LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- Health officials held a press conference Monday morning to provide updates on the novel coronavirus in Lane County.
Jason Davis with Lane County Public Health said that social distancing is having a positive effect on the slowing down of positive tests.
“A lot of the cases that we’ve seen come in have had very few points of exposure," Davis said. "This is probably due to the fact that the governor’s orders took place when they did and that we have been, generally speaking, as a community abiding by social distancing practices.”
Lane County Public Health said that whether or not one gets tested varies depending on the agency, but the recommendations one should follow does not change.
“If you get tested or if you dont get tested, you’re going to be asked to stay home," Davis said. "You’re going to be asked to separate yourself from other people in the event that you have COVID or any other respiratory illnesses so you’re not passing that along. Obviously people want peace of mind. They want to know they don't have COVID, but the recommendation is really going to remain the same.”
Areas with higher populations will receive more tests.
The guidelines in place are to preserve the limited amount of tests across the nation.
Lane County Public Health is working on improving data collection and testing procedures.