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This illustration is meant to represent students who are wearing their masks during home beaver games at Reser Stadium. While the Oregon State University requires masks to be worn in outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible, some students have taken off their masks in Reser Stadium during football games.

Clairmont: OSU athletics fails to enforce student mask policies

Kimberly Clairmont, Columnist
October 1, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Oregon State University’s lack of mask enforcement at...

The Corvallis Fall Festival returned this year with COVID-19 protocol in place. The event still featured local food vendors, musical guests and artists displaying and selling their work.

48th annual Corvallis Fall Festival returns, allows artists to ‘reconnect’

Cara Nixon, News Reporter
September 27, 2021

Each year, the Corvallis Fall Festival paints a picturesque image of the local community, bringing together the colors, shapes and lines of artists, food, music and connection. In 2020, the...

Students attending school in the Corvallis School District return to in-person instruction this fall with new COVID-19 health screening protocols in place.
CSD will utilize an app called Safety iPass to collect data regarding COVID-19 transmission among students and staff.

CSD enforces new COVID-19 protocols for school year, parents adapt

Elijah Dodd, News Contributor
September 27, 2021

Students in the Corvallis School District get to attend in-person instruction this year due to new COVID-19 protocols put in place by the school board. As COVID-19 rates in Benton...

Benton County COVID-19 cases are on the rise largely due to unvaccinated populations and the Delta variant’s increased transmissibility. Students are recommended to continue to wear masks as an effective preventative measure against COVID-19.

COVID-19 rates increase, Benton County officials urge residents to get vaccinated

Elijah Dodd, News Contributor
September 27, 2021

COVID-19 rates in Benton County had been dropping since January. After a period of decline, infection rates are on the rise again—in part due to the new Delta variant. As of the week of Sept....

Illustration of a hand picking a lottery ticket from a bowl, for the Benton County lottery winner. All of the tickets are labeled Benton County, and the bowl has a pattern of vaccination syringes around the edge. More monetary incentives have been used across the state this summer to encourage citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Oregon continuing vaccine incentives after Benton County vaccine lottery winner announced

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
August 16, 2021

As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads throughout the country, Oregon experts are continuing to turn to monetary incentive programs to boost vaccination rates. County winners for the “Take Your Shot,...

An illustration of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. Delta variant COVID-19 cases have been reported in Benton County, and the variant has been found to cause more severe illness in unvaccinated individuals and be more transmittable in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

Vaccinated individuals can spread COVID-19 Delta variant but at reduced risk

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 9, 2021

Correction: This story has been updated to say that there have been dozens of variants of COVID-19. A previous version of this story had said there were thousands.As COVID-19 cases start to rise in Benton...

Corvallis City Manager, Mark Shepard, stands outside of Corvallis City Hall and discusses what the role of City Manager looks like. The City Managers Office ensures the City runs effectively and efficiently to achieve what Corvallis community members, through the City Council, want to accomplish with the resources available.

Oregon expected to have hotter than average summer temperatures

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
July 24, 2021

August temperatures are expected to be hotter than normal this year, but the Willamette Valley is unlikely to experience a heat wave of large magnitude during the late summer. The last weekend of June...

Oregonians everywhere are waiting to see what the summer time looks like for Covid-19 prevention. Recent updates to the plans for battling the Covid-19 pandemic are on the horizon.

Letter From the Editor: How to safely transition into a ‘new normal’ this summer

Adriana Gutierrez, Editor-in-Chief
July 6, 2021

Across the nation, Americans are outdoors, participating in all of the summer festivities that were shut down when the COVID-19 pandemic first began. Here in Corvallis, Ore., Oregon State University students...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, signs requiring masks within Oregon State University buildings have been posted up around campus; pictured here are signs in the Memorial Union on the OSU Corvallis, Ore. campus. With the COVID-19 mask and social distancing policies being lifted in the state of Oregon on June 30, OSU will also lift these policies. 

OSU to lift COVID-19 restrictions on June 30

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
June 29, 2021

Oregon State University’s COVID-19 face mask and social distancing policies will be lifted on June 30, along with the rest of the state of Oregon.Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced on June 25 that...

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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...

Samaritan Health Services now offers the ability for patients to select which COVID-19 vaccine they receive when signing up through their website. Samaritan Health Services currently offers the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to patients.

Samaritan Health website offers vaccine choices

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
June 1, 2021

Samaritan Health Services has started offering the ability for residents above 18 to choose which COVID-19 vaccine they want to receive when they schedule their vaccine appointments on their website.When...

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OSU announces in-person Commencement activities for Corvallis graduates

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
May 25, 2021

Oregon State University will host an in-person celebratory processional for the Corvallis graduates of the class of 2020 and 2021 on June 11.The event will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m., before the virtual...

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