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'Extreme Risk' Restrictions Loom: COVID Q&A With Jackson And Klamath Counties


By a pair of measurements, Jackson County should be among the Oregon counties listed as at "Extreme Risk" for the spread of COVID-19. Only an adequate supply of hospital beds across the state keeps the county in merely the "High Risk" category, and those are running out.

Dr. Jim Shames is the Medical Director at Jackson County Health and Human Services. He visits once a week to catch us up on COVID-19 issues and current concerns.

Klamath County is also seeing cases rise; Valeree Lane from Klamath County Public Health joins the discussion.

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