Four new coronavirus cases in Oregon
We know you are concerned about coronavirus cases in Oregon so we want to share with you the news we shared with the media: Oregon health officials identified four new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 among residents in Jackson, Klamath and Washington counties.
State and local health officials are moving quickly to contact people who may have been in close contact with the individuals who tested as presumptively positive cases. Three of the new cases are travel-related; one was a contact of a known case.
For family members of older adults
We are all concerned about what COVID-19 could mean for the health of our elderly loved ones. CDC reports that older adults may be at a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
We understand how important it is to protect our parents, grandparents and other vulnerable populations. We all have a role to play in protecting at-risks groups. Here are some easy things you can do to protect the older adults in your life.
Practicing good hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know for hand washing success:
- Wash your hands often
- Lather the backs your palms, back of your hands, in between your fingers and under your nails
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds
- Rinse well with clean, warm water
- Dry your hands with a clean towel
- If you don’t have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer