like college. Secure your child’s academic future by opening a College Savings 529 account with your credit union. Money invested in a 529 account can be invested and grow tax-free and each parent (or grandparent) can contribute up to $15,000 per year. You also don’t have to pay taxes on withdrawals if used for education purposes.
 

  1. Automate your monthly bills.
    Your mind is awhirl with all the details of having an infant, plus you’re just plain tired. Setting up automatic loan and bill payments can take the pressure off one household duty and ensure everything is paid on time, saving you a hassle in potential missed payments and credit card interest rate increases. 
     
  2. Ask financial experts for advice.
    Take advantage of the financial planning services offered by your credit union. You can schedule meetings to learn more about home buying, credit scores, retirement savings, and more. There are also online tools and calculators for home budget analyses, debt consolidation, equity loans, savings goals, and mortgage qualifiers.
     
  3. Update your will and estate planning documents.
    It’s no fun to think about writing a will, but you want to make sure your child is provided for, no matter what. A will allows you to choose a guardian for your child in case of an untimely death of both parents. Update your beneficiary designations to include your child as a second beneficiary of your investments and life insurance policies.

Congratulations to all the first-time parents. Contact your credit union to learn more about budgeting tools, financial education opportunities, savings programs, and affordable credit options.

 

 

 

 

 




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"If You See Something, Say Something(R)" Campaign Running in Eugene with U.S. Olympic Team Trials -- Track and Field  (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 06/17/21 9:00 AM
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SALEM, Ore. -- The U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field are coming to the newly renovated Hayward Field in Eugene June 18-27. With crowds anticipated at the event, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—in partnership with TrackTown USA, University of Oregon, The Oregon Fusion Center, Lane County and the City of Eugene—are reminding the public that everyone plays a role in keeping communities safe.

“If You See Something, Say Something®” is the hallmark slogan of a nationwide campaign launched by DHS in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative, which serves as an example of how residents working together with law enforcement can make a difference to protect their communities.

Citizens are encouraged to be watchful during the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement or by calling 9-1-1. Suspicious activity might be a vehicle parked in an odd location, an unattended backpack, or unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest.

“Public safety and security are everyone's responsibility,” said Oregon Office of Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps. “If you see something concerning, trust your instincts and say something. Some of these activities could be innocent, but it's up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigation.”

The "If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign respects citizens' privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties by emphasizing behavior, rather than appearance, in identifying suspicious activity.

Factors such as race, ethnicity, and/or religious affiliation are not suspicious. The public should only report suspicious behavior and situations. Only reports that document behavior that is reasonably indicative of criminal activity related to terrorism will be shared with federal partners. When reporting suspicious activity to local authorities, or in the case of an emergency by calling 9-1-1, it is important to describe specifics, including:

  • Who or what you saw.
  • When you saw it.
  • Where it occurred.
  • Why it is suspicious.

Visit https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something to learn more about the indicators and reporting for suspicious activity.

Promoting the importance of the ““If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign is one of the many ways that DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has worked with private sector partners, local first responders, and state and federal partners to ensure public safety at the event. Over the past four years, CISA has supported emergency response and recovery operations preparation at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials by conducting several large-scale exercises and workshops focused on soft target crowded places resilience, and training on bombing prevention and response.

“Coordinating and working with our state, local, tribal, and territorial government and the private sector partners is critical to the success of this campaign,” said CISA Protective Security Advisor Chass Jones, who covers Oregon for CISA Region 10, which includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. “CISA looks forward to continuing to work with our partners throughout the region to do our part to ensure the Trials and accompanying events are safe and secure.”

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You can get this document in other languages, large print, braille, or a format you prefer. For assistance, call 971-719-1183 or email language@oem.or.us. We accept all relay calls, or you can dial 711.

 




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Fatal Crash on Hwy 20E - Deschutes County
Oregon State Police - 06/17/21 8:59 AM

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at approximately 9:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 20E near mile post 57.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge Durango, operated by Adolfo Ramirez (30) of Ontario, was westbound and crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with a Kenworth semi-truck operated by Kyle Knudtson (43) of Reardon, WA.

Ramirez sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Knudtson received minor injuries and was not transported.

OSP was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Deschutes County Fire Department, and ODOT.


2021 Commercial Halibut Season Is Set to Open
NOAA Fisheries - 06/17/21 6:47 AM
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The first 3-day commercial halibut fishing season of 2021 in federal waters off the West Coast begins next week. It starts on Tuesday, June 22 at 8 a.m. and ends on Thursday, June 24 at 6 p.m. NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement will be conducting patrols throughout the season along with our partners. 

Patrols will focus on ensuring compliance with the rules and regulations governing commercial halibut fishing. These include:

  • Proper marking of fishing gear
  • Permitting and vessel documentation
  • Minimum size and possession restrictions

All setline or skate marker buoys carried on board or used by any U.S. vessel for halibut fishing must be marked with either the vessel’s state license number or registration number. The markings must be in legible characters at least 4 inches high and one-half inch wide in a contrasting color visible above the water.

Learn more about commercial halibut fishing regulations

Our partners in these patrols include:

  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police
  • Oregon State Police
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Protecting Seabirds

In addition to the rules and regulations above, groundfish long-line vessels are now required to deploy seabird avoidance gear when fishing for Pacific halibut. This regulation only applies to vessels landing groundfish along with halibut. Streamer lines are the most common form of seabird avoidance gear and are used to prevent bird attacks on baited hooks.

Learn more about seabird regulations

Properly Releasing Halibut

Halibut that are not retained must be released outboard of the roller and returned to the water with a minimum of injury using one of these three methods:

  • Straightening the hook 
  • Cutting the gangion near the hook
  • Removing the hook with a gaff by carefully twisting it from the halibut

These safe release measures promote the survival of released halibut and help to support a sustainable fishery.

 




Attached Media Files: Crew sorts halibut catch.

Tip of The Week for June 21, 2021 - Move Over. It's The Law
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/17/21 6:16 AM
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  TIP OF THE WEEK

Date:          June 17, 2021         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:     Sheriff Curtis Landers

                   541-265-0654

                   lcsheriff@co.lincoln.or.us

 

MOVE OVER. IT'S THE LAW.

Every day, law enforcement officers and emergency workers put their lives on the line to save ours. Even a routine traffic stop has become risky business. The following information comes from the Oregon Department of Transportation: www.oregon.gov/ODOT.

In the last 10 years, more than 700 officers have been killed in traffic incidents. In many of those cases, the officers were pulled over on the side of the road when inattentive drivers crashed into them at high speeds. That’s why there’s a strict law in Oregon designed to protect the people we depend on to protect us.

The Move Over Law (ORS 811.147) states that if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated, you must:

  • MOVE OVER into another available lane.
  • If you can’t safely change lanes, SLOW DOWN to a speed that is at least 5 mph below the posted or designated speed of the roadway.
  • In all cases, the driver must try to provide as much room as possible for the emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle.

The Move Over Law is in place to help protect law enforcement officers, emergency workers, tow operators and those who routinely provide assistance to motorists along the highways. This group of dedicated professionals face a deadly threat on a daily basis: speeding and inattentive drivers. But the law also exists to protect you. The flashing lights are your cue to move over and slow down.

If you are approaching the scene of a crash, carefully watch for emergency workers directing traffic and follow all of their instructions. 

For more information and tips, visit our website at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon.




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Fatal Traffic Crash in Melrose Tuesday Morning
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/17/21 6:13 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A 30 year-old Roseburg man died in a single-vehicle traffic crash early Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, shortly before 1:00 am, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash in the 1000-block of Melrose Road. The caller reported the vehicle had crashed head-on into a tree and a male occupant who was unresponsive. 

The Sheriff's Office, along with fire and EMS agencies responded to the incident and found a tan in color 1999 Chevy Suburban which had been traveling east left the roadway for unknown reasons. The 30 year-old male driver, whose name is being withheld pending next of kin notification, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner's Office continues to exhaust efforts in locating family of the driver. 


Wed. 06/16/21
Oregon reports 247 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths
Oregon Health Authority - 06/16/21 4:58 PM

June 16, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 247 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are seven new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,744 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 247 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 205,698.

COVID-19 weekly cases and hospitalizations rise

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released today, shows increases in daily cases, following six consecutive weeks of declining case numbers, and increases in hospitalizations from the previous week.

“Unfortunately, the progress we have seen in recent weeks was affected for the reporting week ending June 13, and those who remain the most at risk are Oregonians who have not been vaccinated,” said Patrick Allen, OHA director. “This comes two weeks after one of the busiest holiday travel times we have seen since the start of the pandemic and is a reminder that gatherings we enjoy and travel still present risks without the protection provided by vaccination.”

“The good news is, COVID-19 vaccine is widely available statewide for all eligible Oregonians. Please make a plan to get vaccinated, which remains the best way to protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19 infection.”

OHA reported 1,780 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, June 7, through Sunday, June 13. That represents a 3.2% increase from the previous week.

New COVID-19 related hospitalizations also rose from 112 to 152.

There were 36 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 20 reported the previous week.

There were 70,779 tests for COVID-19 for the week of June 6 through June 12. The percentage of positive tests was 4%.

People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 38% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 74% of COVID-19 related deaths.

Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 22 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 17,452 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 10,845 doses were administered on June 15 and 6,607 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 15.

The seven-day running average is now 15,803 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,405,004 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,688,255 first and second doses of Moderna and 159,090 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,335,586 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,065,711 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 60,625. A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page.  

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 2,910,285 doses of Pfizer, 2,196,300 doses of Moderna and 299,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 162, which is 10 less than yesterday. There are 37 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine fewer than yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,173, which is an 15.2% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (7), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (2), Columbia (3), Coos (3), Crook (3), Curry (1), Deschutes (15), Douglas (12), Gilliam (1), Harney (2), Jackson (27), Jefferson (3), Josephine (16), Klamath (3), Lane (18), Lincoln (4), Linn (10), Malheur (1), Marion (31), Morrow (1), Multnomah (29), Polk (5), Umatilla (13), Union (1), Washington (8), Yamhill (3).

Oregon’s 2,738th COVID-19 death is a 33-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on June 11 and died on June 11 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,739th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on June 8 and died on June 13 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,740th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on May 11 and died on June 15 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,741st COVID-19 death is a 51-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on April 9 and died on June 14 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,742nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on June 2 and died on June 13 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,743rd COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 28 and died on June 12 at Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,744th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on June 10 and died on June 14 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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(UPDATE) Oregon Housing and Community Services Encourages Landlords to Apply for Assistance, Millions in Assistance Available to Cover Past Due Rent
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 06/16/21 4:23 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16th, 2021

CONTACT:
Connor McDonnell Oregon Housing and Community Services
503-986-2051
HCS.MediaRequests@oregon.gov
 

Oregon Housing and Community Services Encourages Landlords to Apply for Assistance

Millions in Assistance Available to Cover Past Due Rent and Application Has been Extended to June 23rd

SALEM, OR — Millions of dollars remain in the Landlord Compensation Fund (LCF) program and Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) Director, Margaret Salazar, encourages landlords to apply soon. The application has been extended to Wednesday, June 23rd at 11:59 pm. This is the final opportunity for landlords to apply to get assistance to cover rental debt for all tenants, regardless of income.

