March 31, 2020 Daily Clips

Coronavirus in Oregon (March 31): COVID-19 clusters confirmed among hospital, transit workers

The Oregonian

CASES: Three more Oregonians have died from COVID-19, bringing the toll of people killed by the coronavirus in Oregon to at least 16. The overall count of infected patients has surpassed 600 statewide. At least some of those cases caused employers to take extra precautions. Intel reported its first coronavirus case among its Oregon employees.

Oregonians with coronavirus: Yamhill County veteran, 95, battled COVID-19 and won

The Oregonian

Bill Kelly lived through the Great Depression.

He served in the South Pacific during World War II.

At 95, the Yamhill County resident still has a bit of fight left in him, even after a weekslong bout with coronavirus.

Gov. Kate Brown Has A Cold


Sometime last week, it became clear: Gov. Kate Brown wasn’t feeling well.

With Oregon Schools Likely Closed For The Year, Officials Shift To ‘Distance Learning For All’


With Oregon schools closed until at least April 28, the state department of education shared guidance Monday night with superintendents, making a move from supplemental learning to “Distance Learning For All.”

‘We’re looking for anyone who is interested’: Some keep hiring during coronavirus outbreak

The Oregonian

Though hundreds of Oregon businesses have shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, and tens of thousands of workers have been laid off, grocers and food producers report continued struggles to fill openings.

Providence vaccine proposal centers on cancer-fighting technique

The Oregonian

Researchers at the Providence Cancer Institute have swiftly switched gears from cancer and thrown themselves into finding a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, hoping to redirect a technique used for battling cancer.

Here’s what first look at symptoms of some Oregon coronavirus cases tells us: Loss of smell, taste common

The Oregonian

Data released Monday by the Multnomah County Health Department offers the fullest picture yet to date of the types of symptoms affecting Oregonians who’ve tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

31 businesses in Portland’s Jade District, Old Town Chinatown to receive coronavirus aid grants

The Oregonian

More than two dozen businesses impacted by the downturn in sales caused by coronavirus will receive the first city-sponsored relief grants this week.

U.S. Census count in Oregon disrupted by COVID-19

Portland Tribune

Outreach efforts to increase the 2020 U.S. Census are being cut back because of the COVID-19 crisis, potentially reducing the number of hard-to-reach residents who participate.

Virtual college graduation brings real-life heartache in age of coronavirus

The Oregonian

It’s a decision that college and university administrators across the country are grappling with, and responding to in various ways — differing levels of success.

Life insurance will likely cover coronavirus deaths, with a few exceptions

Nerd Wallet

Thousands of people worldwide have already died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. For those who have life insurance, in almost all cases, they are covered, and insurance will likely pay out for deaths from COVID-19. There are a few exceptions, according to representatives from life insurance companies and industry organizations.

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