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El COVID-19 puede afectar a cualquier persona

Existe el rumor de que el COVID-19 solo tiene consecuencias graves para las personas mayores. Sin embargo, desde el 3 de abril, los datos a nivel nacional de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) han indicado que las personas de 18 a 49 años han representado una mayor proporción de […]

Vaccine Voices: Grateful for life-saving efforts and public health measures

As a long-haul truck driver, Randolph Proksch spends most of the day inside the cab of his truck driving with an hour or two each day at truck stops and shipping and receiving offices. The vaccine was important to Randolph as the sole wage earner for his family and because “others in my family won’t […]

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 […]

New dashboard counts the way to reopening

Many people in Oregon are looking forward to a time when they can return to doing the things they love. Vaccination in Oregon is the safest and most effective path to reopening our state. As of today, 1,939,623 people in Oregon have completed a #COVID19 vaccine series. There are 2,286,813 who have had at least one […]

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 […]

La gobernadora Brown y líderes del OHA nos dan una actualización sobre el progreso de la vacunación y la reapertura del estado de Oregon

La gobernadora Kate Brown estuvo acompañada por el director del OHA, Patrick Allen, y el epidemiólogo estatal, Dr. Dean Sidelinger, para discutir el progreso de la vacunación en Oregon y describir los detalles sobre los planes de reapertura del estado. Esto es lo que necesita saber. Oregon esta cerca de cumplir su meta de vacunación […]

OHA releases latest monthly update on breakthrough cases

Through May 31, Oregon Health Authority has identified 1,009 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases. In May, there were 16,097 cases of COVID-19 and 98% of these cases were among people who were unvaccinated. More than 9 in 10 of the 126 COVID-19 associated deaths in May were among people who were not vaccinated. The majority of […]

Vaccine Voices: ‘Felt that same type of soreness that I would after a really good workout’

Sophia is a 16-year-old who spoke with Oregon Health Authority about her vaccination experience. As an athlete she said that she felt sore like she would after a really good workout. Sophia said, “It didn’t bother me too much to get the vaccine because it’s going to help open up schools especially and ultimately will […]

COVID-19 can affect anyone

There’s a rumor that COVID-19 only has serious consequences for older individuals. Since April 3, however, nationwide data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have indicated that people ages 18–49 have made up a greater proportion of COVID-19 associated hospitalizations than people ages 65 and older. For the week ending on May […]

Peer support helps people experiencing homelessness overcome vaccine hesitancy

By: Julie Showers During Blanchet House of Hospitality’s lunch and dinner hours, you will find Jennifer Coon on the sidewalk talking with guests in line for food. A petite woman in a yellow safety vest, Coon offers assistance to people struggling to survive in downtown Portland. And she is busy. Within one hour, she brought […]