Coronavirus

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Call from a Contact Tracer

As testing ramps up in Oregon, more people will be hearing from their local public health departments .

06/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Savior Network

Portland’s Grassroots Campaigns Step In When Others Have Failed

Community and volunteer-driven efforts are a testament to human kindness. But they also reveal deep fractures within our foundational safety nets.

06/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Survey Says

Postcards From Pill Hill: New Study Aims to Pinpoint Coronavirus’s Presence in Oregon

Almost 8 percent of Oregon households will receive an invite to participate in the year-long OHSU research project.

05/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Follow the Numbers

Coronavirus Takes a Heavy Toll on Minority Communities, Oregon Data Shows

White people make up 69 percent of Multnomah County's population, but only 51 percent of coronavirus cases.

05/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Sponsored Content

Regence to Invest in Fight Against COVID-19 Crisis

Funds will shore up food assistance, community aid and prepare for future hurdles.

04/06/2020 By Ben McBee

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 close to home.

04/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Vagina Dialogues

A New Start-Up Aims to Teach Us About Our Breasts and Vaginas

The Portland-based Gabbi wants women to speak up about their privates.

04/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

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

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

Public Health

Coronavirus Watch: What Oregonians Need to Know Today

News about the public health crisis is coming at you fast. Here are the essentials.

03/18/2020 With Portland Monthly Staff

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

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

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

Menstruation

Period Activists Call For An End to the Tampon Tax

A menstrual equity movement born in Portland goes national

10/18/2019 By Kiva Hanson

True Lice

School Is In. Here’s How to Battle the Lice Scourge.

The fight against the X-Men of vermin comes down to one word: vigilance.

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke