As new cases of COVID-19 rise in Oregon, Brown decided to extend the state of emergency until Jan. 2, 2021. It had been scheduled to expire Nov. 3.
Providers and hospitals across the country reported a dramatic rise in virutal visits this spring, and though in-person visits have since increased, telemedicine is expected to be here to stay.
The county responded by saying it is “frustrated" with the move and that the recent spike in cases was part of a national trend.
Many patients don't know about experimental treatments but doctors say they should ask, take notes and be prepared to be pushy with their providers.
Health systems worked diligently this spring during the stay-home order creating surge plans to expand capacity, including adding surge beds for patients.
Besides calling for face coverings in all public and private workplaces, the state advises against the use of face shields which do not provide airtight protection against droplets.
In the past two weeks, cases have risen more than 24% in Oregon, a development that marks a "stark reversal" of gains the state had made previously on tamping down the virus spread.
State hospital spokeswoman Rebeka Gipson-King said the patient has been quarantined, as have the 19 other patients who live in the same unit.
The pandemic has taken a wide toll, with stress causing people who have not been infected to suffer a host of symptoms like excruciating headaches, hair loss and sudden outbreaks of shingles.