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Rachael McDonald

Over the weekend, Oregon surpassed 300,000 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

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The Oregon Health Authority reports an “explosion" of pediatric COVID-19 cases around the state. 

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and other state officials say they're determined to get students back in the classroom this year. They’re asking for the public’s help to curb COVID-19 by following recommended advisories. 

Karen Richards

Growing crops is already a field with a lot of inherent risk. Add Oregon’s increasing heat waves and wildfire smoke, as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s obvious farm workers are on the front line in multiple ways. KLCC’s Karen Richards has this report on the future of farm work, the first in our series, “Workin’ It.”

 


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Oregonians will once again be required to wear face masks in indoor public places starting this Friday.

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The million-dollar prize winner of Oregon’s Take Your Shot COVID-19 vaccination campaign was announced Friday. She is a fine arts student at Oregon State University.

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The state of Oregon is experiencing a shortage of chlorine, the chemical used to prevent harmful bacteria growth in drinking water.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown held a press availability June 11, to discuss Oregon's ongoing response to COVID-19. She was joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

  

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown held a press availability June 4, at 11:00 a.m. to discuss Oregon's ongoing response to COVID-19. She was joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

  

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Governor Kate Brown held a press availability May 21, at 12 p.m. to discuss Oregon's ongoing response to COVID-19. She was joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Lottery.

  

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Officials from the Oregon Health Authority released updated mask guidelines Tuesday.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown held a press availability May 11, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Oregon's ongoing response to COVID-19. She was joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

  

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Oregon is one of the least prepared among states to serve residents who need and request treatment for substance abuse and addiction. Recently, the federal government approved a “waiver” system to cover treatment for members of the Oregon Health Plan.

                                                                                                   

OHA Halts Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

Apr 13, 2021
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The Oregon Health Authority has asked all of the state’s vaccine providers to immediately stop administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced that all Oregonians over 16 will be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19. 

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The rate of young people with urgent mental health needs has increased, including in Eugene-Springfield. A new program aims to help.

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Benton County doesn’t think it belongs in the “Extreme Risk” category of the state’s coronavirus risk levels. They’re asking the state to reconsider the way it determines those designations.

  

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The state of Oregon is offering to help people living in areas affected by last fall’s wildfires to get their wells tested.

  

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A wood treatment facility in West Eugene is being scrutinized after elevated levels of toxins were detected in the surrounding vicinity.

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Oregon health officials say, pending FDA aprroval, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer are expected to arrive next week. The first allocation of 125,000 doses will go to frontline health care workers and residents of long term care facilities.

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Officials in Lincoln County say they expect the county to be moved into the “extreme risk” category for the coronavirus when the state updates the list next week.

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With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, the Oregon Health Authority is urging Oregonians to stay vigilant as they prepare for the next round of holidays later this month.

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Following the approval of statewide Measure 108 by voters on Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Revenue is moving forward with implementing tax increases on tobacco and adding a new vaping tax. Taxes will apply beginning next year.

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The Oregon Health Authority says wastewater monitoring shows how widespread the coronavirus is in the state.

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Note: In an earlier release dated October 22, 2020, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported that opioid-related deaths and hospitalizations in Oregon increased by 70%.   The OHA now says that number was for all drugs, not just opioids, and regrets the error.

Drug-related deaths and hospitalizations in Oregon have seen a troubling spike compared to last year.

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As flu season arrives on the U.S. west coast, health officials fear a possible ‘twindemic’ in 2020.

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Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory Tuesday for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Seaside Beach in Clatsop county.

Officials say people should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach or discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean in this area until the advisory is lifted. This applies especially to children and older adults, who may be more vulnerable to illness from waterborne bacteria.

Springfield School District

Springfield Public Schools have announced they’re moving all students to online learning after receiving the Oregon Health Authority's weekly case and testing rate.

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A spike in cases of COVID-19 in Lane County has public health officials reminding people of the basics. 72 new cases were announced after the weekend, bringing the total of positive cases countywide to 1,009.


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