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Numerous COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore. – Several COVID-19 outbreaks are being reported in Jackson County, including at a Medford healthcare provider. Asante released the following statement on Friday, July 30: “The outbreak at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center involved seven employees from one department. This …

OSF to require masks starting August 4

ASHLAND, Ore. – One of the largest tourist draws in Southern Oregon is reinstating some COVID-19 restrictions. Earlier this month, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced it will welcome back full-capacity audiences to the outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre starting July 14. Social distancing …

Gov. Brown signs wildfire resiliency bill

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW/NBC) – Firefighters in Oregon have battled nine major wildfires just this year. So Friday, the state’s governor took action and signed a $220 million wildfire prevention bill. Governor Kate Brown says this year’s wildfires fueled by climate change are …

OHA recommends universal mask use indoors

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority is recommending the use of mask in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. The OHA issued the following statement Tuesday evening: In response to a large jump in cases and hospitalizations and new national …

Governor Brown signs clean energy bills

SALEM, Ore. – Governor Brown signed legislation with the goal of transitioning the state to clean energy by 2040. House Bill 2021, House Bill 2165, House Bill 2475, and House Bill 3141 are now officially law in the state. Governor Brown issued …