HR County Should Have COVID Response Coordinator By The End Of Week

Hood River County Commission Chair Mike Oates says the County should have a COVID Response Coordinator in place by the end of the week.  Oates says duties the position will be responsible for include preparing a weekly situation report, coordinating with those involved in public communication to identify gaps in that area, assembling and reporting on epidemiological data, attending various COVID response meetings with different groups, and developing strategies to improve local response to the pandemic.  The Health Department did announce Monday it will have 130 doses of vaccine to provide this week, and are scheduled to complete giving shots to group 1 of Phase 1a, will be planning for the remaining groups of phase 1a once enough vaccines arrive, and forecasting how many vaccines will be needed for required second doses.  Hood River County has established a new website for COVID-19 vaccine information at

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