The change comes in response to improvements in hospitalization rates for respiratory infections and positive COVID-19 tests
Washington County appoints new Health and Human Services Director
Washington County announced the appointment of Mjere Simantel as the new director of Washington County Health and Human Services Thursday, January 19.
Oregon hospitals face ‘dire’ situation involving large numbers of sick children and adults
Gov. Kate Brown expanded an executive order to give hospitals more flexibility in caring for the high numbers of very ill patients
Sick children and adult patients jam Oregon’s hospitals
The number of patients needing hospital care for the flu is rising, fueling the demand for beds by hundreds of children with a respiratory illness and adults suffering from COVID-19.
Oregon health officials expect a winter surge of Covid, flu cases
Cases have dropped but there are signs of an uptick; at the same time monkeypox cases have fallen
Banks City Council refers psilocybin facility moratorium to voters
Local voters will have the chance to decide this November if a two-year moratorium within the Banks city limits should be placed on the manufacture of psilocybin products and the opening of mental health clinics that administer psilocybin to patients.
As monkeypox spreads in Oregon, wait lists grow for the vaccine
Hundreds of people have been vaccinated against monkeypox in Oregon, which has nearly 100 cases, but even more await a shot.
A vaccine approved for use against monkeypox remains in short supply. What’s more, infectious disease experts don’t know how effective it is.
Federal officials declare a public health emergency for monkeypox
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced Thursday a public health emergency for the monkeypox virus, which means the federal government can more quickly assist states with distributing vaccines and conducting testing and public health campaigns.
Gov. Brown declares state of emergency due to extreme heat
Oregon Governor Kate Brown today declared a state of emergency in 25 counties, including Washington County, as temperatures soar into triple digits.
Banks City Council considers psilocybin facility moratorium
The city council is considering placing a two-year moratorium on any psilocybin treatment centers from opening in Banks, and putting a ballot initiative before voters this November asking if there should be a two-year ban on these facilities.