Oregon to cover health-related climate expensesSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change expenses for certain low-income patients under its Medicaid program as the normally temperate Pacific Northwest region sees longer heat waves and more intense wildfires.
Judge grants class-action status to COVID-sickened prisonersApril 5, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has certified a class-action lawsuit in Oregon over state leaders’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic inside its prisons.
A group of adults in custody who contracted COVID-19 first sued the state in April 2020, alleging culpability by Gov.
Oregon Health Authority director home after fallJanuary 27, 2022 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority director and a leader of the state’s COVID-19 response who was hospitalized after a serious fall Sunday is now recovering at home.
The health authority said Tuesday that Patrick Allen, 59, was taken to a hospital early Sunday and that he was being evaluated for subsequent heart issues.
Oregon Health Authority director hospitalized after fallJanuary 25, 2022 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority director and a leader of the state’s COVID-19 response has been hospitalized after a serious fall.
Patrick Allen was taken to a hospital early Sunday morning, the agency said in a Tuesday news release.
Health officials predict another COVID surge in OregonDecember 17, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Following three confirmed cases of the omicron variant in Oregon, health officials warned on Friday that the state may face its worst COVID-19 surge in the coming weeks, with the number of patients hospitalized more than doubling the pandemic’s peak.
COVID-19: Oregon drops outdoor mask requirementNovember 23, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases in Oregon continue to decrease health officials announced Tuesday they are immediately lifting statewide mask requirements in crowded outdoor settings.
Josh Allen, Josh Allen have different plans for 1st meetingNovember 3, 2021 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Allen and Josh Allen have very different plans for their first meeting Sunday.
Buffalo’s star quarterback simply wants to shake hands with his namesake before and after the game.
550 uncounted COVID deaths in Oregon due to ‘computer error’October 21, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — During the coming weeks Oregon will add around 550 additional COVID-19 deaths — which had not previously been reported due to a “technical computer error” — to its registry, state health officials said on Thursday.
Alaska man faces charges over threatening Murkowski’s lifeOctober 7, 2021 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man faces federal charges after authorities allege he threatened to hire an assassin to kill U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.
Delta variant has become dominant in OregonJuly 22, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As daily COVID-19 cases doubled in the past week, Oregon health officials reported Thursday that the highly transmissible delta variant has now become the dominant coronavirus variant in the state.
Oregon hits 70% COVID vaccination milestoneJuly 2, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon on Friday reached the milestone of 70% of adults having received at least their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to officials from the state health authority.
“The 70% adult vaccination goal means we have a better chance to sustain a safe reopening,” said Patrick Allen, the director of the Oregon Health Authority.
Oregon health officials release updated mask guidanceMay 19, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Under updated mask guidelines in Oregon, which were released Tuesday, businesses can now choose whether or not customers will still be required to wear a mask.
But in order to do that, customers must provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated.
4 in Oregon test positive for virus after vaccinationsFebruary 12, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four people in Oregon, who have been fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, have tested positive for the coronavirus the health authority reported Friday...