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State releases COVID-19 workplace, school outbreak report

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center is coping with a surge in COVID-19 patients along with an internal workplace outbreak. Jamie Lusch/Mail Tribune

The Oregon Health Authority’s most recent workplace outbreak report shows COVID-19 cases scattered across local businesses, schools and nursing homes in Jackson County.

In order to protect people’s privacy, OHA reports outbreaks at workplaces with five or more COVID-19 cases at workplaces with at least 30 workers. Outbreaks include household members and other close contacts.

The most recent report released Sept. 9 shows active outbreaks in Jackson County at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (123 cases), Jackson County Jail (15 cases), Southern Oregon Orthopedics (13 cases) and Costco Wholesale (10 cases).

The hospital in Medford is dealing with a surge of COVID-19 patients along with an internal workplace outbreak.

Jackson County schools with active outbreaks are Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (two students, one volunteer or worker), Phoenix High School (two students), Griffin Creek Elementary (two students) and Kids Unlimited Academy (two students, three volunteers or workers).

OHA reports child care facility outbreaks in settings with more than 16 students and two or more COVID-19 cases. The outbreaks include household members and other close contacts.

Active outbreaks in Jackson County are at DayCamp at YMCA Orchard Hill (five cases) and Grace Christian School Extended Enrichment (eight cases).

Jackson County active outbreaks at nursing homes, senior living communities and other congregate living settings are at Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley (12 cases), Pear Valley Senior Living (10 cases), Rogue Valley Manor (11 cases), Avamere at Three Fountains (11 cases, one death), Linda Vista Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (13 cases, four deaths), Skylark Assisted Living (five cases, one death), Avamere at Waterford Assisted Living Facility (14 cases), Brookdale Medford (four cases), Weatherly Court (four cases), Ashley Manor - Arrowhead (two cases, one death) and The Springs at Anna Maria (seven cases).

OHA reports outbreaks at congregate living sites with three or more COVID-19 cases or one or more death.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or valdous@rosebudmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @VickieAldous.