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How many new COVID cases and deaths are in Oregon kgw.com

(5 days ago) 1 day ago · Updated: 3:39 PM PDT July 28, 2021. PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 804 presumptive and positive cases of COVID-19 …

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Everyone required to wear masks in city-owned, leased

(7 days ago) 22 hours ago · Health officials said that 80% of new COVID-19 cases in the state are now the delta variant. While studies have shown that the vast majority of people being impacted are unvaccinated,

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Every Oregonian should wear a mask indoors, OHA says kgw.com

(1 days ago) 2 days ago · Health officials have said the delta variant is roughly twice as contagious as earlier strains of the virus and may cause more severe illness. So-called breakthrough infections, which generally

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Doctors frustrated amid surge of unvaccinated COVID-19

(Just Now) 1 day ago · Oregon Health Authority (OHA) data shows about 58-percent of all Oregonians have at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, which is almost 2.5 million people. That …

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VA requiring health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccine

(5 days ago) 2 days ago · The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs became the first big federal employer to require its health care workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Oregon law prevents hospitals from requiring employees get

(7 days ago) Vaccination rates among health care workers in some parts of Oregon are very low, but Oregon law says hospitals can’t require employees be vaccinated.

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Where should you go in September

(4 days ago) A musician presents the official Oktoberfest beer mug for 2018 on the Oktoberfest grounds in Munich. The World's largest beer festival will be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7.

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Burgeoning Boise, the best-kept secret in the Pacific

(7 days ago) Boise's original California chef transplant, Richard Langston, is on his fourth local concept, Richard's at the Inn at 500 Capitol, where he's grown from 20 seats to 100 throughout more than 20

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Health leaders urge counties to take action against COVID

(6 days ago) PORTLAND, Oregon — The public health director for Seattle and King County in Washington said it's time to put on masks again indoors, citing the surge in COVID-19 cases. “I’m recommending at

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Japan expands COVID emergency after record spikes amid

(7 days ago) 7 hours ago · More than 10,000 others are isolating at home or in designated hotels, with nearly 5,600 waiting at home while health centers decide where they will be treated. Tokyo is …

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VA require COVID-19 vaccine for its health care workers

(6 days ago) 2 days ago · PORTLAND, Oregon — Health care workers at the Portland Veterans Administration hospital who are not vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus now have 8 …

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How many new COVID cases and deaths are there in Oregon

(5 days ago) 2 days ago · PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 1,032 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths on Tuesday. This is the highest daily case count since April 23 …

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CDC mask guidelines updated for vaccinated in some parts

(Just Now) Some public health experts said they thought the earlier CDC decision was based on good science. But those experts were also critical, noting that there was …

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Oregon tops 1,000 new COVID cases for second time in one

(9 days ago) 18 hours ago · Thursday is the second day in less than a week with a daily case count above 1,000. PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 1,026 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19

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Hospitals in Oregon can't mandate vaccines for employees

(3 days ago) The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems wants hospitals to have the choice. According to OHA, the rule change must come from the legislature.

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Multnomah County encourages everyone to wear

(1 days ago) PORTLAND, Ore. — Multnomah County Public Health issued a universal mask recommendation Monday, strongly recommending everyone age 5 and older resume wearing masks in all indoor public spaces

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At least 88% of Oregon COVID-19 cases are the

(2 days ago) 16 hours ago · PORTLAND, Oregon — The surging delta variant of COVID-19 makes up at least 88% of all cases in Oregon, according to Brian O’Roak, a co-leader of Oregon Health

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Gov. Brown not imposing new COVID restrictions for now

(6 days ago) 17 hours ago · Gov. Brown: We are moving at this point in the pandemic to a more traditional, localized public health response. The communities are best suited at this point, working in partnership with their

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Which Oregon health care professions have low vaccination

(7 days ago) The health care professions with the lowest vaccination rates include: 45% of chiropractic assistants, 50% of chiropractors, 56% of emergency medical responders and 57% of certified nursing

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Multnomah County health officials encourage communities of

(5 days ago) That compares to more than 62% of white Oregonians. Laura Wesley, 52 of Gresham, gets vaccinated Thursday. A team of Multnomah County health

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Is health survey phone call legitimate

(6 days ago) For the Washington Health Survey the number that shows up on the caller ID is 206-224-0125. If you do a Google search of the number, you will find …

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How many coronavirus cases and deaths are there in Oregon

(2 days ago) PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on Monday reported 993 new COVID-19 cases in the state over the weekend, for a three-day span. Oregon also added two more deaths. Since the

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YouTube adding 'authoritative' health sources tools kgw.com

