PORTLAND, Ore. – One of Oregon’s U.S. Senators tested positive for COVID-19. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) released the following statement Monday morning: “Today, after having a close contact, I took a COVID test that came back positive. I’m experiencing mild ...

SOUTHERN OREGON, —The OHA is reminding the community that Covid-19 is still very much present in the community. Health officials say the risk of exposure and infection exists in every Oregon community. The OHA says state-wide data shows test positivity ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The Food and Drug Administration authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Children in the age group can get a booster shot at least five months after they’ve ...

Author: KGW Staff PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rising, Multnomah County health officials on Wednesday strongly urged the public to wear masks indoors until the numbers drop again. “This is not a mandate but we are ...

Author: Alma McCarty (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — The sooner, the better. That’s what pharmacists say when it comes to taking the treatments aimed at lessening the effects of COVID-19. Nowadays, the antiviral pills and IV infusions of monoclonal antibodies ...

Author: Alma McCarty (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — Before the pandemic hit Oregon, state law did not allow the parents of minors with disabilities to be paid as their child’s caregiver, but during COVID-19, the Office of Disabilities Services applied ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – The COVID-19 testing site at Providence Stewart Meadows Medical Plaza will be cutting back hours. Providence said the site will be reduced to mornings only starting May 16 due to a decline in demand for testing in ...

Author: Tim Gordon (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon and Washington are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases primarily due to the BA.2 variant, but some health experts feel confident severe illness and hospitalizations won’t climb much. It may be ...

Author: Galen Ettlin (KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) — Health officials in both Oregon and Washington are tracking a rise in COVID-19 cases, but said Wednesday that there is no cause for alarm yet. In separate news conferences, the Washington State ...

(CNN) – Bad news for travelers who hoped to ditch masks. The TSA has extended the mask mandate for people on planes, trains, and buses for two weeks, through May 3. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made ...

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