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New numbers give another worrying glimpse into coronavirus outbreak’s impact on Oregon’s economy

Downtown Salem’s usually busy streets were nearly empty during the lunch hour on March 17, 2020, the first day of a statewide restaurant closure (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. Unemployment claims filed[Read More…]

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Home from school, Salem family makes “Quarantine Cuisine” videos to pass the time

Karson Kidd-Owen, 9, films an episode of “Quarantine Cuisine” in his family’s central Salem kitchen (Courtesy/Rob Owen) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. If you’ve got to stay at home for weeks, you might as well[Read More…]

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Local homeless organizations need your help with cleaning supplies, food

Janet Dandeneau organizes supplies to pass out to homeless people during Salem’s 2019 point-in-time count. (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. As stores experience a run on[Read More…]

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‘It was unlike any shift I’ve ever worked’ – a Salem Health emergency room doctor describes work after COVID-19

Trevor Phillips. (Courtesy/Trevor Phillips) 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. When Trevor Phillips arrived for his Sunday shift at the Salem Health emergency room, he’d already spent two weeks reading[Read More…]

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THE LATEST: News from around Oregon, the NW on the outbreak

The Oregon Capitol Mall was closed to the public on Tuesday, March 24, following an order from Gov. Kate Brown (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) This digest provides all-in-one-place access to reporting on the novel coronavirus outbreak. A statewide media collaboration is sharing coverage among Oregon’s newspapers and broadcast outlets. Salem Reporter[Read More…]

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Two Cherriots drivers test positive for COVID-19

People get on a Cherriots bus downtown. (Caleb Wolf/Special to 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. A second driver at Cherriots, Salem’s local transit service, has tested positive[Read More…]

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Running low on supplies, Salem Health stops coronavirus testing at clinics, emergency room

A check in station outside the back entrance to the Salem Health clinic on South River Road, where patients were being tested for COVID-19 (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. Citing a need[Read More…]

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Marion County confirms 55 people infected with COVID-19, Oregon’s second-highest count

The Marion County Health and Human Services headquarters in Salem (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. Marion County has more people who have tested positive for COVID-19 than nearly any other county in[Read More…]

With tears and pounds of sliced meat and cheese, Cozzie’s NY Deli closes its doors in response to the coronavirus outbreak

Dave Cozzie, the owner of Cozzie’s NY Deli, stands at the counter as he prepares to close in response to the outbreak of coronavirus. (Jake Thomas/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.[Read More…]