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What to know about Covid testing in Marion, Polk counties

Rapid Covid tests are in short supply, as this sign in a Salem Walgreens in Jan. 11, 2022 illustrates (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Salem Reporter is making this information free as a community service. Subscriptions help support our work. With Covid spreading rapidly in Salem and across Oregon, local providers are[Read More…]

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As state booster push begins, vaccine appointments in Salem area going unfilled

Sam Bereny, an EMT at Metro West Ambulance, administers a second dose of the Moderna vaccine at a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Centennial Park in Woodburn, Ore. on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Vaccinators in the Salem area need to deliver about 100,000 booster Covid shots in[Read More…]

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In response to Omicron, Willamette University moves large classes online for start of spring semester

Willamette University’s Salem campus (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Willamette University will move many of its classes online for the first two weeks of spring semester in hopes of limiting the spread of the Omicron variant once students return from winter break. The university’s Covid advisory team announced plans Friday evening, following[Read More…]

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Public health leaders say better translation, quick staffing increases were key lessons in Covid response

Katrina Rothenberger, stands in the COVID-19 incident command at the Marion County Health and Human Services office on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) When Katrina Rothenberger got the call that Marion County had recorded its first Covid infection, she was celebrating her father’s birthday on a Saturday night.[Read More…]

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Salem’s biggest employers retained most staff after statewide Covid vaccine mandate took effect

Nurses Judy Webb, front, and Judy Barela work at a mobile vaccine clinic run by Salem Health at Chemeketa Community College on Sept. 27, 2021 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Salem employers reported no school bus routes went undriven and no medical appointments were canceled as a statewide Covid vaccination mandate for[Read More…]