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​​Oregon House Republican Caucus

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1400
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE,​ H-395, Salem, Oregon 97301

 
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July 6, 2020 Coronavirus Update

(Information from today’s briefing with the Governor’s Office and other State Officials.)

 

Positive COVID-19 Cases

9,902

COVID-19 Related Deaths

215

Negative Test

257,326

 

Available Adult ICU Beds

168

Available Adult Non-ICU Beds

816

Available Pediatric ICU Beds

101

Available Pediatric Non-ICU Beds

122

Available Ventilators

797

COVID-19 Patients on Ventilators

26

 

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

1,125

 

Public Health Response

COVID-19 Cases

  • Between Friday and today Oregon saw 1,112 new confirmed and presumptive cases and 6 new deaths.
    • Friday: 344 cases, 0 deaths
    • Saturday: 303 cases, 4 deaths
    • Sunday: 301 cases, 2 deaths
    • Monday: 168 cases, 0 deaths
  • During the week of 6/28-7/5 Oregon conducted 39,914 COVID-19 tests. 
  • In the past week, Oregon has seen a 5.3% positivity rate.
  • Oregon’s overall positivity rate is now at 3.7%, which is still well below the national average of 9%.

 

Economic Relief

  • You can find a collection of resources for businesses and individuals on the House Republican Caucus’s COVID-19 Economic Resources page.
  • The Small Business Navigator has been set up by Business Oregon to help direct Oregon businesses to the resources they need.
  • The Veteran Resource Navigator has launched to assist veterans and their families in accessing federal, state, and local resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

For more information, visit www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 

 
July 2, 2020 Coronavirus Update

(Information from today’s briefing with the Governor’s Office and other State Officials.)

 

Positive COVID-19 Cases

8,877

COVID-19 Related Deaths

209

Negative Test

241,760

 

Available Adult ICU Beds

168

Available Adult Non-ICU Beds

827

Available Pediatric ICU Beds

101

Available Pediatric Non-ICU Beds

117

Available Ventilators

806

COVID-19 Patients on Ventilators

25

 

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

1,069

 

Public Health Response

COVID-19 Cases

  • Today Oregon saw 375 new confirmed and presumptive cases and 1 new death.
  • This is a new high for daily cases reported.
  • Multnomah, Washington, and Umatilla counties had the highest numbers today.
  • The high case count in Umatilla is likely associated with a workplace outbreak in a food processing facility.  OHA staff is on the ground in Umatilla County to help investigate.
  • Oregon is seeing a worrisome increase in community spread, spread at social events, and an increase in cases among younger Oregonians.
  • Oregon Health Authority is now reporting outbreaks at childcare facilities similar to the reporting for workplace outbreaks.

Reopening Plan

  • A new social media toolkit with around 70 different graphics related to masks wearing is being made available by the Governor’s office.
  • The new mask guidance is an attempt to not have to roll back the county reopening process.  Conversations are occurring around what metrics could lead to having to take steps back.

Agency Updates

  • The Department of Consumer and Business Services is extending their order on grace periods for insurance payments until August 2nd.  The order will continue to be reviewed every 30 days.
  • The DMV’s online system will be offline over the weekend for IT maintenance but will be back up Monday morning.
  • The grace period for expired DMV credentials has been extended through the end of the year by the legislature.
  • The DMV is working with local law enforcement to make them aware of this grace period.

 

Economic Relief

  • You can find a collection of resources for businesses and individuals on the House Republican Caucus’s COVID-19 Economic Resources page.
  • The Small Business Navigator has been set up by Business Oregon to help direct Oregon businesses to the resources they need.
  • The Veteran Resource Navigator has launched to assist veterans and their families in accessing federal, state, and local resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

Business Oregon Grants

  • Biz Oregon has opened up their next round of matching grants to local entities for small businesses.
  • $7.5 million has been distributed already and another batch of $10 million is opening up today.
  • Information on which entities have received funding is available on Biz Oregon’s website.
  • Business Oregon is looking to ensure the second round of funding fills in any geographic or demographic gaps that might have occurred in the first round.

 

 

Questions

  • With continuing workplace outbreaks, what is the plan for more regular testing at those places? Conversations on how to provide outreach and support to food processors on more regular testing are occurring.  Many workplace outbreaks can be from community spread that gets into a workplace and then spreads quickly.  There are issues with employees not wanting to be out of work if they report symptoms.  Local public health has a playbook for how to work with businesses in their area.
  • A hospitalized individual was requesting Remdesivir, but was unable to get it. Can OHA speak to that? Oregon received a federal allocation from HHS for Remdesivir and hospitals make requests for patients who meet the criteria.  Some has been deployed to hospitals with more cases, but there has not been distributions to every hospital.  One more shipment is coming from the HHS allocation for free, after that there is a price agreement for providing Remdesivir directly to hospitals.

 

 

For more information, visit www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 

 

July 1, 2020 Coronavirus Update

(Information from today’s briefing with the Governor’s Office and other State Officials.)

 

Positive COVID-19 Cases

8,525

COVID-19 Related Deaths

208

Negative Test

234,429

 

Available Adult ICU Beds

176

Available Adult Non-ICU Beds

788

Available Pediatric ICU Beds

107

Available Pediatric Non-ICU Beds

123

Available Ventilators

784

COVID-19 Patients on Ventilators

24

 

Cumulative COVID-19 Hospitalizations

1,055

 

Public Health Response

COVID-19 Cases

  • Today Oregon saw 281 new confirmed and presumptive cases and 1 new death.
  • Oregon has seen 5 straight weeks of case growth.  Cases have jumped 20% in the past 2 weeks.
  • Positivity rates were up to 4.3% last week, the highest rate Oregon has seen since the end of April.
  • Cases are rising fastest in rural counties and more young people are catching COVID.
  • Hospitalizations have been increasing by 6% per week although we still currently have adequate capacity.

Statewide Mask Requirement

  • The Governor’s Statewide mask requirement goes into effect today. The guidance for the Statewide mask requirement is now available.
  • Even though disregarding the mask requirement can be considered a Class C misdemeanor, the Governor does not want local police issuing tickets for not following the mask guidance.  She is asking businesses to step up and help with enforcement.
  • OSHA and other state agencies will follow up with businesses that are not complying with the masking requirement.
  • The Governor is hoping that by instituting the mask requirement, the state can prevent having to shut down businesses in the future.
  • Wieden-Kennedy will be conducting an ad campaign stressing the importance of wearing face coverings to young people.

 

Economic Relief

  • You can find a collection of resources for businesses and individuals on the House Republican Caucus’s COVID-19 Economic Resources page.
  • The Small Business Navigator has been set up by Business Oregon to help direct Oregon businesses to the resources they need.
  • The Veteran Resource Navigator has launched to assist veterans and their families in accessing federal, state, and local resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

For more information, visit www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

 
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