County-wide News

JoCo opts into disease data platform

Josephine County is partnering with the Southern Oregon Education Services District to implement the Southern Oregon Public Health Illness Guidance, or SOPHI, a web-based platform that will streamline the process of collecting student and staff communicable disease symptom data.According to a scope of work report published late last year, SOPHI will also “allow local public health departments to review the data and respond appropriately to potential outbreaks of communicable diseases.“Although the . . .