Tag Archives: City of Portland

Why Gov. Kate Brown Gave Mayor Ted Wheeler What He Wanted: A Coronavirus Lockdown

She’d spent most of March trying to battle COVID-19 without shutting down large sectors of the state’s economy. The residents of Tillamook, Ore., woke on Saturday to find Portlanders had emptied the shelves of their local grocery store. Vacationers, seeking a spring break from urban dread surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, had flocked to the Oregon […]
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Homeless people in Portland are subject to coronavirus ‘stay-home’ order sanctions, officials say 

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Tuesday that the statewide “stay home” order applies to every Oregonian, including people without homes. Wheeler’s comments Tuesday were the first to clarify whether the more than 4,000 homeless people in Multnomah County could be fined or arrested for not following social distancing guidelines. Source: Homeless people in Portland are subject […]
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Portland to extend state of emergency 2 more weeks

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he will extend the city’s state of emergency declaration on Wednesday for at least another two weeks. During a news conference Tuesday with police, fire and other bureau leaders, Wheeler said he anticipates Portland being under the declaration through April, when he said state medical officials suspect the outbreak could peak. Source: […]
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A Century Ago, Portland Faced a Health Crisis That Now Sounds Eerily Familiar

Over a quarter of the world’s population fell ill, and 50 million people died, including 3,688 Oregonians. A little over a century ago, 100 beds and straw-filled mattresses were hauled into what’s now Keller Auditorium. It was mid-October 1918, and the planet was in the midst of one of the deadliest pandemics of modern times: […]
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Gov. Kate Brown, local officials: Stay home to slow coronavirus

In a confusing joint appearance, Gov. Kate Brown, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Friday evening that Oregonians should avoid non-essential trips in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Gov. Kate Brown, local officials: Stay home to slow coronavirus

Stay Home? Shelter-In-Place? Navigating Oregon’s And Portland’s Evolving Coronavirus Strategies

Is Oregon, or at least Portland, moving toward new restrictions to blunt the coronavirus’ spread? “Shelter in place” was the virtually unspoken expression at a news conference Friday evening called by Gov. Kate Brown, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. They announced a “stay home, stay healthy” policy to fight the […]
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Coronavirus in Oregon (March 19): Portland weighs shelter in place order

The three Oregonians who died while infected with COVID-19 all had preexisting health conditions, state officials said. Source: Coronavirus in Oregon (March 19): Portland weighs shelter in place order – oregonlive.com

 OHSU supports sheltering-in-place order to limit COVID-19 spread

Oregon Health & Sciences University official supports Portland-area policy; Governor Kate Brown does not Source: Pamplin Media Group – OHSU supports sheltering-in-place order to limit COVID-19 spread

 Portland considers shelter in place order to curb virus

Wheeler is seeking guidance from public health officials before taking action and will be deferring to their recommendation Source: Pamplin Media Group – Portland considers shelter in place order to curb virus

The City of Portland is Preparing a Shelter-In-Place Order

The city of Portland is considering a shelter-in-place policy, similar to the policy that counties in northern California imposed on 7 million people in the Bay Area on March 16. Source: The City of Portland is Preparing a Shelter-In-Place Order – Willamette Week