COVID 19 State by State National Data Projections

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation an independent population health research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington created a national projections database of hospital resource use in the United States as a whole and state by state. You can view Oregon’s curve and when it will peak. This is a statistical model that will keep updating as more data comes in. The model assumes continued social distancing until the end of May 2020 in Oregon.

http://covid19.healthdata.org/

Oregon COVID19 health data

Another data tracking website: Covid ActNow

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Tips for staying safe when someone in your home is sick (CDC Guidelines)

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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Homes and Residential Communities:

Recommended precautions for household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a nonhealthcare setting may have close contact with a person with symptomatic, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or a person under investigation. Close contacts should monitor their health; they should call their healthcare provider right away if they develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath).

Close contacts should follow these recommendations:

Make sure that you understand and can help the patient follow their healthcare provider’s instructions for medication(s) and care. You should help the patient with basic needs in the home and provide support for getting groceries, prescriptions, and other personal needs.

Monitor the patient’s symptoms. If the patient is getting sicker (dangerously high fever, trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face), call his or her healthcare provider and tell them that the patient has laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected. Ask the healthcare provider to call the local or state health department for additional guidance. If the patient has a medical emergency and you need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that the patient has, or is being evaluated for COVID-19. Put on a facemask before medical help arrives.

Household members should stay in another room or be separated from the patient as much as possible (this is known as home isolation). Household members should use a separate bedroom and bathroom, if available. In the bedroom/bathroom dedicated for an ill person: consider reducing cleaning frequency to as-needed (e.g., soiled items and surfaces) to avoid unnecessary contact with the ill person. If a separate bathroom is not available, the bathroom should be cleaned and disinfected after each use by an ill person. If this is not possible, the caregiver should wait as long as practical after use by an ill person to clean and disinfect the high-touch surfaces.

Prohibit visitors who do not have an essential need to be in the home.

Do not handle pets while sick. Healthy household members should care for any pets in the home. For more information, see COVID-19 and Animals.

Make sure that shared spaces in the home have good air flow, such as by an air conditioner or an opened window, weather permitting.

Perform hand hygiene frequently. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water is preferred if hands are visibly dirty.

Additional times to clean hands include:

  • After blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After using the restroom
  • Before eating or preparing food
  • After contact with animals or pets
  • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g. a child)

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

The patient should wear a facemask when you are around other people. If the patient is not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), you, as the caregiver, should wear a mask when you are in the same room as the patient.

Wear a disposable facemask and gloves when you touch or have contact with the patient’s body fluids, such as saliva, sputum, nasal mucus, vomit, urine, blood or stool.
Throw out disposable facemasks and gloves after using them. Do not reuse.
When removing personal protective equipment, first remove and dispose of gloves. Then, immediately clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Next, remove and dispose of facemask, and immediately clean your hands again with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid sharing household items with the patient. You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding, or other items. After the patient uses these items, you should wash them thoroughly with soap and hot water or put in the dishwasher. The ill person should eat/be fed in their designated sick room if possible, to reduce possible spread. Non-disposable food service items should be handled with gloves and washed with hot water or in a dishwasher. Clean hands after handling used food service items.

Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures (faucets, sinks), toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, remote controls, and bedside tables, every day. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them.
Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

Options For cleaning hard surfaces: water with detergent and soap, rubbing alcohol (at least 70%), hydrogen peroxide or a diluted bleach solution are recommended. (5 Tablespoons or 1/3 cup bleach per 1 gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per 1 quart of water. This will give you a 1000+ ppm disinfecting solution. After applying the bleach solution, let the area sit for about 10 minutes, then wipe it with clean water.) NEVER MIX household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Remember that bleach removes color from fabric and clothing.

For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely.

The caregiver can provide personal cleaning supplies for an ill person’s room and bathroom. These supplies include tissues, paper towels and cleaners. If possible, dedicate a lined trash can for the ill person. Use gloves when removing garbage bags, handling, and disposing of trash. Wash hands after handling or disposing of trash. Consider consulting with your local health department about contaminated trash disposal guidance.

