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PHOTOS: Covid vaccination begins for Salem Hospital workers

Lane Hawkes, emergency room nurse, receives a Covid vaccine at Salem Hospital on Dec. 17 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) An emergency room nurse, hospital cleaner, doctor and patient transport worker were the first people to receive a Covid vaccine in Salem Thursday afternoon. Salem Hospital began vaccinating workers who are in[Read More…]

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Free Covid tests available Wednesday afternoon at state fairgrounds

Davalee Meade, a paramedic with Woodburn Ambulance Service administers a COVID-19 test during a free drive-through testing clinic on Tuesday, August 25. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Free Covid tests are available Wednesday afternoon at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. From 3-6 p.m., anyone can get a test at the drive-through[Read More…]

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Salem Hospital delays some elective surgeries as Covid hospitalizations rise

Salem Hospital (Caleb Wolf/Special to Salem Reporter) Salem residents scheduled for a hip or knee replacement may find their procedures delayed as the area’s largest hospital begins postponing some elective surgeries to keep staff and beds available for Covid patients. Salem Hospital began rescheduling some elective surgeries requiring overnight hospital[Read More…]

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FOR THE RECORD: Full text of Gov. Kate Brown’s remarks

Gov. Kate Brown listens to an update from the state Employment Department during a revenue briefing on Monday, April 20. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. TEXT OF PREPARED REMARKS by[Read More…]

Marion, Polk counties considered at ‘extreme risk’ of Covid as governor rolls out new restrictions

Gov. Kate Brown listens to an update from the state Employment Department during a revenue briefing on Monday, April 20. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. Saying the pandemic situation in[Read More…]

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These Salem-area health care workers canceled their Thanksgiving plans. They’re asking you to do the same.

Joseph Rad, certified physician assistant and board member of the Marion Polk Medical Society (Courtesy/Marion Polk Medical Society) Joseph Rad was looking forward to seeing his parents over Thanksgiving for the first time in two years.  Rad, a board member of the Marion-Polk Medical Society, is a certified physician assistant.[Read More…]