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Hermiston, Helix Have Umatilla County’s Highest Vaccination Rates

Hermiston and Helix have the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the county, according to the Umatilla County Health Department. As of Oct. 7, both Hermiston...

With School Year Looming, Key Questions Remain Unanswered

With just about one month before school starts, there remains far more questions than answers when it comes to how the year will play...

Hermiston District Expanding Hybrid Learning Through Fifth Grade

With the continued decline of Hermiston ZIP code COVID-19 case counts, Hermiston School District is planning to expand its hybrid instruction model through fifth...

First Graders, Kindergarteners to Return to Class for Hybrid Learning

As Hermiston ZIP code metrics decline regarding COVID-19 cases, Hermiston School District elementary administrators are building a plan for the return of kindergarten and...

Hermiston School District Releases Updated Plan for Students’ Return

The Hermiston School District will change its focus in calculating COVID-19 case rates as it plans for more students to return to in-person instruction. In...

Door-to-Door COVID-19 Testing Coming to Hermiston This Weekend

A team of health experts from Oregon State University will be in Hermiston on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 to provide free...

4 New Positive Tests Bring COVID-19 Case Total to 22 in...

Umatilla County Health (UCo Health) is reporting four new positive cases of COVID-19 or coronavirus, bringing the total of infected individuals in the county...

GSHCS, County Offering Free Community Naloxone Training

The Umatilla County Health Department and Good Shepherd Health Care System will present a free Community Naloxone Training event on March 11 at Good...

Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office Gets Opioid Overdose Reversal Kits

Umatilla County now has naloxone rescue kits designed to save lives by reversing an overdose from prescription opioids. The Umatilla County Health Department delivered the...

Umatilla County Chosen to Lead Regional Opioid Fight

The Umatilla County Health Department recently received funding to help fight the opioid crisis in the region. The funding comes from the Oregon Health Authority...

Umatilla County Issues Air Quality Warning Due to Northwest Fires

The Umatilla County Health Department advises communities throughout Umatilla County to limit outdoor exercise and to stay indoors in well ventilated areas to the...

Umatilla County Names New Health Officer

Longtime Pendleton physician Dr. Jon Hitzman has been named the new health officer for Umatilla County. Dr. Hitzman, who came to Pendleton in September 1997,...

Workplace Environment Impacts Employees' Health

Every time an employee stays home sick, there’s an associated cost to the employer. But businesses can implement simple work-place policies to help reduce...

Chamber Event to Focus on Employee Wellness

When employees miss work due to illness or injury, it impacts the bottom line. In fact, businesses nationwide pay more than $1 billion every...

Health Department Offers Low-Cost Shingles Vaccines

For a limited time, low-cost shingles vaccines will be available at the Pendleton and Hermiston Public Health Clinics. Those who are eligible for the...

Health Department Offers Free Hepatitis A Vaccines

Free hepatitis A immunization clinics for adults are scheduled in Pendleton and Hermiston. A limited number of doses will be available on a first-come,...

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