Health officials estimate the variant could seed spring surge; urge public to double down on precautions
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 News
OHA pub. Health Dir. Banks says “we can understand why people in our families have reservations,” vows to fight for racial justice in medical system
Local public health reviewing case, contacts of Multnomah County resident who tested positive for the new strain
The clinic — serving essential workers who aren’t directly employed by the County — is a first for Public Health as it works under state, federal guidance to prioritize a limited supply of vaccines.
Metro-area counties and major health systems announced a new effort to vaccinate all area health care providers and employees eligible for the state’s Phase 1A vaccine, including solo practitioners.
The Health Services Center in downtown Portland cares for patients living with HIV; other safety net clinics plan vaccine clinics in coming days
A dozen Health Department staff received their first vaccination Jan. 5 as the County prepares for large vaccination clinics in the coming days, weeks
Multnomah County Public Health officials say they are cautiously optimistic about a vaccine for COVID-19, but warning that it will not provide an immediate return to normal.
Caterers, B&Bs and benevolent groups can also apply; Application deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 15
“The virus is spreading beyond our ability in public health to notify each case and carefully quarantine contacts of that case,” Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines tells officials.
Flu vaccine and COVID-19 testing will be offered every Wednesday, Dec. 2 through March 31, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at PCC’s Cascade Campus.
“We have hit our limit,” Communicable Disease Director tells Board of Commissioners, calls on public to act