In May, Governor Brown issued reopening criteria to be met for all counties to apply to the Oregon Health Authority for re-opening. Benton County advanced to Phase 1 re-opening on May 15, 2020, and advanced to Phase 2 re-opening on June 5, 2020.
Since reopening, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is monitoring six indicators to measure the health burden of COVID-19 in Oregon and the public health capacity to respond. These public health indicators help OHA understand the health impact of COVID-19 in communities across the state and make recommendations as appropriate.
The data shown in the dashboard below includes both the OHA indicators and Governor Brown's reopening criteria.
Benton County is currently in Phase 2 of reopening
|Declining Prevalence of COVID-19|
|The percentage of emergency department visits for COVID-19-like illnesses (CLI) are less than the historic average for flu at the same time of year||YES|
|A 14-day decline in COVID-19 hospital admissions.||YES|
|Trend in positive tests (should not trend up)||YES - downtrending 4.4%|
|% of new cases in last 7 days (should not be > 5%)||NO - Increase by 340%|
|Minimum Testing Regimen|
|Regions able to administer testing at a rate of 30 per 10k per week||YES|
|Sufficient testing sites accessible to underserved communities (assessed at regional level)||YES|
|Contact Tracing System|
|County has 15 contact tracers per 100k people||YES|
|County contact tracing workforce is reflective of the county and able to work in needed languages||YES|
|County contact traces 95% of all new cases within 24 hours||YES - 96% cases with follow up within 24 hrs|
|A minimum of 70% of new COVID-19 positive cases are traced to an existing positive cases||NO - 27% traced to known source|
|Counties have hotel rooms available for those who cannot self-isolate||YES|
|Counties provide a narrative of how they will respond to three different outbreak situations in the county||YES|
|Sufficient Health Care Capacity|
|Region must be able to accommodate a 20% increase in hospitalizations||YES|
|Hospitals in region are reporting PPE supply daily through HOSCAP||YES|
|Hospitals in region must have 30 day supply of PPE depending on their size||YES|
|Counties must have sufficient PPE for first responders.||YES|