2019 Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19

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Reporting a positive home test

The FDA has granted a shelf-life extension for many over the counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests. This includes the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (pictured below), which extends the shelf-life of all iHealth tests to a total of 15 months from date of manufacture. This is a three month extension to the previous stability and dating. Please use the linked here to find the most updated expiration date of your iHealth kit(s).
Expiration Date Extension
Please click here to view a full list of updates to at-home OTC COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

Those interested in the no-cost tests can place their orders at covidtests.gov. Help is also available on the phone at 800-232-0233.


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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so does our response at Lane County Public Health. Beginning May 23, 2022, we will be adjusting the data we publish from daily to weekly reports. This report will be updated each Wednesday to show the data for the previous week. Lane County Public Health will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and make adjustments as necessary.


The Oregon Health Authority still provides daily updates Monday-Friday of the daily case counts along with other information which can be viewed here.

Non-Emergency COVID-19 Call Center


Starting Monday, April 17, 2023, the COVID Call Center will now be accepting calls 11:30am – 2pm, Monday – Friday.
The number will remain the same 541-682-1380.



Questions can also be emailed to:

[email protected]

The Oregon Health Authority COVID Hotline is also available Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm. They can be reached at 866-917-8881 toll free.

The Oregon Health Authority is now offering Electronic Vaccine cards!

For more information, you can visit this site.

If you have issues, OHA’s Immunization Program registry staff can help. You can reach them at 800-980-9431, Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm.

If you need help filling out the form, assistance in other languages or general information about My Electronic Vaccine Card, call 211 or 866-698-6155


Printable COVID-19 Prevention Flyers

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that usually cause mild symptoms, like a common cold. Two coronaviruses — Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) —  have caused more severe illness. COVID-19 disease is caused by a new strain of the virus that has not previously been seen in humans. 

How does COVID-19 spread?

This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. 

The virus spreads like the flu, when someone who is sick coughs or sneezes close to another person. "Close" means about 6 feet. A person is more likely to make another person sick when they have symptoms like a cough.

Illness develops 2 to 14 days after someone contracts COVID-19. Those symptoms include fever and cough. Seniors and people with underlying health conditions would be at greater risk of severe disease.

It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. Currently, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people. Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses.

Can someone who has had COVID-19 spread it to others?

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

How long someone is actively sick can vary so the decision on when to release someone from isolation is made on a case-by-case basis.

Current CDC guidance for when it is OK to release someone from isolation  includes meeting all of the following requirements:
  • The patient is free from fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • The patient is no longer showing symptoms, including cough.
  • The patient has tested negative on at least two consecutive respiratory specimens collected at least 24 hours apart.
Someone who has been released from isolation is not considered to pose a risk of infection to others.

How do I tell the difference between COVID-19 and the flu?

Right now, influenza is still circulating in Oregon. It is a much more likely cause of cough and fever than COVID-19. The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to flu and other respiratory viral illnesses.

Symptoms can include fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, and shortness of breath. Illness can range from mild to severe. The only way to tell what specific germ is causing illness is through laboratory testing. If you believe you meet the criteria for COVID-19 testing, please contact your medical provider.

What should I do if I believe I have been exposed to COVID-19?

If you have symptoms like a cough, fever or breathing problems and you might have been exposed to COVID-19, please contact your health care provider. Your provider will ask you about your symptoms and will decide whether you should be seen in the office. 

If the doctor asks you to come in to the clinic, they will likely create a plan for you to enter the facility in a way that avoids being around others, to prevent the spread of illness.

There is information for people who have had close contact with a person confirmed to have, or being evaluated for, COVID-19 available online at the CDC website.

How can I avoid getting sick?

Steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu and the common cold can also help prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if you don't have access to soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Throw used tissues in the trash promptly.
  • Take care of your health by eating well, getting adequate sleep, exercising and managing stress will also help your body stay resilient.
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Should I use a face mask to prevent COVID-19?

There are detailed recommendations for healthcare providers to protect themselves using special types of masks and other equipment.

Outside of healthcare settings, there is no recommendation in the United States for people to wear masks in public spaces. To prevent the spread of respiratory illness, we recommend all people be diligent about washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick, and getting the seasonal influenza vaccine.

How can we help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community?

The CDC has provided guidance for how individual households, schools, childcares, colleges/ universities, community- and faith-based organizations, and workplaces can participate in keeping our community healthy. Everyone has a role to play! 

Because COVID-19 is a new (novel) virus, there is no vaccine available to prevent it, or specific medicine to treat it. That is why it is important to be prepared and practice these methods (sometimes called "non-pharmaceutical interventions") to prevent the spread of the illness.