Tag: COVID IN SALEM

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“Covid fatigue” among younger, unvaccinated people driving Salem-area case increases

Austin Griffith, a medic with Woodburn Ambulance Service, administers a Covid test during a free drive-through testing clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 25. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Health officials in Marion and Polk counties know that Covid cases are rising but often don’t know where people are getting sick. With “Covid fatigue”[Read More…]

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Readers weigh in on getting a Covid vaccine in Salem

Vaccine recipients wait in Columbia Hall for 15 minutes following their vaccination during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) As vaccine supplies expand, more Salem area residents are becoming eligible to get their shots. We asked readers to share their[Read More…]

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Salem area on track to see pandemic restrictions further loosened if Covid case counts keep falling

Signs in the window of Brown’s Towne Restaurant and Lounge on Wednesday, September 30. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) The number of people diagnosed with Covid in the Salem area is falling, giving local leaders hope restrictions designed to stop the virus’ spread could be further eased in the coming weeks. Marion[Read More…]

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All Oregon health care workers, long-term care facility residents and employees now eligible for Covid vaccine

Lane Hawkes, emergency room nurse, receives a Covid vaccine at Salem Hospital on Dec. 17 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) The much-anticipated Covid vaccine will soon be available to Salem’s dentists, therapists, primary care doctors and other health care workers employed outside of hospitals. State health officials said Tuesday they were making[Read More…]