9/15/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

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Representative Janeen Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

80th Community Conversation

Join me for a virtual Community Conversation tomorrow, 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 Report Summary

From the Oregon Health Authority

During Monday, August 30, through Sunday, September 5, 2021, OHA recorded 14,611 new
cases of COVID-19 infection—a 10% decrease from the previous week and the first drop in case counts after 8 consecutive weeks of increases. Testing this week fell by 8.9%, and a lower percentage of tests were positive—11.1% compared with 12.4% the previous week. Since the summer surge began in early July, 80% of cases have been “sporadic”—that is, without known sources.

Despite the 10% drop in case counts, COVID-19 hospitalizations rose again this week—from
1,000 to 1,028—the 9th consecutive week of increases, and another record-high weekly figure for the pandemic. More COVID-19-associated deaths were also reported this week—171—up from 119 the previous week, the 6th consecutive weekly rise in the death toll. Over the past 9 weeks, 32% of COVID-19-associated deaths have been among persons ≥80 years of age, compared to 50% before then. Of the 288,507 cases reported in Oregon to date, 15,899 (5.5%) have been hospitalized, and 3,326 (1.1%) have died. Data on mortality in Oregon, including deaths associated with COVID-19, are available at: 

Additional data are available at: https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/oregon.health.authority.covid.19/viz/OregonCOVID-19CaseDemographicsandDiseaseSeverityStatewide/DemographicData

Read the full Weekly Report here.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Third Dose or Booster Dose, What's the Difference?

From the Oregon Health Authority

As of Thursday, third dose data is now included in our Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Daily Update dashboard.

It is important to note that "third dose" (aka "third shot" or "dose three") and "booster dose" (aka "booster shot" or "booster") are not the same.

A third dose is specifically for individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and may not have built up an adequate protective immune response with their first series of vaccinations. Currently, the only authorized third doses are for the Moderna and Pfizer Comirnaty vaccines.

The recommendation is for immunocompromised individuals to receive a third dose of the same mRNA vaccine at least 28 days after receiving the second dose in the series (for individuals 18 years and older for Moderna and 12 years and older for Pfizer Comirnaty).

At this time, the CDC does not have enough data to suggest that an additional dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would produce an enhanced immune response in an immunocompromised person.

Another dose of Johnson & Johnson or an mRNA vaccine is not recommended for immunocompromised individuals who have already received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. These recommendations will be reviewed as the data becomes available.

A booster dose is for people whose immunity may be fading after they complete their first vaccination series. There is currently no COVID-19 vaccine authorized as a booster. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the CDC will examine data on the safety and efficacy of booster doses in order to issue guidance, which will inform recommendations in Oregon.

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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

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.

Community Outreach

September is PKD Awareness Month

PKD Awareness Month

From the Northwest Kidney Council

September is officially proclaimed by both Governor Kate Brown and Governor Jay Inslee as Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Awareness Month in both Oregon and Washington. Read more about what this means for the disease on our blog.

OrenKo Fest: Hillsboro's Family Harvest Festival

Join me in celebrating at this year's Orenkofest in Hillsboro. Saturday, September 25th from 12-7pm at Jerry Willey Plaza. Visit here for more information.


Washington County Chamber of Commerce Logo Reveal

Congratulations to the Washington County Chamber of Commerce on their logo reveal and recent launch. The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has now expanded to serve businesses in unincorporated areas of Washington County. Learn more here.

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In The News

Cottage Grove, Beaverton, Hillsboro and Tigard adopt enhanced mask policiesby OPB.

Hillsboro City Manager Robby Hammond said, “The health and safety of our City personnel and community members during this pandemic remains a top priority, and this enhanced mask policy provides an opportunity to amplify this effort while also supporting the state’s efforts to combat the spread and impact of COVID-19."

Read the full article from OPB here.

Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

Thank you to all that were able to lend your voice to the redistricting process. This time around, we had one of the most accessible and inclusive processes in Oregon’s history! The redistricting committee held 12 virtual hearings this round and 10 hearings earlier this year. In total we heard from nearly 2,000 Oregonians. The North Plains community came out in force. Members of the community provided virtual testimony and submitted a considerable amount of written testimony. And for the first time, the public was able to submit their own maps for consideration through the ESRI redistricting mapping tool. Oregon is one of 12 states in the country that gave its residents access to redistricting web tools, making it easier for Oregonians to draw their own maps as part of public testimony.

Redistricting Hearing Numbers

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