CHW release – Coos Health & Wellness is working hard to keep you informed on the status of COVID-19 guidelines in Coos County. We will continue to provide updates every Tuesday that review the most recent metrics and status released by Oregon Health Authority on Mondays. Based on Monday, April 5th metrics, Coos County will be reducing to High Risk Guidelines. This will go into effect on April 8th, 2021. While we have reached an important milestone, our goal needs to continue to move to a lower risk level. Please be cautious as we celebrate this accomplishment! We will still need to continue preventive measures to avoid a resurgence of new cases in Coos County. If you have specific question on guidance for each risk level you can go to our website. Our graphic includes updates on school metrics as well as county metrics. School and business metrics are different. Business metrics are guided by the Governor’s Office and the Oregon Health Authority and school metrics are guided by the Oregon Department of Education Ready Schools Safe Learners guidance. Schools have strong protocols that have increased protections so that students can return to school in person safely. Oregon Health Authority releases the metric data every Monday using a two week “look back” period. This allows communities, and Oregon Health Authority, to see case numbers on which decision are based to increase or decrease our county’s safety guidelines.  We are asking that you follow the guidelines such as social distancing, wearing a face covering in public and using good hand hygiene to help keep our case counts low. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please visit our website HERE for the most recent guidance, or email us at covid19.questions@chw.coos.or.us. Dr. Eric Gleason MS Assistant Director Pronouns: He/Him/His Coos Health & Wellness Together, inspiring healthier communities. Promotes and provides innovative quality health services, prevention, and education for our communities. 281 LaClair Street, Coos Bay, OR 97420 p. 541-266-6700 f. 541-888-8726 TTY Relay 711.