10/27/2021 House District 30 Newsletter

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Representative Janeen Sollman

Friends and Neighbors.

COVID-19 Updates

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Booster Doses Recommended

From the Oregon Health Authority

The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has recommended the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 boosters for certain populations of fully vaccinated people.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown today praised the decision. “Whether you received the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, everyone eligible who wants a booster will be able to get one and the extra layer of protection a booster dose provides,” she said.

Moderna booster dose recommendations

The following groups of people who received the Moderna vaccine should receive a booster dose at least six months after their second dose:

  • People 65 years and older.
  • People 18 years and older who live in long-term care settings.
  • People 50 years and older who have underlying medical conditions, increased risk of social inequities, or disabilities (including intellectual and developmental disabilities).

These groups may also get a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after their second dose:

Recognizing that systemic inequities increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19, the workgroup continues to recommend that social determinants of health be included in assessment of conditions that qualify individuals for booster doses.

Johnson & Johnson booster dose recommendation

Everyone 18 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should receive a booster dose at least two months after their first dose.

People eligible for booster doses can get one using any of the three COVID-19 vaccines

Booster doses may be any brand of vaccine, regardless of the vaccine you received for the initial dose(s) of the series.

  • “Mix-and-match” dosing for people eligible for Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson booster doses is allowed.
  • People can now get a booster dose at any location that provides COVID-19 vaccines, depending on advice from their health care provider, individual preference, availability or convenience.

Vaccinations remain the most effective tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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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. Our priority is first and second doses for those who have not been vaccinated. We will also provide booster doses after November 2, but encourage you to schedule boosters at a pharmacy or from your health care provider. Find mobile vaccine schedule here

Local pharmacies

Beaverton Resource CenterThis Friday morning clinic will extend into December. All three brands of the vaccine are available as well as Pfizer boosters. You can drive up or visit Project Access Now's website if you want to make an appointment.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health CentersAll 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.

COVID-19, Flu, RSV or the Common Cold?

From the Oregon Health Authority

Most children are back in school which means they are being exposed to more germs. COVID-19 continues to infect Oregonians, flu season is upon us, and the common cold never goes away.

Earlier this year, the CDC warned about the rise of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a virus that is most severe in children under age two but can infect school-aged children.
The flu, COVID-19, RSV and the common cold spread when a sick person shares the virus by sending droplets into the air or onto a surface. You can get sick if the droplets land on you, or if you touch a surface that has the virus on it and then put your fingers in your nose, mouth or eyes.

The best protection is for everyone who is old enough to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and for everyone over the age of six months to get a flu vaccine. The CDC says you can get both vaccines at the same time.

To read more about the similarities and differences between the flu, COVID-19, RSV and the common cold, how to help prevent respiratory infections and what to do if your child gets sick, read the full story on our blog: http://ow.ly/O9rU50GuXJN

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Professional Development

Legislative Energy Horizon Institute

Last week, I was honored to be chosen as one of 25 legislators from across the country to participate in the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute (LEHI) in Washington D.C. On day one we learned about world market update, electric power, natural gas, innovation, renewables, reliability, nuclear energy and Texas 2021 Power Crisis. The work isn't just about the incredible learning lessons though, it is very much about the connections and learning from each other and the states we represent. It was lovely to end the night and have dinner with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. 

Day two of LEHI training was intense! We learned about federal and state roles, heard from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and about regulation in the future. A highlight for day two, I was also able to visit Senator Jeff Merkley in the Capitol. What I was not expecting was the emotion of walking on the grounds and walking inside that beautiful, sacred building. We must never forget January 6th.

On my final night, we even managed to do some sightseeing. After a long day at LEHI, Representative Mark Owens, Senator Jesse Kiehl (Alaska) and I, jumped on a Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour by Trolley. It was amazing, awe-inspiring and fun! Overall, I am grateful for the learning experience, the visits I had and time spent in our nation's Capitol.


L-R with OR Reps Mark Owens and Marty Wilde, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Sen Jesse Kiehl (AK) and Sen Elvi Gray-Jackson (AK)


Clockwise with Sen Chris Hansen (CO), Rep Mark Owens (OR), Rep Nicole Lowen (HI), and at the Capitol building with Sen Jeff Merkley


Community Outreach

History Made for the Hillsboro Hops!

Congratulations to Dansby Swanson who is the first Hop alumni to play in the World Series this week. Hillsboro Hops fans are all hopped up with the news and wish Dansby well!

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Photo credits to the Hillsboro Hops and HD 30 constituent Barb Epstien

Metro Redistricting Process

From Oregon Metro

Every ten years, Metro engages in “redistricting,” a process that ensures all residents have equal representation.

During the redistricting process, Metro Council has said it will consider things like smaller cities, geographically-concentrated communities of color, school districts, and areas near hubs where people live, work, and shop.

But Metro Council needs your help. Are there areas in your community, like places you work, go to school, or shop, that you’d like to make sure stay in the same district? Are there parts of your community you worry might end up divided?

You can share your thoughts with Council about the types of communities—or “criteria”—that are most important to you, as well as sharing the areas or hubs that should stay in a single district. The single-question survey is open until Monday, November 1, at 5 p.m. Thank you for participating!

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Glencoe Theatre Returns with a Ghostly Fall Comedy 

From Glencoe High School Theatre

Glencoe High School Theatre is elated to be back on stage, after twenty long months away, performing Eric Coble’s spine-chilling comedy Bright Ideas. In this modern take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, two parents, Josh and Genevra, struggle in an unjust world to get their son, Mac, into just the right pre-school – Bright Ideas Academy. When all the odds are stacked against them, Josh and Genevra take matters into their own hands and prove that they are willing to do whatever it takes to get exactly what Mac needs. Both hilarious and creepy, this unique fall play will keep audience members on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Mac’s 4th birthday party will be…unforgettable.

Performances are Wednesday – Saturday, October 27 – 30 at 7:30 pm and are recommended for ages 13 and older.

Tickets are $7 in advance from the high school office or Glencoe webstore – link  - or  tickets are $10 at the door. Current card-carrying high school Thespians can attend for free by showing their Thespian card at the door.

For more information, contact Lori Daliposon at daliposl@hsd.k12.or.us.

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Historic Main Street Building Open & Time Capsule Event

Open House flyer

From the Hillsboro Herald

On October 30th, 2021 at the old Clark's Restaurant / Copperstone building a Public Open House is being hosted by the new owners. The historic building at 264 East Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon has been the home to many eateries, bars, pool halls, garages, and even a bowling alley where local boys would set the pins by hand. The new owners, Roll Tide Properties (6 former Glencoe High Grads), want everyone in the community to see the history that has been unveiled during the demolition and rehab phase of the project. Locals and history lovers alike will want to see this cavernous space with massive beams, old brick, and architecture that showcases 100 years of life in downtown Hillsboro.

FREE COFFE & Building Tours 9AM-12PM
MUSIC With Trent Toney -12-2 PM
READ MORE HERE http://hillsboroherald.com/historic-downtown-building-hosts-time-capsule-event/

Hillsboro Police Department Shred Event

Shred Event

Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education Links

Food and Housing Assistance

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone is able to enjoy some special time with their young (and young at heart!) loved ones this weekend. Bundle up, use lots of flashlights or glow sticks so drivers can see you, and stay safe and warm! Read more about safely gathering and doing activities with others on the CDC's website here.

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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