Oregon Capital Chronicle
The state is taking a new tack, setting up ways for people to easily report positive COVID-19 test results to the state.
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 Health Authority acts in anticipation of a surge in coronavirus cases tied to the omicron variant.
Nurses who answer the phones at the free service respond to hundreds of calls a day.
Scientists know little about Omicron but they expect it to emerge in Oregon this week.
Crystal Weston claims in a lawsuit she was demoted from a promotion after insisting that the agency recognize a lung disease.
Nearly $120 million has been earmarked for about 480 providers in Oregon under the American Rescue Plan.
This is the first of a four-part series on the problems facing children’s mental health care providers in Oregon.
Some urban hospitals have consolidated services over the state’s vaccine mandate, but they’re continuing to admit patients, perform necessary surgeries and conduct lab tests.