OHCA Media Contact

Please refer to the OHCA FAQs information page and direct all inquiries to Rosie Ward at rward@ohca.com.

In the News

Straight Talk: Long-term care facilities are facing a staffing crisis
KGW, January 7, 2022

Long-term care lockdowns banished visitors, but not joy
Central Oregonian, October 5, 2021

Oregon to require health workers, school staff be vaccinated
(OPB, August 19, 2021)

Gov. Kate Brown Will Require Health Care Employers to Test Unvaccinated Workers Weekly
(Willamette Week, August 4, 2021)

Oregon health care workers will be required to get vaccinated or face frequent testing
(OPB, August 4, 2021)

Oregon makes ‘significant investments’ in long-term care through legislative package
(McKnight’s Senior Living, July 6, 2021)

Oregon to offer $1 million lottery drawing for COVID vaccine recipients
(OPB, May 21, 2021)

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Tumble Among US Senior Citizens
(Associated Press, April 22, 2021)

Oregon Lawmakers Look To Better Protect Seniors In Future Pandemics
(The Lund Report, March 10, 2021)

COVID-19 good news: 1st doses of vaccine have reached almost all Oregonians in long-term care, OPB
(OPB, February 23, 2021)

The Good News of COVID-19 Is Sticking, for Now
(The Atlantic, February 18, 2021)

Follow up vaccine doses reaching long term care facilities in the Rogue Valley
(KTVL, February 7, 2021)

Coronavirus cases drop at US homes for elderly and infirm
(AP News, February 5, 2021)

Some senior care staff unsure about the coronavirus vaccine as managers race to educate workers
(The Oregonian, January 14, 2021)

Residents, staff in a Lane County senior living facility get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines
(The Register Guard, January 10, 2021)

Over 300 retirement home residents receive COVID vaccine
(KEZI, January 10,2021)

Older Americans Growing More Comfortable With Coronavirus Vaccine
(AARP, January 6, 2021)

Over 300 Retirement Home Residents Receive COVID Vaccine
(KEZI, January 10, 2021)

Oregon Fares Better Than Nearly All States by Two Key COVID-19 Measures
(Willamette Week, December 23, 2020)

New Week: New Round Of COVID-19 Vaccinations In Oregon
(The Lund Report, December 21, 2020)

Staff, residents at long-term care facilities in Oregon begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine
(KPTV, December 21, 2020)

Oregon, Washington seniors next in line for COVID-19 vaccine
(KATU News, December 17, 2020)

The first doses of Covid vaccine have arrived in Oregon. Here’s what comes next.
(Salem Reporter, December 14, 2020)

Oregon receives first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine doses
(OPB, December 14, 2020)

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine coming to Oregon
(OPB, December 5, 2020)

Over 260K vaccine doses expected to ship to Oregon by end of month
(KOIN, December 4, 2020)

OHSU researcher says Medicare should strengthen home health for seniors post-Covid
(Portland Business Journal, November 9, 2020)

New rules allow indoor visits in most Oregon long term care facilities
(OPB, October 30, 2020)

Trump administration announces deal with CVS and Walgreens to administer coronavirus vaccine to seniors in long-term care
(CNBC, October 16, 2020)

How Oregon assisted living facility residents and staff find support amid mass evacuations
(Portland Business Journal, September 15, 2020)

Senior Living Providers Respond to Wildfires, Smoke In Midst of Pandemic
(Senior Housing News, September 14, 2020)

Veterans home protocols holding COVID-19 at bay
(The Democratic Herald, August 10, 2020)

New York Providers Offer COVID-19 Lessons on Resident Care
(Provider Magazine, July 31, 2020)

Young people are infecting older family members in shared homes
(Washington Post, July 29, 2020)

These seniors are turning to cutting edge technology to stay connected during the pandemic
(CNN, July 14, 2020)

Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State?
(NPR, June 26, 2020)

We Can’t Protect Nursing Homes from COVID-19 Without Protecting Everyone
(Washington Post, June 25, 2020)

