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Corvallis School District’s Superintendent, Ryan Noss, pictured in front of the district’s administration building on Monday, Nov. 1st. Noss said CSDs goal is to keep schools open and kids in school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSD parents respond to discussions of potential vaccine mandate

Lara Rivera, News Contributor
November 18, 2021

Correction: This story originally incorrectly stated that Corvallis School District Superintendent Ryan Noss introduced a resolution to the Corvallis School Board regarding a potential COVID-19 vaccine...

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...

Oregon State University fourth-year fine arts student Chloe Zinda, left, and Oregon Governor Kate Brown hold an oversize check for $1 million, the grand prize for the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign. Zinda plans to pay off school loans and invest the money into buying a house or art studio of her own. 

OSU student plans to use $1 million COVID-19 vaccine prize to fund future

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
August 2, 2021

As the winner of Oregon’s $1 million COVID-19 vaccine prize, Oregon State University fourth-year art student Chloe Zinda said the money will help fund her future as an artist. Zinda plans to use her...

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...

Debra, a health corps volunteer, can be seen preparing to give vaccines at the Albany Fairground Emergency facility. Due to decrease in demand for vaccines, Benton County has transitioned to express vaccination clinics.

New express COVID-19 vaccination clinics to provide more opportunities

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
July 6, 2021

As the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations per day continues to decrease, Oregon is now distributing COVID-19 vaccines through express vaccination clinics in order to reach a wider variety of Oregon locations.Mass...

A sign detailing Local Boyz Cafe’s current rules requiring a mask for service. Local businesses have had to be more direct with their signage since the CDC has announced that people who are vaccinated no longer need to wear masks inside or outside.

Local businesses react to new mask mandate

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
June 4, 2021

Even after the Center for Disease Control announced changes to the nationwide mask mandate surrounding COVID-19, most local businesses in Corvallis are choosing to keep their mask guidelines in place.The...

Corvallis, Ore. residents awaiting and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations inside of Reser Stadium on the Oregon State University campus in February. On May 4, OSU leaders announced the universitys decision to require students and employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine to participate in on-campus activities and instruction.

OSU planning to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall term

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
May 6, 2021

Oregon State University is planning to implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement beginning in the fall of 2021 for students and employees who engage onsite at OSU.Previously, on April 23, OSU announced...

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...

A truck with the labeling of Jim’s Fruit Stand in front of an open lot. As of March 29th, everyone in Phase 1B Group 6 of Oregon’s vaccination plan is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The list of people eligible for the vaccine has now grown to include migrant and seasonal farm workers.

20 Oregon counties move from vaccination group six to seven, now all residents eligible

Adam Figgins, News Contributor
April 19, 2021

By April 19, the vaccine will be made available to all individuals 16 or older, previously, all residents in Benton County group seven are eligible for the vaccine.Group seven is a part of phase 1B of...

OMN Writer, Kelsy Valentine, poses in front of the Gill Coliseum with her second dose vaccine reminder card after receiving the first dose just prior on Tuesday, April 16th. Individuals getting the vaccine must wait over two weeks before receiving the second dose.

COVID-19 vaccination process is ‘very quick and easy’

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
April 19, 2021

A wide population of Oregon State University students, staff and faculty are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and all Oregonians over the age of 16 will be eligible starting April 19. According...

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...

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

Funding from FEMA will support mass vaccination clinics

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
March 9, 2021

After being awarded $3.1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Benton County will use this money to support mass vaccination clinics for COVID-19, but vaccination rates are not expected...

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