Doing it together: longtime history of community partnerships in the gorge

Right along one of the main streets into town and up to the orchards in The Dalles is St. Mary’s Academy. If you’ve lived in Wasco County for any amount of time, you know the location. The school has been a fixture in the community for more than a century, but now the school’s parking […]

Summer travel plans? Consider the risk

As we move firmly into summer, many people in Oregon are planning to travel. After such a long time without feeling safe about taking a vacation or visiting loved ones that live far, it’s exciting to imagine returning to our usual summer activities. It’s also important to consider safe choices for travel this summer. Here […]

OHA long-term care facility report shows 84% of residents, 62% of staff vaccinated against COVID-19

A new Oregon Health Authority (OHA) report shows that the state’s push to vaccinate at least 75% of all long-term care facility residents and employees — through vaccine clinics and ongoing vaccination maintenance efforts — is paying off. The Oregon Health Authority Interim Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) COVID-19 Vaccination Report shows that the percentage of vaccinated […]

Wallowa and Curry Counties increase vaccination incentives

Residents of Wallowa and Curry Counties who receive a COVID-19 vaccine by June 27 will be automatically entered to win the following new prizes in addition to the Take Your Shot, Oregon prizes. Wallowa County: One additional $10,000 prize for adults and two $5,000 education scholarship prizes for youth Curry County: Two additional $10,000 prizes for adults […]

Closer to reopening, Oregon’s vaccinations pass a milestone

On June 21, Oregon celebrated a vaccination milestone. Fewer than 50,000 people in Oregon need to get vaccinated in order to meet the Governor’s goal of vaccinating 70% of adults 18 and over. This article first appeared in the June 21, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.

Lost your vaccination card? You can use your record of vaccination as proof

If you have lost or damaged your vaccination card, you can use your record of vaccination as proof. Here’s how to get your record (replacement CDC cards are not available).  • Check with your health care provider, or their website, for your immunization record.  • Follow the instructions on the OHA Immunization Resources page. It may take five […]

One Community Health: A testament to collaboration

This Friday, June 11, One Community Health will be administering Pfizer vaccines in style, offering food and live music to all who attend their event in the Dalles. Preventative Health Manager Gladys Rivera readily admits that the event is more of a celebration than a formal clinic. After all, Wasco County has almost reached 65%. […]

How can counties move to Lower Risk?

With so many things going on in the world, it might have been a little confusing to keep up with the changes to risk levels in the past few weeks. To make it easier to understand, OHA has created an infographic that you’ll find at the end of this article.   There are two routes that counties can take to move to Lower Risk.    Route […]

El COVID-19 puede afectar a cualquier persona

Existe el rumor de que el COVID-19 solo tiene consecuencias graves para las personas mayores. Sin embargo, desde el 3 de abril, los datos a nivel nacional de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) han indicado que las personas de 18 a 49 años han representado una mayor proporción de […]

Vaccine Voices: Grateful for life-saving efforts and public health measures

As a long-haul truck driver, Randolph Proksch spends most of the day inside the cab of his truck driving with an hour or two each day at truck stops and shipping and receiving offices. The vaccine was important to Randolph as the sole wage earner for his family and because “others in my family won’t […]