Tag Archives: Public Health

Location data could help fight covid-19 — but privacy must be protected

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 LAST WEDNESDAY, 400 Israelis received text messages directing them to self-isolate immediately. The reason? Their cellphone data […]
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Why Trump won’t have the final say on whether people go back to work

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 Governors could just ignore him. President Trump is increasingly making clear he wants to do what public […]
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Trump’s goal of sending people back to work early is reckless

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 Trump’s goal of sending people back to work early is reckless. WHEN THE 18-deck cruise liner Diamond […]
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Huge testing discrepancies among states muddles the meaning of results

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 In the information age, doctors still need more and better information. Epidemiologists and other leading scientists seeking […]
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Astoria mayor appalled by spring breakers’ ‘callous disregard’ proposes leave-town order

Astoria’s mayor joined mayors around the state in asking Gov. Kate Brown to issue a stronger stay-at-home warning after beaches and towns were inundated with spring break visitors over the weekend. Source: Astoria mayor appalled by spring breakers’ ‘callous disregard’ proposes leave-town order – oregonlive.com

Tillamook mayor to tourists: ‘Pack your bags and leave immediately’

Tillamook Mayor Suzanne Weber had a message for the visitors who flocked to the coast this weekend as businesses throughout the state shut down due to the coronavirus: Please go home. Usually, she said, she spends her time “encouraging people from all around the world to visit our community.” Source: Tillamook mayor to tourists: ‘Pack […]
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Regional business leaders propose COVID-19 responses

Thirty-two organizations in the great Portland-Vancouver area release recommendations to elected and policy leaders. Thirty-two business organizations in the region have sent a letter to elected and policy leaders with recommendations for better coping with the economic downturn being caused by the responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Regional business leaders […]
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Eugene-Springfield leaders urge Gov. Brown for unified ‘stay at home’ policy

Local leaders are urging Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to enact statewide “stay at home” protocols in response to the coronavirus crisis, not just for the Portland area. In a letter sent on Saturday night, Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis and Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg asked Brown to unify local and state […]
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Local Public Health and Tribal Funding for COVID-19 Response

The amounts allocated for LPHA, Tribe and NARA combine for total $4 million. Oregon Health Authority and other officials announced details about $4 million in state funding that is going out to Local Public Health Authorities (LPHA), Tribes and Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA – the Urban Indian Health Program in Oregon) to support their […]
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SOU will go remote-only for spring term

Southern Oregon University will deliver all classes remotely after returning from an extended spring break, President Linda Schott announced in a Facebook post late Wednesday afternoon. “In the interest of public health, SOU has decided to move to remote delivery of all courses during spring term of 2020,” the post read. “We will provide details […]
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