COVID 19: Nurses tell Merkeley they need help

Nurses from across Oregon told Senator Jeff Merkley last week they desperately need help, and that the nation needs to invest far more in training new nurses. Critical Care Nurse Misty Richards appeared ...

State drops outdoor mask rule

The Oregon Health Authority announced this week that it is dropping the state’s outdoor mask mandate, effective immediately, although masks must still be worn indoors in public locations. OHA Director ...

COVID cases decline but 3 deaths reported

Yamhill County reported fewer COVID-19 cases this week, but recorded three deaths. The Health Authority said case numbers declined across Oregon as the state vaccination rate edged over the 70% mark. According ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Thursday, Dec. 2] Yamhill County reported 18  new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to  9,806 cases to date and 143 deaths.  The county reported that as of Dec. ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Five-year-old Zeke Schmidt and his mother, Elsa, center, wait in line at Duniway Middle School with hundreds of others seeking COVID-19 vaccinations. The clinic gave out 187 pediatric shots on Veterans Day. Another clinic is scheduled at Duniway on Dec. 4.

Child COVID-19 vaccinations underway

Vaccination of children against COVID-19 is now being offered in Yamhill County. The Yamhill County Health Department and McMinnville School District are both hosting clinics. County Health and ...

New COVID hospitalizations up last week

New hospitalizations statewide from COVID-19 increased last week from 313 the previous week to 378, even as new cases declined by 16%. The Oregon Health Authority reported that 6,643 new cases were reported ...

Vaccine approved for children; COVID-19 cases remain high

Vaccine developments dominated news about COVID-19 this week, as the Pfizer-Biotech vaccine was approved for children 5 to 11, and the Biden administration prepared to require all companies that employ ...

State report says protocol fatigue may lead to more hospitalizations

No surge expected; authorities anticipate vaccine approval for children ages 5-11 

 

Decline in COVID-19 cases slowed last week

New cases of COVID-19 in Oregon decreased last week, but at a notably slower rate than previously, while hospitalizations rose for the first time in seven weeks, from 377 to 415. The state has been reporting ...

Mac High expects good grad rates for COVID year

McMinnville High School’s graduation and dropout rates are expected to once again exceed state averages, Principal Amy Fast said. The school is projecting a graduation rate above 90% for 2021, at ...

Hughes: Bouncing back from a nasty bout with the coronavirus

Dick Hughes, retired editorial page editor of the Salem Statesman Journal, is a Linfield alum who got his start at the McMinnville News-Register. His Capital Chatter column appears on the Oregon Capital ...

Board to Gov. Brown: End vaccine mandate

Yamhill County commissioners on Thursday voted 2-1 to send a letter to Gov. Kate Brown, asking her to withdraw the state’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, school staff and state employees. County ...

Mandate upheld by high court a century ago

In 1901, smallpox broke out in Massachusetts and sparked a battle over vaccine mandates that still resonates today. The Cambridge Board of Health ordered mandatory smallpox vaccinations. Those who refused ...

State reports 550 COVID deaths missed; county announces two new deaths

The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday announced that 550 deaths from COVID-19, most of which took place between May and August, “only became recently known to state epidemiologists due to a technical ...

‘A horrible way to spend the end’

CNA who abused incapacitated care home resident sentenced