Oregon reports 72 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

Note: The latest Klamath County numbers are available here

The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 169, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 72 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 5,060. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Clackamas (6), Hood River (2), Jackson (6), Jefferson (6), Lane (1), Lincoln (4), Marion (5), Multnomah (32), Umatilla (4), Washington (6).

To see more case and county level data, please visit the Oregon Health Authority website: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

Oregon Department of Education Releases Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance

The Oregon Department of Education today shared Ready Schools, Safe Learners, the initial guidance for how public and private schools will develop an operational blueprint for the 2020-21 school year.

Recognizing that COVID-19 will likely continue to pose a public health risk throughout the school year, and that the prevalence of COVID-19 varies community by community, the blueprint instructs districts to develop a back-to-school plan that uses a mix of on-site and distance learning options to protect the safety of students, staff, and families. Districts must also develop communicable disease management plans and contingency plans in the event of COVID-19 outbreaks––including returns to fully distance learning and modified school year calendars as necessary.

Governor Kate Brown also announced that she will be convening a Healthy Schools Reopening Council to advise her and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) during the Ready Schools, Safe Learners K-12 schools reopening process. The council will ensure all community voices––especially those representing school employees and Oregon’s Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other communities of color––have a forum to give feedback as school districts develop their plans for a safe return to school for Oregon’s students.

For more information on the council, see Governor Brown’s press release.


Outbreaks reported in today’s COVID-19 Weekly Report

Oregon Health Authority is committed to informing Oregonians about active and resolved outbreaks of more than five cases at worksites of more than 30 employees. Starting today, OHA will report new outbreaks of more than 20 cases at a worksite in its daily news release Monday through Friday. All outbreaks of five or more cases will be reported and updated once a week in the COVID-19 Weekly Report.

OHA began reporting active workplace outbreaks in its June 3 Weekly Report. New in today’s COVID-19 Weekly Report is a data table of all resolved worksite outbreaks.

Also new in today’s Weekly Report is COVID-19 deaths associated with long-term care facility employees in aggregate.

The Weekly Report is a compilation of epidemiological data about the presence of COVID-19 in Oregon.