Update September 28, 2021 - Schedule a Booster Vaccine
The Josephine County COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Request Form now has an option for "Booster Vaccine 3" to allow you to schedule your booster vaccine.
Read the following news releases to find out if you are eligible.
Oregon Vaccine News:
Today, the Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Director, Rachael Banks and Dr. Tom Jeanne, OHA Senior Health Advisor joined Governor Kate Brown to provide an update on Oregon’s plan for delivering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Oregonians. Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), also answered questions about schools and COVID-19.
Read More: Governor Brown and the Oregon Health Authority provide updates about Oregon booster shots
Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup
The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has recommended the following groups of people who received the Pfizer vaccine should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months after their second dose:
- People 65 and older,
- People living in a long-term care facility, and
- People 50-64 with underlying medical conditions.
- Read More: Pfizer-BioNTech booster for specific groups recommended by Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup
Update September 3, 2021 - Where To Go For A Covid Test
Go to Josephine County's Testing page on their website for complete details on:
- Types of tests
- Testing locations (including local clinics
Update August 25, 2021 - Outdoor Mask Mandate
Governor Kate Brown announced new statewide outdoor mask requirements to help stop the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Effective Friday, August 27, masks will be required in most public outdoor settings, including large outdoor events, where physical distancing is not possible, and regardless of vaccination status. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) also strongly recommends masking for outdoor gatherings at private residences when individuals from different households do not consistently maintain physical distance.
Update August 12, 2021 - Indoor Mask Mandate
Governor Kate Brown issued two new health and safety measures to address the spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations being driven by the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. These measures go into effect on Friday, August 13, 2021
- a vaccination requirement for state employees and
- statewide indoor mask requirements. The mask mandate is for all indoor public places, and applies to all individuals age 5 and older.
Downtown Parklets Update
As of July 1, 2021, the Parklet Addendum to Sidewalk Café Permits is no longer in effect. The addendum authorized the use of designated parklet(s) for a temporary period due to the COVID-19 restrictions that were put in place by Governor Executive Order No. 20-27.
The Oregon risk-based system for COVID-19 regulations ended at midnight on June 30, 2021.
Existing parklets will remain in place through October 2021.
The City is in the process of evaluating the feasibility and design of permanent parklets in the future.
Community Development Block Grant
In response to combating the effects of COVID-19, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated special CDBG funds for entitlement entities. The City of Grants Pass will receive $220,405 in CDBG entitlement funds to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
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