Author: Anthony Macuk (KGW) SALEM, Ore. (KGW) — Oregon appears to be near the peak of the omicron wave of COVID-19, but the state is in for another painful week before we get there — and the high hospitalization rate ...

SOUTHERN OREGON — The latest OHSU forecast is out and there is some good news, despite the Omicron surge.  There is a slight reduction in hospitalizations statewide. While that’s good news for the state, we’re learning southern Oregon doesn’t stack ...

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 ...

ASHLAND, Ore. —Ashland High School is still doing virtual classes, because of the spread of Omicron. The counseling department is reminding students how to stay connected during this difficult time. It wants students to drop in for some extracurricular support ...

MEDFORD, Ore. —Across Rogue Valley hospitals, Covid-19 cases are still on the rise. Health officials say it’s no surprise that vaccinated people are getting Omicron. It just shows how contagious the variant is. Jackson County Health Officer, Dr. Leona O’Keefe ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —Jackson County continues to break records for COVID-19 cases, it has 551 Wednesday. Jackson County Public Health says the surge in cases and people testing to return to work or travel, are pushing testing capacity to its limit. Providence Medford ...

JACKSON CO., Ore. — The Jackson County Library Services is bracing for the peak of the Omicron surge, expected early February. In an emergency meeting on Friday, the board discussed possible closures — not because of COVID-19 itself — but ...

SOUTHERN OREGON, —With a surge of COVID-19 cases, Governor Kate Brown ordered hundreds of National Guard members, to help with hospital relief. 1,200 Oregon citizen-soldiers and airmen, mobilized on Wednesday. This new activation of the guard is an increase from ...

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 ...

OREGON — The Oregon Health Authority says if your COVID-19 test results are taking a while, you’re not alone… our health care system is overwhelmed right now. The OHA says across the state there are health care and laboratory staffing ...