Category Archives: Oregon State University (OSU)

OSU estimates 17% of Hermiston residents infected with coronavirus

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s decision Thursday to push Umatilla County back to stay-at-home status came after she learned of alarmingly high coronavirus spread in Hermiston estimated by researchers at Oregon State University. Source: OSU estimates 17% of Hermiston residents infected with coronavirus – oregonlive.com

OSU Estimates 17% Of Hermiston Residents Infected With Coronavirus

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s decision Thursday to push Umatilla County back to stay-at-home status came after she learned of alarmingly high coronavirus spread in Hermiston estimated by researchers at Oregon State University. A random sampling of Hermiston residents last Saturday and Sunday found that 41 of 471 people – or 8.7% – tested positive for […]
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Close to 17% of Hermiston residents could have COVID-19

Umatilla County has been placed under a stay-at-home order again. Umatilla County is in the middle of one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 in Oregon. Since the beginning of July, the county has registered more than 17 cases per 1,000 people. But data released Friday by Oregon State University suggest the rate of coronavirus […]
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Door to door testing will take 7-10 days for results

Umatilla County had another triple-digit weekend for confirmed COVID-19 cases, but none of those cases was from door-to-door testing conducted by Oregon State University researchers in Hermiston during the same weekend. Jeff Bethel, an associate professor in OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences and co-director of the TRACE COVID-19 project, said samples collected […]
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Second round of sampling suggests significantly lower prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Newport

Preliminary results of a second round of door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University in Newport suggest a significantly lower prevalence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on July 11-12 than compared to a similar sampling three weeks earlier. The sampling found an estimated community prevalence of six in 1,000. The initial sampling on June […]
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Door-to-door COVID-19 testing coming to Hermiston

Free door-to-door COVID-19 testing in Hermiston in the coming weekend could paint a more comprehensive picture of the virus’ spread in the city. Health experts from Oregon State University will be offering door-to-door COVID-19 testing in Hermiston on Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26. The project, known as TRACE COVID-19, acts in coordination with […]
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Hemp goes to college: OSU experiments with hemp growing methods in Jackson County

Jackson County’s biggest cash crop is getting a boost from science this year as part of an experimental project by Oregon State University to find the best strains of hemp and the most environmentally friendly methods of growing the plant. “Can we understand how to grow in a way that does not create so much […]
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OSU proposes new marine studies major | The Daily Barometer 

As part of Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Initiative, the OSU College of Liberal Arts is working to implement a new undergraduate major in marine studies. OSU currently offers a number of marine-focused degrees in the natural sciences, such as marine biology, fisheries and wildlife, environmental science and ocean sciences. In contrast, the proposed marine […]
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OSU-Cascades plans fall semester with face masks, limited dorm occupancy

To keep students and staff safe from COVID-19 while continuing in-person learning, Oregon State University-Cascades will implement many drastic changes on its southwest Bend campus when instruction resumes on Sept. 23 Source: OSU-Cascades plans fall semester with face masks, limited dorm occupancy

OSU, UO among 20 universities filing federal lawsuit in Oregon over international student order

CORVALLIS –  Oregon State University – along with 19 other western United States universities – filed a lawsuit today that seeks to keep the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from enacting proposed restrictions on international students taking online college Source: OSU, UO among 20 universities filing federal lawsuit in Oregon over international student order | MyCentralOregon.com