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.

Oregon is getting closer to reopening

At a press conference today, Governor Kate Brown and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger gave an overview of the pandemic in Oregon and the state’s progress towards its vaccination goal. Governor Brown said that more than 67% of Oregonians 18 and older have now received their first dose of a vaccine. “We are so close to […]

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 […]

OHA issues revised quarantine guidance

New guidance released by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) allows Local Public Health Authorities to consider a shortened quarantine period for a person with COVID-19. OHA is now recommending a 10-day quarantine or a seven-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test as acceptable. The shortened quarantine option is not recommended in high-risk settings such as […]

Governor Brown, OHA leadership provide update on vaccination progress, reopening

Governor Kate Brown was joined by OHA Director Patrick Allen and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger to discuss Oregon’s vaccination progress and to outline the details on the state’s future reopening plans. Here’s what you need to know. Oregon nearing statewide vaccination goal On May 11, Governor Brown announced that Oregon could all but terminate […]

Multnomah County moving to Lower Risk May 27

Governor Kate Brown announced that Multnomah County would be moving to Lower Risk on Thursday, May 27. The announcement comes in light of Multnomah vaccinating 65% of its residents ages 16 and older and submitting a comprehensive vaccination plan that addresses equity gaps. Multnomah’s vaccination progress can be viewed here and a copy of its […]

Governor Brown, OHA Leadership discuss vaccination incentives, progress

On May 21, Governor Kate Brown was joined by Patrick Allen, Director of Oregon Health Authority (OHA), to provide an update on Oregon’s statewide vaccination progress and to announce new incentives for getting vaccinated. Here’s what you need to know. Hospitalizations down, county vaccination progress improving Governor Brown began Friday’s media briefing on a positive […]

Five Oregon counties moving to Lower Risk May 21

On May 18, Governor Kate Brown distributed a press release indicating that five Oregon counties would be moving to the Lower Risk level starting May 21. Those five counties are: Benton Deschutes Hood River Lincoln Washington The announcement comes in light of the Governor’s newly established criteria, which allow counties to apply for Lower Risk […]