Cases are assigned to last week, not affecting this week’s school metrics

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials report 54 new cases of COVID-19 in the community. The local case count is 366.

Confirmed cases of COVID 19 are reported to the county and state of residency as indicated with the paperwork submitted by providers to the processing laboratory.

When the information obtained through case investigations indicates that an individual is involved in seasonal work opportunities, requiring them to stay outside of their county and/or state of primary residence while working, the cases are reassigned to the county of their workplace.

Cases remain assigned to the week in which their results were first reported in the state communicable disease database. After identifying such circumstances related to a seasonal employment operation in Klamath County, Oregon Health Authority has transferred 54 cases previously reported to other counties or states.

KCPH is working with the employer to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

These cases are being assigned to last week, bringing its total to 76. This week’s total remains 10.

Oregon Health Authority will announce these cases as an outbreak at an agricultural business.

Information specific to Klamath County can be found at

To protect yourself:

  • Keep your distance by maintaining six feet of social or physical distancing between yourself and others.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, utilizing hand sanitizer when washing facilities are not available.
  • Sanitize surfaces that are often touched.
  • Avoid gatherings of any size where social or physical distancing is not possible.

To protect others around you:

  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Wear a clean mask in public spaces, including outdoors when six feet of social distance cannot be maintained.