In our state, 1,467 Oregonians over the age of 60 are dead due to COVID-19. That’s 91% of all COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon. The death rate is highest amongst Oregon’s BIPOC communities. 
It’s because of these staggering numbers that AGE+ joins The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services and other aging advocates in urging Governor Brown to reconsider prioritizing other groups over older Oregonians and communities of color.
We are calling on Governor Brown to revise her prioritization plan and continue to follow scientific and evidence-based practices. 
To read the AGE+ letter to Governor Brown, click here.
To read the Governor’s Commission on Senior Service’s letter, click here.