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Employees represented by SEIU Local 503 and AFSCME Council 75 who have received at least one dose of vaccine by Oct. 18 must now complete their immunization by Nov. 30.
After 20 more deaths were reported this weekend, the state reached another grim record in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wage increases, a new wage structure that would pay newer staff less and and staff-to-patient ratios are sticking points in contract negotiations.
Nurses and other professional health care workers at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and southwest Washington voted 96% in favor of authorizing a strike.
A Legacy spokeswoman says the closures will be temporary and include four GoHealth Urgent Care Centers and four labs.
The roughly 3,000 skilled health care workers represented by Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals have been in contract negotiations since April.
Up from 48 the previous week, the numbers are likely an undercount or behind current case information.
Groups eligible for a Pfizer booster shot include seniors, people living in long-term care facilities, those with certain underlying medical conditions, and people working in higher risk occupations.
A federal judge gave Oregon State Hospital until Dec. 3 to speed up admissions and increase capacity for patients languishing in jail while awaiting beds.