Public advocates say that more sustained funding will be needed over the next decade and beyond to address long-festering problems.
With three vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — now authorized for emergency use in the United States, there seems to be hope that the pandemic’s end may be in sight.
As with everything covid right now — testing, vaccinations and hospital capacity — ramping up contact tracing has become a race against time as new, more contagious variants of the virus threaten to accelerate transmission of the disease
The area was late in adding seniors 65 and older to its eligibility list along with 50-year-olds in multigenerational households but is now on par with the rest of the state.
Documents and interviews reveal that managers either haven't taken safety precautions seriously enough to prevent outbreaks or made decisions that have increased the risk of infection.
The outbreak at Rosemont Court, a North Portland senior housing complex, was traced to the water supply.
The designation means that indoor dining is banned and certain indoor businesses, like gyms and theaters, must close and indoor religious services are capped at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is smaller.
"Oregon has not seen an increase in the number of suicides for the first nine months of 2020 when compared to the same time period in 2019,” an Oregon Health Authority communications official said.