Children, schools and COVID-19: OHA and ODE answer your questions

On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority Senior Health Advisor Dr. Tom Jeanne and the Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill answered questions about COVID-19 in children and reminded us of the protections being taken in Oregon schools to ensure that students can safely continue in-person instruction. As Dr. Jeanne noted, “The Delta variant is an […]

Q&A on COVID-19 cases in Oregon

With COVID-19 cases rising in Oregon, we’ve received a number of questions and concerns from people in Oregon. Join us Thursday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. for a Facebook Live Q&A to have your COVID-19 case questions answered by our medical experts directly.  This article first appeared in the July 27, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.

Oregon’s reopening: Questions answered in Facebook Live

Note: On July 27, 2021, in response to a large jump in cases and hospitalizations and new national guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the Oregon Health Authority recommended universal mask use in public indoor settings throughout the state to protect Oregonians from COVID-19. You can […]

What does reopening mean for Oregon? Find out in an OHA Q&A session

Following nearly a year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon reopened for business on June 30. Many of you are asking how COVID-19 health and safety restrictions have changed and what you can expect going forward. Join OHA for a Facebook Live at noon on Wednesday, July 14 to have your reopening questions answered by Michael Woods, Oregon OSHA Administrator, and Dr. Dean Sidelinger, State […]

Wondering where COVID-19 cases are coming from? Experts answer

We’ve heard several questions lately about where COVID-19 cases are coming from, and if they’re a result of breakthrough cases. On Wednesday, June 23, State Epidemiologist and Health Officer Dr. Dean Sidelinger and Sky Lakes Medical Center Chief of Medical Staff Dr. Robert Jackman provided answers.   Here are the timestamps for each question:  7:19 – Are you tracking which vaccine the breakthrough […]

Will vaccines protect from the variants? The answer is “yes”

The good news keeps coming on the authorized COVID-19 vaccines. The current data suggests the authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. offer protection against severe illness and death caused by all variants of COVID-19. On Wednesday, May 12, OHA Senior Health Advisor Melissa Sutton and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) assistant professor of medicine (infectious disease) […]

OHA experts answer your post-vaccination questions

On Wednesday, April 28, our experts answered post-vaccination questions. You can watch a recording of the video below and use the timestamps listed to jump to specific questions:  10:13 – How effective are the vaccines against the variants?  11:01 – What do I do if I lose my vaccination card?  11:38 – Will county-based restrictions be the same for […]

Your vaccine questions answered during OHA’s Facebook Live event

OHA experts answered your vaccination questions in a Facebook Live event on April 15. You can view the video in Spanish or English. Below are time stamps for the questions:  13:23 – My son turns 16 in May. Can he get vaccinated before his exact birthday?  14:03 – Will it be easier to find and book an appointment after […]

Facebook Live Q&A on vaccines and eligibility slated for Thursday

If you have questions about the most recent groups of people who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, join us for a Facebook Live at noon Thursday, April 1. Check out the listing on Facebook to sign up for a reminder for the live event. You can also watch a recording afterward. 

In case you missed it: Watch the Facebook Live video on COVID-19 vaccines

OHA held a Facebook Live Q and A on COVID-19 vaccines on Feb. 18. You can watch the video here. Time stamps for the video are available below: 10:23: When will people with compromised immune systems be able to get the COVID vaccine? 12:04: Was the vaccine tested on disabled people in the trials? 11:49: […]