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 […]

Governor Brown, OHA leadership discuss reopening

Governor Kate Brown was joined by OHA Director Patrick Allen and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger to discuss Oregon’s progress towards the statewide vaccination goal and imminent reopening. Here’s what you need to know. Oregon nearing 70% vaccination goal Governor Brown proudly announced that Oregon — after more than 15 months battling the pandemic — […]

Oregon se acerca a la reapertura

En la conferencia de prensa de hoy, la gobernadora Kate Brown y el epidemiólogo estatal Dr. Dean Sidelinger dieron una descripción general de la pandemia en Oregon y el progreso del estado hacia su objetivo de vacunación. La gobernadora Brown dijo que más del 67% de los oregonianos mayores de 18 ya han recibido su […]

Oregon is getting closer to reopening

At a press conference today, Governor Kate Brown and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger gave an overview of the pandemic in Oregon and the state’s progress towards its vaccination goal. Governor Brown said that more than 67% of Oregonians 18 and older have now received their first dose of a vaccine. “We are so close to […]

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 […]

Oregon officially establishes new masking and physical distancing guidance

On May 18, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released updated guidance for masking and physical distancing throughout the state. Significant changes to the guidance include the following: Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer need to wear a mask indoors in public places where vaccination statuses of individuals are checked (masks will be required in areas […]

Oregon establece una nueva guía oficial para el uso de cubrebocas y distanciamiento físico

El 18 de mayo, el Oregon Health Authority (OHA) publicó una guía actualizada para el uso de cubrebocas y el distanciamiento físico en todo el estado. Los cambios más significativos a la guía son los siguientes: Las personas completamente vacunadas ya no necesitarán usar un cubrebocas en lugares interiores públicos donde se verifica el estado […]

Fully vaccinated people can do more without wearing a face covering

So many of us are longing to do the things we may have taken for granted before COVID-19 disrupted our lives. Getting together with friends at a restaurant. Celebrating milestones with loved ones. Attending a sporting event. Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have given fully vaccinated folks the okay to […]

‘If you are eligible, please get vaccinated’

On May 7, Dr. Dean Sidelinger, State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist, recorded a brief video to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in Oregon. In the recording, Dr. Sidelinger discusses how Oregon is currently confronting new and highly transmissible variants throughout the state and calls on all people eligible for a vaccine to schedule an appointment. You can watch the full video […]