Round three of the Landlord Compensation Fund program opened on June 1, 2021 and included at least $60 million in assistance covering rent-owed by eligible tenants that was accrued from April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.   

The agency encourages tenants to pay their July rent as they wait for assistance to cover past rent owed in order to avoid eviction. With unprecedented demand for assistance, the agency also asks landlords to be patient as community organizations distribute funds.  

Oregon's Landlord Compensation Program is designed to provide relief to residential landlords who have been unable to collect rent due to tenant hardships. Participating landlords can receive up to 80% of rent owed from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, for qualifying residents. For the first time, landlords can apply for LCF funds to cover former renters.  For landlords to learn more and how to apply because go to: https://bit.ly/OHCS-LCF

As outlined in statute, landlords may be eligible to receive funding for an amount equal to 80% of the rental debt owed by qualified residents. Participating landlords must agree to forgive the remaining 20% of the tenant's debt as a condition of receiving payment.  

A media briefing was held on May 27, 2021 that provided an overview of the program. To view the briefing please visit: http://bit.ly/LCFbriefingMay27.  

Background on the Landlord Compensation Program  

During the Third Special Session of 2020, the Oregon Legislature enacted an eviction moratorium and established the Landlord Compensation Fund (HB 4401). The Legislature allocated $200 million in rent assistance to support tenants and landlords, which includes $150 million for the Landlord Compensation Fund. This program was designed to provide relief to landlords who have tenants living in their homes who have been unable to pay rent at any point since April 2020 due to a financial hardship. The program will also eliminate the rent owed for those tenants experiencing a hardship.  

Once a landlord’s application is deemed complete and has met the eligibility requirements, Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) will verify ownership, make payments to landlords, and notify tenants that their rent has been forgiven.  To date, over $28 M in payments have been made to landlords for this program and the work is ongoing, as PHAs work around the clock to process payments.

Tenants must provide their landlord with a Declaration of Financial Hardship for Eviction Protection. When tenants provide this form to their landlord, they are protected from eviction through June 30th, 2021, and the landlord may use the form to request payment for rental debt owed from April 1, 2020, through June 2021.  

The Landlord Compensation Fund provides direct support to landlords. This program should not be confused with the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) which is also administered by OHCS and recently opened to low-income tenant applications. Tenants in need of assistance can see if they qualify and find more information at Oregonrentalassistance.org


Committee for Family Forestlands meets June 23
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/16/21 3:44 PM

SALEM, Ore. — The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet virtually Wednesday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. To provide public comment at this virtual meeting, please contact Susan Muniz at 503-945-7502.

The committee’s agenda includes: 

  • Private Forest Division update
  • Legislative update
  • Post-fire recovery updates
  • Committee and partner updates
  • July report to Board of Forestry

The meeting is open to the public to attend online via Zoom. Public comments will be accepted near the start of the meeting after approval of the minutes. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting by calling Susan Muniz at 503-945-7502.

The 13-member committee researches policies that affect family forests, natural resources and forestry benefits. Based on its findings, the committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and the State Forester. You can find more information at https://www.oregon.gov/odf/board/pages/cff.aspx.


Lane County Students Help Re-Build the McKenzie Community
Lane ESD - 06/16/21 3:25 PM

Lane County Students Help Re-Build the McKenzie Community

A group of fire survivors realized that a crucial first step for families devastated by the Holiday Farm fire was the construction of a secure storage unit so they can start re-building their homes and lives. An amazing group of students, community allies, public agencies, and industry partners were eager to help out! The student teams went to work, and they constructed and placed 23 sheds on the properties of fire survivors. Along the way, the students earned high school credit, built important job skills in the construction trades, and learned how to be part of a positive impact in their communities. In all, this project tells the story of the way our community comes together to support one another in times of need. From agencies to businesses to individual volunteers, everyone pitched in to make a difference.

We are proud to share this amazing short documentary film created by Lane County high school students. The piece tells the incredible story behind the Future Build project where students, volunteers, and agencies came together to bring hope to the survivors of the Holiday Farm Fire in the McKenzie River Valley.

Media note: Lane ESD is authorizing the use of portions of this video, with credit given to the authors (Elmira student Rachel Matthews and 4J student Sean Stapleton) and Lane ESD.

See link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_FBV986CcE

Contact Shareen Vogel, svogel@lesd.k12.or.us for more information.

List of community partners involved in the project:

Agency partners

  • Lane ESD
  • Connected Lane County
  • Lane Workforce Partnership
  • Northwest Youth Corps
  • Lane Community College
  • Elmira High School
  • Creswell High School
  • Churchill High School
  • Sheldon High School
  • McKenzie High School

Industry Partners

·   Chambers Construction

·   PIVOT Architecture

·   NAWIC

·   Kaminski Construction

·   RiverBend Materials

·   Ausland Group

·   Hamilton Construction

·   Willamette Graystone

·   FM Sheet Metal

Funding Partners

  • United Way of Lane County
  • Oregon Community Foundation
  • Roundhouse Foundation

 Community Partners

  •  Living Water Family Fellowship
  • McKenzie Community Development Corporation

Armed Stand-off Resolved Peacefully
Lane Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/16/21 2:58 PM

LCSO Case #21-3322 UPDATE

At approximately 10:54am, 31 year old Austin Kane Waszkiewicz, surrendered to deputies after six hours of negotiation.  Waszkiewicz is reported to have struck a family member in the head with a firearm in Coburg just prior to the stand-off. 

Shortly after the assault authorities were able to make phone contact with Waszkiewicz and determine his location.  Waszkiewicz was observed with a blue Chevrolet pickup stopped in a gravel pull-out at the intersection of Diamond Hill Rd. and Powerline Rd. in Harrisburg, armed with a firearm.  Waszkiewicz refused to surrender and made statements that he intended to provoke deputies into an armed confrontation.

Utilizing armored rescue vehicles acquired at no cost from the Federal 1033 program, deputies were able to safely contain the scene and keep Waszkiewicz from harming anyone else.  The use of these armored rescue vehicles allowed deputies much needed time to negotiate with Waszkiewicz and de-escalate the situation. 

Negotiators from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were crucial in de-escalating Waszkiewicz and convincing him to peacefully surrender.  The Negotiations Operations Center (aka ‘NOC’) is a specialized vehicle outfitted with state of the art communications and surveillance equipment.  This vehicle was recently acquired by the sheriff’s office utilizing funds from the Department of Homeland Security grant along with a Department of Justice grant.

After a long, intense stand-off, Waszkiewicz eventually agreed to surrender and physical force was not used to enact his arrest.  A firearm and multiple knives were recovered from within his vehicle. 

Waszkiewicz was transported to the Lane County Jail and lodged on charges including Assault II – APA, Menacing – APA, Interfering with Police and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Officers from the Coburg Police Department, deputies from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and deputies from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office worked cooperatively to resolve this incident.

For more information regarding the Federal 1033 program and the specialized vehicles it provides to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, visit https://vimeo.com/485636801 or https://www.lanecounty.org/government/county_departments/sheriff_s_office/videos ‘Lane County Sheriff’s Office: Butler Road’

 

Harrisburg, OR

Lane County Sheriff's Deputies with the assistance of the Linn County Sheriff's Office and Coburg Police Department are negotiating with the suspect in a domestic violence assault.  The community is asked to avoid the area of Diamond Hill Rd. and Powerline Rd. in Harrisburg.  Updates will be provided as they become available.   


Fatal Crash on Hwy 39 - Klamath County
Oregon State Police - 06/16/21 2:16 PM

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at approximately 8:10 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 39 near milepost 15.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Chevy Spark, operated by a juvenile, was northbound when it crossed in the southbound lane and collided with a Kenworth semi-truck operated by Jim Hadd (53) of Klamath Falls.

The juvenile was transported to Sky Lakes Hospital where they were pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Merrill Fire Department and ODOT.


Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee to meet June 22
Oregon Health Authority - 06/16/21 2:09 PM

June 16, 2021

Contact: Philip Schmidt, 503-383-6079philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us (media inquiries)

Brian Toups, 503-385-6542rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee to meet June 22

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s Health Plan Quality Metrics Committee (HPQMC).

When: June 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: By webinar and conference line only. The public may join remotely through a webinar and conference line:

Agenda: Welcome and Roll Call/Introductions (1:00-1:05); Review agenda and approve minutes (1:05-1:15); Public comment (1:15-1:25); Election of chair and vice chair (1:25-1:40); CMS Medicaid Core Sets (1:40-1:55); Equity Impact Assessment: Findings (2:05-2:55); wrap-up/adjourn (2:55-3:00).

For more information, please visit the committee's website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Quality-Metrics-Committee.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Brian Toups at, 503-385-6542, 711 TTY, rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.


Shooting Investigation - Lake County
Oregon State Police - 06/16/21 2:05 PM

On Monday, June 7, 2021 at approximately 10:35 P.M., Lake County 911 received a call advising Lawrence Mann (46) from Lakeview had been shot. 

Mann was treated on scene by initial responding Lake County Deputies and transported by ambulance to the hospital and later transported to St. Charles in Bend.   

Investigation revealed that Wade Alvis (48) from Alturas, CA. was the suspect.  

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Oregon State Police Troopers and Lake County Deputies located Alvis in Lakeview.  Alvis was arrested and lodged at the Lake County Jail.   

Alvis was charged with Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.

