COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
Masks are not generally required in public places. There may be some places where masks are required due to the location's current circumstances. We recommend that people at high risk of severe disease and hospitalization continue to wear masks. See more information and recommendations. Please respect the choice of some to continue wearing masks.
I Am Sick: What Should I Do?
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, tests are available at most pharmacies or from your doctor's office. Please seek medical advice from your healthcare provider.
If you do test positive, it is not necessary to report your positive test to Yamhill County Public Health.
If you are infected with COVID-19 you do not need to isolate for a set number of days. However, you should be aware that you can get others sick. If you have COVID-19:
- Stay home until you have not had a fever for 24 hours without using fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Advil, ibuprofen, etc.) and other COVID-19 symptoms are improving.
- Avoid contact with high-risk individuals, like people who live in congregate care facilities or people with immunocompromising conditions, for 10 days after you become sick or test positive.
- Mask when you are around other people in the 10 days after you become sick or test positive.
If you have a severe case, are hospitalized or are severely immunocompromised, please follow the recommendations above and avoid contact with high-risk people and mask for 10 to 20 days. Please contact your healthcare provider for advice on how long to isolate.
Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. See more information on how to care for yourself at home.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions & Recommendations
We strongly recommend that all Yamhill County residents get the COVID-19 vaccine as a protective measure for themselves and others. Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death. It also reduces the spread of the virus in our community.
We continue to recommend that our community members take everyday precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as:
- Getting vaccinated. See more information about current vaccine recommendations.
- Staying home if you are sick.
- Wearing a face covering or mask when going out in public or when you are around people not in your household (plastic face shields are not recommended on their own).
- Keeping a physical distance of at least six feet between you and people who you do not live with.
- Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Covering your coughs/sneezes with your elbow or a tissue. If you use a tissue, immediately throw away the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands.
- Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that are touched often.
- Taking care of your overall health by staying current on your vaccinations, including the flu vaccines, eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep to help your body stay resilient.
If you, or someone in your care, has COVID-19, it's important to know how to care of yourself and others while at home.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to persist, there are several strategies that can help boost your immune system and can help prevent COVID-19.
View information on the COVID-19 vaccine.