Tag: CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

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Seniors in Salem could use a little Skype to combat isolation, fear

Barbara Halliday lives at Bonaventure Salem and recounted how life has changed because of COVID-19. (Courtesy/ Barbara Halliday) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions starting at $5 a month help support this. Barbara Halliday has lived at Bonaventure Salem for[Read More…]

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Salem Hospital doesn’t yet need your sewing skills

Cheryl Nestor Wolfe, CEO of Salem Health, addresses a COVID-19 incident command meeting on March 19, 2020 (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. Supplies of masks, gowns and other protective equipment are running[Read More…]

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the state wants workers to telecommute and people to keep their distance. Is it following its own advice?

The Oregon State Capitol canceled a Cherry Blossom Festival scheduled in March due to COVID-19. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions starting at $5 a month help support this. Across Oregon, schools and restaurants[Read More…]

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Alone at home, a Salem pastor prays as his wife fights for her life against the coronavirus

Teresa and Jerry Miranda together at church (Courtesy/Jerry Miranda) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions help support this. For decades, Pastor Jerry Miranda has done everything with his wife Teresa by his side. But since Sunday, March 15, he’s[Read More…]

Legislators propose stopping evictions, expanding unemployment and requiring interest-free loans to businesses to help Oregon survive coronavirus

Bath and Body Works in the Willamette Town Center is among many Salem retailers closed. (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. SALEM – Two key Oregon legislators are proposing a 90-day plan for[Read More…]

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Salem’s vacant streets and businesses take on holiday feel, but unease lingers as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues

A closed sign in Engelberg Antiks in downtown Salem on Thursday, March 19. (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. In Salem, residents can still hit the gym, but they can no longer get[Read More…]

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Oregon education system reeling from challenges presented by COVID-19 outbreak

NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing free access to its content related to the coronavirus as a community service. Subscriptions are vital to continue. With schools closed now through April 28, and colleges and universities told to move online to teach, educators and students across Oregon are facing a mass disruption in learning[Read More…]

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Inside Salem Hospital’s “incident command center” for COVID-19

Denise Hoover, incident commander for COVID-19 at Salem Hospital on March 19, 2020, addresses a group of hospital leaders during a daily briefing (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. A windowless ground floor[Read More…]

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Salem’s Divine Distillers joins craft spirit producers making free hand sanitizer

Jason Greenwood, head distiller and owner of Divine Distillers, pours homemade hand sanitizer into a jar to give out on March 19, 2020 (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. Grocery stores and big[Read More…]