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April 26, 2022 | Oregon launched a $2.45 million app this week aimed at making it easier to prove and verify that someone Learn More

April 24, 2022 | One thing everyone agrees on is that Stephanie didn’t have to die. Even months after it happened, her family Learn More

April 16, 2022 | School kids need their shots, and Saturday morning, David Douglas High School in Southeast Portland hosted an immunization clinic Learn More

April 10, 2022 | Nothing has shaped Gov. Kate Brown’s reputation and legacy more than her administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Learn More

March 30, 2022 | Oregonians 50 and older who got a booster dose of a coronavirus vaccine at least four months ago can Learn More

March 14, 2022 | Over the past 10 months, as tens of millions of children and teenagers received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the companies’ Learn More

March 10, 2022 | The Oregon Health Authority said the state currently has over 700,000 viable doses which they hope to get to Learn More

March 5, 2022 | Johnson County Public Health is delivering information about COVID-19 vaccinations with the help of five Iowa City area artists. Learn More

March 4, 2022 | Oregonians toting around their physical COIVD-19 vaccine cards to get into the restaurants and venues that require proof of Learn More

February 26, 2022 | Many adults in Arkansas are getting the covid-19 vaccine despite having some doubts about the shot, according to a Learn More

February 15, 2022 | COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy can protect babies after they’re born and lead to fewer hospitalized infants, a U.S. government Learn More

February 11, 2022 | The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to share WA Verify, the state’s Digital COVID-19 Verification Record Learn More

February 3, 2022 | A fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine can help some people with weakened immune systems be less likely to catch Learn More

January 27, 2022 | While the Biden administration has withdrawn its vaccine mandate for large companies, many states, municipalities and private companies are Learn More

January 19, 2022 | With COVID-19 cases surging in Oregon due to the omicron variant, health officials are urging residents to get vaccinated Learn More

January 14, 2022 | As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring all Oregonians have access to COVID-19 vaccination and testing, Oregon Health Learn More

January 12, 2022 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its Sequim lab report high compliance among its workforce for COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Learn More

January 11, 2022 | Three more cruise lines soon will require passengers to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot before sailing. Learn More

January 4, 2022 | Starting Wednesday, Lucille will become the first restaurant in Madison to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Learn More

January 3, 2022 | To support a healthy return to school SPS staff and volunteers will be providing rapid antigen COVID testing at Learn More

December 30, 2021 | Next week, even more people may be eligible to get a coronavirus booster. A New York Times report says Learn More

December 28, 2021 | Although the omicron variant of the coronavirus has thrown a wrench into early 2022 plans, most of Oregon’s colleges Learn More

December 22, 2021 | In Multnomah County, eight ZIP codes now have upwards of 90% of their population with at least a first Learn More

December 21, 2021 | When Donna Barker went through her coronavirus protocol last week for this year’s Christmas gathering, she realized she was Learn More

December 21, 2021 | The West Seattle Teen Health Center is offering Covid-19 vaccines after winter break! Learn More

December 14, 2021 | Coronavirus variants threatened vaccine protection Learn More

December 14, 2021 | One year ago, the first COVID-19 vaccine shipment arrived in Washington state, and since then, more than 11.3 million Learn More

December 14, 2021 | The coronavirus pandemic began less than two years ago, but it seems like a lifetime ago. It was on Learn More

December 6, 2021 | King County's COVID-19 vaccine verification policy went into effect for all restaurants and bars in the county on Monday, Learn More

December 5, 2021 |Oregon health officials are opening 11 “high-volume” COVID-19 vaccination clinics statewide, offering free walk-in-only shots in an effort to boost Learn More

December 5, 2021 | The site of the former Multnomah Greyhound Park in Wood Village opened as a high-volume Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Learn More

December 1, 2021 | Looking for an easier way to show your proof of vaccination? Washington state’s digital COVID-19 vaccine verification tool, WA Learn More

November 29, 2021 | Howard Breidenbach thought it was all a big conspiracy. The government using a so-called “coronavirus” to control the people. Learn More

November 17, 2021 | Since the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 earlier this month, more than 60,000 children across Learn More

November 16, 2021 | Many Pacific Northwest residents plan to shop in-store this holiday season, but mask mandates, vaccine requirements and supply chain Learn More

To help excite and encourage children about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Sesame Street‘s Big Bird announced that he just got the shot and Learn More

November 10, 2021 | The coronavirus pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives, changed the way the medical community created vaccines and treatments, and Learn More

November 9, 2021 | In Oregon, more than 5,000 children between 5 and 11 years old have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. Learn More

