MEDFORD, Ore. – Some students at a Medford middle school are being told to stay home for classes this week due to staffing issues. McLoughlin Middle School said 8th-grade teams 81, 82, and 83 will be moving to online learning ...

Author: Megan Johnson (KGW) ALSEA, Ore. (KGW) — The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will withhold federal COVID relief funds from the Alsea School District after its superintendent announced masks would be optional for students and staff, defying the statewide ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – Tuesday, as the CDC cited new data saying booster shots are at least 90% effective in preventing hospitalization, less than half of Americans who are eligible have actually received one. It comes as rooms, gurneys, hallways ...

Author: Galen Ettlin PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Hundreds of Oregon patients are stuck in hospitals waiting to be discharged as staffing shortages across the entire health care system have hospitals keeping patients longer, unable to release patients to lower levels ...

Author: Tim Gordon (KGW) PORTLAND, Oregon (KGW) — While the omicron variant has proven that COVID-19 is unpredictable, health experts in Multnomah County are looking forward to moving past the pandemic phase of the disease. It’s been over two years ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Three new CDC studies mark the first real-life data on the effects of boosters against omicron. Dr. Leana Wen, a former emergency physician, serves as a public health professor at George Washington University. She said, “These ...

Author: Anthony Macuk (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon state health officer and epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger discussed the expected trajectory of the omicron wave at a press conference Friday morning, touching on issues like hospitalization rates, testing availability and ...

Author: KGW Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) gave an update on ongoing COVID-19 challenges, hospital capacity and staff shortages during a news conference Thursday morning. It comes as the omicron variant ...

(KGW) The Omicron variant appears to be less deadly, but there are so many people getting sick that hospitals are still filling up with unvaccinated patients. ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – The United States appears to be turning the corner on the new Omicron variant. But on the ground, the battle against Omicron looks very different state-by-state. Is the Omicron wave waning, or cresting? The answer depends ...