Judge orders former Oregon Gov. Brown to testify on state’s response to COVID-19 in prisons
A federal magistrate has ordered that former Oregon Gov. Kate Brown can be deposed in a class-action lawsuit, specifically regarding her role in how the state responded to the coronavirus pandemic inside its prisons. The litigation, first filed in April 2020, represents a massive financial liability for the state.
Aligned with federal directive, Oregon prepares to curb COVID measures
Nearly 38 months since the first case of COVID was reported in Oregon, state officials are lifting many of the protective measures they say helped reduce infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
Extra COVID-19 booster now open to some high-risk Americans
Older Americans and people with weak immune systems can get an extra COVID-19 booster dose this spring.
Oregon will lift mask mandate in early April for health care settings
Health regulators announced Friday that the mask requirement for workers, patients and visitors to health care settings such as hospitals, dentist’s offices, urgent care centers and school nurses offices, will expire April 3.
Flu, RSV and COVID-19 rates dropping, but Oregon hospitals still struggling
Of the three respiratory diseases circulating this winter, RSV has improved the most with hospitalizations decreasing rapidly, the Oregon Health Authority says.
Disease expert tells us what might be next in Oregon’s battle against COVID, flu
Over 9,000 Oregonians have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Hospitals are currently crowded with patients suffering from the "tripledemic" of RSV, flu and COVID. And a new variant of COVID known as “kraken” has come to the forefront. What should we expect from the global pandemic in 2023?
China has stopped publishing daily COVID data amid reports of a huge spike in cases
China's National Health Commission said in a statement it would no longer publish daily data and that "from now on, the Chinese CDC will release relevant COVID information for reference and research."
Performance venues, arts groups ask Oregon lawmakers for more COVID recovery funds
Performing arts organizations in Oregon say they’re still struggling to recover from the economic blow of COVID-19. They’re asking the Legislature for another round of funding to help them get back on their feet.
COVID changed our lives, and our streets, as outdoor restaurant seating becomes permanent
For years, Oregon’s cities have been looking for ways to create lots of small spaces for public gathering. When the pandemic hit, restaurants urgently needed outdoor spaces and hence an entire new system of so called "parklets" was born.
Oregon governor tests positive for COVID-19, state warns about holiday season respiratory illnesses
Gov. Kate Brown says she and her husband tested positive after returning from a trip to Vietnam.