 


Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - June 16, 2021
Douglas Co. Government - 06/16/21 12:34 PM
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Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 16, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, there are FIFTEEN (15) people with new positive test results to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,831. Currently, there are TWELVE (12) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and five out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS

Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of a Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our eighty-first COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, May 23, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Additionally, the State of Oregon/OHA will be reporting the eighty-second death of a Douglas County resident related to COVID-19.  In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

  

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart

Date

Friday

June 11, 2021

Saturday/Sunday

June 12 & 13, 2021

Monday,

June 14, 2021

Tuesday,

June 15, 2021

Today, Wednesday,

June 16, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,757

3,798

3,803

3,816

3,831

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,579

3,618

3,623

3,635

3,650

Presumptive

178

180

180

181

181

Total Currently Hospitalized

6

8

10

12

12

Total Currently in Isolation

175

187

185

176

157

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

80

80

80

80

82

Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 157 cases in isolation, as well as another 518 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 675 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

It will be a busy week for the Tiger Team.  The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at pop up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are currently open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Milo- Tiller and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the Milo Rural Fire Protection District -Fire Station located at 21484 Tiller Trail Hwy in Days Creek from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021: Toketee-Diamond Lake and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the US Forest Service - Diamond Lake Ranger District – Ranger Station located at 2020 Toketee-Rigdon Road in Idleyld Park from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Friday, June 18, 2021: Reedsport and surrounding area. Clinic will be held at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship located at Rainbow Plaza, 345 Riverfront Way in Reedsport from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Saturday, June 19, 2021: Reedsport and surrounding area. Clinic will be held at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship located at Rainbow Plaza, 345 Riverfront Way in Reedsport from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

The Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550Click here for the calendar listing of the upcoming Tiger Team Pop Up Vaccine Clinics

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health opened a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco.  The new COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic opened Wednesday, May 18, 2021, and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The new COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older.  To schedule an appointment during the week please call (541) 672-9596.

 

As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  As of May 13, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15, joining those 16 and above who are already eligible.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccine and will be giving to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

Please note that for residents that are ages 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

#ITSYOURTURN DOUGLAS COUNTY - DPHN COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone in Douglas County ages 12 and older. Douglas Public Health Network created the #itsyourturn COVID-19 vaccine campaign to encourage everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine to help our communities fight the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  For more information on how you can take your turn and get your COVID-19 vaccine, contact your primary health care provider, call any local pharmacy, talk to your employer or visit DougCoVaccine.com. Check out the latest videos on the DPHN Facebook Page or the DPHN YouTube Channel, that feature local vaccine voices who hope to inspire our friends, family and neighbors to get the COVID-19 vaccine, so we can move forward to normal lives, activities and celebrations sooner rather than later.  #itsyourturn

 

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Local Construction Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Tax Evasion Scheme
U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 06/16/21 12:11 PM

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Beaverton, Oregon man pleaded guilty today for his role in a scheme to use construction subcontracting companies to evade $100 million in payroll and income taxes on wages paid to unlicensed construction workers.

Francisco Mendez, 27, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit tax evasion.

According to court documents, between January 2014 and February 2018, Mendez conspired with others to make “under the table” cash payments to unlicensed construction work crews for the purpose of evading payroll and income taxes due on these wages.

As part of the scheme, otherwise legitimate construction companies would bid on residential real estate projects knowing they did not have enough employee-workers to perform all the work required. These companies would supplement their own workforce with independent work crews, some of whom did not possess valid Construction Contractors Board (CCB) licenses. Leaders of unlicensed crews would pay a fee to use another company’s CCB license.

Mendez registered a company, obtained a CCB license in his own name, and began accepting payments from unlicensed work crews for the use of his license. The legitimate construction companies did not put these unlicensed work crews on their regular payroll and, instead, wrote checks payable to Mendez’s company. Mendez cashed these payroll checks at check cashing businesses and made “under the table” cash wage payments to the unlicensed work crews. He further began accepting and cashing payroll checks from construction companies on behalf of other CCB license holding companies.

On May 20, 2021, Mendez was charged by criminal information with one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion.

Mendez faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced on September 13, 2021 before U.S. District Court Judge Karin J. Immergut.

As part of the plea agreement, Mendez has agreed to pay restitution in full to the IRS as identified by the government prior to sentencing and ordered by the court.

Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug of the District of Oregon made the announcement.

This case was investigated by IRS Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Seth D. Uram and Gavin W. Bruce are prosecuting the case.

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Lower Snake River Dams provided crucial energy and reserves in winter 2021 (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 06/16/21 12:08 PM
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Portland, Oregon – From December to March and particularly during the deep freeze of early 2021, the four dams on the lower Snake River were once again winter workhorses, according to a recent assessment by the Bonneville Power Administration. These four facilities not only provided important real-time electricity and critical power reserves, they also picked up slack when there was an equipment failure at Chief Joseph Dam – one of the largest dams in the Columbia River power system.

“Year after year, the Pacific Northwest can count on service from these projects in the winter when electricity consumption is highest,” said BPA Administrator John Hairston. “As we feel the impacts of climate change and the region builds more intermittent energy resources like wind and solar, we’re seeing more evidence that these dispatchable hydroelectric facilities are vital to public safety and electric reliability for the region.”

This recent assessment by BPA provides a clearer picture of how each dam performed during the storm. While federal agencies operate the 31 dams of the Federal Columbia River Power System as whole, this more granular data is helpful for power planners who are evaluating the potential impacts of climate change, including extreme-cold weather scenarios, and how the federal system can respond.

As Northwest residents turned up thermostats to keep warm and businesses maintained operations during the February storm, the four dams on the lower Snake River revved up on numerous occasions to meet the demand. In addition to generating more than 1,700 MW of electricity at times this winter, these facilities also accounted for important back-up reserves BPA could use to pick up slack when other hydro units experienced unplanned outages.

These reserves played an important role during the winter storm that battered parts of the Pacific Northwest in February. During that storm, technical issues at Chief Joseph Dam on the upper Columbia River impacted generation at the facility. Some of the electricity production and reserve requirements were transferred to the four lower Snake River dams, which are equipped to provide valuable operational agility and flexibility. Operators were able to bring the lower Snake River dams’ energy production down to zero at night when power demand dropped, and then quickly ramped their production up during the day.

“Knowing we can rely on these facilities for steady energy production under normal circumstances should bring great comfort and confidence to residents of the Pacific Northwest,” said Kieran Connolly, BPA Power Services vice president of Generation Asset Management. “Being able to rely on their operational flexibility during extreme weather truly demonstrates the value they provide to the region.”

The attached chart shows the flexibility of the hydroelectric plants on the lower Snake River during January and February, each plant at times eclipsed 400 MW of production, with some providing more than 500 MW of electricity. It is important to note that hydropower is more flexible and can ramp up and down more quickly than even the most flexible natural gas plants. On an average annual basis, the plants on the lower Snake River provide about 1,000 average megawatts of electricity, which is about the average annual consumption of the City of Seattle.

About BPA

The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a nonprofit federal power marketer that sells wholesale, carbon-free hydropower from 31 federal dams in the Columbia River Basin. It also markets the output of the region’s only nuclear plant. BPA delivers this power to more than 140 Northwest electric utilities, serving millions of consumers and businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. BPA also owns and operates more than 15,000 circuit miles of high-voltage power lines and 261 substations, and provides transmission service to more than 300 customers. In all, BPA provides nearly a third of the power generated in the Northwest. To mitigate the impacts of the federal dams, BPA implements a fish and wildlife program that includes working with its partners to make the federal dams safer for fish passage. It also pursues cost-effective energy savings and operational solutions that help maintain safe, affordable, reliable electric power for the Northwest. www.bpa.gov  




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High Desert Museum Annual Fundraiser High Desert Rendezvous Returns on August 28: Signature fundraiser supports Museum educational programs
High Desert Museum - 06/16/21 10:30 AM

BEND, OR — The High Desert Museum’s signature fundraiser, High Desert Rendezvous, returns on Saturday, August 28, at 7:00 pm. The lively evening this year will take place in the virtual world with an in-person viewing party for a number of supporters at the Museum. This marks the 32nd High Desert Rendezvous, making it one of the longest-running fundraisers in Central Oregon.

The event will include special programming, auction items and a raffle, and it’s free to all to attend online. Last year, Terri, Robert and Bindi Irwin of Crikey! It’s the Irwins and actor Sam Waterston sent video messages for the celebration. The Irwins, longtime supporters of the High Desert Museum, will return with another message during this year’s online program. The fundraiser on August 28 will include appearances from more surprise guests.

“We look forward to the High Desert Rendezvous every year, one of the Museum’s most celebratory events,” said Museum Executive Director Dana Whitelaw, Ph.D. “Moving the event to the virtual world allows us a much bigger tent, inviting more people to join the festivities.”

Bidding on silent auction items will begin online prior to the Rendezvous event at highdesertmuseum.org/hdr.

The 2021 Rendezvous Honorees are Merritt and Heather Paulson, supporters of the High Desert Museum since 2016. Merritt is the owner and chief executive officer of the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League and T2 (Portland Timbers 2) of the United Soccer League. Heather serves as the Vice President, Connected Marketplace for Nike. She also leads New Commerce + Pure Play partners globally to shape Nike’s digital marketplace. We are deeply grateful to the Paulsons for their commitment to the Museum’s mission.

Registration for the virtual Rendezvous is free and encouraged. Sponsorship is also available: A $3,000 Buckaroo Sponsorship includes recognition with a logo or name prominently displayed in promotional material for Rendezvous. Buckaroo Sponsors will have the opportunity to enjoy an in-person viewing party at the Museum. Buckaroo Sponsors may claim a table for six on a first-come, first-served basis, as seating is limited at present. Alternatively, Buckaroo Sponsors may choose a Party in a Box for their home gathering.

A $2,000 Lucky Horseshoe Sponsorship is also available and includes logo and name recognition associated with the Rendezvous. For sponsorship, learn more at highdesertmuseum.org/hdr.

The High Desert Rendezvous helps support the Museum’s educational programs, bringing science, art and history education to lifelong learners throughout the region. It’s made possible by First Interstate Bank.

Learn more about and register for the High Desert Rendezvous at highdesertmuseum.org/hdr.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM:

THE HIGH DESERT MUSEUM opened in Bend, Oregon in 1982. It brings together wildlife, cultures, art, history and the natural world to convey the wonder of North America’s High Desert. The Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is a Smithsonian Affiliate, was the 2019 recipient of the Western Museums Association’s Charles Redd Award for Exhibition Excellence and is a 2021 recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. To learn more, visit highdesertmuseum.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Oregon Heritage Commission awards grants to museum projects across the state
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 06/16/21 8:56 AM

The Oregon Heritage Commission has awarded $74,278 in grants to 13 museums throughout the state. The grants will help fund a variety of projects including collection preservation, visitor education and heritage tourism. Award amounts ranged from $800 - $10,000.

