Reaching people where they are 

Some of our neighbors may find it challenging to get to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Folks who live in remote areas. People who can’t get time off work. Individuals who are houseless. To reach people where they are, local public health workers are getting creative.   Neva Anderson is an emergency manager and recently led an effort to get […]

COVID-19 in Oregon: A moment of promise and peril

On April 23, Governor Kate Brown was joined by Director of the Oregon Health Authority Patrick Allen and State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon. At this moment, Director Allen said, Oregon faces both “promise and peril.” “The COVID-19 virus is surging and […]

More than 1,000 people vaccinated at pilot event in Morrow County

In late March, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Morrow County Public Health co-hosted a pilot vaccination event in Boardman for agricultural workers. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers became eligible for vaccination in 22 counties on March 22 and across all of Oregon on March 29. “This event helped save lives,” said Jorge Martinez Zapata, OHA’s […]