Use motivational interviewing to recommend COVID-19 vaccine; urge those already vaccinated to talk to friends and family members; know what to tell COVID positive patients to do for isolation
Health Officer News
Increase efforts to promote SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 vaccination; engage patients in culturally specific care for underlying conditions; recognize the structural barriers to health
Cheap, counterfeit opioid pills containing fentanyl are thought to be fueling an increase in fatal drug overdoses across the Portland Metro region.
The man had several tattoos including inscriptions “Miguel” and “7”, and images of a cross, torch and heart
Tri-County health officials recommend recommend a 14-day quarantine period as the safest option.
Rapid rise in cases means not all positive cases will get follow up; contacts may not hear from local public health
Anyone getting COVID-19 testing must stay home until you hear about test results
There is clear evidence COVID-19 disproportionately affects Black/African American, Hispanic/LatinX, Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and immigrant/refugee communities.
Regional case number is approaching 1000, with about a quarter of confirmed cases requiring hospitalization.
Oregon continues to identify community-acquired cases of COVID-19 and reported the first COVID-19 related death in the state on 3/14/20
Updated Clinical and Infection Control Guidance has been issued by the Oregon Health Authority
We continue to emphasize close and prolonged contact as posing the highest risk of transmission.