Funded projects:

  • Albany Regional Museum, in Albany, to digitize 16mm film from the U.S Bureau of Mines.
  • Architectural Heritage Center, in Portland, to develop improved collections storage systems.
  • B-17 Alliance Foundation, in Salem, to digitize oral histories of veterans.
  • Crater Rock Museum, in Jackson County, to rehouse the Indigenous America Collections.
  • Deschutes County Historical Society, in Bend, to catalog and digitize photographs from the Bend Bulletin.
  • Elkton Community Education Center, in Elkton, to create and install interpretive signage that incorporates the Native American and European perspectives on the impact of the Hudson’s Bay Company on the land.
  • Five Oaks Museum, in Washington County, to reinterpret and redesign the interpretive pavilion and develop learning materials for local schools.
  • Jordan Valley Owyhee Heritage Council, in Malheur County, for roof replacement at the I.O.N. Heritage Museum.
  • Keizer Heritage Foundation, in Keizer, to install an interactive kiosk and software for visitors to access collections.
  • Sheridan Museum of History, in Sheridan, to catalog and house the collection.
  • The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Oregon (Hoover-Minthorn House), in Newberg, to install a hanging track system for exhibits.
  • Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, in Tillamook, to upgrade the climate control systems.
  • Willamette Heritage Center, in Salem, to purchase traveling exhibit equipment for the Chinese American and Japanese American history exhibits.

The museum grant program is offered annually by the Oregon Heritage Commission, part of the Oregon Heritage program at Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). The grant program began in 1965 when only 24 organizations were eligible for the program. The grant is funded OPRD lottery dollars.

The Oregon Heritage Commission works to secure, sustain and enhance Oregon’s heritage. The Commission sponsors heritage initiatives that educate the public about the value of heritage and celebrate the state’s diversity.

The Oregon Heritage Commission consists of nine members appointed by the governor and nine agency advisors. Members are chosen from state agencies and statewide organizations, and represent a diverse geographical and heritage background.

To learn more about the Oregon Museum Grant or the Oregon Heritage Commission, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at i.gill@oregon.gov">Kuri.gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.

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PacifiCorp submits final shortlist as key part of company's largest ever renewables solicitation
Pacific Power - 06/16/21 8:49 AM

Contact: 801-220-5018

 

PacifiCorp submits final shortlist as key part of company’s largest ever renewables solicitation

The 19 proposed projects would add nearly 3,250 megawatts of renewable resources and  storage, along with associated transmission, to the company’s portfolio by 2024, enough to supply 1 million typical homes
 

PORTLAND, Ore. — June 16, 2021 — Nearly 3,250 megawatts of new, low-cost clean energy resources including solar, wind, batteries and transmission to interconnect those resources to PacifiCorp’s multi-state grid, could join PacifiCorp’s rapidly decarbonizing system by 2024. PacifiCorp has identified these specific projects in a final shortlist of bids derived through a competitive all source request for proposals that was initiated last year. The shortlist was submitted to state regulators in Oregon June 15.

 

These resource additions build upon PacifiCorp’s groundbreaking Energy Vision 2020 initiative that repowered PacifiCorp’s existing 1,000 megawatt wind fleet and brought online over 1,150 megawatts of new wind resources with new transmission to access those resources.

 

PacifiCorp is the largest regulated utility owner of wind power in the West and these projects will further increase the significant amount of clean energy resources serving customers in six western states managed by its two retail service divisions. PacifiCorp’s resource portfolio serves Pacific Power customers in California, Oregon and Washington and Rocky Mountain Power customers in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.

The results of the competitive solicitation are consistent with PacifiCorp’s most recent Integrated Resource Plan, which identifies the least-cost, least-risk mix of energy resources to meet customer needs.

“These projects represent PacifiCorp’s longstanding and enduring commitment to create an energy future that is affordable, reliable and increasingly sustainable,” said Rick Link, PacifiCorp vice president of resource planning and acquisitions. “The results of this competitive all-source RFP deliver the best new resources the West has to offer and will enable our customers and communities across the West to benefit from low-cost clean energy to grow their economies and run their businesses and homes.”

The details of the bids are confidential, but a summary of the 19 shortlisted projects that met PacifiCorp’s selection criteria include:

  • 1,641 megawatts of wind capacity in Wyoming, representing continued growth in low-cost Wyoming wind

 

  • 151 megawatts of wind capacity in Idaho, the company’s largest wind acquisition in the state since 2012

 

  • 210 megawatts of solar (including 52.5 megawatts of installed battery capacity) in Oregon, representing the largest investment to date in Oregon’s solar market

 

  • 1,243 megawatts of solar (including 682 megawatts of installed battery capacity, plus one 200 megawatt standalone battery) in Utah

A new 400-mile, 500-kilovolt transmission line from eastern Wyoming to central Utah that was permitted over the previous decade will enable access to low-cost renewables and strengthen PacifiCorp’s multi-state network.

“These are all outstanding projects that will serve customer needs,” said Link. “The battery resources complement the addition of more renewable energy by providing the flexibility needed to smooth imbalances between supply and demand. We are excited to add significant storage resources to our system. This type of flexibility is increasingly critical to maintaining reliable service and we anticipate there will be a growing need for a broad range of storage technologies into the future. Taken together, these projects advance our carbon reduction goals and those of our customers while maintaining reliability and affordability.”

About PacifiCorp: A leader in renewable energy development, PacifiCorp provides affordable, reliable power to 2 million customers in six western states. A Berkshire Hathaway Energy company, PacifiCorp is one of the largest grid operators in the West with nearly 17,000 miles of transmission across 10 states. Learn more at www.pacificorp.com.

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Oregon reports 314 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths
Oregon Health Authority - 06/15/21 5:28 PM

June 15, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 314 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 7 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are seven new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,737, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 314 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 205,459.

CDC data tracker update resolved

OHA has relied on a daily U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) data update to report the number of people who need to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to reach Oregon’s goal of vaccinating 70% of people 18 and older.

This afternoon, the CDC reports it has resolved an issue with the data feed that contributes to its COVID data tracker dashboard, which Oregon uses to track the state’s progress towards 70%. All data submitted prior to the system going offline last night were processed and pushed live on CDC COVID Tracker today.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 21,811 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 5,510 doses were administered on June 14 and 16,301 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 14.

The seven-day running average is now 16,162 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,395,246 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,682,199 first and second doses of Moderna and 157,937 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,329,871 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,054,069 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 65,484. A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page.

As of today, half of all Oregonians who are 18 years and older have completed their vaccination series, according to CDC vaccination data.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 2,904,705 doses of Pfizer, 2,195,720 doses of Moderna and 299,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 172, which is two fewer than yesterday. There are 46 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,175, which is an 18.7% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (1), Clackamas (25), Clatsop (3), Columbia (7), Coos (2), Crook (4), Curry (3), Deschutes (6), Douglas (18), Harney (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (39), Jefferson (2), Josephine (4), Klamath (7), Lake (1), Lane (24), Lincoln (2), Linn (9), Malheur (4), Marion (32), Multnomah (34), Polk (13), Umatilla (14), Union (1), Wasco (1), Washington (40) and Yamhill (11).

Oregon’s 2,731st COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on April 26 and died on May 11 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,732nd COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Curry County who died on May 10 at Bay Area Hospital. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,733rd COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 6 and died on May 21 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,734th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 29 and died on May 27 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,735th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man from Wasco County who tested positive on June 13 and died on June 13 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 2,736th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man from Lake County who tested positive on May 16 and died on May 20 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 2,737th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on May 18 and died on June 11 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon updates vaccine waste disclosure1,2,3

Oregon Health Authority recognizes that as we create more opportunities to vaccinate more people, we also increase the likelihood of leaving unused doses in a vial.

While OHA and the state’s vaccine providers continue to follow best practices to use every dose possible, we do not want that to be at the expense of missing an opportunity to vaccinate every eligible person when they are ready to get vaccinated.

Our vaccine waste table has been moved to the tableau dashboard. You can find that link to the weekly tab here. OHA reports updates on vaccines not being used each Tuesday in our daily media release.

Vaccine Type

Doses Recalled

Wasted Spoiled Expired

Grand Total

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

 

4,152

4,152

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

 

19,669

19,669

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

 

6,302

6,302

Grand Total

0

30,123

30,123

1Updated: 06/15/21 

2Data source: ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS) 

3Data is preliminary and subject to change.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.


Oregon Employment Department to hold weekly media briefing
Oregon Employment Department - 06/15/21 5:24 PM

WHO:                David Gerstenfeld, Acting Director, Oregon Employment Department and Gail Krumenauer, OED state employment economist

WHEN:              Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. PT

WHAT:           Oregon Employment Department will hold a video conference media briefing to share updates on economic and workforce-related trends, employment services, unemployment claims processing, claimant resources and more on June 16 at 1 p.m. PT.

WHERE:           Via Zoom video conference: Members of the media must RSVP for call information by emailing OED_Communications@oregon.gov by 12 p.m. PT on June 16. Video conference information will be provided to all reporters who RSVP.

OTHER:            The Oregon Employment Department is updating a claims processing progress data dashboard daily. Visit this link for weekday updates. A recording of the video conference will be emailed to reporters attending the briefing after the briefing concludes.

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School-based health center use by K-12 students dropped during early part of pandemic, but behavioral health need remained high
Oregon Health Authority - 06/15/21 3:41 PM

June 15, 2021

Media contacts: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

School-based health center use by K-12 students dropped during early part of pandemic, but behavioral health need remained high

OHA report shows behavioral visits, client counts went up from 2019 to 2020

PORTLAND, Ore.—While school-based health centers saw monthly visits by Oregon K-12 students drop between the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years due to pandemic-related school closures, they remained a vital health care access point for young people—particularly in the area of behavior health.

According to Oregon Health Authority’s 2021 Oregon School-Based Health Centers Status Report, overall school-based health center use fell from 130,586 visits in 2018–2019 to 121,144 visits in 2019–2020—a 7% decrease. But behavioral health visit and client counts slightly increased during that time, from 6,466 clients and 43,982 visits in 2018-2019 to 6,537 clients and 44,258 visits in 2019-2020.

“Overall use of school-based health centers went down due to the pandemic, but the need for their services remained high,” explained Rosalyn Liu, MPH, interim manager for Adolescent and School Health Program at the OHA Public Health Division. “Not surprisingly, much of that need was in behavioral health.”

Awareness of the effect school-based health centers have on student health and wellness has grown in the last decade, with the Affordable Care Act providing $200 million for 2010 through 2013 to support capital grants to improve and expand services at these centers. Oregon school-based health centers are located within schools or on school grounds, providing medical care, behavioral health services and, often, dental services. Because of these easily accessible services, school-aged youth have an equal opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

As of July 1, 2020, Oregon had 78 certified school-based health centers in 25 counties. Seventy-six percent of them are federally qualified health centers, and 47% are state-recognized patient-centered primary care homes.

During the 2019–2020 service year (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020), school-aged youth (5-21 years old) accounted for 74% of all visits. Of those:

  • 52% of visits were for primary care.
  • 46% of visits were for behavioral health.
  • 2% of visits were for dental health.
  • In 54 school-based health centers, more than half of the youth clients (53%) had Medicaid coverage.