Cleaning covid contaminated laundry

Wash laundry thoroughly.
Immediately remove and wash clothes or bedding that have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. If possible, do not shake dirty laundry. This will minimize the possibility of dispersing the virus through the air. Clean and disinfect clothes hampers according to guidance above for surfaces. If possible, consider placing a bag liner that is either disposable (can be thrown away) or can be laundered.
Use a normal laundry detergent according to washing machine instructions. Launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.
Wear disposable gloves while handling soiled items and keep soiled items away from your body. Clean your hands (with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer) immediately after removing your gloves.

Place all used disposable gloves, facemasks, and other contaminated items in a lined container before disposing of them with other household waste. Clean your hands (with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer) immediately after handling these items. Washing with soap and water is preferred if hands are visibly dirty.

Discuss any additional questions with your state or local health department or healthcare provider. Check available hours when contacting your local health department. The non-emergency COVID-19 call center, which can be reached at 541-682-1380, will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has created a Coronavirus Hotline, which you can reach by calling 833-OHSU-CCC (833-647-8222), if you have questions about symptoms or care. The hotline will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. All online resources at OHSU related to coronavirus can be found here.

Close contact is defined as—
Being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case.

 

How to Protect Yourself (CDC Guidelines)

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Know How it Spreads
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
– Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
– Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick
If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick. As much as possible, an ill person should stay in a specific room and away from other people in their home following home care guidance.
If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:


Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:
Diluting your household bleach.

To make a bleach solution, mix:
5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
 OR
4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.
Alcohol solutions.
 Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants. 
Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

Complete Disinfection Guide from the CDC.

What you need to know about Handwashing

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Important resources to help those in our community stay informed about COVID-19

Here is a list of important resources to help those in our community stay informed.

Public health sources, Lane County Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more about how to protect yourself with everyday preventive actions.

Websites and social media feeds whose information is updated frequently:
Lane County Coronavirus website – www.lanecountyor.gov/coronavirus
City of Eugene Coronavirus website – www.eugene-or.gov/coronavirus
City of Eugene Facebook posts, Twitter posts
City of Eugene Library Facebook posts, Twitter posts
City of Eugene Police Facebook posts, Twitter posts
City of Eugene Parks and Open Space, Facebook posts

Consider establishing a “buddy” system to ensure vulnerable and hard-to-reach community members in your neighborhood stay connected to COVID-19-related news and services. Encourage people in your neighborhood to seek out a “buddy” who will check-in with them regularly.

Help counter stigma and discrimination in your community. Some groups of people who may be experiencing stigma because of COVID-19 include persons of Asian descent, people who have traveled abroad and emergency responders or healthcare professionals. Engage with stigmatized groups and speak out against negative behaviors.

Consider using tools to help identify needs and resources in your neighborhood – your neighborhood association may already use some of these tools, like Nextdoor, Help Maps or Facebook Groups, that help match people in need with neighbors able to help.

Help with direct donations. Here’s a link to our new webpage where the City is seeking donations of critical emergency supplies and fielding requests for needed items and support.

Share opportunities to help. As opportunities to help arise, share them with neighbors. Watch the City’s website and social media feeds – we will post information once we have it. You can also check our local United Way website for updated opportunities.

Thank you again for all you are doing to help keep our community safe and healthy.

Prusa Face Shield Open Source 3D Printer Design

If you or someone you know owns a 3D Printer. You could help out our state and local healthcare workers by printing this free Prusa Face Shield design. Go to the website for more details and instructions.

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Information and Guidelines from Prusa:

This is a prototype face shield that we developed. In three days, we went through dozens of prototypes and two verifications with the Czech Ministry of Health.

