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Weekly Virtual Town Halls on YouTube

Coos Health & Wellness will be conducting virtual town halls via YouTube Live on our YouTube channel. The virtual town halls are scheduled for once a month on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Simply head over to the Coos Health & Wellness YouTube channel page, wait for our live stream to start, and then click on the video to tune in. You can find our YouTube channel page here:

This will be an hour to discuss changes in COVID-19 guidance, Federal/State/Local directions for you as a consumer, and the chance to ask your questions to our local Public Health professionals. Please join us via YouTube LIVE to be a part of the conversation.

If you would like to ask questions, you can email us in advance at covid19.questions@chw.coos.or.us or ask during the live feed in the comments section. We look forward to having you join us.

Contact Us

Please feel free to reach out to us should you have any questions:

Por favor, no dude en commincarse con nosotros si tiene alguna pregunta:

covid19.questions@chw.coos.or.us
541-266-6700

Reopening Guidance

If you operate a business where a gathering is inherent please abide by the tenets in the table below along with any Phase 1 guidance documents listed above. If you have questions email them to covid.19reopening@dhsoha.state.or.us or if you license the business through Coos Health & Wellness, Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Oregon Department of Agriculture or Oregon Health Licensing Agency contact your licensing agent.

Faith Based Gatherings  

May take place for a group up to 25 people when the venue maintains at least 6 feet of physical distancing between individuals from different households – whether in-doors or out-of-doors.

Civic Based Gatherings
Cultural Based Gatherings
Social Gatherings
Recreational Gatherings

The gatherings above don’t necessarily apply to scenarios at workplaces, grocery stores, retail stores, convenience stores, gas stations, motels, child care facilities, schools, which are subject to other directives from the governor’s office. Send questions about gatherings not answered in the table above to the Oregon Health Authority at: covid.19reopening@dhsoha.state.or.us

Frequently Asked Questions

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced during breathing, coughing or sneezing. It can also be spread through close personal contact, including shaking hands, touching contaminated surfaces and touching your eyes, nose or mouth with contaminated hands.

Experts are still learning about the range of illness from novel coronavirus. Reported cases have ranged from mild illness (similar to a common cold) to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization.

Symptoms may appear in 2-14 days after exposure and include. Seven symptoms from CDC.

  • Fever/chills
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste/smell (new)
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat

In Coos County, you should call your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, call North Bend Medical Center-COVID 541-266-1650 and press #1.

  • Stay home and avoid close contact with others.
  • If it is necessary to go out, such as shopping for food, wear a mask or other facial covering and social distance from others by staying at least 6 feet apart.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Self-isolate for two weeks at home if you had a known exposure to coronavirus or if you have symptoms.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze.
  • Don’t touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth)
  • Clean and disinfect high touch areas/surfaces.
  • Change clothes after returning from an outing.

Contact the Oregon Liquor Control Commission: 541-266-7601

Weekly Virtual Town Halls on YouTube

Coos Health & Wellness will be conducting weekly virtual town halls via YouTube Live on our YouTube channel. The virtual town halls are scheduled for every Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Simply head over to the Coos Health & Wellness YouTube channel page, wait for our live stream to start, and then click on the video to tune in. You can find our YouTube channel page here:

Information and Resources for the Public

Volunteer Opportunities

In coordination with the Emergency Operations Crew for Coos County, it is important to ensure that the most vulnerable people receive help and that all volunteers and recipients of support are safe. If you’re healthy and low risk and would like to help and volunteer, please email Angela Mayfield, Volunteer Coordinator, at: Angela.Mayfield@chw.coos.or.us or call 541-266-6703.

Emergency Fund For The Homeless

If you want to contribute to the work for the homeless task force for COVID-19 and ensure that people could self-isolate if they were positive with the virus, please go to: emergencyfundforthehomeless.com

Hand-sewn Face Masks

CDC Guidance: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Oregon Guidance on Use of Homemade Masks or Face Coverings by the Public to Prevent Spread of COVID-19: April 4, 2020

Bay Area Hospital is accepting donations of sewn face masks (hospital-approved patterns can be found on their Facebook page) from the general community.

Donations can be delivered to the screening stations at either the main hospital entrance or at the Emergency Room entrance between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Donations are also being collected at Coos Head Co-Op located at 353 S 2nd Street in Coos Bay. They are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sundays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Click HERE for hospital-approved face mask patterns from Bay Area Hospital Facebook page.

Informational Videos

Novel Coronavirus 2019 Public Service Announcements

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