In addition, 8% of all visits were via telehealth, and 97% of school-based health centers had a behavioral health provider on-site.

Behavioral health services, the report indicated, dropped drastically in April, May and June 2020—like physical health services—after schools closed in March 2020. But telehealth, or use of digital services such as videoconferencing applications, internet services and smart phones, helped fill the services void, according to interviews with Oregon school-based health center coordinators and staff. Although the ease of transitioning to telehealth varied across sites, it was particularly useful for continue providing high-quality behavioral health care to youth and was described, at times, as easier to implement in the behavioral health field than the physical health field.

Telehealth had its challenges, Liu said, but it ended up being an important tool for helping school-based health centers continue providing services during the pandemic.

“There was lag time in implementing telehealth services due to equipment needs or establishing policies, and workflow. Plus, many patients had limited or no internet or computer access, or lacked familiarity with technology,” she said. “When telehealth wasn’t possible, patients were allowed to have visits through their phones, and in one case, a center used a grant to purchase tablets for patients who had access to Wi-Fi services.”

Telehealth also helped ensure patients had access to services when transportation or mobility issues limited their ability to go to a clinic.

“Telehealth provided a solution to continue delivering high-quality care to youth,” Liu added.


A Message from LCPD to Keep it Safe and Legal this Fourth of July
Lincoln City Police - 06/15/21 12:47 PM

The Fourth of July marks a time for celebrations and gatherings with friends and families and the Lincoln City Police Department wants to wish our residents and visitors a very happy and safe upcoming 4th of July Holiday! We would also like to take this opportunity to talk about the importance of practicing fireworks safety and address some issues surrounding the use and possession of fireworks, while urging everyone to exercise caution and to follow state laws and local ordinances.

Oregon law bans all fireworks that fly, explode, or move across the ground more than six feet, or go up in the air more than twelve inches, This includes items like bottle rockets roman candles, firecrackers, M80s and mortar rounds. These type of fireworks are not available for purchase in Oregon and are brought in from out-of-state. To be legal, only purchase fireworks sold in Oregon at licensed firework stands.   

Under Oregon law, the use of any fireworks, legal or illegal is prohibited on Oregon beaches and officials can seize illegal fireworks, and you can be subject to monetary fines and/or be arrested. You can also be held civilly liable for damages resulting from the improper use of any fireworks – legal or illegal, and  Oregon law also make parents liable for damages caused by their children and allows fire departments to charge for the cost of suppressing fires caused by fireworks. Additionally, the use of illegal fireworks constitutes criminal activity, and your insurance policy may not cover you if you engage in a criminal act that results in damage.

With our local area having just experienced a devastating wildfire event that resulted in the loss of hundreds of homes and displacement of numerous families, the concerns of fire danger is on the forefront of everyone’s minds. During dry summer conditions, an errant firework can ignite vegetation, vehicles and even house roofs. Also, it goes without saying that even legal fireworks are dangerous and can cause property damage, as well as serious injuries and burns to users and those around them, especially unsupervised children.

The members of the Lincoln City Police Department want our citizens and visitors to have a safe and happy July 4th holiday and encourage everyone to keep it safe and keep it legal.

Submitted By:  Sergeant Jeffrey Winn


Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - June 15, 2021
Douglas Co. Government - 06/15/21 12:39 PM
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JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 15, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, there are TWELVE (12) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report since our noon update yesterday.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,816. Currently, there are TWELVE (12) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and seven out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart

Date

Thursday

June 10, 2021

Friday

June 11, 2021

Saturday/Sunday

June 12&13, 2021

Monday,

June 14, 2021

Today, Tuesday,

June 15, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,737

3,757

3,798

3,803

3,816

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,558

3,579

3,618

3,623

3,635

Presumptive

179

178

180

180

181

Total Currently Hospitalized

8

6

8

10

12

Total Currently in Isolation

161

175

187

185

176

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

80

80

80

80

80

Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 176 cases in isolation, as well as another 560 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 736 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY WEEKLY VACCINATION RATE

As of Monday, June 14, 2021, 53.10% of eligible residents ages 16 and older in Douglas County have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.  That means that a total of 50,351 residents have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  741 new vaccination doses were given since last week for residents ages 12 and older (96 here less than 16 years of age).  We wanted to let everyone know that another 842 previously administered doses were finally added to the Oregon Alert IIS System this week to account for historical data from March and April from the Cow Creek Tribe.  As a reminder, we are still adding vaccine doses given to Douglas County residents at the Roseburg VA Health Care Center and Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians Health Care Community to the state reported numbers that have yet to be added to the Oregon Alert IIS System, as the State does not include these in their total weekly percentage. 

 

As we have stated numerous times before, our percentage of eligible residents that have been vaccinated is not the same as the number that the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has on their daily online vaccination report.  This is because the OHA vaccination data DOES NOT include the all the vaccines given by Federally recognized sites in our county (Roseburg VA and Cow Creek).  The OHA report located here, clearly states that their data is “Because ALERT IIS does not capture doses administered at Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and Federal Bureau of Prisons, Oregon is measuring progress towards this statewide goal using CDC data which includes vaccinations at these federal sites. For counties, in order to be eligible to move to Lower Risk in Oregon's Risk Level Framework, 65% or more of the county population 16 and older must have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This is based on ALERT 11S data as well as federal doses from Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and Federal Bureau of Prisons. Federal doses from these entities are not shown below but are counted toward the county risk metric movement.”  Because these Federal sites receive their COVID-19 vaccines directly from the Federal Government, they are required to report their vaccination data directly to the Federal Government.  The Cow Creek Tribe is now entering data into BOTH the federal and state systems, but the data reconciliation is still not complete. The Fed’s and OHA say they have yet to find to good way to combine the state and federal vaccination data in their daily reports. So, there is an obvious discrepancy in the vaccination data.  That is why Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman and Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer have fervently asked OHA, the State of Oregon and our State Legislators to address and correct this problem.  In May, OHA finally agreed to allow Douglas County to count our federal vaccination doses in our “65% or more” count for their State Mandated Risk Level Metric Movement.  However, we are still awaiting a corrected representation of vaccination data on the OHA daily online vaccination report. We will continue to use our format of adding the Federal vaccination data to the state vaccination data moving forward to accurately represent the number of residents in Douglas County that have been vaccinated.  Douglas County needs to vaccinate about 11,300 more eligible residents in order to reach the 65% goal. 

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

It will be a busy week for the Tiger Team.  The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at pop up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are currently open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021: Glendale and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the Glendale Rural Fire Protection District – Fire Station located at 218 Windy Creek Road in Glendale from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Days Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the Days Creek Charter School located at 11381 Tiller Trail Hwy in Days Creek from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Milo- Tiller and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the Milo Rural Fire Protection District -Fire Station located at 21484 Tiller Trail Hwy in Days Creek from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021: Toketee-Diamond Lake and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the US Forest Service - Diamond Lake Ranger District – Ranger Station located at 2020 Toketee-Rigdon Road in Idleyld Park from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Friday, June 18, 2021: Reedsport and surrounding area. Clinic will be held at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship located at Rainbow Plaza, 345 Riverfront Way in Reedsport from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Saturday, June 19, 2021: Reedsport and surrounding area. Clinic will be held at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship located at Rainbow Plaza, 345 Riverfront Way in Reedsport from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

The Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550Click here for the calendar listing of the upcoming Tiger Team Pop Up Vaccine Clinics

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health opened a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco.  The new COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic opened Wednesday, May 18, 2021, and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The new COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older.  To schedule an appointment during the week please call (541) 672-9596.

 

As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  As of May 13, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15, joining those 16 and above who are already eligible.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccine and will be giving to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

Please note that for residents that are ages 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

#ITSYOURTURN DOUGLAS COUNTY - DPHN COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone in Douglas County ages 12 and older. Douglas Public Health Network created the #itsyourturn COVID-19 vaccine campaign to encourage everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine to help our communities fight the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  For more information on how you can take your turn and get your COVID-19 vaccine, contact your primary health care provider, call any local pharmacy, talk to your employer or visit DougCoVaccine.com. Check out the latest videos on the DPHN Facebook Page or the DPHN YouTube Channel, that feature local vaccine voices who hope to inspire our friends, family and neighbors to get the COVID-19 vaccine, so we can move forward to normal lives, activities and celebrations sooner rather than later.  #itsyourturn

 

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Western Oregon University Celebrates Passage of Bill Allowing Professional Doctoral Degrees
Western Oregon University - 06/15/21 12:07 PM
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MONMOUTH, Ore. – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s recent signature on SB 230 allows the state’s three regional public universities to offer professional doctoral degrees and aids Western Oregon University’s goal of offering doctoral degrees in high-demand, high-paying fields. The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2022.

 

Since 1997, when the three regional colleges were redefined as comprehensive universities, Western Oregon, Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon have been restricted to conferring degrees no higher than a master’s. Now, they can offer professional doctoral degrees, which differ from research doctorates (Ph.D.s) in that they are designed to prepare students for a particular specialty; they often lead to professional licensure. Professional doctoral degrees are common in fields WOU is strongest in such as education, health sciences and business.

 

“We are excited about this long-anticipated outcome,” said WOU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Rob Winningham. “Now, Western, under its independent board, can control its destiny by proposing and delivering academic programs that meet market need. WOU is simply continuing its evolution to remain relevant in today’s economy.”

 

As WOU moves forward in its journey to being a Hispanic Serving Institution and supporting underrepresented communities, the bill’s passage will also allow it to provide new pathways for students to be ready for well paying, community-focused professional jobs.

 

“Passage of SB 230 was the result of active support and recognition by the Oregon Legislature that WOU plays a critical role in meeting the emerging workforce needs of the region and the state,” said Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives David McDonald. “The ability to offer professional doctorates is a natural extension of the targeted and successful education and training we have provided for decades in areas such as Community Health, Criminal Justice, Education and other programs designed to prepare students for rewarding professional careers.  We are excited to be able to better serve Oregon and its residents.”

 

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About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University, founded in 1856 in Monmouth, is the state’s oldest public university. Serving about 4,500 students, WOU is a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution with about 70% of the student population being from Oregon. A significant portion of attendees are members of under-represented groups, veterans or non-traditional students. WOU is Oregon’s campus of choice for those seeking a transformative education in a supportive, student-centered learning community where classes are taught by faculty. Together we succeed.




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Oregon Adds 6,900 Jobs in May
Oregon Employment Department - 06/15/21 10:00 AM

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 5.9% in May, the same as the revised rate in April. This was the first time Oregon’s rate was below 6% since March 2020 when the state’s rate was 3.6%. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.8% in May from 6.1% in April.

