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COVID-19 Cases Reduce; Boil Water Notice; Florence COVID Cases Continue; Pediatric Vaccination Clinic; City Schedule

COVID-19 Cases Reduce

Lane County Public Health continues to report reductions in cases of COVID-19.  Yesterday’s report included 56 new cases.  The Oregon Health Authority reported 996 new cases.  Overall the numbers reflect a 12% reduction in cases from the previous week as the OHA reports that the state has reached a 70% vaccination rate.  There are still a few southern and eastern counties that are at a lower rate.  The number of new cases also reflects on the counties that have higher than 70% vaccination rates.  Cases are lower in 5 counties that have higher than a 70% vaccination rates.  There is one caveat in the reduction numbers and that is the state also saw a 17% reduction in testing.

Boil Water Notice

A conservation notice as well as a boil water notice remain in effect for the Mapleton area.  There are emergency supplies of water available at the Mapleton Food Share at 10718 highway 126 between 8 and 1 pm.  After hours supplies are available by phone at 541-999-9778.  They ask that customers only take what they need.  Mapleton School district will remain closed through today.

Florence COVID Cases Continue

Covid numbers for the 97439 zip code continue to climb despite the area having one of the highest vaccination rates in the county.  6 more cases of COVID-19 were added yesterday for a total all time of 765 cases.  Efforts to reach the Lane County Public Information Liaison with questions on Florence area trends has been unsuccessful.  Jason Davis has been on paternity leave.

Pediatric Vaccination Clinic

If you are considering a pediatric vaccination for your child, Lane County is scheduling a clinic for this Saturday at Siuslaw Middle School.  The event will be from noon until 4 pm and it is recommended that you schedule an appointment through lanecounty.org.  there will be space for walk-ins though.  The clinic will also provide adult doses and boosters for the general public.  The Lane County website also has information and answers to the most common question parents have regarding pediatric vaccinations.

City Schedule

The City of Florence offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday of next week in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  There is one meeting scheduled for next week.  The Florence Planning Commission has a meeting on Tuesday, November 23 at 5:30 pm.