Oregon relaxes new restrictions on drugs to fight virus

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A doctor at a veterans home in Oregon used a malaria drug to treat eight patients there for coronavirus, but said a state rule enacted last month ...

Oregon schools to start distance learning on April 13

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Facing an expected closure through the end of the academic year, schools across Oregon have been told to begin distance learning on April 13. Some schools are already handing out smart tablets and Wi-Fi devices to students.

Oregon Health care workers falling ill amid lack of protective gear

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Confronted with a lack of protective equipment, health care workers treating coronavirus patients are reusing masks that are supposed to be used once and then discarded and are even making their own — and more are getting infected.

Oregon COVID-19 cases increase by 50

Seven cases have been identified in Yamhill County

OHSU hotline to answer Oregon's COVID-19 questions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People concerned about a cough or fever can soon call an Oregon Health & Science University COVID-19 hotline that doctors hope will help people figure out what’s going on and reduce the burden on health care workers.

Jobless claims soar in Oregon from COVID-19 layoffs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jobless claims are soaring in Oregon as the state nears the end of its first week under Gov. Kate Brown's stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Oregon Department of Employment said Thursday.

Rural America, in places like Dufur, Oregon, watches pandemic erupt in cities as fear grows

DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America's urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where neighbors live miles apart and “working from home” means another day spent branding calves or driving a tractor alone through a field.

Oregon delays personal tax returns until July 15

Oregon will delay its personal tax return deadline until July 15, Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday.

Brown criticizes Trump administration over mask production woes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday slammed the Trump administration for its failure to provide companies that want to make respirator masks and ventilators with a guarantee of liability protection.

Governor says Oregon may have trouble providing 'basic services'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday that she is ‘gravely concerned’ about Oregon's ability to deliver basic services over the next six months to a year because of the economic fallout from statewide closures, massive lay-offs by affected businesses and stay-at-home orders aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

Governor orders Oregonians to stay home, outlines forced closures

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown ordered Oregonians to stay at home Monday and banned all non-essential gatherings to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus after crowds of people descended on the state's beach towns and hiking trails over the weekend despite pleas to stay home.

As Oregon reports another COVID-19 death, coastal communities tell visitors to go home

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon reported another COVID-19 death Sunday, Gov. Kate Brown banned residential evictions during the virus outbreak and beachfront communities continued telling visitors to leave.

Oregon parks close Monday at direction of Gov. Brown

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department issued this announcement Sunday afternoon concerning closure of state parks on Monday: SALEM, Oregon – At the direction of Governor Kate Brown, and in ...

Governor stops surgeries; protects medical equipment; limits medical visitations

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown this week issued a sweeping executive order to postpone non-urgent health care procedures, restrict hospital visitation, and conserve “personal protective equipment.” Thursday’s ...

OR governor says 'stay home' for spring break, wants virus eviction moratorium

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that during the coronavirus outbreak she wants a statewide eviction moratorium, to suspend enforcement on expired automobile tabs and driver licenses and has asked the federal government for a one-year extension for compliance the REAL ID act.