Starting this week, Oregon will receive between 60,000 and 80,000 rapid point-of-care antigen tests per week through the end of the year. This will nearly double Oregon’s testing capacity, which will help identify more people who are infected with COVID-19.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) also now recommends testing for anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of severity, and all close contacts of those individuals, even if they have no symptoms.
The first 15,000 tests were distributed to counties and long-term care facilities affected by recent wildfires. The communities slated to receive the next allotment of tests are those hardest hit by COVID-19:
  • Migrant and seasonal farmworkers
  • Communities of color and tribal communities
  • Residents of congregate care settings
For more information, please visit OHA’s testing page. NAMI Oregon has comprehensive COVID-19 resources from the OHA, Centers for Disease Control, and World Health Organization on our website as well.Oregon