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Covid and monkeypox still spreading

COVID-19 and hMPXV, human monkeypox disease, continue to spread in Oregon this week, with 69 cases of hMPXV now reported in the state. Cases have more than doubled in the past 12 days. None have been reported ...

State epidemiologists encourages masking

Health authorities encourage state residents to mask as COVID spreads

 
Transit cutting more services for lack of drivers

‘Safety has to come first and foremost,” transit company says

COVID-19 transmission rising in Oregon

24 Oregon counties now have high transmission; Yamhill County medium

 
Missed experiences: Last two years didn't meet expectations for Mac's Angevine

The past two years weren’t how Lucy Angevine envisioned upperclassman life at McMinnville High School. She expected to share memorable experiences with her friends and teammates during pep ...

 
‘It’s been rough’ Dayton’s Benji Hudson critical of COVID restrictions

DAYTON – As an all-state athlete in soccer, basketball, baseball and track and field, Dayton’s Benji Hudson didn’t appear affected by the ongoing restrictions of the COVID-19 ...

 
Turning her world upside down

AMITY – For an outgoing and ambitious athlete like Amity’s Haley Vanderzanden, the COVID-19 pandemic completely altered her day-to-day life. Aside from her career in volleyball and ...

FCI inmates initiate hunger strike

Eighty people incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution-Sheridan began protesting extensive lockdowns in their cells, inadequate meals, limited medical care and restricted access to computers ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Monday, Aug. 8] Yamhill County reported 145 new cases of COVID-19 for the past week, a 12.4% increase over the previuos week, and four deaths. The reports bring the county to a total to date of 20,514 ...

COVID cases see sharp increase this week

Although in mid-June Oregon Health & Science University confidently forecast that COVID-19 cases numbers in Oregon “appear to have crested,” and case numbers dropped slightly between June ...

 
Nelson calls COVID lockdowns 'damaging' to mental, physical health

WILLAMINA – Over a year after COVID-19 restrictions forced Willamina High School to online learning and placed a hold on athletic competitions, Spyre Nelson feels certain they placed a tremendous ...

COVID cases go back up

Oregon Health Authority officials have said they don’t really know exactly how many new cases of COVID-19 are spreading in the state, given that many people either test at home or don’t ...

COVID vaccines OK’d for young children

Babies and young children can now be vaccinated against COVID-19, after the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has unanimously ...

Oregon at 1,496 new COVID cases per day

New cases of COVID-19 increased 24% in Oregon from May 16 to May 29, the Oregon Health Authority reported in its most recent update, released on June 2. The OHA reports biweekly. As of Wednesday, ...

Fewer COVID-19 cases reported over holiday weekend

New cases of COVID-19 were slightly lower over the Memorial Day holiday, with testing numbers also low. Test positivity remained high, however, at 13.1%. The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,847 new ...

 
Nichols: Deja flu - Lessons of the 1918 pandemic

Over the past two years, historians and analysts have compared the coronavirus to the 1918 flu pandemic. Many of the mitigation practices used to combat the spread of the coronavirus, especially before the development of the vaccines, have been the same as those used in 1918 and 1919 — masks and hygiene, social distancing, ventilation, limits on gatherings, quarantines, mandates, closure policies and more.

 

State seeing ‘significant transmission’

Oregon reported 2,400 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, and a rolling seven-day average of 1,564 new cases per day, as State Health Officer Dean Sidelinger again emphasized in a media briefing last ...

As cases rise again, Multnomah County recommends masks

Multnomah Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines has asked residents of that county to wear masks indoors, including in schools, as COVID-19 cases rise. The Oregonian noted that Multnomah County is averaging ...

Study: vaccinations protect against death, not disability

Cases on the rise throughout Oregon   A new study show that, while vaccination against COVID-19 provides significant protection against death, hospitalization, psychotic disorders, and blood clots, ...

Report: OSHA left ag workers systemically unprotected

Farmworkers from across Oregon told researchers they felt largely unprotected by COVID-19 restrictions over the past two years, in part because even when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...