Category Archives: KGW

Oregonians are social distancing and it’s working

Oregon is still a long way from controlling the coronavirus – but the past week is encouraging. Local health leaders say people are listening to Gov. Brown’s orders. Oregon health leaders announced Friday the state is doing reasonably well in the battle against the coronavirus, even as federal officials name Portland as one of the […]
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Oregon COVID-19 weekly cases ‘plateau’, health officials say

Authorities urged Oregonians to continue to follow current mandates, including wearing a mask and avoiding large social gatherings, or else the virus could spread. Oregon’s weekly case count has plateaued following statewide COVID-19 restrictions implemented during the last two months, health officials said Friday. Source: Oregon COVID-19 weekly cases ‘plateau’, health officials say | kgw.com

Oregon Racial Justice Council will fight systemic racism

The Racial Justice Council will work to dismantle racist policies and will be comprised of members from diverse backgrounds. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday announced a Racial Justice Council will be put together to focus on police accountability, criminal justice reform and environmental, health and housing inequity in the state. Source: Oregon Racial Justice […]
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Oregon nurses push for expanded workers’ compensation

Since they can’t test every patient, nurses assume everyone is sick. But if a health care worker gets COVID-19, they may struggle proving where they got it. One in 10 Oregonians diagnosed with COVID-19 works in health care. It’s why nurses want to expand workers’ compensation coverage during the pandemic, as many other states have […]
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Q&A: Answering your questions about students returning to classrooms in Oregon this fall

After Gov. Brown gave new metrics that counties must meet before in-person or hybrid classes can start, many Oregonians had questions about the school year. Source: Q&A: Answering your questions about students returning to classrooms in Oregon this fall

‘This disease is widespread in Multnomah County’: Most county COVID-19 cases not traceable to a known source

Dr. Jennifer Vines, Multnomah County’s health officer, said 62% of cases are not traced to a known source. Source: ‘This disease is widespread in Multnomah County’: Most county COVID-19 cases not traceable to a known source

Program helps migrant vineyard workers get free COVID-19 tests

¡Salud! was created by a group of Oregon winemakers and Tuality Healthcare physicians to offer the migrant workers health services they otherwise could not get. As Oregon’s vineyards get ready for harvest season, they’re focused on safety for the seasonal workers who come to pick the grapes. One organization has been testing vineyard employees for […]
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VERIFY: Is each positive test counted as a new COVID-19 test?

Oregon Health Authority officials said each person is counted as a new case, not each test Source: VERIFY: Is each positive test counted as a new COVID-19 test? | kgw.com

Oregon’s COVID-19 mask requirements expand for kids

Starting Friday, children 5 and older will be required to wear masks in public indoor spaces, and in outdoor spaces where physical distancing isn’t possible. Source: Oregon’s COVID-19 mask requirements expand for kids | kgw.com

Dr. Jennifer Vines holds news conference on COVID-19

Dr. Jennifer Vines talks about regional disease trends and concerns about an increasing strain on testing. Source: Dr. Jennifer Vines holds news conference on COVID-19 | kgw.com