November 9, 2021 | An Oregon man is alive and back home after more than a hundred days in a Seattle hospital for Learn More

October 27, 2021 | With nearly 3.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine distributed in Washington’s most populous county, new data confirms that Learn More

October 26, 2021 | Oregon Gov. Kate Brown received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot Tuesday and encouraged other eligible Oregonians to discuss booster Learn More

October 20, 2021 | Children age 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a Covid-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local Learn More

October 20, 2021 | The low vaccination rate leaves health officials wondering how to rebuild trust and save lives. There is a clear Learn More

October 12, 2021 |When Dr. Megan Northup talks to her pregnant patients about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, she can draw upon an experience Learn More

October 5, 2021 | Monday marked the final warning for thousands of Washington state employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine or consider getting Learn More

October 01, 2021 | COVID-19 vaccination are going up in Washington State. Learn More

September 30, 2021 | More than two-thirds of Washington workers subject to Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate have gotten their shots, according Learn More

September 29, 2021| The KGW Verify team found nine states with COVID vaccine rules for educators, but most allow staff to submit to Learn More

September 15, 2021 | For many of us, getting vaccinated provided peace of mind, hope for the future, and most importantly, the confidence Learn More

September 13, 2021 | Covid-19 hospitalizations remain at high levels in Washington state, straining the health care system. That’s according to hospital leaders Learn More

September 7, 2021 | The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday announced 54 new COVID-19 deaths and 5,821 new cases for a four-day period Learn More

September 7, 2021 |Imagine if a blue silicon bracelet, at just $2.50, was the key to herd immunity against COVID-19. It sounds improbable, Learn More

September 6, 2021 | The Oregon Health Authority on Friday announced 24 COVID-19 deaths and 2,379 new cases, providing the first hopeful signs Learn More

September 2, 2021 | Nearly 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have gone to waste in Washington state since distribution began. Learn More

August 31, 2021 | Most state employees in Oregon and Washington, as well as all K-12 school staff and health care workers, must Learn More

August 29, 2021 | If you live in one of the rural communities tucked into the forested hillsides along the Oregon-California border and Learn More

August 28, 2021 | The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) filed a lawsuit Thursday in an attempt to stop Gov. Jay Inslee's Learn More

August 24, 2021 | Oregon’s public universities, which have all issued COVID-19 vaccination requirements, have begun collecting proof of vaccination from students and Learn More

August 23, 2021 | People with moderately or severely compromised immune systems qualify for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn More

August 19, 2021 | Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday expanded the state’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement to include K-12 school staff, most childcare and Learn More

August 18, 2021 | Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday he is expanding the statewide mask mandate for indoor public spaces to include everyone, Learn More

August 18, 2021 | All teachers and school personnel in Washington State — including coaches, bus drivers and volunteers — will need to Learn More

August 17, 2021 | With millions across the country authorized to receive a third COVID-19 vaccine dose, many in Washington state are turning Learn More

August 17, 2021 | Oregon will deploy at least 500 National Guard troops to help its hospitals deal with a flood of coronavirus Learn More

August 12, 2021 | Washington’s state superintendent sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday “strongly encouraging” him to require coronavirus vaccinations Learn More

August 10, 2021 | Governor Kate Brown plans to announce a new statewide mask mandate on Wednesday, paired with a requirement that Oregon Learn More

August 9, 2021 | With COVID-19 cases once again surging and vaccination rates lagging in many parts of the state, Washington Gov. Jay Learn More

August 8, 2021 | Washington Governor Jay Inslee is requiring state employees, healthcare and long-term care workers get the vaccine. Learn More

August 7, 2021 | One out of every five COVID-19 infections reported in Oregon in July were breakthrough cases; those which were were Learn More

July 31, 2021 | Three months after many of their four-year higher education counterparts announced COVID-19 vaccination requirements for the fall, most Washington Learn More

July 28, 2021 | The city of Seattle is stepping back from Covid-19 testing and vaccination efforts. The city's mobile vaccination teams, and Learn More

July 28, 2021 | Health officials in Oregon logged another 804 cases of the coronavirus Wednesday as Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler calls for Learn More

July 27, 2021 | The latest COVID-19 report from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is showing a surge in new cases, Learn More

July 27, 2021 | The CDC’s reversal on masks comes more than two months after the announcement that those vaccinated didn’t need to Learn More

July 27, 2021 | Our little taste of life as somewhat normal has been short-lived. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Learn More

July 26, 2021 | Health officers of King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan and Grays Harbor counties released a joint statement Learn More

July 23, 2021 | Health officials in Philadelphia said Thursday they are now strongly recommending everyone to wear masks in indoor public spaces, Learn More