Hospitals announce staffing changes and temporary morgues as COVID cases surge in Oregon
Emily Boerger | Dec 9, 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
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
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
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.
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.
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