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The Oregon Employment Department expects the state to have 28,600 job openings for nurses over the next 10 years while only graduating 16,000 registered nurses.
Experts says that if unvaccinated people now stop wearing masks or wearing them as much as they did before that the virus will spread.
In a lawsuit filed Monday, Laura Hanson says she was discouraged from taking protected medical leave and punished when she did. Hanson’s case led to changes in how the Legislature handles some workplace complaints.
The state lifted mask requirements for fully vaccinated Oregonians but now they have to navigate that, and some might feel uncomfortable removing their face covering.
Senate Bill 780 would protect hospitals and others from being sued for “acts or omissions” made because of emergency rules set by the government.
A bill introduced in the Oregon House would delay many facets of the Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance program by a year.
The university will require all in-person students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated starting this fall unless they have an approved exemption.
The latest positive case of COVID-19 means the House will delay voting on bills until April 26, according to House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland.
In Multnomah County, homeless service providers are helping health officials identify and address barriers to vaccine access.