COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Updated 06/21/2021

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Vaccinations in Benton County

 

Important Update: There are no longer mass vaccination clinics being held at Reser Stadium. Individuals who received their first doses at Reser Stadium between May 26 and June 10 will get their second doses at SamCare Express, located at 990 NW Circle Blvd. Suite 101 in Corvallis. Those with second dose appointments at SamCare Express who need to change their appointment, or request an accommodation can call 855-441-2311. For more information on vaccination events in Benton County, as well as other opportunities to receive a vaccine, visit the Vaccine Clinics page.

 


 

Current Weekly Case Counts

 

**PLEASE NOTE: As of 6/14/21 Benton County has transitioned from reporting case counts daily to providing a weekly case count on Fridays. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.**

 

Benton County only reports COVID-19 cases of Benton county residents. People who are hospitalized but don’t reside in Benton County are not reported in daily or historical case counts.

Current Weekly Case Counts
UPDATED: 06/18/2021, 10:21 a.m.
Benton County announces new weekly COVID-19 cases and fatalities on Friday by 1:00 p.m.

New Cases 23
Total Cases

The Oregon Health Authority reports presumptive cases; Benton County, Oregon reports confirmed COVID-19 cases. Presumptive means an individual is symptomatic and has been tested for COVID-19, but test results have not been reported. Confirmed means the individual's test result is positive for COVID-19. At times, there are discrepancies between the County and OHA numbers due to the time delay in administering test(s), i.e., presumptive cases, and receiving test result(s), i.e. confirmed cases.

3146
Hospitalized at the Time of Diagnosis

Please note: Our phrasing around hospitalizations has shifted. We currently report hospitalizations as they apply to new COVID-19 cases. Individuals may be hospitalized after the time of diagnosis, and they are not currently reflected in our daily hospitalization numbers.

0
Fatalities

22

 


 

Live Dashboards

 

Benton County COVID-19 Data

In response to community requests, Benton County created the data dashboard below to provide information in a way that is easy to read and understand. By providing this data, we hope those in our community will be able to see data trends and more detailed data around COVID-19 in Benton County.

**This data is updated weekly**

MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE DATA DASHBOARD

Notes on Using the Dashboard: 

  • Disclaimer: This data should be used for informational purposes. Please contact your healthcare provider to discuss decisions regarding your personal health and safety.
  • Full Screen: Users can expand the dashboard to full screen mode by clicking the arrows in the bottom right corner of the dashboard.
  • Dashboard Views: Users can navigate between dashboard views by clicking on the left and right arrows at the bottom of the dashboard.
  • Additional Context: Many data points and indicators have additional information that can help users better understand what they are seeing. Hovering over a data point or indicator will bring up the additional information if available.
  • Request Alternate Format: Benton County is committed to accessibility. Please contact JoeHahn at joe.hahn@co.benton.or.us or 541-766-6851 to request this information in a different format.

Dashboard context:

  • Testing: The percentage of positive tests is simply a statistical fact, not under the control of medical providers, public health, or the general public. The percentage of positive tests is not a direct measure of disease spread in a community.
    • Number of Positive Tests: Out of the many COVID-19 tests conducted each day, most are negative. Some tests are positive for COVID-19, others are inconclusive. The number of positive and negative tests may not add to the total number of tests because of inconclusive results. Furthermore, the number of positive tests is larger than the number of cases, since most individuals who have COVID-19 are tested more than once during the course of their illness.

 


 

Guidance for General Population

 

Oregon follows a COVID-19 health and safety guide called the "Risk and Protection Framework." Under this framework, there are four different risk levels based on the level of COVID-19 spread and vaccination rates in each county. 

To learn more about the Risk and Protection Framework, visit Building A Safe and Strong Oregon.



Risk and Protection Framework Guidance - Effective 5/21/2021

Current Level: Lower Risk

Updated 5/19/2021, 1:00 p.m.

Indoor at Home and Social Gatherings

At-home gathering: means individuals getting together at a residence, whether indoors or outdoors, for any purpose.

Social gathering: means individuals getting together for a social purpose anywhere.

