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COVID-19 outbreaks continue in schools, retirement centers

Grants Pass High School and Regency Care of Rogue Valley had the most coronavirus cases listed in this week’s OHA outbreak report

Coronavirus cases continued to spike in nursing homes, retirement communities and public schools in the Rogue Valley last week as the Omicron variant surge goes on.

Those trends were apparent in the Oregon Health Authority’s latest COVID-19 weekly outbreak report, showing places throughout the state — schools, nursing and retirement homes, child care facilities and private workplaces — where COVID-19 is present.

The latest report, which included data from Jan. 17-23, showed that of all of the schools in Jackson and Josephine counties, Grants Pass High School had the most COVID-19 cases among students, with 59 out sick, and Regency Care of Rogue Valley had the most cases among its seniors, with 27 declared sick.

In terms of workplaces, the Josephine County Jail had the most cases, with 26 employees sick.

In Jackson County, the following nursing homes and retirement communities had active COVID-19 outbreaks:

Lakeland Senior Living (10 cases), Hearthstone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (14 cases), Ridgeview Assisted Living Facility (six cases), Brookdale Ashland (eight cases, one death), Avamere at Waterford Assisted Living Facility (four cases, one death), Avamere at Three Fountains (19 cases), Bonaventure of Medford Assisted Living (five cases), Skylark Assisted Living (15 cases, one death), Springs at Veranda Park (four cases), Farmington Square - Medford (16 cases), Celia's House in Holmes Park (five cases), Rogue Valley Manor (17 cases), Linda Vista Nursing & Rehab Center (nine cases), Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley (12 cases), Springs at Anna Maria (eight cases), Pioneer Village (10 cases), Pear Valley Senior Living (four cases), Ashley Manor - Brookhurst (seven cases), Village at Valley View (10 cases), Roxy Ann Memory Community (three cases).

In Josephine County, the following nursing homes and retirement communities had active outbreaks:

Royale Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center (16 cases), Applegate House of Grants Pass (four cases, one death), Applegate House of Grants Pass (four cases, one death), Regency Care of Rogue Valley (27 cases), Countryside Village (five cases), Oak Lane Retirement (five cases), Laurel Hill Nursing Center (three cases), Cascades of Grants Pass - The Village (eight cases), Bridge Assisted Living (18 cases), The Suites Assisted Living Community (three cases).

No active outbreaks were reported at workplaces in Jackson County in this week’s report. In Josephine County, the Josephine County Jail (26 cases), American Medical Response (19 cases), Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility (11 cases), Fire Mountain Gems (nine cases), Grants Pass Toyota (seven cases), Rogue Valley Door (seven cases), Rural Metro Fire Department (six cases) had active outbreaks.

Rainbow's End Early Learning Center LCC (six cases) and Playground Early Learning Center (three cases) were the only two preschools with active outbreaks listed in this week’s report.

In Jackson County, the following K-12 schools were experiencing outbreaks:

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (eight students, one adult), Allen Dale Elementary School (nine students), Applegate School (six students, two adults), Ashland High School (six students), Ashland Middle School (two students), Armadillo Technical Institute (one student), Cascade Christian High School (seven students), Cascade Christian Middle School (six students), Central Medford High School (one adult), Central Point Elementary (11 students, one adult), Crater High School (29 students, three adults), Eagle Point High School (28 students, four adults), Eagle Point Middle School (six students), Eagle Rock Elementary (two students), Evergreen Elementary (12 students, four adults);

Fleming Middle School (seven students), Fort Vannoy Elementary School (11 students, one adult), Fruitdale Elementary (five students), Grants Pass High School (59 students, four adults), Griffin Creek Elementary (15 students, one adult), Hanby Middle School (four students, three adults), Hedrick Middle School (13 students, seven adults), Helman Elementary (four students), Hidden Valley High School (20 students, three adults), Highland Elementary School (four students, one adult), Hillside Elementary School (nine students, one adult), Hoover Elementary School (24 students, four adults), Howard Elementary School (15 students, four adults), Illinois Valley High School (two students, one adult);

Jackson Elementary School (six students, one adult), Jacksonville Elementary School (17 students, four adults), Jefferson Elementary School (12 students, six adults), Jewett Elementary (seven students, one adult), Kennedy Elementary School (five students, two adults), Logos Public Charter School (two students, one adult), Lone Pine Elementary School (18 students, one adult), Lorna Byrne Middle School (four students, four adults), Lincoln Elementary School (two students), Lincoln Savage Middle School (nine students, two adults), Madrona Elementary School (four students, two adults), Mae Richardson Elementary School (eight students, one adult), Manzanita Elementary (eight students, four adults), McLoughlin Middle School (six students), Medford Montessori School (one student), North Medford High School (26 students, three adults), North Middle School (18 students, three adults), North Valley High School (13 students, five adults);

Oak Grove Elementary School (11 students, one adult), Orchard Hill Elementary (five students, two adults), Patrick Elementary School (one student), Parkside Elementary (six students), Phoenix Elementary School (six students, one adult), Phoenix High School (nine students, four adults), Redwood Elementary School (five students), Rogue River Elementary School (two students, three adults), Rogue River Junior/Senior High School (29 students), Rogue Valley Adventist School (two students), Roosevelt Elementary School (13 students, two adults), River's Edge Academy Charter School - Grants Pass (one student), Riverside Elementary School (12 students, one adult), Ruch Outdoor Community School (seven students, three adults);

Sacred Heart Catholic School - Medford (two students, two adults), Sams Valley Elementary School (two students), Scenic Middle School (14 students, three adults), Shady Cove School (one student), South Medford High School (19 students, one adult), South Middle School (29 students), Southern Oregon Success Academy (four students, one adult), South Valley Academy (five students), St. Anne Catholic School (five students, two adults), St. Mary's School (30 students, three adults), Sunny Wolf Charter School (one student, one adult);

Table Rock Elementary School (14 students), Talent Elementary School (three students, two adults), Talent Middle School (16 students, two adults), The Siskiyou School (four students, one adult), The Valley School of Southern Oregon (two students), Upper Rogue Center for Educational Opportunities (one adult), Walker Elementary School (three students), Washington Elementary School (four students, two adults), White Mountain Middle School (eight students,three adults), Willow Wind K-8 (four students), Wilson Elementary School (four students).

Reach reporter Kevin Opsahl at 541-776-4476 or kopsahl@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @KevJourno.