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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
At Oregon State Hospital, protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are taking comprehensive and necessary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the hospital.
Since March 2020, there have been a total of three patient cases of COVID-19. Forty staff members have also reported testing positive during this time.
New: In October, there was a cluster of cases related to one unit (three patients and seven staff). OSH took immediate actions to stop the virus from spreading, including testing of all staff and patients on the Salem Campus, as well as implementing a brief period where staff and patients on each unit self-isolated as households.
The campus-wide testing of patients and staff has shown the virus was contained to this one unit.
OSH response to the pandemic
In accordance with Governor Brown's March 8, 2020 declaration of emergency, which calls upon state agencies to take necessary measures to minimize disease transmission, the hospital has taken the following steps:
In addition, we are:
We're doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by acting on state and federal guidance to limit exposure through social distancing measures. We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.
Friends and family with questions or concerns should contact OSH Ombuds and Family Services (OFS) at OSH.OmbudsandFamilyServices@dhsoha.state.or.us. You can also call them at 503-947-8109 in Salem and 541-465-2785 in Junction City.
For the latest information on the state's response to COVID-19, please refer to the Oregon Health Authority website.
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