COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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Current Case Counts

Current Case Counts
UPDATED: 9/18/2020, 2:10 p.m.
Benton County announces new COVID-19 cases and fatalities Monday - Friday by 1:00 p.m.
New Cases 28
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 the OHA numbers due to the time delay in administering test(s), i.e., presumptive cases, and receiving test result(s), i.e. confirmed cases.

255
Current Hospitalizations 0
Fatalities 6

 

Live Dashboards

 
Benton county covid-19 data

The Benton County Joint Information Center received several requests from the community to provide additional COVID-19 data for Benton County. In response, the Joint Information Center 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 will be updated weekly**

Additional tabs for the dashboard will be published over the coming weeks.

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 use 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.

 

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.
  • Public Health Indicators: The public health indicators are used by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to measure the health burden of COVID-19. At this time, there are no penalties imposed for not meeting these metrics. However, Benton County uses these metrics to identify areas that need improvement.

 

Guidance for General Population

 

Phase 2 Guidance for General Population
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.
State of Oregon Face Covering Requirements

Effective Thursday, August 13, 2020

  • Face covering required when visiting outdoor public spaces, when a distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained. 
  • Face covering required when visiting indoor public spaces.
Physical Distancing Guidance
  • 6 feet of distancing should be maintained

Gathering Size Guidance

Gathering Definition: a group of individuals meeting for a common purpose including faith-based, civic, cultural and other purposes, indoors or outdoors. A “gathering” is different from a “social get-together” in that it is more structured and typically is sponsored by an organization.

Effective Friday, July 24, 2020

*Venues, Restaurants, Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment Facilities, Fitness Related Organizations have additional gathering size guidance

**All businesses should refer to the Governor’s COVID-19 Webpage and/or OHA’s COVID-19 Webpage for complete guidance **

Social Get-Together Guidance

Social Get-Together Definition:   a group of individuals meeting for a common social or recreational purpose indoors. Indoor social get-togethers include but are not limited to indoor dinner parties, birthday parties, graduation parties, celebrations of any kind, potlucks, book clubs, game nights, and other similar indoor gatherings. A social get-together is different from a “gathering” in that it is informal and typically hosted by an individual or family.

Effective Friday, July 24, 2020

Travel Guidance Increased travel will be allowed throughout Oregon, though staying local is still recommended to prevent overloading county health systems.

 

Daily Video Updates (Click button on top right to access past videos)

 

 

Oregon Health Authority Testing Site Locator

 

The Oregon Health Authority has put together a website to help Oregonians locate local testing information

Please note that if you have flu-like symptoms or believe that you have been exposed to the COVID-19, you should call your primary care provider before you visit a testing site.

Oregon Health Authority's Testing Information Locator

 

County Phone Bank

 

Please call 541-766-6120 for general questions on COVID-19 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Callers can also leave a message and phone number for a return phone call.