Coos Health & Wellness is working hard to keep you informed on the status of CHW release – 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, May 3rd metrics, Coos County will move to Moderate Risk Guidelines on May 7th, 2021. We have done very well at continuing to reduce our new cases. The goal must be to continue moving to a lower risk level. Our success so far is partially due to the increased number of vaccines administered in Coos County. Thank you for continuing to do your part to avoid a resurgence of new cases in Coos County. If you have specific question on guidance for each risk level 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 for the most recent guidance, or email us at covid19.questions@chw.coos.or.us.

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