2 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Morrow County

Morrow County Has 2 confirmed cases of Corvid-19. Morrow County Public Health Department has confirmed Covid-19 in North and South Morrow County. Morrow County Public Health’s highest priority is the safety of the public, and protecting the life and the identity of the COVID-19 victims.  We are required to follow the Center for Disease Control, and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidelines.  We are bound by confidentiality laws.  Most information obtained by OHA or a local public health in the course of an investigation of a disease outbreak is confidential.

There is action that every resident can take to decrease the chance of contracting Covid-19.  There is “strong evidence that “social distance” currently in place can lessen transmission,” The most recent data suggest that current social distancing measures could cut transmission rates between 50%-70% if residents maintain these limitations on virus-spreading interactions.

What is social distancing?

Keep 6 feet distance from others when out in public getting basic needs and restrict outings.

Hand washing before and after eating, coughing, sneezing and touching surfaces out in public.

When soap and water are unavailable use hand sanitizer.

Stay home and don’t travel if your reason for travel can be delayed.

Cough or sneeze into a tissue, or your elbow sleeve, and avoid touching your face.

Stay home if you are sick or have a temp at or above 100.F

Those considered highest risk for getting COVID-19 include; adults 60 and older, or anyone with a serious health condition, including lung or heart problems, kidney disease, or diabetes, or anyone who has a suppressed immune system. They should stay home as much as possible and avoid gatherings.

Stay Home, Save Lives.

Morrow County Emergency Management