Three Months Into the Pandemic, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Releases Plan to Test Staff at All Nursing Homes and Other Facilities
(Willamette Week, June 10,2020)

Senior Living Facilities Maintain Restrictions As Southern Oregon is Approved for Phase II
(KDRV, June 4, 2020)

New technology aims to improve quality of life for socially isolated older adults during COVID-19 pandemic
(McKnight’s Senior Living, May 27, 2020)

When Will Oregon Devise a Plan for COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes?
(Willamette Week, May 20, 2020)

Portland senior facility declares itself coronavirus-free
(KATU News, May 20, 2020)

Facility Location Determines COVID Outbreaks, Researchers Say
(Provider Magazine, May 12, 2020)

Salem retirement center’s glass wall lets families visit mom, grandmother on Mother’s Day
(Statesman Journal, May 10, 2020)

Finding ways to remind seniors, isolated because of the coronavirus, they are not forgotten
(The Oregonian, April 21, 2020)

Oregon National Guard delivers PPE to long-term care facilities in Oregon
(KPTV, April 20, 2020)

Is a loved one entering long-term care during the coronavirus crisis? Here’s what you need to know
(The Oregonian, April 16, 2020)

Lake Oswego senior living facility announces COVID-19 case
(Lake Oswego Review, 4/9/2020)

Seniors in Texas had a special guest for their virtual bingo game — Matthew McConaughey
(CNN, 4/6/2020)

World’s oldest coronavirus survivor? Oregon veteran lives to celebrate 104th birthday
(The Oregonian, 4/1/2020)

Resident’s family feeds ‘hard-working’ staff at Lebanon veterans’ home
(The Statesman Journal, 3/31/2020)

Oregon veteran, 95, beats coronavirus: ‘I survived Guam, I can get through this bulls–t’
(The New York Post, 3/31/3030)

Tulip Fest had to be canceled, but Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm finds new life for flowers
(The Oregonian, 3/30/2020)

‘Don’t give up’: Operator of senior center with coronavirus outbreak offers advice to other care facilities
(The Oregonian, 3/30/2020)

Coronavirus pandemic a challenge for those living with dementia and caretakers
(KATU News, 3/30/2020)

Readers respond: Lebanon VA center merits praise
(The Oregonian, 3/25/2020)

90-year-old Life Care Center resident is ‘coronavirus free’
(KGW News, 3/23/2020)

Clackamas County retirement home employee tests positive for coronavirus
(The Oregonian, 3/20/2020)

Inside Oregon’s coronavirus epicenter: Long hours, dwindling supplies at veterans home
(The Oregonian, 3/20/2020)

Nursing home residents adapt to solitude as they brace for COVID-19
(ABC News, 3/18/2020)

Husband holds sign for wife outside nursing home on 67th anniversary after they ban visitors due to coronavirus
(Good Morning America, 3/17/2020)

Senior care homes defend most vulnerable population from COVID-19
(The Statesman Journal, 3/15/2020)

New restrictions at elderly care facilities
(The Chronicle Online, 3/11/2020)

Senior facilities take precautions to prevent spread of COVID-19
(Pamplin Media Group, 3/11/2020)

Coronavirus is nursing homes’ ‘greatest threat’ in years. Here’s what they must do.
(NBC News, 3/10/2020)

Care facilities taking extra precautions amid coronavirus outbreak
(KGW News, 3/5/2020)

Oregon Officials Devise Coronavirus Plan, Hoping To Avoid Fate Of Washington State
(The Lund Report, 3/5/2020)

Coronavirus has Grants Pass care facilities on alert
(The Daily Courier, 3/4/2020)

Oregon coronavirus outbreak prompts creation of strike force to respond if disease hits a nursing home
(Oregonian, 3/4/2020)

St. Charles Health System to limit access in light of coronavirus
(The Bend Bulletin, 3/3/2020)

Coronavirus outbreak in Washington state nursing home highlights risk among senior citizens
(USA Today, 3/3/2020)

< COVID-19 Page