9/1/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

Rep. Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

80th Community Conversation

Join me for a virtual Community Conversation on Thursday, Sept. 16th, from 6:00-7:00pm. This is a great opportunity to ask your questions, share your concerns and listen to the conversation. Register to attend here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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COVID-19 Updates

Weekly Breakthrough Case Report

From the Oregon Health Authority

Weekly Breakthrough Case Graphic

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released Friday, found that 88% of the 14,523 reported COVID-19 cases between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21 occurred in people who were unvaccinated. There were 1,739 breakthrough cases, accounting for 12% of the week’s cases.

  • The median age of the breakthrough cases during this period was 48. Thirty-six breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 31 breakthrough cases in people aged 12 to 17.
  • To date, there have been 9,539 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The median age of all cases was 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.
  • Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is currently approximately six times higher than in vaccinated people.
  • To date, 5.5% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.9% have died. The median age of the people who died was 83.

The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 2.38 million Oregonians who have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series.

The latest breakthrough report can be found here

Newest COVID-19 Modeling Report Projects Increase in Daily Cases and Hospitalizations, and Shows Masks Can Slow the Growth

From the Oregon Health Authority

Friday, the Oregon Health Authority released its latest COVID-19 forecast. 

According to the report, the effective reproduction rate – the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates – was estimated at 1.21 on Aug. 11, projecting a slight decline in the estimated growth of new cases from last week’s modeling scenario. 

At that level of transmission, the report estimates 1,000 cases per 100,000 people, or 3,000 daily cases and 165 hospitalizations by Sept. 7. 

The modeling report also predicted a scenario based on a projected increase in facemask use among Oregonians between Aug. 11 and Aug. 31. 

If the trend of Oregonians complying with the protective measure were to increase from 49% to 80%, the growth of new daily cases would be somewhat lower – an estimated 850 per 100,000 people. That translates to 2,550 new cases and 135 hospitalizations by Sept. 7. 

OHA Graph

Sign up to receive COVID-19 updates from the Oregon Health Authority here.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Changed its Name to Comirnaty, but it’s the Exact Same Vaccine

From the Oregon Health Authority

There is some confusion about the new name for the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech.

All three of the COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. are effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

Comirnaty Graphic


Find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Washington County

From Washington County Health & Human Services

Washington County's Mobile Vaccine Team: Our mobile team is traveling the county to make it easier for people to get the vaccine close to where they live, shop or hang out. We add new locations regularly, so there's a good chance we'll be in your neighborhood soon. Find the schedule here. Get a $50 gift card or shopping voucher when you get your shot.

Local pharmacies: Pharmacies are required to offer second/boost doses to people who received their first dose somewhere else.

Beaverton Resource Center: Most Fridays from July 16 through September 24. See the flier for exact dates and times. Pfizer for ages 12 and older. Located at 13565 SW Walker Road.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers: All vaccination events are open to the community, do not require an appointment, and do not require you to be a Virginia Garcia patient. You do not have to have insurance in order to receive a vaccine. If you have insurance, please bring your card with you. Remember, vaccines are free!

Still have questions or need language assistance? Call our HelpLine at 1-833-907-3520.

Redistricting Reminders

House District 30 and other areas of Washington County will see some changes in this process, we must due to the significant growth we have experienced. Please follow along and add your voice to the decision-making table. Share the story of what makes your neighborhood special, unique and diverse. What does community mean to you? Talk about your school district, your city and your transportation needs in your community. Your input can make a difference of how the district is shaped to best meet the needs of the community around you.

Redistricting Flyer

Additional Ways to Testify

Draw and submit a map on ESRI. ESRI is a geographic information system software that anyone can use to draw, save, and submit a map. The deadline to submit maps is September 7th at 5:00 PM.

Revenue Forecast

Oregon's Quarterly Revenue Forecast Was Released last Wednesday. 

  • The full presentation slide deck from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis can be found here.
  • The Legislative Revenue Office’s summary of the forecast can be found here.

