Special enrollment period opens at

Those needing health insurance can now enroll as part of a COVID-19 special enrollment period, which lasts until May 15, 2021.  The special enrollment period will allow people throughout the United States, including Oregonians, who are looking for health coverage to shop at The enrollment period is available to everyone,[Read More…]

1st hearing on possible compost site Jan. 13

City officials are considering changes to the industrial zoning code that would permit composting facilities. An unnamed developer has expressed interest in an area near Keizer Station for a containered composting facility. A public hearing has been scheduled regarding a proposed in-container composting business eyeing a city-owned property near Volcanoes[Read More…]

COVID-19 vaccines expands to most health workers

Salem Health, in partnership with Marion County Public Health, expanded their vaccine clinic to the Oregon State Fairgrounds and Expo Center. All individuals living or working in Marion County and included in the Oregon Health Authority’s Phase 1a Vaccine Sequencing Plan are invited to receive a vaccination. The OHA announced[Read More…]

Avamere vaccinates 85% of residents in single day

More than 200 residents and staff members of Avamere Court at Keizer’s assisted living, independent living and rehabilitation residents began their vaccinations for COVID-19 Monday, Jan. 4. Clinics were set up in each of the buildings on the campus to keep residents and staff safe, said Sue Horn, director of[Read More…]

Free drive-thru testing Dec. 30 at fairgrounds

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be conducted by Marion County Health and Human Services at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th Street NE in Salem.  COVID-19 testing will be available for all community members. The testing will be hosted by the Interface Network, Salem[Read More…]

COVID cases up 260% in 97303

Officials from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) identified 248 new cases of COVID-19 in the 97303 zip code between Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. Each week, the OHA is releasing pandemic-related statistics on the virus’ spread throughout Oregon. On Dec. 2, the OHA reported Keizer had 94 new cases of[Read More…]