In Oregon, nonfarm payroll employment grew by 6,900 in May, following monthly gains averaging 11,400 in the prior four months. Monthly gains in May were largest in private education (+3,400 jobs); professional and business services (+2,900); construction (+900); and financial activities (+900). Only one major industry shed more than 500 jobs in May: transportation, warehousing, and utilities (-800 jobs).

In May, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment totaled 1,864,000, a drop of 109,000 jobs, or 5.5% from the pre-recession peak in February 2020. Oregon’s employment dropped to a low of 1,687,500 by April 2020. Since then, Oregon has recovered 176,500 jobs, or 62% of the jobs lost between February and April 2020.

Leisure and hospitality accounts for the bulk of Oregon’s jobs not recovered since early 2020. It employed 169,600 in May, and added only 1,600 jobs in the most recent two months. The industry is still 46,700 jobs below its peak month of February 2020, so it accounts for 43% of overall nonfarm payroll jobs lost since Oregon’s pre-recession peak. The restaurants, bars, and hotels that make up accommodation and food services have shown flat hiring trends over the most recent three months; the employment level in this component industry has been close to 150,000 in March, April, and May.

Local government is another industry that has a long way to go to get back to normal. Employment averaged 207,400 in the past 12 months, compared with an average of 229,000 during the most recent pre-recession year of 2019. In May, local government employed 207,800. Local government education—including K-12 schools, community colleges, and public universities—accounts for over half of all local government employment.

A return to pre-pandemic employment is closer at hand for several major industries that were less impacted by the COVID recession. Although the following industries still haven’t surpassed their pre-recession peak, each is within 3% of attaining that milestone: trade, transportation, and utilities; financial activities; information; construction; and professional and business services.

Next Press Releases

The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the May county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, June 22, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for June on Tuesday, July 13.

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The PDF version of the news release can be found at QualityInfo.org/press-release. To obtain the data in other formats such as in Excel, visit QualityInfo.org, then within the top banner, select Economic Data, then choose LAUS or CES. To request the press release as a Word document, contact the person shown at the top of this press release.

To file a claim for unemployment benefits or get more information about unemployment programs, visit unemployment.oregon.gov.

Equal Opportunity program — auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.




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"No Drone Zone" in Place for the U.S. Olympic Trials in Lane County (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 06/15/21 9:30 AM
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Note to Eugene media: in-person interviews are available between 1 and 2 pm. Please contact media.portland@fbi.gov to schedule a time.

The FBI, working with local, state and federal partners, will enforce a “No Drone Zone” area in Eugene and Springfield during the upcoming U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field. The zone, which falls under a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), will be established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and it will be in effect during the active event days (June 18 – 21 and June 24 – 27).

The TFR will run two nautical miles out from Hayward Field on all active event days and three nautical miles out (to include the Race Walk events in Springfield) on June 26th.

The FAA B4UFLY mobile app is one of many ways that drone operators can access information about controlled airspace, special use airspace, critical infrastructure, airports, national parks, military training routes and temporary flight restrictions. The B4UFLY app is available to download for free at the App Store for iOS and Google Play store for Android. More info on the app can be found here.

The FBI has the authority to seize drones that violate these TFRs, and drone operators may face civil penalties or criminal charges. If you are a drone operator, ensure you are aware of these restrictions and comply with them. 

Congress gave the FBI the authority to counter, seize, and investigate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in 2018 with the passage of the Preventing Emerging Threats Act. The Department of Justice has designated Hayward Field and airspace around the facility as a protected venue, allowing for enforcement of "no drone zones" under this act.

In addition to the “no drone zone” operations, the FBI, Eugene Police, University of Oregon Police, and other local, state and federal partners have been coordinating in order to rapidly share any threat information to the U.S. Olympic Trials or any related activities. There is currently no known threat to any of the scheduled events.

All of the law enforcement partners remind everyone who lives, works, or is visiting the area that if they See Something, Say Something. Working together, we can help keep the events safe for the athletes and the wider community.

Anyone with information about potential threats targeting the U.S. Olympic Trials should contact the FBI at (800) CALL-FBI or at tips.fbi.gov, or call local authorities.

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Elder Fraud Report + Oregon FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Elder Fraud (Sweepstakes & Telemarketing) (Photo)
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The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) today released its 2020 Elder Fraud Report at www.ic3.gov. In 2020, IC3 received a total of 791,790 complaints with reported losses exceeding $4.1 billion. Based on the information provided in the complaints, approximately 28% of the total fraud losses were sustained by victims over the age of 60, resulting in approximately $1 billion in losses to seniors. This represents an increase of approximately $300 million in losses reported in 2020 versus what was reported by victims over 60 in 2019. More info can be found here.

In recognition of Elder Abuse Awareness day (today) and Elder Abuse Awareness Month (June), our next few Tech Tuesday reports will address specific fraud schemes targeting seniors.

Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. This week: a look at how to help senior citizens build a digital defense against elder fraud. 

Sweepstakes scams may make you think you are a big winner when, in fact, you could end up losing everything. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center says that more than 3,700 senior victims reported losses of $38 million to this kind of scam in 2020. 

Here’s how it works: the bad guy convinces the senior that she has won money in a sweepstakes or foreign lottery. The fraudsters often claim to be an attorney, customs official, or lottery representative. They make an effort to appear official and reputable. The scammer tells the victim that she has to pay some kind of fee before receiving a prize… a fee for shipping or insurance costs, customs duties or taxes.  

Through the course of this scam, the criminal will often find and use personal information about the victim in an effort to gain her trust. The scammer knows that older victims are more likely to be polite, trusting and willing to believe those in a position of authority.  

The second kind of elder fraud we are talking about today involves telemarketing scams… scams where the bad guy convinces the victim he can make money fast or avoid some legal or tax problem.

These kinds of scams have been around forever, but evolving technology makes them even harder to spot. Criminals buy and sell marketing lists and personal information so they can have as many details as possible about their victims before they make contact. In some cases, they take the time to build a relationship with the senior so the senior is less likely to look for outside guidance before sending money to the scammer. 

Here’s how you can protect yourself and family members: 

  • Do not give out personal info by phone, mail, or the internet unless you initiate the contact.  
  • Always use publicly available sources to confirm you are using legitimate contact numbers and addresses for a business or agency. 
  • Do not pay for fees or services with a gift card. Legitimate services will not request payment like this. 
  • Be wary if someone tells you that you have to pay immediately or the offer will disappear. 
  • Be wary if you have to pay any fee or provide bank account information for a “free” gift, vacation or prize. 

As the old adage goes – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

If you have been victimized by an online scam, report your suspicious contacts to the FBI. You can file an online report at the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your FBI local office. 

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Attached Media Files: TT - Elder Fraud (Sweepstakes) - AUDIO - June 15, 2021 , TT - Elder Fraud (Sweepstakes) - GRAPHIC - June 15, 2021

Historic cemeteries commission awards grants to multiple projects
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 06/15/21 9:00 AM

Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) has awarded $62,500 in grants to 15 historic cemetery projects throughout the state. The funds will help support preservation efforts, repair work and visitor education. Individual award amounts ranged from $596-$9,452.

Funded projects:

  • Marker repair and leveling at the Bonanza Memorial Park Cemetery in Klamath County.
  • Monument repair and cleaning at the Zion Memorial Cemetery in Canby.
  • Marker repair at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Corvallis.
  • Marker repair at the Dallas Cemetery in Polk County.
  • Installation of security cameras at the Fernwood Pioneer and Fernwood Friends Cemeteries in Yamhill County.
  • Clean and reset headstones at the Hubbard Cemetery.
  • Repair and reset four grave markers and research, design, and install an interpretive panel about the history of the people buried there, including a daughter of a woman who had been freed from slavery and arrived in Oregon in 1853 at Logtown Cemetery in Jackson County.
  • Marker repair at the Lafayette Masonic Cemetery.
  • Complete tree removal and trimming at the Missouri Flat Cemetery in Jackson County.
  • Create and install signs at 10 cemeteries in Columbia County.
  • Repair markers at Riverside Cemetery in Albany.
  • Trim trees at the Scappoose Fairview Cemetery.
  • Clean markers and train volunteers at Tillamook and Bay City IOOF Cemeteries in Tillamook County.
  • Complete a ground penetrating radar investigation at the Weston Cemetery in Umatilla County.

Historic cemeteries are documented by OCHC and must include the burial of at least one person who died 75 years before the current date.

The historic cemetery grant program is offered annually by the OCHC, part of the Oregon Heritage Program at Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). The grant program is supported by lottery and other funds.

OCHC maintains a list of all pioneer and historic cemeteries in the state. The seven-member appointed commission helps people and organizations document, preserve and promote designated historic cemeteries statewide.

For more information about the grant program or the OCHC, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at i.gill@oregon.gov">Kuri.gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.


New round of rent assistance pre-applications opens as eviction moratorium ends
Lane Co. Government - 06/15/21 9:00 AM

Oregon’s eviction moratorium comes to an end on June 30, 2021. Under state law (SB 282), Oregonians will have until February 28, 2022 to pay back rent accumulated between April 2020 and June 2021.

 

Beginning July 1, 2021, renters must pay current rent on-time or face eviction for non-payment. Renters cannot be evicted for rent owed between April 2020 and June 2021 until after the grace period expires next February.

 

Pre-applications for rent assistance will reopen in Lane County on Friday, June 25, at 9:00 a.m. and close on Monday, June 27, at 5:00 p.m. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a renter living in Lane County.
  • Have income at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income.
  • Experienced loss of income due to COVID-19 related factors or experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. 

 

Pre-applications will be prioritized based on income, unemployment history and need. Pre-applications will be processed by community partners who will reach out to tenants and ask for additional information and eligibility documentation. 

 

To apply, visit www.LaneCounty.org/RENT. For assistance completing the pre-application over the phone, call (541) 682-3776.

 

If someone has applied for rent and utility assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program website they do not need to reapply.? 
 

Pre-applications will also be accepted July 9–12 and August 13–16.

 

The Oregon Law Center has compiled a detailed summary of SB 282 online

 

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day recognizes need to protect seniors from financial fraud
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 06/15/21 8:46 AM

Salem – Financial abuse can happen to anyone at any time, but perpetrators often target seniors. Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation asks everyone to be on the lookout for the financial exploitation of seniors.

Scammers use several tactics to gain trust from seniors in order to steal their finances. Unfortunately, some of these offenders are the guardians who are responsible for acting in the person’s best interest. Guardians are often a person the senior trusts and is granted control of the person’s assets. Financial abuse or exploitation often occurs when the guardian improperly uses the financial resources of a senior.

“Legal guardians are important resources for many older people, and it is vital for guardians to always act in the best interest of the person in their charge,” said TK Keen, Division of Financial Regulation administrator. “Learning to recognize the signs of elder financial abuse and how to report it enables all of us to protect Oregon seniors.”

