Governor Kate Brown announced Thursday that all health care workers in Oregon will be required to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — without a frequent testing alternative — by Oct. 18, 2021. In a statement released the same day, the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) raised concerns about the order’s impact on the state’s health care … Read more

Governor Kate Brown directed the Oregon Health Authority to create a new rule requiring health care professionals to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. This will overturn a statute which prohibits hospitals from mandating vaccination of their employees.      Currently, around 70% of health care workers have initiated vaccination.  The rule … Read more