5th COVID-19 Case reported in Hood River County

Hood River County is reporting our fifth case of COVID-19 identified in a local resident. This person is not associated with any other cases, has not been hospitalized and is self-isolating in their home. Hood River County Health Department is in the process of notifying close contacts of the infected person. This case is an employee of Rosauers Supermarket in Hood River who was last at work on April 19th. Hood River County Health Department remains in close contact with the facility, infected person, and the identified contacts as the investigation continues. For the protection and privacy of this individual no further information will be released per ORS 433.008(2) and 433.138.

Please remember that if you were in close contact with this person we will be contacting you directly. Please be aware that you are  no more likely to have contracted the virus while visiting Rosauers than if you have been anywhere else out and about in the community. We will not be releasing any other Protected Health Information including additional dates and times the person was working.

There are unidentified and asymptomatic cases in our community. Please stay home, stay safe, and maintain social distancing. Do not go to work if you have any even mild cold or flu like symptoms. Stay home until your symptoms have been gone for at least seventy two hours without medication. More cases will undoubtedly be identified in the coming days as increased testing in our community continues.

If you are sick with even mild symptoms, please self-isolate and avoid direct contact with others. The social distancing measures ordered by Governor Kate Brown, and by our local officials, will help slow the spread of this dangerous virus.

Everyone should:

  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands
  • Maintain social distancing (at least 6ft) and avoid crowded areas; and
  • If you get sick, stay home!

If you are sick:

  • Stay home and isolate. If you get sick at work, leave immediately and go home.
  • In most cases, you will recover without medical intervention;
  • Anybody with questions, should call their primary medical provider (rather than arrive unannounced);
  • If you have difficulty breathing, or any other serious medical emergency, call 911.

For more information about COVID-19 visit:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Hood River County Health Department: (541) 386-1115, https://www.co.hood-river.or.us, follow the left menu to Departments, Health Department.

Hood River County Emergency Management, Get Ready Gorge: www.getreadygorge.com/