Oregon Public Broadcasting
Some Oregon schools are now requiring masks this fall, and the CDC is recommending that people in most parts of the country wear face coverings indoors in public places.
A Portland woman has helped people overcome their fears and surmount obstacles in a drive to increase the vaccination rate.
Brown faced questions about lagging vaccination rates among people of color, with about 45% of Black people, Latinos and Native Americans vaccinated compared with 60% for whites.
Around 200 Oregonians have visited emergency departments or urgent care centers due to heat-related illness since the heat wave began Friday, according to data published by the Oregon Health Authority.
A package working its way through the budget process will amount to the Legislature’s largest-ever investment in necessary housing and services, advocates say.
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 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.