Given the recent rise in new COVID-19 cases throughout the county, the Hood River County Health Department is unable to reach out to positive individuals in a timely manner for case investigation and quarantine guidance. We are concerned for your health and well-being and are working as fast as we are able to contact positive individuals. Please answer the phone for our COVID-19 case investigators when they call.
In the meantime, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, it is important that you adhere to the following instructions, even if you are vaccinated:
- Immediately isolate yourself for 10 days from the onset of symptoms, or date of positive test if you are without symptoms
- Notify any individuals you have had close contact with starting 2 days before symptom onset, or 2 days before your positive test if you have no symptoms
o Close contacts should quarantine for 14 days following exposure to a positive individual
- Notify your medical provider if you are at high risk for complications. This includes being older than 65 and/or having a chronic medical condition such as high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, an autoimmune disorder, cancer diagnosis or have undergone cancer treatment in recent years, obesity, or diabetes
- Call the Health Department at 541-386-1115 and ask for a case investigator if you have questions or need assistance to get food, medicine, rental or utilities assistance, alternative housing, or a letter for your employer
Thank you for helping us slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community.