  • Maximum 10 people
  • Recommended limit: 4 households

Outdoor at Home and Social Gatherings

At-home gathering: means individuals getting together at a residence, whether indoors or outdoors, for any purpose.

Social gathering: means individuals getting together for a social purpose anywhere.

  • Maximum 12 people

Eating and Drinking Establishments

  • Indoor dining allowed. Capacity not to exceed 50% maximum occupancy.

  • Outdoor dining allowed. Capacity not to exceed 300 people, including individual dining pods.

  • Individual dining pods allowed outdoors subject to outdoor capacity limit.

  • Indoor and outdoor seating: 8 people per table maximum.

  • 12:00 a.m. closing time.

Retail Stores

Includes:

  • Street Fairs/Markets

  • Grocery Stores

  • Convenience Stores 

  • Pharmacies

  • Capacity: Maximum 75% occupancy

  • Encourage curbside pick-up

Indoor and Outdoor Shopping Centers/Malls

  • Capacity: Maximum 75% occupancy

  • Encourage curbside pick-up

Indoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments

Includes indoor:

  • Gyms
  • Fitness organizations 
  • Recreational sports
  • Pools
  • K-12 sports
  • College Sports
  • Personal Training
  • Dance
  • Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy

  • Indoor full-contact sports allowed

Outdoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments

Includes outdoor:

  • Gyms

  • Fitness organizations

  • Recreational sports

  • Pools

  • K-12 sports

  • College Sports

  • Personal Training

  • Dance

  • Outdoor parks and hiking trails**
  • Outdoor campground**

**Capacity limits do not apply to this activity

  • Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy

  • Outdoor full-contact sports allowed

Indoor Entertainment Establishments

Includes indoor:

  • Theaters

  • Arenas 

  • Concert halls

  • Museums

  • Aquariums

  • Indoor Gardens

  • Event Spaces

  • Entertainment activities of any kind

  • Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy

  • 12:00 a.m. closing time

Outdoor Entertainment Establishments

Includes outdoor:

  • Gardens

  • Concert Halls/Amphitheaters

  • Theaters

  • Stadiums

  • Event Spaces

  • Arenas

  • Zoos/Aquariums

  • Entertainment activities of any kind

  • Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy
  • 12:00 a.m. closing time

Faith Institutions*, Funeral Homes, Mortuaries, and Cemeteries

*Capacity limits for faith institutions are recommended only

  • Indoor Capacity: Maximum 75% occupancy 

  • Outdoor capacity: 300 people maximum

Offices

Limited office work available
 

Personal Services 

Allowed

Vulnerable Populations

People who are at risk for severe complications (over age 65 or have underlying medical conditions) should continue to maintain 6 ft of physical distance, avoid social settings, and minimize non-essential travel.

Additional information for vulnerable populations can be found on the Oregon Health Authority's COVID-19 Community Resources Page

State of Oregon Face Covering Requirements

For updated guidance on face coverings please visit the County's mask and face covering page.

Businesses should refer to the business guidance page for vaccines and face coverings.

Physical Distancing Guidance

For unvaccinated and at risk individuals: 6 feet of distancing should be maintained from others

For fully vaccinated individuals: please visit the County's mask and face covering page for guidance.

State of Oregon Travel Advisory

Effective March 30, 2021

  • Visitors entering Oregon or returning home from travel have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, and limit interactions to immediate household.  
  • Oregonians are advised against non-essential out-of-state travel and encouraged to stay local.
  • Essential travel is defined as travel for work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health care services, security, K-12 sports in accordance w/ OHA guidance, or a family emergency
  • Quarantine guidelines for travel do not apply to fully vaccinated people IF:
    • They have received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (or one dose of a single-dose vaccine),
    • AND It has been at least 14 days since their final dose of COVID-19 vaccine,
    • AND they have no COVID-19 symptoms

 


 

County Call Center

  • Please call 541-766-6120 for Covid-19 inquiries, vaccination scheduling, and eligibility information.
    • Choose a language, then press 0 to speak to a representative.
  • The Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Callers can also leave a message and phone number for a return phone call.