Senior financial exploitation can be difficult to identify. Here are six examples to watch for:

  • A new and overly protective friend or caregiver, especially if the senior is considering surrendering financial control to the person.
  • Fear of someone or a sudden change in feelings about them.
  • A lack of knowledge about financial status or reluctance to discuss financial matters.
  • Sudden or unexplained changes in spending habits, a will, trust, or beneficiary designation.
  • Unexplained checks made out to cash, unexplained loans, or unexplained disappearance of assets (cash, valuables, securities, etc.).
  • Suspicious signatures on the senior’s checks or other documents.

Call 855-503-SAFE (7233) (toll-free) if you believe an Oregon senior is being financially exploited. You can also visit the division’s protect yourself from fraud website for resources to prevent, report, and recover from financial abuse. 

The division is working with the North American Securities Administrators Association to share resources that will help people identify and report financial abuse. Visit serveourseniors.org for red flags to identify possible elder abuse by a guardian.

Finally, the division and several federal and state partners are providing comprehensive training to the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors about the Senior Safe Act.

Oregon’s Senior Safe Act makes securities industry professionals mandatory reporters for suspected elder financial exploitation. Securities professionals, such as broker-dealers and investment advisors, should use the division’s file a suspected financial abuse report webpage when they suspect potential financial abuse of an Oregon senior.

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About DCBS: The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit dcbs.oregon.gov. 

About Oregon DFR: The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit dfr.oregon.gov.


Oregon CERFP conducts Rogue One disaster readiness exercise
Oregon Military Department - 06/15/21 7:00 AM

Media Advisory

 

June 14, 2021                                              

1st Lt. N. Daniel Delgado, 503-888-4973

 

Oregon CERFP conducts Rogue One disaster readiness exercise

 

CAMP RILEA, Ore. -- The Oregon Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP – pronounced
“surf pea”) is conducting the Rogue One exercise evaluation to demonstrate their disaster readiness June 14-17, 2021. Rogue One is the first CERFP exercise of this nature and scope since the Covid-19 lockdown began in early 2020. It tests CERFP’s readiness to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive disasters.

 

CERFP provides immediate response capability to local and state governments including: search and extraction, decontamination, medical triage, and initial treatment to stabilize patients for transport to medical facilities. Rogue One participants include members of the Oregon Army Guard, Oregon Air Guard, and Washington Army Guard, making this a joint, interstate exercise.

 

B-roll can be downloaded at the following link:

 

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/801186/rogue-one-2021-day-1

 

For more information about the Oregon National Guard’s CERFP unit, see attached news story and photos:

 

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/124567/alaskan-exercise-tests-oregon-guards-cerfp-agility

 

A limited number of on-site engagements will be available for the media to come on post and cover the exercise. For more information, contact 1st Lt. Daniel Delgado, 142nd Wing Public Affairs, at 503-888-4973.

 

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About the 142nd Wing

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,400 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $130 million to the region. The 142nd Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.

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Smoke Detector Alerts Lebanon Resident
Lebanon Fire District - 06/15/21 4:41 AM
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A working smoke detector alerted a Lebanon Fire District resident early Tuesday morning of fire in her house. Shortly before 2 am a female resident, the only occupant in the house at the time of the blaze was taking a shower when she was alerted from the sound of “beeps” over her music while she showered.

The resident then noticed the smell of smoke and could see the smoke coming from around the bathroom door. Not knowing if there was a fire in the hallway, the occupant escaped through a bathroom window to the outside and made her way to the back of residence, there she saw the blaze in her bedroom through the window. The resident attempted to extinguish the fire with a garden hose before she notified other family members who lived down the street. The resident’s uncle arrived and made entrance into the structure through a bedroom window where he encountered heavy smoke with heat and could see a fire near the wall. The family member attempted to extinguish the blaze with a fire extinguisher and threw a burning mattress outside, through the window. The resident then called 911.

Fire crews from Lebanon Fire District arrived at 0138 to the single-family residence and found smoke coming from the front door. After the Incident Commander made his walk around the building, crews were sent through the front door for an offensive fire attack. Crews encountered light smoke in the structure and made their way back to the room of origin where the fire had made its way up the wall, but was out due to the family using extinguisher. Firefighters were on scene approximately one hour clearing smoke and checking for any fire extension into the walls and attic space.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but early indications are suggesting a plugged-in vaping devise that was recharging in the fire bedroom at the time of the blaze. No occupants or firefighters were hurt during the incident.

The Lebanon Fire District would like to remind its community of the importance of functioning smoke detectors. Smoke detectors save lives, as was the instance here this morning. Check your detectors regularly and make sure there are adequate numbers of detectors in your residence. If you have questions on smoke detectors please contact your local fire department, we will be happy to help. Firefighters would also like to remind its residents to call 911 early and not go back into any structure if there is a fire, you could become trapped or overcome by the heat and smoke.

The Lebanon Fire District responded with 9 personnel, 3 on 1 Ladder Truck, 2 on 1 Engine, 2 on 1 ALS Ambulance and 2 Chief officers.




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Mon. 06/14/21
Oregon reports 127 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths
Oregon Health Authority - 06/14/21 4:35 PM

June 14, 2021

Contact: OHA External Relations, covid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us" target="_blank">orcovid19.media@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon reports 127 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are no new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, the state’s death toll remains at 2,730 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 127 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 205,154.

CDC data tracker issue update

OHA has relied on a daily U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) data update to report the number of people who need to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to reach Oregon’s goal of vaccinating 70% of people 18 and older.

Unfortunately, CDC is experiencing an issue with the data feed that contributes to its COVID data tracker dashboard, which Oregon uses to track the state’s progress towards 70%.

CDC is working to resolve the issue and anticipates having it fixed by June 15. The COVID data tracker is the only place where doses from all sources administered to Oregonians are reported, including doses administered by federal entities, as well as doses administered to people living in Oregon by providers in other states.

Vaccinations in Oregon

Today, OHA reported that 11,430 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 7,793 doses were administered on June 13 and 3,637 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 13.

The seven-day running average is now 16,766 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered 2,382,590 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,674,408 first and second doses of Moderna and 156,692 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of today, 2,323,460 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,038,610 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 71,522. A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

To date, 2,881,575 doses of Pfizer, 2,195,420 doses of Moderna and 299,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change

OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 174, which is 11 more than yesterday. There are 46 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven more than yesterday.

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,175, which is an 22.3% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (1), Clackamas (25), Clatsop (5), Columbia (2), Crook (2), Deschutes (9), Douglas (12), Grant (1), Harney (9), Josephine (3), Lane (5), Linn (13), Morrow (2), Multnomah (30), Union (1), Washington (3), Yamhill (3).

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations? 

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English?or?Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.

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CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet June 18
Oregon Health Authority - 06/14/21 2:24 PM

June 14, 2021

Contact: Philip Schmidt, 503-383-6079philip.schmidt@dhsoha.state.or.us (media inquiries)

Brian Toups, 503-385-6542rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet June 18

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority’s CCO Metrics and Scoring Committee.

When: June 18, 9 a.m. to noon.

Where: By webinar and conference line only. The public may join remotely through a webinar and conference line:

  • Join the webinar at

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1614420762?pwd=YmFYbmpKUStUeGQ2eWMwL3h5dVdGdz09

  • Conference line: 669-254-5252, Meeting ID: 161 442 0762, Password: 138168.

Agenda: Welcome, consent agenda, minutes approval, and general updates (9:00-9:15); Public testimony (9:15-9:35); Select penultimate 2022 incentive measure set / Challenge Pool (9:35-10:30); Continue selection of penultimate 2022 incentive measure set / Challenge Pool (10:45-11:50); 2021 benchmark reopening timeline (11:50-12:00); adjourn.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/Metrics-Scoring-Committee.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Brian Toups at, 503-385-6542, 711 TTY, rian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us">brian.m.toups@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.


Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board -- Equity Subcommittee meets June 18
Oregon Health Authority - 06/14/21 12:39 PM

June 14, 2021

Contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@dhsoha.state.or.us

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board – Equity Subcommittee meets June 18

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, Equity Subcommittee.

Agenda: TBD

When: Friday, June 18, 3-5 p.m. No public comment period available.

Where: Via Zoom Meeting:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16018821728

Meeting ID: 160 1882 1728

Background: Established by Ballot Measure 109 (2020), the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board makes recommendations to OHA on available scientific studies and research on the safety and efficacy of psilocybin in treating mental health conditions, and makes recommendations on the requirements, specifications and guidelines for providing psilocybin services in Oregon.

The Board will also develop a long-term strategic plan for ensuring that psilocybin services will become and remain a safe, accessible and affordable therapeutic option for all persons 21 years of age and older in this state for whom psilocybin may be appropriate; and monitor and study federal laws, regulations and policies regarding psilocybin.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters.
  • Written materials in other languages.
  • Braille
  • Large print.
  • Audio and other formats.

If you need help or have questions, please contact Nic Riley at 971-673-0404, 711 TTY, or iley@dhsoha.state.gov">nic.riley@dhsoha.state.gov, at least 48 hours before the meeting.


Suspect Apprehended for Child Sex Crimes
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/14/21 12:29 PM
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Sacramento (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office Assist JCSO Detectives in Apprehending Suspect Wanted for Child Sex Crimes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives left the County early Thursday morning to execute a search warrant in Sacramento, Calif. After the crime occurred in Central Point, Ore., the suspect was made aware of the victim disclosure and armed himself while making suicidal statements to a family member. The suspect, Thomas Grant Cox, 58, of Central Point, Ore., then fled to Sacramento, Calif.

In the days after this event, JCSO detectives worked closely with Sacramento Sheriff’s investigators to determine a known location for the suspect. Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies began surveillance Wednesday, June 9, until Cox was arrested Thursday at approx. 1617 hours. The suspect left the residence in a vehicle and Sacramento Sheriff’s SWAT team initiated a traffic stop, taking him into custody without incident.

JCSO detectives interviewed Cox and obtained additional information, which led to him being lodged in the Sacramento County Jail for two counts of first-degree Rape, and two counts of first-degree Sex Abuse. Bail is set at $1,000,000.

An extradition process is necessary prior to Cox returning to Jackson County.

