Starting Monday, September 25, households can order four free COVID-19 test kits.
Oregonians can expect another surge in COVID-19 cases in June, a top Oregon health official said Thursday.
Cases have dropped but there are signs of an uptick; at the same time monkeypox cases have fallen
Patrick Allen, the director of the Oregon Health Authority, returned to duty this week after a long absence. The agency declined to respond to requests for more information. He was working at his home in Sherwood throughout much of the pandemic. It’s not clear whether he is continuing to work[Read More…]
Two free COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled for Thursday, March 3, with one scheduled from 12 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Hornshuh Creek Fire Station in Buxton, followed by a clinic at the Timber Fire Station in Timber off of Cochran Road from 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The[Read More…]
In a surprise move, Gov. Kate Brown said Monday that Oregon, Washington and California will jointly lift their indoor mask mandate on March 12. Masks will no longer be required in schools but state officials will recommend they still be used, according to a news release. The joint announcement reflects[Read More…]
The surge of people hospitalized or infected with omicron is over, according to the latest forecast from Oregon Health & Science University. The forecast, which influences the policy of the Oregon Health Authority, indicates that Oregon reached its peak, and the number of Oregonians infected or hospitalized has started to[Read More…]
In a sudden turnaround, the Oregon Health Authority announced Monday it will lift the state’s indoor mask requirements by the end of March for indoor places, including schools. The announcement came on the same day that the agency filed a permanent state rule requiring masks indoors in public places with[Read More…]
The director of the agency tasked with leading the state’s coronavirus response was hospitalized Sunday morning after a fall the Oregon Health Authority described as “serious.” OHA Director Patrick Allen is currently undergoing evaluation for subsequent heart issues, the OHA said in a press release Tuesday, and is expected to[Read More…]
Oregon’s short-term Covid-19 outlook remains bleak, Oregon’s lead epidemiologist said Friday, with hospitals nearing a peak in the demand for hospital beds and case counts skyrocketing. But after that, the situation could improve, according to Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the state epidemiologist. “The omicron variant continues to cut a destructive swath[Read More…]