Social Gatherings Cause Two New COVID Outbreaks In Lane County

Mar 25, 2021

Lane County Public Health announced Thursday they have identified two new viral outbreaks. They both resulted from social gatherings.

The newest COVID-19 outbreaks in Lane County happened in  social gatherings.
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One outbreak was in a multi-family get together at the Oregon coast. This resulted in 12 new cases of COVID-19. The second case cluster was in a gathering of six. Officials said one person infected the other five.

Just this week, the county was moved to the Lower risk category for coronavirus transmission. New case counts have been steadily dropping. Spokesperson Jason Davis said people could be lulled into a false sense of security but, “now really is not the time to let your guard down.”

Masking, distancing and thinking through the safety of social gatherings are tactics to help prevent coronavirus transmission.
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Davis said with variants circulating and some residents returning from Spring Break travel--masking, distancing and prioritization of social gatherings are as important as ever.