Twenty-one new cases, mass vaccination event for Douglas County in planning stage
Written by Patrick Schneider on March 8, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Monday, March 8, 2021, there are twenty-one people with new positive test results to report since Sunday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 2,636. Currently, there are thirteen Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and four out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 205 cases in isolation, as well as another 442 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 647 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Douglas County and DPHN are working with our local health care partners to organize a mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event in Douglas County for Saturday, March 13, 2021. The event will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, and will be for eligible residents ages 65 and older, by appointment only.
The details of the event are still in the planning stage, including how eligible residents can sign up. The county plans to utilize both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Eligible residents will be able to go online or call for an appointment starting on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, after the county releases the mechanism for signups.