Experts say teletherapy has proven to give positive results similar to those achieved through in-patient care.
Because the variant now has fewer willing hosts in the state, another surge that would stretch hospitals to their limits probably isn’t in the cards.
The Union County woman is one of only four Oregonians younger than 20 to die with COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
The payments are intended to make up for the free or reduced-cost meals that more than children missed out on during the past year.
Those workers could have received up to $2,000 in stimulus money if they worked through the pandemic, or $1,200 if they returned to work after collecting unemployment during the pandemic.
Critics say the administration has failed to address long-term problems and listen to what staff have to say.
The seemingly sudden ease of scheduling clinic appointments comes as Oregon, like the rest of the nation, sees a sharp drop in doses given.
Some lawmakers are pushing for an immediate amendment to a bill before the Legislature that now calls for a limit on the amount paid to outside lawyers hired by state government.
“I think morale is very low,” said recent retiree Roberta O’Dell. “I’ve seen a lot of changes at that hospital, and these are not good.”