State of Oregon Coronavirus News Update and Preparedness

Monday, August 3rd, 2020 update

Oregon reports 285 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 326, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. 

Oregon Health Authority reported 285 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 19,097.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (1), Clackamas (26), Clatsop (2), Deschutes (8), Douglas (4), Hood River (4), Jackson (15), Jefferson (7), Josephine (2), Lane (7), Linn (4), Malheur (10), Marion (53), Morrow (8), Multnomah (48), Polk (2), Sherman (1), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (20), Wasco (3), Washington (47), and Yamhill (9).

Oregon’s 326th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on June 29 and died on July 30, at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Helping children wear face coverings

Don’t forget that starting tomorrow, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible. Masks, face shields and face coverings are currently required statewide for indoor public spaces (for example, grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit, personal services providers, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and more). People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear a mask, face shield or face covering.

What are the rules for kids? At this time, children over the age of 2 and under the age of 12 are recommended, but not required, to wear a mask, face shield or face covering in these settings. Face coverings should be worn with adult supervision and should never be worn by kids when sleeping.

Here are some steps for helping a child wear a face covering, as well as some ways to talk to young children about masks.

To see more case and county-level data, go to the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 website: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus

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