Douglas County citizens in the Phase 1B, Group 6 eligible for vaccines March 29
Written by Patrick Schneider on March 24, 2021
Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, there are six people with new positive test results to report since Tuesday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 2,812. Currently, there are seven Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, three locally and four out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 110 cases in isolation, as well as another 233 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. At the moment, there are 343 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, OHA announced that 20 Oregon counties have now submitted attestation letters signaling their intention to immediately begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to expanded eligibility groups. “The Douglas County Board of Commissioners made the decision as our local Public Health Authority to write our attestation letter requesting that we move forward with the next group of eligible residents,” according to a press release from the County.
Counties that can begin to vaccinate the next phase of eligible groups are Baker, Benton, Deschutes, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Sherman, Umatilla, Union and Yamhill. By attesting, these counties can now begin vaccinating all individuals listed in Phase 1B, Group 6, ahead of the previously designated statewide start date of March 29. That means that Douglas County can now open up the vaccine eligibility to more residents.
Eligible Residents in Phase 1-B, Group 6 Include:
- Adults ages 45 to 64 with one or more underlying conditions with increased risk.
- Migrant and seasonal farm workers
- Seafood, agricultural and food processing workers
- People living in low-income, senior congregate and independent living facilities
- Sheltered and unsheltered individuals who are unhoused
- People displaced by wildfires
- Wildland firefighters
- Pregnant people 16 and older