Covid-19 Debrief: Jackson County Medical Director

Mar 23, 2020

We read and read and read and listen and listen some more, and still don't fully understand the Covid-19 outbreak. 

How could we?  Nothing like it has happened in a century.  Health workers have questions too, but some answers as well. 

Dr. Jim Shames is the medical director at Jackson County Health and Human Services

He grabs a phone to answer some questions in what we hope will become a regular visit during the crisis.  Our chat with Dr. Shames follows an update on shelter-in-place orders from Oregon's governor.

Update: Minutes after our chat, Jackson County announced a third confirmed case of Covid-19.

Link: Asante Health System front page, with link for Covid-19 treatment and a triage number: 541-789-2813.