FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Press Release UC 8th Confirmed Case)

June 10, 2020 at 6:00PM

Subject:  Union County COVID-19 Update: Eighth confirmed positive case identified in Union County

 Today the Center for Human Development, Inc. (CHD) is reporting one new Union County case of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The new case brings Union County’s total to eight. There have been no COVID-19 related deaths in Union County. Union County’s total cases and other information can be found on the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) website: This case will be reported on the website tomorrow.

CHD is working to contact and isolate or quarantine those who may have been in close contact with this individual. A close contact is defined as anyone within 6 feet of the individual for more than 15 minutes. If you are identified through this investigation as someone that may be at risk for COVID-19 public health will contact you. Your risk of contracting the virus can be reduced by limiting contact with people outside of your household and maintaining six feet of distance from others when you leave your home. The CDC and OHA are also recommending the use of cloth face coverings when in public and social distancing measures cannot be maintained.

Center for Human Development (CHD) is currently offering free testing to individuals who meet criteria. We encourage individuals who are interested in requesting testing to call 541-624-2179 for more information. No out of pocket cost or insurance required.

 Individuals who feel very ill should seek appropriate care. If it is an emergency, call 911. If it is not an emergency but you feel sick enough to need a medical appointment, call your primary care provider. If you don’t have a doctor, call 211 for a list of providers near you.

If you need further general information about COVID-19, please visit our webpage or call 211 or 971-673-1111.