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The move was reminiscent of Republican walkouts of the previous legislative session, which denied the majority Democrats enough people to be able to vote on bills.
With a population topping 4 million, the state would need to have just under 3 million people immune to the coronavirus to stop the virus from spreading.
Some Oregonians said a Legacy Health website for scheduling vaccine appointments would not let them complete a reservation Monday morning.
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that race and ethnicity data were often absent in trial results.
Some school districts have already started sending students back into the classroom, while others have laid out reopening plans and are surveying families.
Conditions in the jail make it very challenging to stop the virus. Inmates have been given basic cloth masks to wear, and haven’t been vaccinated yet.
The measure requires the Oregon Health Authority to establish a 24/7 telephone addiction recovery center and an Oversight and Accountability Council to deal with all the people expected to take a health screening rather than paying civil fines for drug possession.
The group recommended that adults 65 and under with underlying health conditions, frontline essential workers, people 16 years and older in custody and those living in low income and senior housing.
The governor told the Oregon Health Authority it could release the information weekly but the agency said it will stick to daily reporting.