Omicron Update Resources

December 20, 2021

COVID-19 Response

Governor Brown, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) leadership shared information about the latest projection about the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon due to the new Omicron variant on Friday, December 17th, 2021. Here is a link to the OHA blog article which has a summary of what was discussed, plus links to a recording of the briefing, OHSU’s latest statewide forecast, and a link to the Oregon’s Omicron Response Plan.


  • OHSU’s forecasting predicts that by February, Omicron variant COVID-19 hospitalizations could be more than double the peak of the Delta surge.
  • There is more uncertainty about the size of the Omicron hospitalization peak than there is about the timeline – officials say Oregon has three weeks to try to blunt the surge.
  • OHA’s 5-point Response Plan to confront Omicron:
    • Urge 1 million Oregonians to get boosters by the end of January.
    • Focus boosters on people who are most vulnerable to becoming hospitalized if infected.
    • Rapidly deliver new COVID-19 treatment, such as monoclonal antibodies.
    • Support health care workers and hospitals with increased staffing.
    • Connect more people to boosters, treatments, and testing.

Together we can reduce the upcoming surge in hospitalizations by increasing the number of people who get vaccinated, get their booster if they’re already vaccinated, wear their mask in indoor public places, and avoid large gatherings. We must double down on following the measures we know will keep us as safe as possible.  

OHA is committed to updating on all variants of concern and the variant tracking data is available on OHA’s COVID-19 page. Link to data here.

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Additional Resources:

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Information:  

CDC COVID-19 Information: