OHA leadership discuss increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director Patrick Allen was joined by State Public Health Officer and Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger to discuss Oregon’s recent increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in a public media briefing. Here’s what you need to know. Despite Oregon’s reopening, pandemic continues Director Allen began Thursday’s briefing with a reminder that — […]

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 […]

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 […]

Governor Kate Brown announces expanded eligibility

On April 2, Governor Kate Brown announced Oregon was expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include all household family members of frontline workers. She also announced that Oregon was expanding its criteria of underlying health conditions to match the CDC’s extended list. These changes will help reduce the racial and ethnic disparities in vaccination rates. The Governor also asked […]

New eligibility groups and FEMA support for vaccination announced

Governor Kate Brown was joined by OHA Director Patrick Allen and Public Health Director Rachel Banks in a Feb. 26 press conference on COVID-19 vaccination. The Governor announced plans to vaccinate new eligibility groups including frontline workers and people with underlying health conditions, in the coming weeks. “By summer, provided supplies from the federal government […]