While authorities may have declared the pandemic over, many issues still linger for portions of the community, according to a September 2023 study released by the OHA.
The Kraken variant of COVID, XBB 1.5, which caused only 1% of COVID cases Dec. 1, 2021, has become the dominant strain in the United States.
Gov. Kate Brown listens to an update from the state Employment Department during a revenue briefing on Monday, April 20. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem residents can drop their masks and pack into restaurants starting no later than Wednesday, June 30, Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday. Brown said the state would[Read More…]
Stringent COVID-19 restrictions are returning to Marion County. Beginning Friday, April 30, restaurants will no longer be able to offer indoor dining, outdoor social gatherings will be limited to six people instead of eight, and churches will have to cut capacity. Gyms and movie theaters 500 square feet or larger[Read More…]
All Oregonians age 16 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccinations are the strongest weapon in the arsenal as the country and the world work to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and protect those who are most vulnerable to serious illness in the community. Many[Read More…]
The chance to snag a COVID-19 shot increased as state and federal officials opened the gates for anyone 16 and older to get vaccinated. In Oregon, that comes as there is a worrisome trend in some areas of the state that COVIDis spreading again. Health officials are really urging people[Read More…]
In a press briefing with the Oregon Health Authority, Governor Kate Brown today announced Oregon’s accelerated vaccination prioritization timelines. The Governor was joined by Patrick Allen, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director; Dr. Dean Sidelinger, State Epidemiologist; and Holden Leung, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Health & Service Center. “As[Read More…]
Bristol Campos with grandmother Kay Taylor and Cummings Elementary School teacher Tiffany Gates. Bristol and Kay delivered more than 400 masks to Cummings last week. When the country was hit with the coronavirus pandemic in March of last year there was an overwhelming need for face masks. Many people with[Read More…]
As Marion County drops from extreme risk to high risk of COVID-19 spread, restaurants are now allowed to open for dine-in seating at 25% capacity. Here is a list of some of the restaurants in Keizer that have renewed dine-in service. (Takeout is still the recommended method despite the changes.)[Read More…]
Marion County will move from extreme risk to high risk for spreading the COVID-19 pandemic Friday, Feb. 26. “For the second time in a row, we are seeing great progress in stopping the spread of COVID-19 across Oregon and saving lives,” said Gov. Kate Brown. “Oregonians continue to step up[Read More…]