Social Distancing

Sick of Staying Home? Get Over It.

Data shows that staying home is working in Oregon. So even when the sun comes out next week, you should stay inside.

5:00am By Julia Silverman

The Gig Economy

Meet the PDX Woman Behind the Instacart Workers' Strike

Grocery delivery is booming. Now Heidi Carrico is organizing workers nationwide to push for hazard pay, protective gear, and better tips.

04/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Socially Distant Learning

School's In, at Your House. Now What?

Advice from a pro for the homeschooling journey ahead of parents everywhere

04/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

Testing Testing

C Is For Coronavirus. And For Coughing.

New data shows coughing, fatigue are common among local COVID-19 cases

03/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Red Tape

Oregon Businesses Can Make the Gear Doctors Desperately Need. So What's the Holdup?

Federal regulations, a lack of funding, and no clear direction from the top, for starters.

03/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Stay Home

In the Age of Coronavirus, Portland's Airport Is a Near Ghost Town

Travel is down 90 percent from March 2019, as airlines cut back on flights.

03/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

Look for the Helpers

OHSU Med Students Mobilize to Help the Most Vulnerable Stay Out of the ER

ISO tents, rain canopies, smartphones, grocery gift cards and more to help prevent emergency room visits.

03/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

Keep Calm and Make Masks

To Combat Medical Gear Shortage, the Home Sewing Army Steps Up

DIY masks for patients and essential workers can help preserve medical-grade supplies for doctors and nurses.

03/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Stay Home, Save Lives

Did the Governor's Order for Oregonians to Stay Home Come Soon Enough?

Health officials say the order's business regulations need to be even stricter.

03/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Stay Home or Face Penalties, Governor Tells Oregonians

Violating Monday's executive order will be a class C misdemeanor.

03/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

Census 2020

Coronavirus Has Canceled a Lot of Stuff—But Not the Census

Census forms started showing up in Oregonians' mailboxes this week.

03/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Spring Break In Place: State Parks, Campgrounds, and Forests Are Closing to Overnight Guests

And while we’re on the subject—is it even safe to stay in an overnight rental on the coast?

03/19/2020 By Benjamin Tepler and Julia Silverman

Politics

Will Coronavirus Make the Country Listen to Ron Wyden’s Vote-by-Mail Pitch?

It’s tough to maintain social distancing at a polling station. Oregon’s senior senator has been pushing for a national vote-by-mail policy.

03/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Medical Supplies in Oregon Are Running Dangerously Low. Here's How To Help.

Doctors and health officials race to set up donation sites for disposable gloves, masks, safety goggles, and hospital gowns

03/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

The Oregon Doctor Who Sounded the Alarm

Maxine Dexter wrote an open letter to Mike Pence last week. Today, almost 5,000 doctors have co-signed.

03/16/2020 By Julia Silverman

Public Health

School's Out. Now What?

If you're suddenly home-schooling, here are some resources to help out.

03/13/2020 By Julia Silverman

Election 2020

Endorsements are Spon Con for Politics. So Why Haven't We Heard from More Oregon Democrats Yet?

Oregon's highest-profile Democrats have yet to pick a favorite in the presidential race

03/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

No Purell? No Problem. Here's How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

We have a hack for antibacterial wipes, too.

03/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

State Agency to Everyone in Oregon: Wash Your Hands

So far, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oregon, but public health officials are monitoring the situation.

02/28/2020 By Julia Silverman