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Governor Kate Brown announces COVID-19 vaccine prioritization schedule

| Feb 26, 2021 | Oregon

Today, Governor Kate Brown announced the prioritization for the next groups of Oregonians to be included in Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution schedule, including Oregonians with underlying health conditions and frontline workers. Additionally, the Governor announced that Oregon will be receiving vaccination support through new federal staff and resources from FEMA....[ Read More ]

Gov. Kate Brown extends state of emergency declaration as COVID-19 restrictions ease across the state

| Feb 25, 2021 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown extended Oregon’s COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration for the sixth time today as COVID-19 cases start to fall.  As many county restrictions are eased, Gov. Brown urges residents to stay vigilant and patient.  According to Executive Order 21-05, which extends the State of Emergency:   “Although we...[ Read More ]

Governor Brown focuses on expanding health care and pandemic response in State of the State address

| Jan 22, 2021 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown delivered her State of the State address on Thursday. In the address she focused on expanding access to health care, returning children to school and the continued response to COVID-19. She also addressed the need for expanded broadband access and increased investments in homelessness prevention and affordable...[ 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 ]

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 ]

New COVID-19 guidelines starting in Oregon on Dec. 3rd

| Nov 30, 2020 | Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown’s state-wide freeze ends on Dec. 2nd, and Oregon’s new reopening guidelines will take effect the following day. The state of Oregon announced the new framework on Nov. 25th, and it will allow for a data-dependent, county-by-county reopening.     According to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), each...[ Read More ]