The governor's decision follows new federal guidance released Thursday, but the state has not yet explained how it applies to retailers, restaurants and other similar businesses.
This week, CareOregon CEO Eric C. Hunter was elected to be the Chair of the Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives’ Board of Directors. In this capacity, he will help guide the organization’s efforts to increase access to affordable housing in the City of Portland.
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More than half of Washington’s eligible population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but that's much less than is needed to block the virus through herd immunity.
But the expansion won’t alter the state’s decision to remove many social and business restrictions when 70% of the overall population 16 and older has been vaccinated.
The agreement, obtained by The Lund Report, makes a point of barring all parties from discussing the case.
Currently, just under 60% of state residents 16 and older have received at least a first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine though rates are higher in Multnomah, Washington and some other counties.
A drop in demand increases pressure on public health officials to come up with new strategies to get people vaccinated.
The agreement, which includes a wage scale, marks a first for the union in a Providence Health and Services hospital in Oregon.