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A file photo illustration depicting someone with a Bandaid reading COVID-19 to depict the experience of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Benton County has been experiencing a modest rise in COVID-19 cases since the lifting of the mask mandate across the state of Oregon.

Benton County experiences ‘modest rise’ in COVID-19 cases following lift of mask mandate

Sam Misa, News Contributor
April 11, 2022

In the weeks following the lifting of masking mandates across the state, Benton County has seen increases in COVID-19 cases, though cases are down since the peak in early January. According to the Benton...

Hannah Weiderman making a beverage for a customer on Feb. 14 at The Dam in the Learning Innovation Center. The mask mandate is set to be lifted at Oregon State University on March 12.

Here’s the Tea: Masks are easier donned than duffed

Lara Rivera, Columnist
March 7, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. It will take a lot for me to stop wearing a mask,” said...

Monroe, Ore. resident Joseph Bailey prepares to receive his third dose of the Pfizer vaccine from Willow Christensen, an RN from Good Samaritan, at the Oregon State Alumni Center on Thursday, Dec. 16. COVID-19 boosters are recommended by the Benton County Health Department to protect against the virus, specifically the Omicron variant.

Benton County Health says to ‘layer protections’ to shield against Omicron variant

Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
December 17, 2021

Benton County is gearing up to provide COVID-19 booster shot clinics and suggests layering protection methods ahead of the expected holiday season in response to concerns over the Omicron variant. Benton...

A file photo illustration depicting someone with a Bandaid reading COVID-19 to depict the experience of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Benton County has been experiencing a modest rise in COVID-19 cases since the lifting of the mask mandate across the state of Oregon.

Local health experts encourage COVID-19 vaccination for kids 5-11 following FDA approval

CSD says ‘vaccination is an important tool’ to combat COVID-19
Riley LeCocq, News Contributor
November 8, 2021

Due to community concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 to 11, the Benton County Health Department and Corvallis School District hope to inform parents and caregivers about the benefits...

Oregon State University students return to campus and Corvallis, Ore. residents and businesses respond to the influx of population in the city. Approximately 20,000 OSU students call Corvallis home each year.

Benton County and City of Corvallis optimistic about student population influx

Local experts encourage mask-wearing and vaccination against COVID-19
Ashton McCracken, News Contributor
September 27, 2021

As leaves begin to fall in Corvallis, Ore., preparing for fresh beginnings, thousands of students have arrived on campus to pursue new growth in their lives amidst a pandemic. Students’...

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Oregon and Benton County offer COVID-19 vaccine incentives

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
June 11, 2021

Following the lead of many other states, both the state of Oregon and Benton County have begun offering vaccine incentives to help encourage residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.One incentive that...

This illustration shows a healthcare professional vaccinating someone with the second Covid-19 vaccine, while simultaneously removing their mask. This represents the new CDC statement that fully vaccinated people can gather without masks. 

CDC announcement says vaccinated people may gather with other unmasked vaccinated residents

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
April 21, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying that vaccinated people are allowed to gather with one other without wearing a mask, yet it is still important to follow other...

Corvallis residents awaiting COVID-19 vaccinations in front of Reser Stadium. On February 17, FEMA announced that Benton County would receive $3.1 million in federal funding to support COVID-19 vaccination centers.

Malick: COVID-19 vaccines are crucial for in-person learning

Cassidy Malick, Columnist
April 12, 2021

After 12 months of living in a global pandemic, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Oregon’s vaccination plan is making good progress and there is hope for in-person classes in the fall.On March...

Reser Stadium held a vaccination site for thousands this last week. The process was quick and efficient to safely vaccinate as many as they could. 

Benton County distributes 2050 vaccines with SHS, OSU partnership, hopes for future clinics

Baro Staff
February 2, 2021

Benton County, in a partnership with Samaritan Health Services and Oregon State University, delivered over 2000 vaccines last week at a mass vaccination site and hopes for future clinics.This was the first...

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Weekly COVID-19 case update: Benton County ‘considered at extreme risk’ according to Oregon Health Authority

Artur Pinheiro da Silva, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
December 19, 2020

The Benton County Health Department reported 254 COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks and is considered at Extreme risk by the Oregon Health Authority. The total confirmed cases in Benton County as of...

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OSU cumulative COVID-19 cases updated

Angela Tam, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
November 19, 2020

There are a cumulative total of 230 cases of COVID-19 reported by the Benton County Health Department including — but not limited to — students, faculty and staff affiliated with Oregon State University’s...

Corvallis Residents at The Melon Shack located at NE Garden Avenue. The popular attraction spot features a pumpkin patch, haunted corn maze, and fall treats.

COVID-19 and Halloween weekend festivities

Angela Tam, COVID-19 Beat Reporter
October 31, 2020

As fall colors change and Halloween weekend fast approaches, COVID-19 remains as prevalent as ever in the Corvallis community, leaving residents unsure about how to celebrate and city officials stressing...

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