Oregon bans large gatherings, school assemblies to end as two in Lebanon veterans’ home found infected with COVID-19

NOTE: The Enterprise is providing free access to all of its coverage of COVID-19. Life in Oregon undergoes a dramatic change Thursday, as Gov. Kate Brown bans large gatherings, major universities shift to remote classes for 80,000 students, local schools are urged to cancel events, and medical professionals can ramp[Read More…]


Salem providers working to keep coronavirus away from homeless residents

The sign at The ARCHES Project. (Anthony McGuire/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. Ted Messer rides around Salem on his bike with his dog, Diggity, sitting in a bike trailer behind him.[Read More…]

Oregon officials restrict visits to elderly in care homes, acting to prevent coronavirus from hitting 30,000

Fariborz Pakseresht, director of the Oregon Department of Human Services. (Courtesy of Oregon DHS) SALEM – State officials on Tuesday mandated a stop to visits to the 30,000 Oregonians in long-term care facilities to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that has proven especially deadly for the elderly. That[Read More…]

Oregon’s supply of coronavirus tests could run out Wednesday without infusion of kits from feds

Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state public health officer, addresses the media last week during a tour of the Oregon Health Authority’s operation center . (Jonathan House/Pamplin Media Group) The Oregon Health Authority will run out of coronavirus tests by Wednesday without an infusion of kits from the federal government, officials acknowledged in response to questions[Read More…]


State tells of 4 new virus cases as officials seek more money to ramp up Oregon efforts

Dr. Dean Sidelinger, Oregon state health officer, addresses the media during a recent tour of the Oregon Health Authority’s operations center for the coronavirus. (Jonathan House/Pamplin Media Group) SALEM — While new infection cases emerge in Oregon, state officials say they need an additional $1.5 million to trace contacts of[Read More…]