Public Health COVID-19 Line

Having signs and symptoms of COVID-19, and wanting to talk to a nurse- we are here for you. Call 503.842.3940, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m

COVID-19 Appointment Lines

COVID-19 testing: 503-842-3900;
COVID-19 vaccine info: 503-842-3940
Updated on: November 28, 2021
Actualizado el: 28 de noviembre de 2021

Tillamook County COVID-19 Data Tracking:

 

Seguimiento de datos COVID-19 del condado de Tillamook:

 

Cases / Casos:

Count type # of cases date range

Weekend case count:

Recuento de casos de fin de semana:

 16

Nov 26 – Nov 28

7 -day case count:

Recuento de casos de 7 días:

28

Nov 21 – Nov 27

 

14-day case count:

Recuento de casos de 14 días:

53

 

Nov 14 – Nov 27

Month to date:

Mes hasta la fecha:

 

160

(Unvaccinated: 80; Vaccinated: 59;  Unknown: 21)

 

 

 

Nov 01 – Nov 28
Total:

2,163

 

March 2020 – Nov 28, 2021

 

Severity / Gravedad:

Type: Number occurred

Deaths (in total)

Fallecidos (en total)

45  (36 unvaccinated, 1 no vaccine record, 8 fully vaccinated) – 6 occurred before 06/30/21; 39 after 06/30/21).

Hospitalizations (in total)

Hospitalizaciones (en total)

95

Test positivity rate

Prueba de tasa de positividad

7.5% (Nov 21 – Nov 27)

Active Outbreaks

OHA

Brotes activos

1

 

*Unknown – the vaccination record is not in Oregon’s immunization registry, and they may have been vaccinated outside of Oregon.
Breakthrough rate note: vaccine status is obtained through self-reporting of cases during case investigation and by using Oregon’s immunization registry database (ALERT) and is then used to determine an estimate of breakthrough rate %. Case investigation is delayed due to high volume of new positive cases daily and staffing shortages. Data and information will be updated as it becomes available
* Desconocido: el registro de vacunación no está en el registro de vacunación de Oregon y es posible que hayan sido vacunados fuera de Oregon.
Nota de la tasa de avance: el estado de la vacuna se obtiene a través de la autodeclaración de los casos durante la investigación de los mismos y mediante el uso de la base de datos del registro de inmunización de Oregón (ALERT) y luego se utiliza para determinar una estimación del porcentaje de avance. La investigación de los casos se retrasa debido al gran volumen de nuevos casos positivos diarios y a la escasez de personal. Los datos y la información se actualizarán a medida que estén disponibles

VACCINES/Vacunas :

Type #

Vaccine rate % eligible

 

Eligible population = 21,965 (16+)

Vaccine rate % eligible

 

Eligible population = 23,214 (12+)

Vaccine rate % total population

 

Total population = 26,530

As of date:

At least one dose

Al menos una dosis

 

17,540 79.85% 75.56% 66.11% Nov 28

Fully vaccinated

Totalmente vacunado

16,245 73.96% 69.98% 61.23% Nov 23

 

Symptoms:

Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

Symptoms fever.
Symptoms cough.
symptoms shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Content source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

What To Do if You Are Sick:

Follow the steps below:  If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

man in bed

Stay home except to get medical care

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
  • Avoid public areas: Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
family separated

Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home

  • Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals while you are sick with COVID-19, just like you would around other people. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus.
  • When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a facemask. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.
on the phone with doctor

Call ahead before visiting your doctor

  • Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
man wearing a mask

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
  • If you are caring for others: If the person who is sick is not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with the person who is sick should not stay in the same room with them, or they should wear a facemask if they enter a room with the person who is sick.
woman covering their mouth when coughing

Cover your coughs and sneezes

  • Cover: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Dispose: Throw used tissues in a lined trash can.
  • Wash hands: Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or, if soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
washing hands

Clean your hands often

  • Wash hands: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • Hand sanitizer: If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
  • Soap and water: Soap and water are the best option if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
don't share
Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Do not share: You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home.
  • Wash thoroughly after use: After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
cleaning a counter

Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday

  • Clean and disinfect: Practice routine cleaning of high touch surfaces.

High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.

  • Disinfect areas with bodily fluids: Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them.
  • Household cleaners: Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
taking temperature

Monitor your symptoms

  • Seek medical attention: Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing).
  • Call your doctor: Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19.
  • Wear a facemask when sick: Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed.
  • Alert health department: Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by their local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.

father playing with his son

When to Discontinue home isolation

  • Stay at home until instructed to leave: Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider: The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.

Footnote

1Fever may be subjective or confirmed

2Close contact is defined as—

  1. a) being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case

– or –

  1. b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on)
Content source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
If You Are at Higher Risk:

Who is at higher risk?

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

What others can do to support older adults:

  • Community preparedness planning for COVID-19 should include older adults and people with disabilities, and the organizations that support them in their communities, to ensure their needs are taken into consideration.
    • Many of these individuals live in the community, and many depend on services and supports provided in their homes or in the community to maintain their health and independence.
  • Long-term care facilities should be vigilant to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19. Information for long-term care facilities can be found here.

Family and caregiver support

  • Know what medications your loved one is taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Monitor food and other medical supplies (oxygen, incontinence, dialysis, wound care) needed and create a back-up plan.
  • Stock up on non-perishable food to have on hand in your home to minimize trips to stores.
  • If you care for a loved one living in a care facility, monitor the situation, ask about the health of the other residents frequently and know the protocol if there is an outbreak.
Content source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
Tillamook County COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 tests are available in Tillamook County.

Read more about testing here

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions

Donations & Volunteers

Visit Tillamook County Wellness for more information on community groups and resources.