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Current COVID-19 data shows promise, but the Delta variant is ‘far from finished’

Today, the Oregon Health Authority’s Dr. Dean Sidelinger shared promising news about COVID-19 hospitalization and case rates, but also warned that we still need to work together to help Oregon defeat the pandemic. As Dr. Sidelinger reminds us, “Our ability to sustain this hopeful progress and ultimately regain the upper hand over the coming weeks, […]

Lo que necesita saber sobre las variantes del virus

A veces resulta abrumador escuchar noticias sobre el COVID-19, pues mientras Delta sigue en los titulares, otras variantes siguen surgiendo y quizá se pregunte: ¿qué es una variante y qué tan comunes son los diferentes tipos de variantes? Los virus como el SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa el COVID-19, mutan o cambian constantemente. Esta mutación […]

What you need to know about virus variants

Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to sort through all the information we come across. The Delta variant continues to be in the headlines, but other variants are in the news as well. You may be wondering what a variant is, and how common are different types of variants.   Viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes […]

Historias de Vacuna: “Si todos comenzamos a preocuparnos por los demás, podremos vencer a esta pandemia”

Ricardo Cobar, un técnico en sistemas de redes de las Escuelas Públicas de Greater Albany, se contagió con COVID-19 en diciembre de 2020. La mayoría de los miembros de su familia también contrajeron COVID-19, pero para Ricardo y su madre, esa experiencia puso en peligro sus vidas. Ricardo recuerda: “Mi mamá y yo tuvimos que […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘If we all start caring, we can defeat this pandemic’

Ricardo Cobar, an IT network technician for Greater Albany Public Schools, got COVID-19 in December 2020. Most of his family members also got COVID-19, but for Ricardo and his mother, the experience was life-threatening. As Ricardo shares, “My mother and I had to go to the Intensive Care Unit. I was close to death. I […]

Pláticas de Salud con OHA: Tratamientos con anticuerpos monoclonales y prevención de uso de ivermectina

Nuestra prioridad es proporcionar información y recursos de salud relevantes sobre el COVID-19 y las vacunas para los habitantes de Oregon. En colaboración con Mano a Mano, cada semana hacemos una grabación con la participación de nuestros Asesores de Salud y Coordinadores de Alcance Regional del Programa de Alcance para Socios Comunitarios en el que abordamos preguntas y respuestas frecuentes de la comunidad sobre el COVID-19.

Salem restaurant pitches in to feed thousands during wildfires, ice storms and COVID-19 vaccination clinics

On Oct. 12 last year, Jeff Gilbert was notified he had five days to come up with a way to provide three meals a day to hundreds of wildfire survivors. “Five days notification!” Gilbert exclaimed. Gilbert is a Regional Emergency Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Human Services Emergency Management Unit. He also serves as […]

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 […]

Protect friends and communities by staying safe this Labor Day weekend 

For many people, Labor Day is a final opportunity to celebrate summer. Barbecues, gatherings with our friends, and last chance summer travels fill our plans. Once again, the COVID-19 pandemic means this holiday weekend will need to look different.   You may have already made plans for the Labor Day weekend before Oregon saw cases and hospitalizations surge. If your plans involve outdoor large gatherings or indoor activities that put you and others at risk […]