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March 19, 2020 8:28 PM

COVID-19 Pandemic

For more information on COVID-19 and how it relates to Grant County, visit the Grant County COVID-19 information page (https://gc-or-covid-19.info/) It will be updated daily with information on local programs as well as government directives and declarations. For questions or concerns please direct your queries to virusquestions@grantcounty-or.gov or call the EOC help line at 541-575-0520.

We would urge those who present with COVID-19 symptoms to call 211 or the Grant County Health Department at 541-575-0429.

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March 30, 2020 1:58 PM

The Grant County Health Department has decided to release information on a daily basis and will be available on the Grant County COVID-19 Information Page. This information will also be released to various media outlets. The information on the OHA’s (Oregon Health Authority) web site may or may not be the same as you find there, but the information found there will be the most accurate, up-to-date information.

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March 28, 2020 9:21 AM

From Grant County Public Health:

Recently the Institute for Disease Modeling, out of Bellevue, Washington, released results on COVID-19 epidemic trends for Oregon. It is a good read and I encourage you to review it. https://govsite-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/VooxlwVoTey3aArqqFkG_Oregon-COVID-19-Projections-2020-03-23.pdf

In short, the social distancing and hygiene practices that we are engaged in currently are critical to slowing progression and reducing the impact upon our already burdened medical system. Given that it is harder to find information specific to Oregon, I thought this important to share.

On the bright side, for all you movie buffs, many movies that were released or are soon to be released in theaters can now be watched on Amazon Prime or Netflix. You can access their websites for additional information.

Last but not least, activity and exercise are very important for your emotional well being. I encourage you to take walks, move around often and in general stay active. Its both good for your heart and good for you mind.

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March 26, 2020 11:37 AM

From the Grant County Health Department: "Your Grant County Medical Team and EOC are meeting regularly with health care providers in the community to assess their supply needs and distribute the available supply appropriately. Today you will see a tent going up in the ED parking lot at Blue Mountain Hospital. The goal of the tent is to protect patients from potential exposure to COVID-19 while reducing the risk to healthcare workers. The tent is being used as an extension of the ED to triage patients who are having respiratory symptoms from those seeking other ED needs. On a lighter note, I hope you are all seeing the blooms on the trees and flowers. It is reassuring to know that even in the uncertain times we are in, the certainty of spring is reassuring."

Grant County COVID-19 Info