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 […]
Today, Governor Kate Brown announced new vaccination requirements for Oregon health care and K–12 staff during a press conference. Here’s what you need to know. Hospitals close to reaching capacity The requirements come during an alarming increase in hospitalizations. “With over 845 Oregonians hospitalized for COVID-19 and 226 in ICUs, our hospital and ICU beds […]
With COVID-19 cases rising in Oregon, we’ve received a number of questions and concerns from people in Oregon. Join us Thursday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. for a Facebook Live Q&A to have your COVID-19 case questions answered by our medical experts directly. This article first appeared in the July 27, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.
You may be wondering why cases are increasing in Oregon. As we’ve seen across the world, cases caused by the Delta variant are spreading in unvaccinated communities. Here’s what you need to know about the spread of COVID-19: Vaccination remains the safest and most effective way to prevent serious illness from COVID-19 and all of its variants. If […]
OHA responds to President Biden’s vaccine eligibility announcement At a news conference on March 12, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director Patrick Allen addressed President Biden’s March 11 exciting announcement directing states to open vaccine eligibility to all adults by May 1. “We appreciate the administration’s commitment to delivering enough vaccine to meet the President’s goal,” […]