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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Weekday Update - June 12, 2021
Douglas Co. Government - 06/14/21 12:09 PM
MONDAY
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Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the agencies that make up the DCCRT

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 14, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - WEEKDAY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  FORMAT CHANGES:  As we continue to progress along our journey to provide the most up-to-date and accurate local COVID-19 information, we recognize the need to modify the format of our updates from time to time.  So, in light of that, and given that this is our second Monday since we transitioned to weekday only updates, we are going to present the Weekend Recap first in our Monday updates, to catch you up, and then present our Monday COVID statistics.    As a reminder, on Friday, June 4, 2021, the DCCRT’s Joint Information Team transitioned to weekday only updates.  We still provide a recap of the local weekend COVID numbers, but they will be reported in a weekend recap story on Mondays.  If there comes a time where we feel it is necessary to go back to a seven-day-daily update, we are prepared to bring the Saturday and Sunday updates back.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY WEEKEND RECAP: JUNE 12 & 13, 2021

As a reminder, our DCCRT daily updates have now transitioned to weekday updates. But, as promised we are providing a recap of our Saturday and Sunday numbers.  On Saturday, June 12, 2021 we had TWENTY-ONE (21) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) presumptive that was moved to a positive with a positive test result, THREE (3) new presumptives, 171 cases in isolation, 566 cases in quarantine and SEVEN (7) Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized, three locally and four out-of-the-area. On Sunday, June 13, 2021 we had SEVENTEEN (17) people with new positive test results, 187 cases in isolation, 577 cases in quarantine and EIGHT (8) Douglas County COVID-19 patients being hospitalized, four locally and four out-of-the-area.  Our combined weekend total was: THIRTY-EIGHT (38) new people with positive test results, ONE (1) presumptive that was moved to a positive with a positive test result and THREE (3) new presumptives, bringing our weekend total of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 3,798.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, June 14, 2021, there are FIVE (5) people with new positive test results to report following our Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021 recap presented above.  The total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County is now at 3,803. Currently, there are TEN (10) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and four out-of-the-area. Our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, under the direction of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, continue to devote all resources available to our local COVID response.

 

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart

Date

Wednesday

June 9, 2021

Thursday

June 10, 2021

Friday

June 11, 2021

Saturday/Sunday

June 12&13, 2021

Today, Monday,

June 14, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

3,723

3,737

3,757

3,798

3,803

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

3,549

3,558

3,579

3,618

3,623

Presumptive

174

179

178

180

180

Total Currently Hospitalized

8

8

6

8

10

Total Currently in Isolation

189

161

175

187

185

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

80

80

80

80

80

Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted.

 

 

LOCAL CONTACTS AND CASES BEING SUPPORTED IN ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

Currently, DPHN is supporting 185 cases in isolation, as well as another 549 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases.  Currently, staff is supporting a total of 734 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.  This number represents a snapshot of the significant amount of work being done locally to help control the spread of COVID.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY TIGER TEAM’S FREE POP-UP COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

It will be a busy week for the Tiger Team.  The Douglas County Tiger Team continues to bring free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via our mobile medical vans (MMV) at pop up vaccine clinics.  They are visiting businesses, farms, fire stations and other locations in our smaller remote communities in Douglas County. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who have led the charge for our Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team efforts since the beginning, have coordinated with DPHN to organize our local Tiger Team to manage our vaccine outreach efforts through ‘pop-up’ vaccine clinics. 

 

The Douglas County Tiger Team will be hosting FREE POP UP COVID VACCINE CLINICS at the locations listed below.  The clinics are currently open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and preregistration is not necessary:

 

  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021: Azalea and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the Azalea Rural Fire Protection District – Fire Station located at 495 Azalea-Glen Road in Azalea from from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021: Glendale and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the Glendale Rural Fire Protection District – Fire Station located at 218 Windy Creek Road in Glendale from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Days Creek and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the Days Creek Charter School located at 11381 Tiller Trail Hwy in Days Creek from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Milo- Tiller and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the Milo Rural Fire Protection District -Fire Station located at 21484 Tiller Trail Hwy in Days Creek from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021: Toketee-Diamond Lake and surrounding area.  Clinic will be held at the US Forest Service - Diamond Lake Ranger District – Ranger Station located at 2020 Toketee-Rigdon Road in Idleyld Park from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

  • Friday, June 18, 2021: Reedsport and surrounding area. Clinic will be held at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship located at Rainbow Plaza, 345 Riverfront Way in Reedsport from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021: Reedsport and surrounding area. Clinic will be held at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship located at Rainbow Plaza, 345 Riverfront Way in Reedsport from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

 

The Tiger Team coordinates with Umpqua Valley Ambulance to bring a certified vaccinator and a medical assistant to each clinic.  If you are interested in having the Douglas County Tiger Team come to your business, fire department, farm or town to provide a pop-up vaccine clinic or if you have any questions about our Douglas County Tiger Teams and want a schedule of their upcoming pop-up vaccination clinics, please call (541) 670-3110 or our local COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550Click here for the calendar listing of the upcoming Tiger Team Pop Up Vaccine Clinics

 

AVIVA HAS A DEDICATED FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC SITE IN ROSEBURG 

Shared from Aviva Health.  Aviva Health opened a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic site at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101 in Roseburg, just across the street from its main Roseburg Clinic location near Costco.  The new COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic opened Wednesday, May 18, 2021, and offers free COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.   The new COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is open for residents ages 12 and older.  To schedule an appointment during the week please call (541) 672-9596.

 

As a reminder: Parental or guardian consent is required to vaccinate residents 12 to 14 years old.  Written consent can be obtained in advance.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPEN FOR EVERYONE 12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER

According to the CDC, State of Oregon and OHA, ALL residents ages 12 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 Vaccine.  As of May 13, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for people ages 12 to 15, joining those 16 and above who are already eligible.  The good news, according to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, is that we have plenty of vaccine and will be giving to anyone 12 and above who wants it. Remember, “it’s your turn!” So, get signed up or show up to get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

 

  1. Call and set up an appointment with your primary health care provider or ask them for a referral to another health care provider.
  2. Call and set up an appointment with a local pharmacy.
  3. Sign up for or attend one of the vaccination clinics offered in Douglas County through DPHN, Douglas County, Aviva Health or our Douglas County Tiger Team. 
  4. If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact to set up an appointment at (541) 672-9405 or log onto https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/
  5. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veterans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  For more information, call the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000 or log onto https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.

 

Please note that for residents that are ages 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

 

#ITSYOURTURN DOUGLAS COUNTY - DPHN COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone in Douglas County ages 12 and older. Douglas Public Health Network created the #itsyourturn COVID-19 vaccine campaign to encourage everyone to step up and take their turn to get their COVID-19 vaccine to help our communities fight the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  For more information on how you can take your turn and get your COVID-19 vaccine, contact your primary health care provider, call any local pharmacy, talk to your employer or visit DougCoVaccine.com. Check out the latest videos on the DPHN Facebook Page or the DPHN YouTube Channel, that feature local vaccine voices who hope to inspire our friends, family and neighbors to get the COVID-19 vaccine, so we can move forward to normal lives, activities and celebrations sooner rather than later.  #itsyourturn

 

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Hit and run crash
Lane Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/14/21 11:58 AM

UPDATE

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is looking to speak with the driver of a dark green Ford pickup that was in the area of the crash last night.  The driver is described as an ‘older’ white male adult standing approximately 6’02” and weighing approximately 250lbs.  He is further described as having gray hair and a gray beard.  The truck possibly has fresh damage to the front including a broken or cracked bug shield.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt 1.

Lane County Sheriff's Office Case #21-3285   

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office along with the assistance of the Oregon State Police and Cottage Grove Police Department are investigating a hit and run crash that occurred near the intersection of Hillside Dr. and Howard Lp. just outside of Cottage Grove.  This afternoon at approximately s://1">5:45pm a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.  The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.  This investigation is developing and updates will be provided when available.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.


Deputies Search for Missing Texas Man (Photos)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/14/21 11:05 AM
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Case 21-03055

PROSPECT, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies and Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel are assisting the San Antonio (Texas) Police Department in attempting to locate a man reported missing out of Texas. Kirk E. Jones, 35, has black hair with a widow’s peak, and a scar over his right eyebrow and chin. He has a slim build, standing 6'3" and weighing approx. 210 lbs. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, black motorcycle jacket and jeans. Kirk was riding a black 2017 Yamaha motorcycle and has a custom helmet with a green octopus design. he was last seen in Texas on June 3rd. His motorcycle was found in the Sky Lakes Wilderness Boundary East of Prospect, Ore.

If you have contact with this missing person in Southern Oregon or have any information, please call Sergeant Shawn Richards at 541-591-1843 or through Dispatch at 541-776-7206.

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Sun. 06/13/21
Lebanon Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped in Canal
Lebanon Fire District - 06/13/21 10:05 PM
Lieutenant Michael Maynard carries the rescued dog to safety.
Lieutenant Michael Maynard carries the rescued dog to safety.
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Lebanon firefighters and water rescue technicians rescued a stranded dog from the Albany-Lebanon canal behind the Lebanon Rite Aid store on Sunday evening. Citizens Lucas Kledziniski and Riley Swanson were walking by the canal when they noticed the dog stranded on a piling support of the railroad trestle between Main Street and Park Street. The Lebanon Police Department was called and contacted the fire district at 8:16 p.m.

Firefighters arrived shortly after and determined that personnel would need to enter the water to rescue the dog, who appeared to have an injured front leg. A rescue unit was dispatched so that firefighters could don protective dry suits, personal flotation devices, and helmets before entering the water. Two additional firefighters were staged on the canal bank beneath the Park Street bridge to act as downstream safeties in the event that a rescuer was carried downstream.

Lieutenant Michael Maynard and Engineer Corey Knipstein crossed the canal to reach the dog, who was cold and wet, but friendly. Maynard and Knipstein secured the dog with a webbing strap around its chest in the event that it broke free from their arms, and the dog was carried back to the shore and to a waiting Lebanon Police patrol car where it was scanned for a microchip (it did not have one) and transported to the River’s Edge Pet Medical Center for an evaluation. Fire crews were on scene for roughly 45 minutes for the rescue.  The dog was a black mixed-breed and approximately 40-45 pounds. For more information on the dog please contact the Lebanon Police Department.

The Lebanon Fire District thanks Lucas and Corey for doing the right thing and notifying the proper authorities rather than attempting to rescue the dog themselves. Rivers and canals can appear slow moving and shallow but their beds can be deep with silt and debris which could easily trap a foot or leg and lead to a drowning. LFD advises people to never enter moving water without a properly fitting life jacket on. The Lebanon Fire District offers free same day loaner life jackets at three locations – Gills Landing, Waterloo Park North Boat Ramp, and Waterloo Park South Boat Ramp. Microchips can be safely placed in dogs and cats for less than $25 and are available at most veterinarian offices.

For more HD images and video of this rescue visit the LFD Facebook page and Youtube Channel




Attached Media Files: Lieutenant Michael Maynard carries the rescued dog to safety.