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Hospitals express doubt about Gov. Brown’s latest vaccine plan

Emily Boerger | Jan 22, 2021 | Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown announced last week she was adjusting Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan to place teachers and school staff at the front of the line with vaccinations beginning the week of January 25. Seniors 80 years and older would wait to receive their vaccines until the week of February...[ Read More ]

Legislators discuss their 2021 session health care priorities

Sydney Kurle | Jan 19, 2021 | Oregon

Health equity, the COVID-19 response, behavioral health and universal health care were on legislator’s minds as they gathered on a panel hosted by the Oregon Health Forum (OHF) on Monday. The legislators, which included Rep. Rachel Prusak, Sen. Deb Patterson, Rep. Cedric Hayden, Rep. Maxine Dexter and Rep. Rob Nosse,...[ Read More ]

Governor Brown addresses the COVID-19 vaccination timeline and the federal reserve

Sydney Kurle | Jan 15, 2021 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown addressed the updated COVID-19 vaccination timeline and the new information on the federal reserve of vaccines on Friday. She and Director Patrick Allen of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced that, starting Jan. 25th, Oregon teachers will begin receiving vaccinations ahead before seniors who are not living...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Health policy preview, Committee membership, Vaccine rollout

| Jan 14, 2021 | Oregon

If you understand the unique character of our republican democracy, you can find calm in this anxious time. In six days, Joe Biden will be inaugurated President of the United States. He may not have been your candidate. That disappointment is a luxury of being in a democracy. The orderly...[ Read More ]

Speaker Kotek announces committee assignments and new special committees

Emily Boerger | Jan 4, 2021 | Oregon

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek on Thursday announced the new House committee assignments for the 2021 Legislative Session. The list includes membership changes to the House’s health-related committees and new special committees dedicated to wildfire recovery and redistricting.     Rep. Rachel Prusak will take over as Chair of the...[ Read More ]

Six Oregon counties COVID-19 risk levels will be lowered on January 1st

Sydney Kurle | Dec 29, 2020 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown’s office announced six counties in Oregon will see fewer restrictions by Friday due to a lower number of coronavirus cases.  In the state’s four-tiered “risk level” system, 24 counties will remain at extreme risk, five will be in high risk and seven counties will be at a...[ Read More ]

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