Grief groups and therapists grew scarce during the pandemic as waiting lists swelled, often leaving bereft children and their surviving parents to cope on their own.
In this latest announcement by Gov. Kate Brown, which is likely to be the last one on risk levels, Jefferson, Klamath, and Marion move down to moderate risk.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to meet on Friday to discuss whether rare instances of a heart disorder merit changing its recommendations for vaccinating teenagers with the Pfizer vaccine.
Jackson County will move down to moderate risk, with Polk County set to move to lower risk in the governor’s COVID-19 framework.
It's not clear how long the vaccines’ protection will last, but it is increasingly clear that being vaccinated reduces the risk of infecting others.
Although masks do provide some protection to the wearer, they are much better at preventing someone from spreading disease than they are at preventing someone from contracting it.
The company tested two kinds of technologies used in schools to combat germs and found that neither was effective enough to install on its commercial planes.