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Gov. Kate Brown announces statewide two-week freeze to stop rapid spread of COVID-19

| Nov 13, 2020 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown today announced a statewide Two-Week Freeze, implementing new measures to limit gatherings and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. The Two-Week Freeze measures will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, statewide. These risk reduction measures are critical in limiting the spread of...[ Read More ]

Will safety workgroup impede COVID-19 vaccine implementation?

| Nov 11, 2020 | California, Oregon, Washington

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech recently announced its coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective after analyzing data from its Phase 3 trials. Despite the promising data, it could be a long time before the vaccine is made available to the general public. The trial includes 43,538 participants from diverse backgrounds. Only...[ Read More ]

Advisory board openings offer opportunity to influence health policy in Oregon

| Nov 10, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Public Health Division announced today that it is accepting applications for positions on its Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB). Per the announcement, the division is looking to appoint local health care representatives to represent their communities before the OHA, as long as they are not...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Health policy preview, My COVID experience, Election results

| Nov 10, 2020 | Oregon

Thanks to all of you who joined our 2020 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. I wanted to offer a particular shout out to Eric Hunter and his team at Care Oregon, and to Jeff Heatherington and the Heatherington Foundation. Both served as Event Sponsors of this year's event....[ Read More ]

Gov. Kate Brown places four additional counties on two-week pause

| Nov 9, 2020 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown today announced the addition of four counties—Baker, Clackamas, Union, and Washington—to the Two-Week Pause on social activities to help stop rapid spread of COVID-19 where community transmission is on the rise. These four counties join Jackson, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, and Umatilla Counties on the pause, announced Friday....[ Read More ]

Western states form review board to test safety of COVID-19 vaccine

Shawna De La Rosa | Nov 5, 2020 | California, Oregon, Washington

Washington, Oregon and Nevada recently joined California’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to independently review the safety and efficacy of any vaccine approved by the FDA for distribution.     “California has led with science and data through the COVID pandemic and when a vaccine becomes available, we will leverage...[ Read More ]

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