CORONAVIRUS, Health, Oregon

Oregon Health Authority creates new hotline, website for Covid-19 patients

With cases of omicron skyrocketing, the Oregon Health Authority is taking a new approach to tracking new Covid-19 infections.

Investigators are no longer trying to call those who test positive for the coronavirus. State and county health departments have been using such calls to trace exposures and provide quarantine information.

Now, it’s created a website for people to get information about what to do if they test positive and established a hotline.

The hotline – 866-917-8881 – is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The efforts coincide with skyrocketing cases. On Wednesday, the health authority reported that another 8,760 Oregonians had become infected; that . . .

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