Tag Archives: Public Safety

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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Opinion | Coronavirus Is Advancing. All Americans Need to Shelter in Place.

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Police shift priorities as novel coronavirus crisis grows

Police departments are shifting resources and adjusting priorities in an attempt to maintain public safety while doing their best to prevent infection among officers and suspects. Police officers in Fort Worth and Denver have stopped arresting people for some low-level crimes. The district attorney in Brooklyn is declining to prosecute them. And many courthouses across […]
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Can I still go hiking during the coronavirus outbreak in Oregon?

As the coronavirus outbreak in Oregon shuts people out of restaurants, businesses and workplaces across the state, there may still be one place to escape into public: nature. Many public parks and trails remain open amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and both parks and public health officials. Source: Can I still go […]
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Is It Safe To Go Hiking? Yes, With Caveats

With so many Oregonians stuck at home or temporarily unable to work, people may be thinking about going for a hike. But is it safe? “Of course, but maintain a safe distance from others. There is no issue with going hiking with the people you live with,” says Chunhuei Chi, director of the Center for […]
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John Kitzhaber: “The Coronavirus in Oregon” – State of Reform

This is a true emergency. It is imperative that we move beyond a public health response (as important as that is) to an Emergency Response. In addition to the important efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Oregonians need to feel certain that the state’s health care system is prepared to deal with the […]
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This Is the New Normal 

No one knows how long Oregon’s shutdown will go on. In the course of a single week, Gov. Kate Brown has done what previously seemed unthinkable. She shuttered Oregon’s schools, restaurants and nightclubs, and capped public gatherings at 25 people. Don’t expect a return to normality to happen so quickly. Source: This Is the New […]
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Coronavirus closures accelerate nationwide, but wide gaps remain

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. The U.S. strategy has been a patchwork, with states, cities and counties making their own […]
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Our view | Overcoming this major, massive challenge

If there was any doubt we are now living in a new, vastly changed world, those misgivings should have been appropriately vanquished during the weekend. That means all of us should be carefully considering how we are going to move forward under the cloud created by novel coronavirus. There continues to be an undercurrent of […]
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How long will social distancing for coronavirus last in the United States?

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. It is an especially hard question for science to answer. How long are we going […]
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