State to receive $7 million in federal funds

Oregon will receive more than $7 million in federal funds to help “accelerate planning and operational readiness for COVID-19 preparedness and response,” according to a news release from the ...

Churches: no touching in a time of coronavirus

Amid growing coronavirus concerns, most area churches are advising members of their congregations not to hug or shake hands. At the McMinnville Presbyterian Church on Sunday, people will rub their hands ...

Yamhill County gardening event canceled

Yamhill County Master Gardeners has canceled its March 21 “Spring into Gardening” event over concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus at public gatherings. “It’s probably ...

Sip! canceled as governor bans big gatherings

Organizers of the McMinnville Wine and Food Classic, also known as Sip!, have canceled the weekend event at the Evergreen Space Museum that typically draws thousands of people from around the Pacific Northwest. The ...

Gov. Brown: Oregon may see thousands of coronavirus cases, large gatherings banned for four weeks

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon should prepare for thousands of cases of coronavirus, Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday as she announced a ban on all gatherings of more than 250 people statewide for four weeks to try to stop the spread.

Washington governor bans large gatherings in greater Seattle area

By The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — Hoping to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday banned gatherings and events of more than 250 people in three Western Washington counties covering hundreds of miles and millions of people.

Yamhill County releases tips for avoiding COVID-19

Yamhill County on Wednesday provided tips for avoiding COVID-19, and noting that adults older than 60, or with chronic health conditions, regardless of age, should “not attend large gatherings and events."

Care centers express calm in the face of virus

The coronavirus is scary, but when you’re a medically frail resident of a care center, all viruses are scary, said Del Zook, CEO of Rock of Ages Mennonite Home near McMinnville. Flu season brings ...

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Kathy Johnson and Trisha House, the lead nurse and medical records keeper at the McMinnville Free Clinic respectively, worry that the homeless people might be scapegoated for the spread of coronavirus. The free clinic is open to everyone the first and third Saturdays of the month. McMinnville s homeless residents are among its many diverse patients.

Unsheltered and unprotected

Homeless face particular risk of illness without access to hygiene measures

Wine & Food Classic: the show goes on

Organizers of the Wine & Food Classic are monitoring news about the coronavirus as they prepare to welcome thousands to McMinnville for a weekend of wine tasting and snack noshing. The Sip! festival ...

Submitted photo##The Grand Princess cruise ship, on which passengers were kept due to concerns over coronavirus.

Sheridan city manager, wife aboard cruise ship

Grand Princess  has docked in Oakland for quarantine

Chinese Linfield students learning online from home

Five Linfield College students went home to China during the Christmas break and January Term. Unable to return for the spring semester because of concerns about coronavirus, they’re continuing their ...

Oregon insurers waive copays, deductibles for COVD-19 tests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has reached an agreement with private health insurance companies to waive co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles for Oregonians who undergo testing for COVID-19 ...

Call 211 to check coronavirus rumors

For updates about COVID-19 or the coronavirus, or to check on reports about it, residents can call 211, county Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin says.  

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