Doing it together: longtime history of community partnerships in the gorge

Right along one of the main streets into town and up to the orchards in The Dalles is St. Mary’s Academy. If you’ve lived in Wasco County for any amount of time, you know the location. The school has been a fixture in the community for more than a century, but now the school’s parking […]

One Community Health: A testament to collaboration

This Friday, June 11, One Community Health will be administering Pfizer vaccines in style, offering food and live music to all who attend their event in the Dalles. Preventative Health Manager Gladys Rivera readily admits that the event is more of a celebration than a formal clinic. After all, Wasco County has almost reached 65%. […]

Vaccination made easy in Jackson County  

This week, the Jackson County Vaccination Equity Center at the Expo opened in Central Point. Everyone 16 and older is welcome to get the free COVID-19 vaccine there. Designed with convenience in mind, folks have drive-thru or walk-up options and there’s even a mobile clinic for those who need it. An image of a flyer promoting the event is pictured at right. […]

FEMA to pilot Community Vaccination Center in Jackson County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has selected Jackson County as a site for a Pilot Community Vaccination Center (CVC) — the second in the Pacific Northwest and the first in Oregon. The CVC will begin operations on April 21, bringing an additional 1,000 vaccine doses per day to support Jackson, Klamath and Josephine counties, an area of the […]

FEMA awards $110 million to Oregon for vaccinations

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $110 million in federal funding to assist OHA and partners in operating dozens of COVID-19 vaccination centers throughout the state. The FEMA-supported vaccination centers will be able to administer more than two million vaccines during the 90-day operational period. Timelines are still under review. Grants for emergency protective measures […]