Useful links

If you want to manufacture shields for others
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY

  • Act as if you were infected by the COVID-19 virus. Wear a face mask and a fresh pair of gloves when collecting each batch of printed parts. Store the parts immediately in a sealable bag.
  • Talk with whoever you’re making the shields for, let them know about your manufacturing environment.
  • There is still debate about how long the virus survives on plastic, but most sources mention 2-3 days. That means that by letting the packed face shields sit for 2-3 days before distributing them, you’ll greatly reduce the risk of transmission.
  • Do not store the entire stock in one place, minimize the risk of cross contamination.

Assembly manual:
English version
English Community version using a laminating foil

3D Printed Face Shield (RC1) – Assembly Video Guide

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Print Instructions

Supports are not necessary.
Print with at least 3 perimeters, about 30% infill.

Ideally, print it from PETG.

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City of Eugene: COVID-19 Community Update

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The City of Eugene’s top priority during the spread of COVID-19 has been the health and safety of the community. In the last week, City staff have worked closely with our public health partners to make sure our community has the most up to date information for resources, services and assistance.

We would like to tell you about progress in two important areas:

We are working with our homeless service partners and Lane County to address the unique needs of our community members experiencing homelessness in the current pandemic and

We have created a COVID-19 Response Donations page where you can find a list of current needs and offer other ways to help.

Homeless Outreach

Consistent with CDC guidelines, the City’s approach is intended to control the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and hygiene while providing critical services to the unhoused population. In the coming days, outreach teams of City staff from multiple departments will provide supplies directly to people experiencing homelessness through centralized distribution sites as well as through direct canvassing efforts. These supplies include snacks, basic hygiene supplies, blankets and other resources. Outreach efforts will also provide information about COVID-19 and where to access help.

To provide easier access for preventative measures, 50 handwashing stations and 47 portable restrooms have been or are in line to be deployed throughout the city in the coming week.

The City is focused on strategies that support efforts to “flatten the curve” by reducing the need for people to travel around the community to access basic needs and shelter. These efforts will evolve and adapt as we continue to learn more and respond to this dynamic situation. You will be able to get the most up to date information on the City’s website at www.eugene-or.gov/4355/COVID-19-Resources-for-Unhoused.

In addition, Lane County has identified two temporary respite sites where unhoused individuals can receive services, including a safe place to sleep, meals, showers and medical screenings. The first site, in Eugene, is the Lane County Fairgrounds. People showing no symptoms or signs of illness will be welcomed in the convention center. Those who are showing signs of illness will be directed to the Wheeler Pavilion. The second site, in Springfield, is the Memorial Building, owned by Willamalane Park and Recreation District.

We want to thank all our community partners in these efforts.

Response Donations and Resources

We are all in this together. If you are a business or individual with some resources to offer, the City created a COVID-19 Response Donations page to link those resources to the emergency medical, safety and civic services in our community that need them. Visit the page to fill out an online resource needs form with the supports that you have to offer. We can take it from there.

United Way of Lane County has their own Response and Resources page where community members can learn more about how to give or receive money, time, or other kinds of support. For further information about the Lane County COVID-19 response visit: www.lanecountyor.gov/coronavirus.

Continue to Stay Home, Save Lives

The City and County’s efforts have been reinforced at the state level. This week, Governor Kate Brown issued a “Stay Home, Save Lives” executive order telling all residents to stay in their residences and immediately limit all movement outside their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs. Mayor Lucy Vinis created a video with information about Governor Brown’s executive order and what it means for people living in our community.

Stay Home, Save Lives means:

Stay home (stay unexposed and do not expose others)
Only go out for essential services
Stay six feet or more away from others
Don’t gather in groups (except for those living in your home)

You likely saw the news reports of people flooding the coastal areas to recreate last weekend. We are hoping people take the precautions seriously. These practices will help us protect our local healthcare system by flattening the pandemic curve. Thank you for all you do to help keep yourselves and each other safe and healthy. It will take all of us working together to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

Remember!
Many services and materials are available free with your library card at our website, including hundreds of thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and shows, music, magazines, and more for all ages. Find links to these services here.

