La gobernadora Brown y los líderes de ODE y OHA piden a la comunidad tomar precauciones para conservar la salud y seguridad este año escolar

Hoy, la gobernadora Kate Brown, el Departamento de Educación de Oregón (ODE), el Oregon Health Authority (OHA) y líderes de la Universidad de Salud y Ciencias de Oregon (OHSU) pidieron que las familias de Oregon tomen cinco pasos importantes para que el año escolar 2021-2022 sea seguro para todos. Haga un plan para vacunar a […]

Governor Brown, ODE and OHA leadership urge health and safety precautions this school year

Today, Governor Kate Brown, Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) leadership urged Oregon families to take five important steps to make the 2021-2022 school year a safe one. Make a plan to vaccinate all eligible household members. Wear a face covering in public and in […]

The latest about COVID-19 testing

In 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized more than 300 COVID-19 tests and sample collection devices for use in laboratories, health care settings, and at home. As of Aug. 27, over 400 tests and collection devices have been approved.  These include: At-home antigen tests: You collect the sample and do the testing […]

With vaccinations, precautions, and care, we can reverse the surge

As we see an increase in cases and hospitalizations, many of us may be remembering how we have flattened the curve when our hospitals and health care systems were threatened in the past. Let’s recommit to taking steps to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. We can rise to the challenge. Get vaccinated […]

Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 (update)

Getting diagnosed with COVID-19 can be scary. However, in addition to the safe and effective vaccines, we now have more treatments available that can reduce the severity of COVID-19 in those who have become infected. Monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments have the potential to save lives and relieve the burden on Oregon’s health care system and […]

COVID-19 cases increasing among pediatric patients

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are surging throughout Oregon. According to OHA’s latest Pediatric COVID-19 Report, cases are on the rise for children, too. A look at the case numbers OHA’s Pediatric COVID-19 Report provides a high-level overview of Oregon’s COVID-19 data for individuals ages 17 and younger. The newest report includes cases with onset dates […]

How to get a COVID-19 test

Thinking about getting tested for COVID-19 can be stressful, especially if you aren’t feeling well. Here’s what you need to know about getting tested in Oregon:  Who should get tested?  If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you were a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you should get tested regardless of vaccination status. Close contact means […]

Accessibility Kits help make vaccination a ‘possible and positive’ experience for all

Oregon Health Authority wants to make vaccination events accessible for everyone. To that end, OHA has developed a set of tools that community partners can use to support communication and access to information for people with disabilities, those who primarily use a language other than English and anyone who could benefit from accommodations at vaccination […]

Ask a Black Doctor on The Numberz

One of OHA’s senior health advisors hosts a podcast called Ask A Black Doctor on the Numberz. Every Friday at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Dr. Bhukosi Dube discusses issues surrounding the current pandemic, vaccines and distribution, provides facts and addresses concerns.   Podcast titles include Let’s Talk about the Kids, Staying Safe in the Summer and Black Men and COVID-19 Vaccines.  The podcast also provides updates about COVID-19 vaccines and discusses how to build a better culture […]

COVID-19 vaccine toolkit now available for people with disabilities

A COVID-19 vaccine toolkit for people with disabilities is now available on the OHA Community Resources web page.   The toolkit includes new Frequently Asked Questions with information specific to people with disabilities. Common questions include medication interaction, what to do about accessibility issues at clinics, immunocompromising health conditions and much more.  Also included are two social stories, which are visual versions of important information, ASL videos, […]