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Caryn Connoly, left, a Roberts High School teacher, and Courtney Clendening, a Clear Lake Elementary School teacher, load food into a family’s truck at Four Corners Elementary School on March 25, 2020 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as[Read More…]

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Salem-Keizer will let students borrow district laptops during school closure

Highland Elementary 2nd grade teacher Becky Montgomery works with a student during a computer math exercise Wednesday March 13, 2019. (Fred Joe/Special to Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. Salem-Keizer students who need a[Read More…]

State Transportation HQ in Salem shuttered after employee tests positive for coronavirus

The ODOT building on Salem’s Capitol Mall, closed on March 27, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions are vital to sustain this service. Please join us. Update: This story has been[Read More…]

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Kaiser begins COVID-19 testing at North Lancaster clinic

Kaiser Permanente’s North Lancaster clinic (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. Kaiser Permanente will begin processing COVID-19 tests in Oregon and testing some patients at its North Lancaster clinic in Salem. The announcement[Read More…]

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Homeless person in Salem quarantined in motel after testing positive for COVID-19

Salem installed portable bathrooms at Wallace Marine Park after closing the permanent restroom and shutting off the water to the drinking fountains because of concerns about virus spread. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions are vital[Read More…]

Oregon attorney general targets four stores for excessive price hikes of essentials during outbreak

Stores have been selling out of toilet paper since word that the first COVID-19 case was detected in Oregon last weekend. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. Update: This story has been updated[Read More…]