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4-08 covid-19

Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials report four new cases of COVID-19 in the community on Tuesday, June 30, bringing the total to 122.

Oregon Health Authority is now defining recoveries as cases older than 60 days. There are 70 active cases in Klamath County. As of this morning, 5,085 tests have been processed for Klamath County.

Effective Wednesday, Governor Kate Brown has indicated that fabric masks be worn in public settings. It is vital that members of our community continue to practice all recommended personal actions at work, in public, and in social circles. It can be easy to feel more secure and protected when with family and friends, but we all must be mindful about developing a false sense of security in these settings.

Now, more than ever, it is critically important for everyone to protect themselves and others through personal actions. It is also important to remember that each action alone does not provide total protection, and that all recommendations must be followed to best reduce risk of exposure.

To protect yourself, keep your distance by maintaining six feet of social or physical distancing between yourself and others. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, utilizing hand sanitizer when washing facilities are not available. Sanitize surfaces that are often touched. Avoid gatherings of any size where social or physical distancing is not possible.

To protect others around you, cover coughs and sneezes. Stay home when sick. Wear a clean mask in public spaces. The World Health Organization provides helpful information about effectively wearing a mask at www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks.