There is some good news, and some not-good news about the Omicron surge that the county is in the midst of grappling with. The good news: The drop in hospitalizations is likely to happen quicker than during the Delta surge in fall 2021. The bad news: We haven’t peaked yet. Hospitalizations are still increasing but are anticipated to peak within the next week to week and a half.
As such, the Oregon Health Authority this week filed permanent rules to keep requirements in place for masking indoors in K-12 . . .