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June 18, 2021

Celebrating dad safely this Father’s Day

If you have a fathertype in your life you may be celebrating this weekend. When making plans it’s important to remember that there are still people who are vulnerable to COVID-19. If you are celebrating with only people who are fully vaccinated, it’s low risk to celebrate without masks indoors at private locations, but for those who aren’t fully vaccinated, COVID-19 is still a risk.  

Fortunately, for everyone, celebrating outdoors is the safest way to celebrate and there are so many great things to do outdoors.  

Here are a few ideas to celebrate your papa safely: 

  • Show your dad your grill skills by having an outdoor barbeque.  
  • Visit one of Oregon’s amazing state parks or gardens 
  • Pull out the lawn games or play some charades.  
  • Take a walk in a new neighborhood. 

If your father lives far away,  

  • Celebrate virtually by looking at old photos together online. 
  • Write a card or email to your pop. 
  • Give your dad a call to chat.  

When Father’s Day is painful

For many people Father’s Day might not feel like a time to celebrate. If you have lost your father or child, struggled with infertility or have difficult relationships, the holiday may be painful. If the day is complicated for you, be kind to yourself.  

  • Acknowledge your feelings.   
  • Give yourself permission to opt out of social media or other media for the day or weekend.   
  • If it feels right, take time to remember the person you are missing.   
  • Connect with a friend or family member who can provide you with the conversation you need, whether it’s recognition of your painful feelings or distraction from them. 

If you’re looking for someone to talk to, the David Romprey Warmline is a peer-to-peer and community counseling support line that’s available Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call the line at 800-698-2392. 

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Summer Meals available for all kids in Oregon

The Summer Food Service Program also known as “Summer Meals” is available in hundreds of communities throughout Oregon, offering free meals and snacks to ALL kids 1-18. Community summer meal programs are open to all families without paperwork, income verification, and regardless of immigration status. To receive a meal, kids can just drop in during a site’s designated meal times. Many programs also offer fun activities so kids can stay active and keep learning. 

You can find out where Summer Meals are offered on this map.

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Oregon reports 315 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

There are five new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,750, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.  

Oregon Health Authority reported 315 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 206,299.  

Vaccine provider dashboard updated 

OHA has updated its vaccine dashboard that shows OHA-enrolled provider locations that administer COVID-19 vaccines. The updated dashboard now includes details on provider locations, including business names and addresses.  

The dashboard allows users to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near them, and links to resources for scheduling including vaccines.govGet Vaccinated Oregon and The dashboard is not a tool for scheduling appointments. Scheduling for vaccinations should be done separately with each vaccine provider. 

Vaccinations in Oregon 

Today, OHA reported that 13,063 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 6,124 doses were administered on June 17 and 6,934 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on June 17. Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize. 

The seven-day running average is now 14,716 doses per day. 

Oregon has now administered 2,422,839 first and second doses of Pfizer,1,696,938 first and second doses of Moderna and 160,990 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. 

As of today, 2,344,714 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,086,483 have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. The number of adult Oregonians needing vaccinations to reach the 70% threshold is 51,616. 

A daily countdown can be found on the OHA vaccinations page. 

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To date, 2,921,715 doses of Pfizer, 2,216,660 doses of Moderna and 299,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon. 

These data are preliminary and subject to change. 

OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated today. 

Cases and deaths 

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (2), Clackamas (33), Clatsop (2), Columbia (5), Coos (2), Crook (4), Curry (5), Deschutes (12), Douglas (17), Hood River (1), Jackson (19), Jefferson (2), Josephine (8), Klamath (6), Lane (17), Lincoln (2), Linn (19), Malheur (4), Marion (25), Morrow (1), Multnomah (52), Polk (12), Sherman (1), Umatilla (28), Wasco (1), Washington (26) and Yamhill (7). 

Oregon’s 2,746th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on May 8 and died on June 17 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had no underlying conditions. 

Oregon’s 2,747th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on June 2 and died on June 6 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed. 

Oregon’s 2,748th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman from Clatsop County who tested positive on April 11 and died on June 1 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.  

Oregon’s 2,749th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on April 20 and died on April 25 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.  

Oregon’s 2,750th COVID-19 death is a 45-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on June 6 and died on June 16 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions. 

COVID-19 hospitalizations 

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 150, which is one fewer than yesterday. There are 37 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is unchanged from yesterday. 

The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,132, which is an 11.4% decrease from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 174. 

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity. 

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations   

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit our webpage (English or Spanish), which has a breakdown of distribution and other information.