Tillamook County Stay at “High Risk” effective 04/23/2021 – 05/06/2021.

April 20, 2021

COVID-19 Response

Tillamook County Public Health was notified that Tillamook County will remain in the “High Risk” category effective 04/23/21 – 05/06/21.

As calculated by Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Tillamook County had 49 new confirmed positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases and an average test positivity rate of 7.0% from Sunday 04/04/2021 – Saturday 04/17/2021, which met disease metrics to remain at “High Risk.”

See the news release from Governor Kate Brown’s office here: https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=54538

COVID-19 cases are starting to decrease after several weeks of 2-week case counts in the 60s. While this is welcome news, we cannot let our guard down. Continue to wear a mask, keep 6ft of distance from those not in your immediate household and wash your hands frequently. These tools remain as some of the most important things we can do to keep ourselves and our community safe. As of April 19th, all those aged 16 years old and older who would like a COVID-19 vaccine may now schedule for one. Visit our website: tillamookchc.org. to access the scheduling tool. Note, at this time, Tillamook County vaccine providers are only able to schedule those 18 years old and older due to vaccine type availability.

COVID-19 is a highly infectious illness that spreads like the flu. Local and state health officials continue to urge all Oregonians to take steps to protect those who are most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19. Those considered “high risk” include adults 60 and older, or anyone with a serious health condition, including lung or heart problems, kidney disease, or diabetes, or anyone who has a suppressed immune system.

To help control the spread of the illness the public is urged to stay home as much as possible and avoid gatherings.

We ask all county residents to continue to take the necessary precautions and follow current public health gudiance to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus:

  • Follow guidance on face coverings.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Keep 6 ft of distance from those not in your immediate household.
  • Stay home if you feel ill.

 About Tillamook County Community Health Centers:
TCCHC has been a Federally Qualified Health Center since 1994, providing medical, dental, behavioral and public health services.

Follow our Facebook @TillamookCHC for daily updates.

Additional Resources:

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Information: http://healthoregon.org/coronavirus  

CDC COVID-19 Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html