Friday, March 20, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update; March 20, 2020


News Release from Central Oregon Emergency Information Network
Posted on FlashAlert: March 20th, 2020 3:51 PM
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Caption: Community members donate Personal Protective Equipment to St. Charles Health System and Central Oregon’s Emergency Operation Center today. The drive continues March 23-27. Credit: Kimberly Teichrow Photography

PPE Donations Pouring in, Drive Continues March 23-27
Central Oregon community members have donated hundreds of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items to share with St. Charles Health System and Central Oregon’s Emergency Operations Center. The drive will continue next week to help ensure that health care workers and emergency responders in our region have the resources they need, such as masks, gowns, and gloves, to stay safe in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please consider donating if you’re able.
A box with signage will be available at each of these sites to accept more donations Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27:
  • Bend - Bend Senior High School, 230 NE 6th Street, and Ensworth Elementary School, 2150 NE Daggett Lane, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • La Pine - La Pine High School, 51633 Coach Road, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Prineville - Crook County School District, Pioneer South, 641 E First Street, 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Redmond - Redmond Fire Station, 341 NW Dogwood Ave, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Madras - Madras First Baptist Church (Drop-off located on 6th Street side entrance), 85 NE A Street, 12 - 1 p.m.
Oregon is implementing a grace period for people whose driver license, ID card, vehicle registration or trip permit has or will expire during the COVID-19 emergency declared by Governor Kate Brown. Law enforcement agencies have partnered with the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Driver and Motor Vehicles Division to exercise flexibility and discretion during the grace period, which reduces the need for people to visit a DMV office during the public health emergency. The DMV offices are slated to remain open at this time and officials urge Oregonians to use to renew registration.

High Lakes Health Care and local Praxis Health specialty clinics are now offering expanded options for patients to make a telehealth appointment with providers in primary care, pediatrics and behavioral health. At the time of the appointment, the patient will receive a voice call from their provider and then a link to join the video chat. To schedule a telehealth appointment, please call 541-389-7741 and to learn more visit

COEIN’s website, provides a collective resource for up-to-date information. Access to accurate, timely information both locally and nationally is encouraged. Our County Public Health experts point to the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as good sources of information.
Daily situation updates are available via email at
Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN), includes Deschutes County Health Services, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Health System, Crook County Health Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Health Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, tri-county public schools, City of Bend, Bend Police, Bend Fire & Rescue, and others. COEIN’s purpose is to collect, coordinate and distribute timely and accurate information.
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Contact: JIC Media Line - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 541-316-0087