Oregon Hits Fourth Wave of COVID-19

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  • Oregon governor Kate Brown announced Friday that the state has hit the fourth surge of infections, as she pleaded with the public to comply with safety recommendations
  • “This is a race between the vaccines and the variants,” the governor said. “I know we’re all fed up with the pandemic … but we are in the last few miles of a marathon"
  • Brown noted that Oregon consistently has had one of the nation's lowest infection and death rates
  • Brown also announced that family members of frontline workers newly eligible for shots are now eligible for the vaccines
  • The state has also expanded its criteria of "underlying conditions" to match the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list