Oregón pausará la cuarentena el 12 de marzo a medida que los casos y las hospitalizaciones disminuyeron

A partir del 12 de marzo de 2022, el rastreo de contactos y la cuarentena se pausarán para la población general en Oregón, incluso en K-12 y centros de cuidado infantil. Estas medidas se seguirán recomendando en centros de alto riesgo, incluida la atención médica, las cárceles y prisiones y los refugios. Por primera vez […]

OHA y ODE anuncian nueva fase de contención de la pandemia

El día de ayer, en rueda de prensa, el oficial de salud y epidemiólogo estatal del Oregon Health Authority, Dean Sidelinger, así como Colt Gill, director del Departamento de Educación de Oregon (ODE, por sus siglas en inglés), dieron algunos detalles sobre la nueva fase del plan de contención de la pandemia de COVID-19 en […]

Oregon to pause quarantining March 12 as cases and hospitalizations drop

Starting March 12, 2022, contact tracing and quarantine will be paused for the general population in Oregon, including in K-12 and childcare settings. These measures will still be recommended in high-risk settings, including health care settings, jails and prisons, and shelters. “Given how quickly transmission occurs and the number of people who have no — […]

Test positive? New website and hotline offer guidance

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has launched a new website that includes what to do if you test positive, if you have been exposed, and how to seek resources if you’re isolating at home and need support.  The website also includes a voluntary survey for people who’ve tested positive to help OHA and the larger community understand how and where the virus is spreading.

OHA guidance reflects CDC’s new isolation changes

As Omicron COVID-19 cases increase, one of the ways we slow the spread is to stay home and away from other people for five days when we test positive, have symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID-19, and wear a well-fitting mask for an additional five days. If you are up to date on your vaccines you do not need to stay at home or miss work if you have been exposed, but you must wear a proper mask around others for 10 days.

OHA and ODE leaders discuss lifting outdoor mask mandate and launching Test to School program

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director Pat Allen and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Director Colt Gill were joined by State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger today to announce two new developments in the course of the pandemic: lifting outdoor mask mandates and launching the Test to Stay program in public and private schools.

Isolation and quarantine: Two important ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools

Every layer matters. Once a COVID-19 case is identified at school, isolation and quarantine are the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.

With vaccinations, precautions, and care, we can reverse the surge

As we see an increase in cases and hospitalizations, many of us may be remembering how we have flattened the curve when our hospitals and health care systems were threatened in the past. Let’s recommit to taking steps to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. We can rise to the challenge. Get vaccinated […]

OHA issues revised quarantine guidance

New guidance released by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) allows Local Public Health Authorities to consider a shortened quarantine period for a person with COVID-19. OHA is now recommending a 10-day quarantine or a seven-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test as acceptable. The shortened quarantine option is not recommended in high-risk settings such as […]