(9 days ago) YouTube says it will take steps to help its users identify health videos from "authoritative sources" to find credible information. It comes as the Biden administration has been calling out social

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Mental health takes top role at Tokyo Games kgw.com

(2 days ago) 2 days ago · Naoko Imoto, a swimmer at the 1996 Atlanta Games, is a consultant on gender equity for the Tokyo Olympic Committee. She said Osaka's admission in early June about mental-health

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Here's who can give people a COVID vaccine in Oregon

(6 days ago) Oregon health officials have expanded the list of people who can administer COVID-19 vaccines. Author: KGW Staff Published: 3:50 PM PDT March 23, 2021

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Delta variant has become dominant in Oregon, health

(8 days ago) The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has tracked nearly 3,000 cases "involving variants of concern." The OHA said sequenced cases of the delta variant …

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VA to require COVID-19 vaccine for its health care workers

(5 days ago) The VA’s move came on a day when nearly 60 leading medical and health care groups issued a call for health care facilities to require workers to get vaccinated.

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Health advisory lifted for ocean water at Seaside Beach

(4 days ago) The health advisory issued for the ocean water at Seaside Beach has been lifted. Results from samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality …

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Four Oregon health centers chosen to get vaccines directly

(7 days ago) The program to ensure equity is a partnership between the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Who won Oregon's $100,000 COVID vaccine scholarships

(Just Now) Published: 2:40 PM PDT July 15, 2021. Updated: 5:10 AM PDT July 16, 2021. PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown announced the five winners of the $100,000 Oregon College Saving Plan scholarships on

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PeaceHealth investigating after 14 people test positive

(5 days ago) Updated: 5:07 PM PDT July 19, 2021. VANCOUVER, Wash. — A total of 14 people, including 10 patients and four employees, have recently tested positive for COVID-19 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical

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It's unclear if Oregon, Washington will mandate masks

(9 days ago) The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported Wednesday that for the week of July 12-18, 2,026 new daily cases were reported. That’s an increase of 54% …

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Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Portland remains a

(8 days ago) Health officials believe the three cases may be related to some residents not using faucet filters properly, but the source of this outbreak remains a mystery.

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Researchers say some air purifiers may be ineffective or

(5 days ago) Portland State University was part of a recent study that suggests certain air purifiers might be ineffective and could actually be harmful to human health. This video file cannot be played

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Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare still offering mental

(Just Now) Mental health and substance use treatment are historically underfunded in Oregon and around the United States. With this crisis, we could see more people in …

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Mental health advocates call Simone Biles' decision brave

(6 days ago) 2 days ago · More ( -1) ». Local News. Mental health advocates call Simone Biles 'brave' for withdrawing from Olympic team finals. At first, people thought Biles was hurt. She later said the emotional toll of

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Heat-related illness calls spike in Portland kgw.com

(Just Now) The county saw at least 43 emergency and urgent care visits this weekend related to the heat, according to the Multnomah County Health Department.

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Woman tests positive for COVID-19, never asked for close

(4 days ago) The Oregon Health Authority is similarly confident that “few, if any, errors or delays in the testing results data are not addressed in a rapid way,” Mautner, the senior health adviser, said.

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Health care in 2030: Artificial intelligence will allow

(7 days ago) A NASA-style command center, called Mission Control, at Oregon Health & Sciences University was just added a couple years ago. To keep it simple, it …

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Health care workers join in nightly protests on Portland's

(4 days ago) Health care workers understand the importance of taking steps to reduce the spread of the virus by measures available to all of us: Physical distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands.

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Water samples do not detect toxic algae bloom at Henry

(9 days ago) Health officials say adults coming in contact with a toxic algae bloom can have symptoms that mimic food poisoning, such as stomach cramps, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop, alleged to

(8 days ago) SOMERVILLE, N.J. — Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C, is alleged to have sexually …

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Roofing company that sued Vancouver couple after bad

(Just Now) The owner of Executive Roof Services said he has received a slew of one-star reviews after the company's lawsuit against a Vancouver couple who left it a bad review.

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Biden COVID-19 vaccination incentives kgw.com

(6 days ago) 19 hours ago · President Joe Biden announced incentives for COVID-19 vaccination Thursday, like expanded paid time off, and asking states to pay anyone who gets vaccinated $100. Author: kgw.com. Published: 1:53

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OHSU to require COVID vaccinations this fall kgw.com

(1 days ago) 2 days ago · PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will require employees, students, volunteers and long-term vendors to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by …

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Biden announces COVID vaccine push for federal workers

(3 days ago) 22 hours ago · Brian Rothenberg, spokesman for the 397,000-member United Auto Workers, said the union encourages workers to get vaccinated but is against requirements because some people have religious or health

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