Brown decided to more than double the state's National Guard deployment following an update from the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Military Department.
The state is taking a new tack, setting up ways for people to easily report positive COVID-19 test results to the state.
The pandemic killed so many dialysis patients that their total number shrunk for the first time in nearly half a century. Few people took notice.
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New Oregon Health Authority guidelines for hospitals suggest how they should rank patients and decide who gets ICU beds, ventilators or other similar equipment.
State officials imposed no new restrictions as cases grew earlier in the week, instead pressing for Oregonians to vaccinate or get boosters to stem the spread.
The Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority say schools should stop extracurricular activities or ensure use of masks, testing and other mitigating measures.
Lawmakers around the country have passed laws, issued emergency orders or activated emergency statutes that severely limited families’ ability to seek recourse for lapses in COVID-related care.