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COVID-19 Spread Increases in Oregon; Hospitalizations Hold Steady

This week the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported a 10.4% test positivity rate for COVID-19, which indicates ongoing high community transmission in Oregon, based on data...

Oregon Districts Attempt to Normalize Going to School Every Day

By Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon students appear to be making some progress, but state and local education leaders are concerned about high absentee rates...

Federal Grant Amended to Provide Agape House with Needed Items

The Umatilla Board of Commissioners at its Oct. 4 meeting reauthorized a portion of a Community Development Block Grant so the Eastern Oregon Mission’s...

COVID-19 Business Relief Money Available for Eligible Businesses

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative’s Business Resource Center announced there is still COVID-19 relief money available to those small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible...

State Giving Low-Income Children $170 Million in Extra Food Money

By Lynne Terry Oregon is sending $170 million in extra food aid to children in low-income families statewide. The Department of Human Services will start issuing...

Oregon Health Authority Will Lift Health Care Mask Mandate on April...

By Ben Botkin The Oregon Health Authority will no longer require workers, patients and visitors in health care settings to wear masks starting April 3,...

Grants to Be Made Available for Small Businesses Affected by COVID

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center announced that grants are available for small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total...

OHSU Professor Offers Clues to the Mystery of COVID ‘Super-Dodgers’

You may know someone – or multiple people – who haven’t gotten COVID-19 yet, even if they were exposed. You might know people who...

OHDC Hosting Harvest Family Resource Event on Sunday

Oregon Human Development Corporation in Hermiston is hosting a Harvest Family Resource event this Sunday, Nov. 20. The event goes from 11 a.m. to 3...

Free Program Allows Oregonians to Obtain COVID Medication at Home

By Lynne Terry Oregonians at risk for a severe COVID infection now have access to free online health care visits thanks to a new state...

Oregon Health Officials Expect a Winter Surge of Covid, Flu Cases

By Lynne Terry Covid-19 cases could start going up within a month, marking a fall and winter surge of the virus along with an expected...

Oregon HDC to Host Family Resource Event on Sunday in Hermiston

Oregon Human Development Corporation, 955 S.E. Fourth St., Suite A in Hermiston, will host a family resource event on Sunday, Sept. 25. The free event...

COVID Recovery Grants Available for Live Event Support Industries

Business Oregon is distributing federal funds to help businesses that support live events and were impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Live Event...

Forecast Shows Rise in COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Due to Subvariants

OHSU released a new COVID-19 forecast on Thursday showing a rise in COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations and deaths in the next few weeks...

Rock & Roll Camp Returns to Pendleton Center for the Arts

In a little over four weeks the Carnegie Library building that houses the Pendleton Center for the Arts (PCA) will be overtaken by a...

Hermiston High Seniors Say Goodbye After Four Challenging Years

The Hermiston High School Class of 2022 has been through a lot in the past four years - a nearly two-year pandemic, face masks...

Melanoma: Both Among Deadliest Cancers & Easiest to Catch Early

While it’s still important that the public continue to protect itself against COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority says it’s also a good time to...

Umatilla County Reports Largest COVID Case Count Since February

Umatilla County Public Health has received reports of 79 active COVID-19 cases in the last week - the largest weekly case count in Umatilla...

Covid Spreads in Oregon But State Has Fewer Severe Cases

By Lynne Terry Covid continues to sicken hundreds of people every day in Oregon, though fewer people need intensive care, according to the Oregon Health...

Free COVID Vaccine, Testing Clinic Coming to Hermiston on Sunday

A free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinic will be held in Hermiston on Sunday, May 29 from noon to 4 p.m. The event takes place...

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