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Who should be tested for COVID-19 and where to go for a free test 

Testing is one of the best tools available in our multi-layered approach to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is critical to know if you have been infected after being exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of the virus so you can prevent spreading it to others.   Who should get tested?  If you have symptoms of […]

Looking for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster? Check out these updated pop-up vaccination sites

This is an updated version of a previously published story. You can protect yourself against all COVID-19 variants by getting vaccinated and getting a booster if you are eligible. Sites around the state are accommodating large numbers of people seeking vaccinations. These “high-volume” sites offer all three COVID-19 vaccines and are open to everyone eligible […]

Much still unknown about the Omicron variant. Here’s what we know today.

The news of the Omicron variant emerging in several countries may cause many people anxiety about the unknown. The news comes on top of pandemic fatigue, as cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue, and as we continue to deal with nearly two year’s worth of disruptions to our daily lives. It may be helpful to know […]

¿Está buscando un refuerzo contra COVID-19? Vaya a estos sitios emergentes de vacunación

Los sitios en todo el estado están listos para acomodar a un gran número de personas que buscan vacunas. Estos sitios de “gran volumen” ofrecen las tres vacunas contra COVID-19 y están abiertos a todas las personas elegibles para una vacuna o refuerzo contra COVID-19. No hay ningún costo y no es necesario registrarse.

Pruebas en casa de COVID-19 y reuniones durante los días festivos

Si le preocupa reunirse con otras personas que no están vacunadas, que están inmunodeprimidas o que tienen un mayor riesgo de desarrollar COVID-19 grave, es posible que se pregunte si debe usar las pruebas caseras de COVID-19 para averiguar si usted y las personas que lo rodean tienen una infección actual por COVID-19.

If the holidays are hard: Resources for emotional and mental health 

If you find it hard to fully enjoy the holidays, you are not alone. All of us are figuring out how to celebrate in ways that support our health, which is more than protecting against COVID-19. Here are some ways to support your mental and emotional health as you prepare for the holidays. 

COVID-19 home tests and holiday gatherings

If you are worried about gathering with others who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised, or at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19, you may wonder about using COVID-19 home tests to find out whether you and people around you have current COVID-19 infection. While this is not currently recommended by the CDC, over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 testing kits are becoming more widely available.

Minuto de Salud: El tratamiento con anticuerpos monoclonales (mAb)

El tratamiento con anticuerpos monoclonales (o mAbs) ayuda a tratar la infección por COVID-19. Los anticuerpos (creados en un laboratorio) impiden que el virus del COVID-19 entre a las células, reduciendo la gravedad de la enfermedad.

OHA and ODE leaders discuss lifting outdoor mask mandate and launching Test to School program

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director Pat Allen and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Director Colt Gill were joined by State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger today to announce two new developments in the course of the pandemic: lifting outdoor mask mandates and launching the Test to Stay program in public and private schools.

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