How to use regional COVID-19 data to make decisions about day-to-day life

To read this story in Spanish, click here. (This story was updated at 9:09 p.m. on May 5, 2022, to include an accurate hyperlink to “vaccination and booster rates” on OHA’s website.) Now that Oregon’s mask mandate has ended for most indoor public spaces, people may feel uncertain or uneasy about venturing out without masks. […]

My Electronic Vaccine Card offers digital access to your COVID-19 vaccination record

Oregon’s My Electronic Vaccine Card gives you an electronic copy of COVID-19 vaccinations you’ve received in Oregon. It’s the same information on your paper vaccine card. By using this new and completely voluntary service, you can use your mobile device to show proof of vaccination in places such as businesses, airports, international borders or in medical […]

OHA cambiará la forma en que informa a su público sobre el COVID-19

A partir del lunes 4 de abril, Oregon Health Authority (OHA, por sus siglas en inglés) cambiará la forma en que informa al público sobre el COVID-19. Estos serán los principales cambios: OHA ya no emitirá un comunicado de prensa diario sobre números de casos, hospitalizaciones o muertes. Esa información se actualizará todos los días […]

OHA to change COVID-19 reporting practices

Effective Monday, April 4, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is changing how it reports information about COVID-19 to the public. Here are the major changes: OHA will no longer issue a daily media release about case numbers, hospitalizations or deaths. That information will be updated every weekday and published daily on OHA’s social media platforms. It […]

Oregon entra en una nueva fase de la pandemia: resiliencia ante el COVID-19

La oleada de Ómicron ha pasado. El COVID-19 ha retrocedido. Debido a que los habitantes de Oregon se vacunaron, usaron cubrebocas y limitaron las reuniones en interiores más que en otros lugares, al estado le ha ido mejor que a gran parte de los Estados Unidos: Vidas salvadas: Las acciones que tomaron los habitantes de […]

Oregon enters a new phase of the pandemic: COVID-19 resilience

The Omicron surge has passed. COVID-19 has receded.  Because Oregonians got vaccinated, wore masks, and limited indoor gatherings more than people did in most other places, the state has fared better than much of the US: Lives saved: Actions Oregonians took to prevent the spread of COVID-19 saved an estimate of nearly 5,800 lives. Cases: […]

What we know about Omicron COVID-19 subvariant BA.2

You may have heard of the BA.2 variant of the COVID-19 virus. BA.2 is a subvariant of Omicron, meaning it’s too genetically related to the original Omicron strain (BA.1) to be classified as a new variant. So far, BA.2 has caused less than 1% of COVID-19 cases in Oregon. What do we know about BA.2? […]

Booster shots highlighted in new breakthrough case report

Last week, Oregon Health Authority updated its weekly breakthrough report to include breakthrough cases in people who have received booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. This new set of data shows how well booster doses can protect against COVID-19 infection and severe disease. In the report, a graph divides case numbers into three categories, “unvaccinated,” […]

New data show far fewer hospitalizations for vaccinated and boosted people 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data highlighting the role of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in preventing severe illness.   For the month of Dec. 2021, the risk of hospitalization in unvaccinated people as compared to people who had received an initial series of a COVID-19 vaccine was:  Nine times higher in people ages 12-17  12 times higher […]

Líderes estatales abordan medidas para mitigar el avance de Ómicron

A medida que los casos de l variante Ómicron de COVID-19 continúan batiendo récords en Oregon, líderes de Oregon Health Authority (OHA), el Departamento de Educación de Oregón (ODE) y la Universidad de Ciencias y Salud de Oregón (OHSU) invitaron a los oregonianos a vacunarse y a ponerse las dosis de refuerzo, así como a practicar las medidas de seguridad durante una conferencia de llevada a cabo el pasado 7 de enero de 2022.