First COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Oregon

PORTLAND — Oregon hospitals administered the first coronavirus vaccines in the state Wednesday to nurses, respiratory therapists, housekeeping workers and other health care employees in high-risk jobs, marking the beginning of a broad vaccination campaign in a state that's seen more than 1,200 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.

 

County gets extra-cold freezer from university

Linfield University has donated one of the freezers from its biology lab to Yamhill County Public Health for storing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine when it arrives. The vaccine must be kept in ultra-cold ...

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Spirit Mountain remains open with added precautions

Spirit Mountain Casino remains operational, with extreme precautions taking place to reduce spread of COVID-19, Grand Ronde Tribal Council Chair Cheryle Kennedy told tribal members last week during a ...

Navigating Unemployment, Part 1: Many variations of economic angst

About this series This is a series about unemployment (UI) benefits. Boring? Perhaps … for people who have stayed fully employed. But not for nearly 60 million Americans who sought UI benefits ...

County COVID resolution comes under attack from residents

Sixteen people submitted public comments last week, all in opposition, regarding a resolution introduced by county commissioner Mary Starrett. Starrett hopes to persuade commissioners Rick Olson and Casey ...

Commissioners debate resolution on COVID rules

County commissioners on Thursday debated a resolution proposed by Mary Starrett that she said would protect businesses violating the governor’s executive orders on COVID-19. They eventually decided ...

County sets new one-day record for COVID-19 cases

Yamhill County set a new one-day record for new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, reporting 57 new cases, taking the total number to date to more than 2,000. It also reported the death of an 86-year-old ...

County reports 18th COVID death

The Oregon Health Authority reported an 18th death from COVID-19 in Yamhill County on Saturday, a 78-year-old man who tested positive Nov. 13 and died Nov. 20 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. On ...

County reports 17th death from COVID-19

Editor's Note: Friday, the state reported 35 more COVID-19 cases and two more deaths in Yamhill County. Statewide, Friday's report added 2,176 cases and 30 deaths to Oregon totals.------The 17th death ...

Dayton COVID surge continues; county likely to remain at 'extreme risk'

Yamhill County, listed as one of 21 counties at “extreme risk,” because of the high rate of COVID-19 transmissions, added 109 new cases from Saturday to Monday. The county’s test ...

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Eva Botelho and her daughter Vivi Grochala visit Airport Park as part of McMinnville Parks and Recreation’s Thanksgiving GooseChase scavenger hunt. The app encourages participants to complete activities and post photos of themselves at several local parks.

Program helps families chase down fun activities

When the pandemic began in March, Eva Botelho and her 5-year-old daughter, Vivi, confronted the challenge many families experienced after the cancellation of in-person school and activities. With no in-person ...

Oregon releases new framework for counties following 'freeze'

SALEM — Bars and restaurants can reopen for limited outdoor service next week but many restrictions will remain in place until a vaccine against the coronavirus is widely available, Oregon ...

Oregon hits milestone, enters partial lockdown

Oregon recorded more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a day for the first time last week, Thursday through Saturday, leading Gov. Kate Brown to order a statewide partial lockdown from Nov. 18 to ...

County adds 112 new cases over three days

Yamhill County added 112 new cases of COVID-19 from Saturday to Monday, breaking its previous records, as Oregon also experienced three consecutive one-day records. The county does not update its numbers ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Friday, Jan. 15] Yamhill County reported one new death, bringing the number of deaths reported this week to eight, although three of them occurred in December, and 43 new cases, bringing the county's ...

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