(Portland, OR) -- A middle school teacher in Estacada is dead after contracting COVID-19. The family of 46-year-old Samantha Fox tells the Oregonian she died just weeks after contracting the virus. Fox taught 6th and 7th grades at Estacada Middle School for 20 years. Family members say she was otherwise healthy. They add that she didn't get a vaccine because she was afraid of needles.