CITY OF MANZANITA RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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Declaration of State of Emergency

Preventing covid 19 cases is the only strategy to protect community health
Facemasks required in the city of Manzanita

Presentation from Margaret Steele, MD on the state of the pandemic in tillamook county.

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An important message from the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay
regarding Covid-19 to the local Community

Quick Facts & Information

Please join us in protecting yourself
and our community by:

  • WEARING YOUR MASK
    • when indoors (except in your own home)
    • outside when a mask is required or when you’re in a crowded area 
  • MAINTAINING A SAFE DISTANCE from others who do not live in your household
  • WASHING (OR SANITIZING) YOUR HANDS OFTEN
  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding large gatherings, and minimizing unnecessary travel
  • If you develop symptoms that suggest Covid-19, please GET TESTED. Testing is available at local pharmacies, through your doctor, through Tillamook County Community Health, and at the Rinehart Clinic and Adventist Hospital and Clinics.
  • Finally, please GET VACCINATED!  Vaccines are available for people 12 years old and older NOW.  
 
WE CAN AND WILL GET THROUGH THIS IF WE 
WORK TOGETHER AND FOLLOW THE SCIENCE.  

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are increasing rapidly in Tillamook County, specifically the much more contagious Delta variant. In July, we celebrated the decline in Covid cases after more than a year. We enjoyed what has turned out to be a very brief respite from restrictions like wearing masks and social distancing. Unfortunately, the data tells us that it is now necessary to implement some of these restrictions again.
 
Here is the data we are looking at:

  • Continued steep increases in Oregon’s daily cases and hospitalizations. (OHA Covid-19 Weekly Report, 8/18/2021)
  • A 53% increase in new cases for the week of Monday, 8/9 through Sunday, 8/15, compared to the previous week. 
  • 546 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, up from 224 last week. That marked the fifth consecutive week of increases.  
  • 46 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 40 reported the previous week.
  • Increasing concentrations of Sars-CoV-2 virus DETECTED in the sewage tested from the Nehalem Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Here is how we in Tillamook County compare to the State of Oregon and to our neighboring counties:

Although many of us are fully vaccinated, far too many are not. It’s unfortunately the case that the Delta variant is much more contagious than earlier Coronavirus variants. Also, fully vaccinated people have been shown to become infected with Delta, although in nearly all cases they will have no or only mild symptoms. About 90% of people hospitalized now (in Oregon and nationwide) are unvaccinated. Those hospitalized are younger than earlier in the pandemic, and they are very sick, and they are dying. Finally, fully vaccinated people, even without symptoms, can still spread the disease to unvaccinated folks, including children. That’s why the CDC recommended mask wearing for all unvaccinated and vaccinated people, and why Governor Brown recently declared a statewide indoor mask mandate. 

COVID19 Vaccines Available

Covid 19 Vaccinations are available!
Go here for more information and to sign up.

Vacunas COVID19 disponibles

¡Hay vacunas disponibles!
Vaya aquí para suscribirse.
Vaccinations are also available through the Rinehart Clinic through the following links:

Submitted by
The North Tillamook Citizens’ Public Health
and Safety Advisory Committee.

The North Tillamook Citizens’ Public Health and Safety Advisory Committee is a volunteer group of local residents with knowledge and experience in public health and health care. Our mission is to provide advice and consultation to North Tillamook County residents, governments, and organizations concerning issues and problems affecting the health and safety of the area’s residents and visitors.

Committee members:
Thomas Aschenbrener
Ed Colson
Victoria Holt
Patricia Johnson
Linda Kozlowski
Madeline Olson
Jeremy Sappington
Margaret Steele
Robin Watts
We can be reached at citizenhealthandsafety@gmail.com

Face masks are required:

  • In all local businesses
  • While on Laneda Ave
  • In large groups
  • When unable to social distance in public places

Face masks are required:

  • In all local businesses
  • While on Laneda Ave
  • When unable to social distance in public places

Click or tap any of the following boxes for information

CDC Holiday Celebrations Guidance

Steps to protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19

OHA Statewide Gatherings Guidance

limiting “indoor social get-togethers” to 10 people

Oregon Health Authority

Official OHA
Covid 19 Information Page

Tillamook County Health Department

Covid 19 Information, advice,
guidance and news

CDC Holiday Celebrations Guidance

Steps to protect yourself from getting or spreading COVID-19

OHA Statewide Gatherings Guidance

limiting “indoor social get-togethers” to 10 people

Oregon Health Authority

Official OHA
Covid 19 Information Page

Tillamook County Health Department

Covid 19 Information, advice,
guidance and news

Information on Surrounding Areas

Tillamook County

Covid 19 Updates & Resources

Oregon State Parks

Up to date information

North County
Recreation District

Now offering classes

City of Nehalem

Status and updates

City of Wheeler

Status and updates

COVID-19: Disease Information

The  Covid-19 Coronavirus causes mild to severe illness in the lungs.

  • Symptoms: People who are ill with the virus may have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
  • Incubation: We do not know how long it takes for signs of illness to show up after someone is exposed to COVID-19. With other coronaviruses, signs of illness usually show up 2–14 days after a person is exposed to the virus.
  • Level of Risk: The level of risk to the general population is low. Early information suggests that older adults and people with underlying health conditions may have a higher risk of severe illness and complications.
  • Transmission: We are still learning about how this new coronavirus spreads. Other coronaviruses spread from animals or through droplets from the coughs and sneezes of people who have the illness. 
  • Prevention: The best way to protect yourself is to avoid exposure to the virus. Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.
  • When to Seek Treatment: Always contact your healthcare provider before going to the Emergency Department.  Oregon Health Authority has a video describing what steps to take.

 

Resources

If you have any additional questions or concerns