Facts from the Revenue Forecast

  • The kicker credit is now projected to be $1.9 billion.
  • The corporate kicker, which is dedicated to K-12 education, has increased to $847 million.
  • Collections are strong for the corporate activities tax (CAT), which funds the Student Success Act. The forecast for the current biennium is $2.4 billion.
  • The ending fund balance for the 2021-23 biennium has been updated to nearly $1.4 billion.

The stable forecast is good news following a successful legislative session where we invested strongly in programs to help Oregonians impacted by the pandemic, wildfires, the housing crisis and other challenges. The Legislature has continued to focus investments on communities in need, while ensuring Oregon has reserves to help pay for critical services in the event of a future economic downturn. Overall, incomes have increased for Oregonians. But this also doesn’t paint the full picture of how the economic recovery has gone for all Oregonians. The pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color and caused a large exodus of women from the workforce. I’m committed to continue working to reduce these disparities. It’s clear that we would be in a much more challenging economic place if Congress had not approved historic funding through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act. As the Delta variant continues to spread, we’ll need continued assistance from the federal government to support working families. Our economic recovery is linked to our ability to control the virus. More than 1,000 Oregonians are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 and the Delta variant is a major risk to our public health and our hospital system.

We all must continue to get vaccinated and mask up to prevent the spread of the virus. Our public health and the economy depend on it.

Environmental Update

I recently signed on to a letter urging the Department of Environmental Quality to deny Zenith Energy a Title V, Major Source Permit that would allow them to continue and expand their fossil fuel transport operations in the Portland metro area. See the full letter below.


Community Outreach

Community Conversation #79

Last week I held my 79th Community Conversation! We met outside, safely distanced, at Ava Roasteria in Orenco Station. What a great group! We went around "the table" and did introductions and shared what issues brought people. We talked about loud mufflers, speeding cars, climate impacts, EV supports, education and getting our kids back to school, pay equity for nurse in non-profits, supporting our houseless community, heat waves and hits to agriculture, supporting our police, protecting our water resources, affordable housing, electric grid investments, redistricting, property taxes and income taxes, BLM, local elections matter, and yes, COVID19. We had a lot to discuss. I appreciated the conversation. It was also wonderful to see a former high school intern, now Yale student, Ryan Smith. He is going places and we are proud of him. 

CC Orenco


Standing Up For Beaverton School District Students

Monday night I joined colleagues, students and families outside the Beaverton School District administration office to stand up against hate and those spreading misinformation about science with a counter-rally response. It was amazing to line the streets with allies, positive signs and to hear the horns honking in support as they drove by. I represent families in the Beaverton School District and I was proud to stand alongside them. When the scheduled rally started, the tension began to build. I listened to why the rally organizers and attendees were upset. It was upsetting for me to hear. I was mad at times and feeling disheartened that these were adults that directly impacted the safety and well-being of our students. We have much work to do. Never rest. Our students deserve it. I will stand up for them every single day.

Rally Pics


Congratulations Hillsboro Hops President and GM, KL Wombacher!

Congratulations to our very own Hillsboro Hops President and General Manager, KL Wombacher, for being named one of the 25 Most Influential People in Oregon Sports 2021. The challenges have been steep, but your compassionate, strong leadership put the safety and well-being front and center in decision-making for the team, staff and our community of fans. You do what it takes to build a beautiful organization and support our beloved Hillsboro Hops. Thank you KL! We are #AllHoppedUp about this recognition for you!

Read the full article here.



Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

This Labor Day Weekend, there is more worry that with celebrations and large gatherings we will see an increase in COVID cases. Our goal should continue to be about keeping people safe. Please enjoy the rest and relaxation with your family with a bbq, but consider limiting it to only those within your household. If you will be around others outside of your household, wear a mask to help slow the spread of COVID. Support a local House District 30 small restaurant by getting take-out and enjoying the sunshine in your backyard or with a picnic in a park. We are seeing an increase of vaccinations and that is truly a good thing, but we all must do a little more as we are seeing too many unvaccinated people in our hospitals and funeral homes. This is preventable. When we focus on the health and well-being of others, our students will not see a disrupted school year and our businesses will prosper. Let’s take care of each other.

Be good to yourself and each other. ❤

Onward & Upward,


Capitol Phone: 503-986-1430
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-487, Salem, Oregon 97301
Email: Rep.JaneenSollman@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/sollman