The emerging information about COVID-19 and a political environment that has sown misinformation and rendered science partisan have added to the difficulting of testing for the disease.
Testing centers are facing an overload of demand, and even if people get a negative test, that doesn't mean they won't carry the virus home to their families.
Health systems worked diligently this spring during the stay-home order creating surge plans to expand capacity, including adding surge beds for patients.
A new study illustrate the challenges of trying to slow the spread of the virus as cases continue to climb in the state.
Older adults have listened to public health authorities and taken steps to minimize the risk of being infected with COVID-19, a new study says.
The Oregon Health Authority has announced it plans to again change the way it reports recovered cases of COVID-19. The agency will temporarily stop reporting recoveries until a new plan is in place.
In March, sales in Oregon rose 30% from the previous year to nearly $85 million, and they've been up ever since.
“This is good news, but we have a ways to go yet to meet the school reopening metrics,” says Dr. Jennifer Vines, Multnomah County health officer.
More than 22,600 Oregonians have tested positive for COVID-19 or presumed to have the virus since the start of the pandemic.