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 […]

Outdoor mask mandate issued for most public outdoor settings

On Aug. 13, Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority leaders enacted an indoor masking mandate in response to surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Today, Governor Brown announced a new rule would extend that mask requirement to outside areas. “The Delta variant is spreading fast and wide, throwing our state into a level of crisis […]

La gobernadora Brown y los líderes del OHA hablan sobre la crisis hospitalaria y los requisitos de vacunación

Ayer, en una conferencia de prensa la gobernadora Kate Brown anunció nuevos requisitos de vacunación para el personal de atención médica y personal en escuelas de kínder al grado 12 en Oregon. Esto es lo que necesita saber.  Los hospitales están cerca de alcanzar su límite de capacidad  Los requisitos de vacunación surgen durante un alarmante aumento en las hospitalizaciones. “Con más de 845 residentes de Oregon hospitalizados por el COVID-19 y 226 en unidades de cuidado intensivo […]

Governor Brown, OHA leadership discuss hospital crisis, vaccination requirements

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 […]

La gobernadora Brown restablece el mandato para el uso de cubrebocas en todo el estado

Hoy, la gobernadora Kate Brown y los líderes del Oregon Health Authority anunciaron que el uso de cubrebocas en lugares interiores públicos será obligatorio a partir del viernes 13 de agosto, en respuesta al aumento de casos de COVID-19 y hospitalizaciones que se están viendo en todo el estado. El 27 de julio, en respuesta […]

Governor Brown reinstates statewide masking mandate

Aug. 13 Update: The official masking rule has been posted online and can be found here. Today, Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority leaders announced that indoor mask use will be mandatory starting Friday, Aug. 13, in response to surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. On July 27, in response to a large jump in […]

Newest COVID-19 modeling report shows sharply higher increases in daily cases and hospitalizations

On July 30, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast, which projected sharply higher COVID-19 associated hospitalizations and daily cases through Aug. 17.   According to the model, the effective reproduction rate, meaning the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates, was estimated at 1.58 through July 14, which is more than double the 0.74 reported through mid-June.   If transmission remains […]

Los líderes del Oregon Health Authority comparten información sobre el aumento de los casos de COVID-19 y las hospitalizaciones

El director del Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Patrick Allen, estuvo acompañado por el Dr. Dean Sidelinger, oficial de salud pública y epidemiólogo estatal, para discutir el aumento reciente de los casos de COVID-19 y hospitalizaciones en Oregon en una conferencia de prensa pública. Esto es lo que necesita saber. Aunque el estado ha abierto de […]

Oregon’s reopening: Questions answered in Facebook Live

Note: On July 27, 2021, in response to a large jump in cases and hospitalizations and new national guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the Oregon Health Authority recommended universal mask use in public indoor settings throughout the state to protect Oregonians from COVID-19. You can […]

What does reopening mean for Oregon? Find out in an OHA Q&A session

Following nearly a year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon reopened for business on June 30. Many of you are asking how COVID-19 health and safety restrictions have changed and what you can expect going forward. Join OHA for a Facebook Live at noon on Wednesday, July 14 to have your reopening questions answered by Michael Woods, Oregon OSHA Administrator, and Dr. Dean Sidelinger, State […]