With recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Umatilla County and the potential for a surge in patients, Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) has reinstated their Incident Command System, which is a structure used for preparation, training and mitigating all types of emergencies.
The pandemic has laid bare a problem in Oregon hospitals: People with disabilities suffer discrimination in hospitals to the point that they’re not always given access to the full gamut of medical care.
As consumers consider traveling again, they discover the public health guidelines in place for flying often are a messy patchwork of precautions that lack the teeth to protect passengers.
Bars are tailor-made for the spread of the virus, with loud music and a cacophony of conversations, and alcohol can impede judgment about following rules to prevent contagion.
Expecting revenues to remain sub-par for many months, Oregon Health & Science University is preparing a mix of cost-curbing measures to prevent its budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 from sinking too far into the red.
Lawmakers will face the state budget crisis in a different special session, possibly as soon as July.
A noose was found at a construction site in Southwest Portland that's part of a joint project among the city of Portland and three educational institutions -- Oregon Health & Science University, Portland State University and Portland Community College.
Oregon is extending telehealth regulations that eased access during the pandemic until Dec. 31. But advocates and providers want them extended six months beyond that to give lawmakers time to enact a permanent change.
Starting Wednesday, residents in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Hood River, Marion, Polk and Lincoln counties will have to wear masks in indoor commercial settings, in line with the fast-swelling ranks of cities, counties and states around the country.
When lawmakers convene, they could take up dozens of bills on a wide range of topics. Social distancing requirements will likely slow the process as lawmakers worry the session will turn into an unwieldy beast.