As the novel COVID-19 virus continues to upend the lives of many, Portland Monthly has been trying to cover the outbreak with up-to-date information and honest insight. From our daily roundup of what Oregonians need to know on any given day to the effect coronavirus is having on small businesses, a conversation with OSU professor Regan Gurung about how communication and patience will help us navigate this crisis to a profile on the Oregon doctor who sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence that now has more than 5,000 signatures of medical professionals, we're trying to cover the crisis from all angles. 

In this feature, which will be updated every week, we'll ask Portland performers, medical professionals, grocery store employees, an Uber driver, a comedian, and so many more people, a few questions: How has life changed for you and your profession? What's quarantine been like for you? And, of course, how are you coping?

In This Feature:

A Portland Family Doctor Talks Protocols and Patient Treatment Under Coronavirus

Crystal Query treats patients at a Northeast Portland clinic, which has had to make major changes in the ever changing landscape of a global pandemic.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

A Portland Performer Discusses the State of the Arts Under Coronavirus

John Ellingson is the associate artistic director at Northwest Children's Theater and father to a 1-year-old daughter. In the face of a global pandemic, he's...

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed

How the Local Retail Scene is Coping with Coronavirus

As the city wisely turns to social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, retail business has plummeted for our local boutiques and makers. Here are the sales, deals, and news from your local shops as they struggle to survive.

03/17/2020 By Eden Dawn and Kyle Sosa

Coronavirus Brings a ‘New Normal’ for Local Campaigns

Primary candidates for the Oregon House pivot to phone banks, digital meet-ups, and just checking in.

03/17/2020 By Margaret Seiler