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 […]

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 […]

Safety for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is nearly here and many of us will take some time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. That might include visiting a memorial garden or cemetery during the three-day break. With questions continuing to surface about County Risk Levels and how guidance varies for fully vaccinated individuals, […]

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 […]

New dashboard to track Governor’s vaccination goals

When 70% of adults in Oregon receive at least one dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine, most pandemic-related restrictions will be lifted statewide.   To visualize the vaccination trend, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) launched a new dashboard to track statewide and county progress towards Gov. Kate Brown’s vaccination goals.  The new dashboard will display the following:  The statewide percentage of those 16 and older who have […]

Governor Brown, OHA leadership discuss vaccination goals, reopening

On May 11, Governor Kate Brown was joined by OHA Director Patrick Allen to talk about statewide vaccination targets, the County Risk Level framework and reopening the state’s economy. Here’s what you need to know. County Risk Level framework may soon be coming to an end Late last year, Governor Brown announced the creation of […]

People in Oregon urged to get vaccinated as 15 counties qualify for Extreme Risk

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Oregon, Governor Kate Brown announced updates to the County Risk levels under the state’s public health framework. With hospitalizations rising above 300 people statewide, threatening to overwhelm doctors and nurses, 15 counties will move to the Extreme Risk, effective Friday, April 30 through Thursday, May 6. In […]