Amelia Templeton of Oregon Public Broadcasting
Researchers at OHSU emphasize the importance of booster shots to fight the new variant.
While all three cases were found in fully vaccinated Oregonians, research suggests booster shots may be particularly important.
Researchers at Oregon State University are analyzing wastewater for omicron, while a team at Oregon Health and Science University are searching for the virus in nasal swabs.
A team at Oregon Health & Science University is looking for evidence of the new variant in the state.
Nurses and other health professionals at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and Southwest Washington plan to strike, joining what could become a national work stoppage by nurses working for the health care giant.
The national advocacy organization Compassion & Choices and an OHSU professor filed a lawsuit alleging the requirement in Oregon's medical aid in dying law violates the U.S. Constitution.
Factors, including broadly-crafted religious exemption policies, appear to be blunting the impact of the mandate in counties with low vaccination rates.
The state agency has repeatedly dodged questions from providers about which patients should be prioritized, instead offering general 'principles'
A Legacy spokeswoman says the closures will be temporary and include four GoHealth Urgent Care Centers and four labs.