Education

What's the Holdup with COVID Screening at Oregon Schools?

Unpacking why the state is behind the curve with its rollout of screening tests for K-12 students

09/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Once in Freefall, Oregon's Vaccination Campaign Picks Up Steam

Thanks to the fears caused by the delta variant, employer mandates, ease of access, and incentives, more people are getting the jab.

09/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

What to Know About Breakthrough COVID Cases in Oregon

We looked at Oregon's data and spoke with Dawn Nolt, a professor of pediatrics at OHSU with a focus on infectious diseases, to get some answers.

08/26/2021 By Fiona McCann

Education

Burning Questions About Back to School 2021

All about masks, vaccine mandates, outdoor lunch, quarantine policy, and more.

08/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Arts

Portland Arts Orgs Form Vaccine Coalition

Nineteen Portland performing arts organizations have banded together to require COVID vaccinations or negative tests for their audiences.

08/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Portland Arts Venues Consider Vaccine Mandates

Movie theaters, concert halls, museums, and theater companies consider requesting proof of vaccination as COVID restrictions rear back.

08/11/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Coronavirus

The Indoor Mask Mandate for All Is Back in Multnomah County

Masking indoors could last at least through January of 2022; broader vaccine mandates, meanwhile, are still under discussion.

08/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

COVID-19

Portland Stores Shift Mask Policy on the Heels of New MultCo Recommendations

With cases on the rise again and the Delta variant taking over, new OHA and county regulations have stores reconsidering recently abandoned mask mandates.

07/29/2021 By Riley Bass, Fiona McCann, and Conner Reed

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Officially Done in Oregon

To celebrate, rides on TriMet will be free all weekend long.

06/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

After 16 Months, Oregon Sets a Date for Ending Its COVID-19 Restrictions

Mask mandates and capacity limits will sunset on June 30.

06/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: What’s Next After Oregon’s Mass Vaccination Sites Close Down?

This week on Footnotes, we discuss the continued health equity and access issues facing our state and the role community health clinics will play movi...

06/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Does Natural Immunity Have a Role to Play in Oregon's Reopening Goal?

Yes, the pace of vaccination is agonizingly slow. But vaccine-conferred immunity is the gold standard.

06/16/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN AGAIN: What Albert Camus's 'The Plague' Can Teach Us About the Pandemic

Courtney Campbell on The Plague, the lessons we’ve learned from this pandemic, and how philosophy will continue to play a role in our everyday lives.

06/11/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Soccer

Providence Park to Open at 80 Percent Capacity June 19

No masks required at Timbers and Thorns games when the new policy kicks in, but fans 16 and older must have proof of vaccination.

06/03/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Technology

Asked to Provide Proof of Vaccination in Oregon? There's No App for That.

Despite asking businesses to check vaccination status of their customers, Oregon has no plans for a verification app.

06/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN AGAIN: Coronavirus Vaccine Second Dose Potential Side Effects

With vaccine eligibility opening up to 12 to 15 year olds, we're revisiting an episode on what to expect when you're expecting vaccine side effects.

05/14/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

The Vaccine Floodgates Are Open in Oregon

Once the hottest ticket in town, vaccine appointments are now there for the taking.

05/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Coronavirus Vaccine Second Dose Potential Side Effects

We talk with Dawn Nolt about the importance of taking both COVID vaccine doses, second dose side effects, and why feeling these side effects is actually a go...

04/30/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Pets

The Instagram Dogs of PDX Airport's Mass Vaccination Site

Take your pup when you get your shot and make them famous.

04/29/2021 By Margaret Seiler and Julia Silverman

Business

Vaccine Freebies and Incentives Are Starting to Pop Up Around Portland

Got your shot? Congrats—you qualify for a discount on pot. Or a free Jell-O shot!

04/29/2021 By Julia Silverman