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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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Benton County continues coronavirus response efforts after first county death

Tanveer Sandhu, News Contributor
March 30, 2020

The Benton County Health Department announced the county’s first coronavirus-related death on March 30: an 88-year-old woman who was receiving medical treatment at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical...

Plageman Hall is the main Student Health Services location.

Coronavirus, flu season among Oregon, local health officials’ priorities

Alex Gaub, News Contributor
February 17, 2020

As of Sunday, February 16, there are 50,580 confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus in 24 countries, with 50,054 in China alone, and 15 confirmed cases in the U.S., according to the World Health Organization.The...

Food deserts

Corvallis food deserts make finding nutritious, affordable meals difficult

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
February 25, 2019

Although there are dining centers and food markets on almost every street on Oregon State University’s campus, the rest of Corvallis has areas struggling to find affordable sources of sustenance. Food...

Students line up outside of the meningococcal B vaccine clinic held in the Student Experience Center plaza last week. Student Health Services will host another clinic next month. 

Around 6,000 students receive meningococcal B vaccine through clinic

Melinda Myers, News Contributor
January 22, 2018

Students must wait 28 days to receive second dose.From Jan. 9-13, a giant white tent took up a good portion of the Student Experience Center Plaza. Arrows in blues and reds pointed students towards the...

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