COVID testing in Oregon ‘remains a concern’ as cases spike – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2020-11-19 21:25:15 –

Identified problem domain, solution provided in letter to Governor Brown

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — “The lack of available and easily accessible tests is a concern that needs to be addressed immediately,” said Rachel Prusak, Governor Kate Brown and officials. In a letter to, we provided several COVID-19 test solutions. With the Oregon Department of Health.

The· West Linn Democrats-Tualatin OK Oregon tested a lower percentage It is the most populous state in any state except Pennsylvania and has the lowest weekly inspection rate except Kansas.

“We ask you to identify some of the problem areas facing the community, increase testing, and ultimately implement solutions to reduce the COVID-19 epidemic.” Prusak wrote in a letterhead from the Oregon State Capitol on November 16th. Read the entire letter at the bottom of this article.

Long Line (KOIN) at Drive-Through COVID Test Site in Rontonkinfield, Hillsboro, November 16, 2020

Some of these solutions include providing rapid testing capabilities to all Oregon communities, identifying a central test location, and using “general protocols that Oregons understand and trust.” ..

The Prusak letter also hopes that the state will be “a centralized hub to ensure that testing in all communities is readily available and accessible.”

Most of Oregon is under the two-week COVID freeze mandated by Brown, but some places like Multnomah County are on the four-week freeze.

Thursday OHA reported yet another new daily record Record 1225 years of coronavirus cases, and 20 deaths. Since the pandemic began, there have been 60,873 cases and 808 deaths.

“We encourage you to implement an aggressive testing strategy ahead of the holiday season and take advantage of all available resources to instantly extend rapid test availability and contact tracing,” she said. writing.

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