High COVID-19 case numbers reported over the weekend pushed Oregon to 50,448 cases of the virus. Oregon Health officials reported 874 new coronavirus cases Sunday. That's the second-highest daily total of the pandemic following a record 988 cases reported on Saturday.
The HIV Alliance launched a “no-contact” STI testing program Monday in Roseburg as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s goal is to continue providing sexual health services while protecting its clients and staff.
This past week, the Douglas Forest Protective Association fought ten wildfires ranging from one to 25 acres. This shortly follows Douglas County’s raised fire danger level for both the public and industrial workers.
Douglas County is one of the first counties in Oregon to trial COVID-19 drive-thru testing. Physicians were stationed at the county fairgrounds parking lot, on Monday in Roseburg. They sampled 17 pre-registered patients during the pilot run.
Voters in Douglas County’s Tenmile Fire District will decide Tuesday whether to increase property taxes over five years to hire a full-time Fire Chief. The area has been served entirely by volunteers. KLCC’s Karen Richards has details.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon was in Federal Court in Eugene Wednesday, over the inhumane treatment of Roseburg woman while she was in the Douglas County Jail. The lawsuit alleges a medical contractor withheld medication as a form of punishment.
Earlier this week, the Oregon Department of Forestry raised the fire danger level back up to blue or “moderate” in Lane County and parts of northern Douglas County. But, overall, it’s been pretty safe in the district this season.