MEDFORD, Ore. — Earlier this week, the Oregon Health Authority heard from many parents and community members opposing the state’s effort to require universal masking in schools. Oregon’s temporary mask requirement expires in February and can only be extended through a ...

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority proposed a plan to make indoor masking rules permanent. The proposed change comes as the temporary indoor masking mandate is set to expire in February. State Representatives Kim Wallan and Pam Marsh both ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — If you got the vaccine and still got sick with COVID-19, you’re not alone. In a new report, The Oregon Health Authority is addressing COVID-19 breakthrough cases. In the report, the OHA said over 45,000 cases of ...

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 latest weekly report showed a record-smashing number of daily cases, surging hospitalizations, and a sharp rise in death with extremely high levels of positive COVID-19 tests. The OHA said during the week ...

SOUTHERN OREGON, —For the past four weeks, the Oregon Health Authority has seen a steady increase in cases, as the Omicron variant takes hold across the state. It’s causing a long list of problems for many local schools already, especially ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — State officials gave a sobering COVID-19 forecast, as spread of the Omicron variant is expected to pick up. There were no new restrictions announced by the Governor Friday in the fight against COVID-19. Instead, the Governor, OHA and ...

PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon’s first three cases of Omicron-variant COVID-19 have been confirmed in Washington and Multnomah counties. Oregon Health & Science University Laboratory conducted the sequencing that detected the variant on Dec. 13. The samples the laboratory tested were from: ...

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority is developing a voluntary digital vaccine verification tool. The tool would provide Oregonians with an electronic way to share their vaccination status with businesses requiring verification. An OHA Public Information Officer tells NBC5 ...

SOUTHERN OREGON, —State health officials are working to strengthen the healthcare workforce, which has been strained during this pandemic. Oregon has extended the contracts of around 1,000 crisis response and other medical personnel. This applies to understaffed hospitals statewide. Employment ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — “About 81 of our ONA members will not be at the bedside any more after October 18th,” said Oregon Nurses Association Representative Susan Bruce. She says this number is just at Asante Rogue Regional medical center. “That’s about ...