On Feb. 8-10, dozens of Oregonians will meet with legislators to ask for legislative support in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
Facing staffing shortages and increased patient loads, hospitals are tapping into relaxed CDC guidelines to bring back employees with mild COVID symptoms.
They say disruptive behaviors range from goofing off in class to physical aggression.
Experts say when the test positivity rate is between 5-8%, they expect hospital populations to drop. In some Central Oregon counties, the rate is between 18-26%.
The state did away with its former crisis standards of care, calling them discriminatory. Some health care officials say what replaced the standards isn't enough.
Most of the 28 people who gathered in Sunriver were vaccinated, but COVID-19 cases broke out and some had to be hospitalized.