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OR Health Authority releases new report on COVID-19 cases

Josephine County announced its first positive COVID-19 case Friday.{ }

In Jackson County, schools are seeing the most COVID-19 cases out of all of the types of entities examined by the Oregon Health Authority.

OHA released its weekly COVID-19 outbreak report Wednesday, and it showed active clusters of cases throughout the state. The report included the names of workplaces, senior living communities, child care facilities and K-12 schools where coronavirus cases have been reported.

Recent cases are defined in the report as “one or more cases of COVID-19 in students or staff/volunteers where the most recent onset occurred within the past 28 days.”

The list of cases, in alphabetical order, includes:

Applegate School (two students, zero adults), Ashland High School (nine students, no adults), Ashland Middle School (one student, one adult), Bellview Elementary School (two students, one adult), Cascade Christian High School (three students, one adult), Cascade Christian Middle School (one student, no adults), Central Medford High School (four students, zero adults), Central Point Elementary (two students, one adult), Crater High School (nine students, zero adults), Crater Lake Charter Academy (three students, one adult), Eagle Point High School (13 students, one adult), Eagle Point Middle School (three students, zero adults), Eagle Rock Elementary (four students, no adults), Griffin Creek Elementary School (two students, zero adults), Hanby Middle School (five students, two adults), Hedrick Middle School (eight students, zero adults), Hoover Elementary School (nine students, two adults), Howard Elementary School (six students, two adults), Jackson Elementary School (one student, no adults), Jackson Middle School (one student, zero adults), Jacksonville Elementary School (one student, zero adults), Jefferson Elementary School (nine students, one adult), Jewett Elementary School (three students, one adult), John Muir Outdoor School (three students, no adults), Kennedy Elementary School (one student, one adult), Lake Creek Learning Center (one student, no adults), Logos Public Charter School (zero students, two adults), Lone Pine Elementary (four students, no adults), Madrone Trail Public Charter School (zero students, one adult), Mae Richardson Elementary School (four students, no adults), McLoughlin Middle School (12 students, one adult), North Medford High Schoo (11 students, no adults), Orchard Hill Elementary (three students, zero adults), Phoenix Elementary School (one student, one adult), Phoenix High School (six students, one adult), Rogue Valley Adventist School (two students, one adult), Rogue River Elementary School (one student, no adults), Rogue River Junior/Senior High School (three students, zero adults), Roosevelt Elementary School (six students, zero adults), Sacred Heart Catholic School - Medford (one student, zero adults), Sams Valley Elementary School (two students, zero adults), Scenic Middle School (nine students, one adult), Shady Cove School (four students, no adults), South Medford High School (18 students, one adult), South Valley Academy (one student, zero adults), St. Mary’s School (three students, one adult), Table Rock Elementary School (two students, three adults), Talent Middle School (three students, one adult), The Valley School of Southern Oregon (zero students, two adults), Walker Elementary School (one student, no adults), Washington Elementary School (two students, one adults), White Mountain Middle School (two students, zero adults), Wilson Elementary School (zero students, one adult).

Just like last week’s report, OHA reported only one active workplace outbreak in Jackson County — Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, which had 137 cases.

In Josephine County, Masterbrand Cabinets had 60 cases and Fire Mountain Gems had 11.

The report noted that OHA reports only workplace outbreaks with five or more cases and only for workplaces with at least 30 workers to protect privacy. Case numbers won’t be reported at a workplace if more than 50% of the workers at any given place have COVID-19.

There continue to be active coronavirus outbreaks in care facilities, senior living communities and congregate living settings in Jackson County. Those places include: Farmington Square - Medford (45 cases, eight deaths), Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley (18 cases, no deaths), Pear Valley Senior Living (20 cases and zero deaths), Avamere at Three Fountains (23 cases, one death), Weatherly Court Senior Living (10 cases, one death), West Wind ECU (five cases, zero deaths), The Springs at Veranda Park (eight cases, zero deaths), Village at Valley View (four cases, zero deaths)

There is one active outbreak at a child care facility in Jackson County — Head Start Merriman Center, with two cases.