Special Virtual Meeting of the Eugene School Board

NOTICE: In light of current public health concerns related to coronavirus COVID-19, the special meeting of the Eugene School District Board of Directors on April 1, 2020 will take place virtually. School board members will meet by phone pursuant to ORS 192.670, the meeting will be open to the public via live broadcast on KRVM 1280-AM and via the internet at www.4j.lane.edu/stream

MEETING: Special Meeting of the Eugene School Board
DATE: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
Items for Action: Process for Interim Superintendent Search

Public comment and comments by employee groups will be received via email only.  In an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 and in compliance to the Governor’s Stay Home, Save Lives Executive Order, this meeting will be held virtually and there will not be in-person public comment.  

Send public comment via email to board@4j.lane.edu.
* Clearly label the subject line as: “Public Comment” 
* Public comment received prior to the start of the board meeting will be published in board materials, linked on the district’s website within 48 hours of the board meeting. 

The board will read, review and consider all public comment.
The district has a board policy for filing a formal complaint against an individual. Please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 541-790-7706 for more information about submitting a formal complaint.

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Eugene Chamber to host Virtual Candidate Events

With the May Primary just around the corner, the Eugene Chamber will be providing resources and opportunities for engagement for our members in the upcoming 2020 Primary elections. While the Eugene Chamber does not currently participate in endorsing candidates, we will be featuring a series of virtual forums with candidates in a number of local non-partisan races for Eugene City Council, Eugene’s Water and Electric Board and Lane County Board of Commissioners.  Each moderated event will be streamed live from the Chamber’s Facebook page and hosted by Zoom, for members who wish to participate live by video conference.  To register for the Zoom video, click any of the links below, otherwise, please visit The Eugene Chamber’s Facebook Page during the live broadcasts.

If you have questions you’d like to submit for any of the candidates, please email them to Tiffany Edwards, Director of Business Advocacy at tiffanye@eugenechamber.com.  Recorded broadcasts will be made available here following the live events.

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis
  |  Friday, March 27  |  7:30am – 9:00am

City Council Ward 1
  |  Tuesday, April 7  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm

City Council Wards 2 & 8  |  
Thursday, April 9  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm

County Commission Position 3  |  
Tuesday, April 14  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm

EWEB Commissioners  |  
Thursday, April 16  |  5:30pm – 7:00pm

COVID-19: Community Response Fund & Related Resources

As a collaborative dedicated to the health and well-being of our community, Live Healthy Lane is closely monitoring developments surrounding the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lane County and determining how to help minimize its impact in our local community.

In line with our everyday work, Live Healthy Lane staff are actively supporting United Way efforts to assess and address the needs of Lane County nonprofits related to COVID-19. At this time, the United Way physical office is closed to the public, but our staff is working remotely and available by phone and email. Below are resources developed by and for community partners in response to COVID-19:

Community Response Fund: United Way has activated a Community Response Fund (CRF) to raise funds specifically to help local agencies provide vital aid to people in Lane County. This fund is designed to support nonprofits’ efforts to help people in our community who are experiencing hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic.

   As of Tuesday, March 24th and thanks to the generosity of Pacific Source Health Plans and the Oregon Community Foundation, UWLC has over $100,000 in the CRF, is working to raise additional dollars, and has opened an application process for distribution. See the attached application.

   Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications received by Monday, March 30th at 5pm will be considered in the first of four rounds. Awards will be announced every two weeks and additional deadlines will be posted at www.unitedwaylane.org/response-fund-application.

   Please contact Jared Pruch at jpruch@unitedwaylane.org or Holly Mar-Conte at hmar@unitedwaylane.org with any questions.

Local Nonprofit Survey: Nonprofits in Lane County are invited to fill out this short survey so we can better understand how nonprofits are being impacted by this pandemic, and learn about volunteer and in-kind needs to share with the community.

Resources and Updates:

   Live Healthy Lane (resources for community partners)
   United Way of Lane County (details on United Way’s response to COVID-19)
   Lane Kids (resources for individuals and families)

Thank you for your tireless efforts to support our community during this crisis. Together we can do more than each of us can do alone.

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