AFSCME has collected data on OHSU’s treatment of racial and ethnic minorities and presented it to the university’s president.
The Lund Report learned that the state now is only seeking additional medical staff from the federal government, not a FEMA-backed field hospital.
Forecasters predict that the surge caused by the delta variant will rapidly worsen and that hospitals in the state will run out of ICU and other beds.
The mandate starts on Monday. It will not affect the UO’s Prefontaine Classic currently taking place at Hayward Field.
Some exceptions apply, but Brown says the step is needed to stem rising COVID-19 caseloads in Oregon.
After mask opponents speak out at a commission meeting, the Board of Commissioners votes to oppose a mask mandate for school children.
The hospital has four intensive care units, and they're all full. With more COVID19 patients on the way, managers are gearing up for "crisis standards of care" to stretch staff and set up new beds.
Oregon providers, Medicaid insurers make slow progress getting low-income, rural members to step up and get a shot against COVID-19.
Umpqua Health Alliance has the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate among Oregon's coordinated care organizations at 30%.
Oregon acts in face of COVID-19 surge that is swamping hospitals, but it is unclear how school districts, health care providers will enforce the requirement.