Jefferson County Public Health COVID-19 Situation Update

Many people are worried about the way COVID-19 is affecting our communities. A great deal of this uncertainty is due to conflicting, confusing, or inaccurate information. To help get accurate information out to all residents of Central Oregon, Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County Public Health Departments have developed some great resources for our communities. The first is the Local COVID-19 Hotline. Any resident in Central Oregon can call is 541-699-5109 and speak with a Public Health nurse or St. Charles nurse about health related questions or concerns with COVID-19. The hotline is free and available Monday through Friday from 8-5. The second resource is the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Daily Situation Update (See below). You can subscribe to receive the daily email with the most update to date COVID-19 information from a local, state, national, and international perspective. The information is developed by Central Oregon Epidemiologist, Dr. Jenny Faith, and is the most accurate data you will find in a easy to read format. Click here to subscribe .

The disruptions to daily life are challenging for all of us, yet important to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Slowing the spread helps protect our most vulnerable community members and will help keep our health system working when we need it most.

Please check the Jefferson County Public Health website ( for updates on COVID-19 and for other health alerts that impact our community.

Help share accurate information with our community. Please feel free to forward this to anyone/everyone you know!


-Jefferson County Public Health