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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Updated: Thursday, June 24, 2021
At Oregon State Hospital, protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are taking comprehensive and necessary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the hospital.
Since March 2020, there have been a total of 30 patient cases of COVID-19. One hundred and twenty five staff members have also reported testing positive during this time.
Oregon State Hospital is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all OSH staff and patients who want it. So far, more than 1,670 OSH staff have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the hospital, and more 1,770 have received their first dose. Among patients, more than 360 have received both doses, and almost 420 have received their first dose. These numbers do not reflect staff vaccinations performed by community providers.
In accordance with Governor Brown's March 8, 2020 declaration of emergency, which calls upon state agencies to take necessary measures to minimize disease transmission, the hospital has taken the following steps:
In addition, we are:
We're doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 by acting on state and federal guidance to limit exposure through social distancing measures. We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.
Friends and family with questions or concerns should contact OSH Ombuds and Family Services (OFS) at OSH.OmbudsandFamilyServices@dhsoha.state.or.us. You can also call them at 503-947-8109 in Salem and 541-465-2785 in Junction City.
For the latest information on the state's response to COVID-19, please refer to the Oregon Health Authority website.
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