Tag Archives: Travel/Tourism

PDX air travel down 90% amid coronavirus outbreak

The number of travelers flying through Portland International Airport has fallen 90% during the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Port of Portland, which runs PDX. The port said more than 51,000 travelers passed through PDX on average each day in March 2019. This week, the port said forecasts suggest between 3,000 and 5,000 flyers each […]
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Live Updates: Oregon Congressional Leaders Ask For Disaster Declaration (OPB)

Oregon has 270 known cases of the novel coronavirus as of Thursday morning, according to state and local health officials. The actual number of cases is believed to be higher given the lack of tests available. The Oregon Health Authority announced 57 new diagnosed cases Wednesday afternoon and two additional deaths. Source: Live Updates: Oregon Congressional Leaders Ask […]
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These maps use phone data to track social distancing

State Library Ed. Note: Oregon received a “C” grade and is ranked in the bottom 5 states in regards to social distancing. 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 […]
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Opinion | How Has Your State Reacted to Social Distancing?

The coronavirus pandemic has ground America to a halt from coast to coast. But not all states have reacted the same way or to the same degree, despite warnings from health experts that drastic measures are needed to slow the spread.

Coronavirus in Oregon: Coast towns Lincoln City, Newport, Yachats vote to remove visitors

In three extraordinary days, the Oregon Coast closed down to visitors amid fears of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Coronavirus in Oregon: Coast towns Lincoln City, Newport, Yachats vote to remove visitors

‘It’s a matter of life or death’: Gov. Kate Brown begs Oregonians to stay home as people crowd coast, gorge

Gov. Kate Brown implored Oregonians to stop crowding public spaces during spring break Sunday because of concerns about spreading the novel coronavirus COVID-19. But she did not issue an order for people to stay home, though officials and health workers in the state have asked her to take that action. Source: ‘It’s a matter of […]
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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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Warrenton closes campgrounds, hotels, rentals, gives visitors 24 hours to leave town

Warrenton officials effectively shut the town to visitors late Saturday after spring breakers flocked to the Oregon coast, disregarding Gov. Kate Brown’s pleas to stay home as coronavirus ramps up in Oregon. Source: Warrenton closes campgrounds, hotels, rentals, gives visitors 24 hours to leave town – oregonlive.com

Busy Multnomah Falls viewpoint areas to close due to coronavirus

Multnomah Falls will no longer be accessible to hikers looking to check out the waterfalls as the Forest Service tries to slow the spread of coronavirus in Oregon. Source: Busy Multnomah Falls viewpoint areas to close due to coronavirus – oregonlive.com