Take Your Shot, Oregon scholarship winners announced

Today, Governor Kate Brown announced the five $100,000 scholarship winners of the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign. Oregonians ages 12 to 17 who had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine were eligible for the drawing. “I’m incredibly grateful for our scholarship winners, and all the young Oregonians who took their shot to […]

Estudiante de la Universidad Estatal de Oregon gana el premio de Take Your Shot Oregon de $ 1 millón de dólares

Hoy, en una conferencia de prensa, la gobernadora Kate Brown anunció a la ganadora del premio de incentivo de $ 1 millón de dólares de la campaña Take Your Shot Oregon. A ella se unieron el director de la Lotería de Oregon, Barry Pack, y el director de la Autoridad de Salud de Oregon, Patrick […]

Oregon State University student wins the $1 million Take Your Shot Oregon incentive prize

Today, at a news conference, Governor Kate Brown announced the winner of the Take Your Shot Oregon $1 million incentive prize. She was joined by Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack and Patrick Allen, Director of the Oregon Health Authority. Director Pack said, “At Lottery, we do numbers, and we used our random number generator and […]

What does reopening Oregon really mean?

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 […]

Fourth of July safety

This weekend will mark the first holiday in over 15 months without COVID-19 restrictions in place. While that’s cause for celebration, there is also still reason to stay cautious. People who have not yet been fully vaccinated — including children under 12 who can’t yet get the vaccine — are still vulnerable to the virus. […]

Oregon reopens

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 […]

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 — […]

Countdown to 70%

If you’ve visited Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) COVID-19 website recently, you might have noticed a new banner draped across the top of each webpage you visit. The banner contains a number, followed by the statement “… more people 18+ need to get vaccinated for Oregon to reach 70% vaccinated statewide. Find vaccines here.” So, what […]

Closer to reopening, Oregon’s vaccinations pass a milestone

On June 21, Oregon celebrated a vaccination milestone. Fewer than 50,000 people in Oregon need to get vaccinated in order to meet the Governor’s goal of vaccinating 70% of adults 18 and over. This article first appeared in the June 21, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.

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 […]