News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 19-26

Budget deals at Portland City Hall, a big new movie with an Oregon backstory and a police investigation pulls back the curtain....maybe.

10/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Business

Vaccine Mandates Are Coming to the Nike Campus Near You

Private employers in Oregon are starting to jump on the vaccine mandate for their employees.

10/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

Vaccines

Where to Find a Booster Shot in the Portland Area

Eligible for a booster shot? There are clinics and pharmacies and doctor's offices for that.

09/28/2021 By Cami Hughes

Education

A Vaccine Mandate for Kids Could Be Coming to PPS

School board members will consider the pros and cons of such a move at a special session.

09/28/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregon Might Avoid a Second Winter COVID Surge This Year

Forecasts are full of caveats, but researchers say it's possible that the worst of the pandemic is behind us.

09/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Stories to Watch This Week, September 20-27

Booster shots for the 65+ crowd, a redistricting ruckus in Salem, and more schoolkids in quarantine.

09/20/2021 By Julia Silverman

Giving Back

Health Care Workers Could Use A Lift. This Oregon Group Is On It.

The days of 7 pm applause on the front porch may have ended, but health care workers need a pick-me-up now more than ever.

09/17/2021 By Karly Quadros

Coronavirus

In the Race to Vaccinate Oregon, Micro-Clinics Are Ground Zero

The days of mass vaccination clinics are long gone. These days, health care workers count their clients in single digits, each one a victory with a story.

09/16/2021 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Stories to Watch, September 13-19

The Pendleton Round-Up is back, candidates are throwing their hats in the proverbial ring, and Dutch Bros is going public.

09/13/2021 By Julia Silverman

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 Bars & Restaurants Requiring Proof of COVID Vaccination

Looking for a safer way to dine and drink indoors? Consult our running list.

08/13/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coronavirus

Just Like That, Indoor Mask Rules Are Back in Oregon

The new mandate takes effect on Friday and applies to everyone over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status

08/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

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

Food News

Some PDX Bars & Restaurants Require Vax for Indoor Dining

As calls for more safety measures grow with the rise of Delta, we asked restaurant and bar owners requiring vaccination to share their experiences.

08/05/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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