Long Covid continues to keep Oregonians out of workforce as state rebounds from job losses

Oregon is nearing a full recovery of jobs lost during the pandemic according to the Oregon Department of Employment. But the gains are uneven, and for some industries, and hundreds of thousands of Oregonians experiencing long Covid, the road ahead is still uncertain. Oregon has regained 94% of jobs lost[Read More…]

Hospitalizations from omicron decline faster than expected, OHSU forecast says

A nurse cares for a Covid patient in the intensive care unit at Salem Hospital on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Hospitalizations of patients with Covid-19 are declining faster than originally predicted, according to the latest forecast by Oregon Health & Science University. Peter Graven, OHSU’s Covid forecaster,[Read More…]

Oregon soon could be on the mend from the pandemic with an expected drop in cases, officials say

Dr. Dean Sidelinger, Oregon’s state health officer and epidemiologist.(YouTube screenshot) Oregon’s short-term Covid-19 outlook remains bleak, Oregon’s lead epidemiologist said Friday, with hospitals nearing a peak in the demand for hospital beds and case counts skyrocketing. But after that, the situation could improve, according to Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the state[Read More…]

State corrections reports spike in Covid cases among employees, people in prison over past two weeks

(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Covid cases have skyrocketed in the past two weeks among prisoners and staff at the Oregon Department of Corrections, leaving several state prisons short-staffed. As of Tuesday afternoon, the corrections department has reported 274 people in state prisons with Covid, spiking from 12 on Dec. 3, state[Read More…]