Jes Burns is the Southern Oregon reporter for OPB's Science & Environment unit.
She previously worked for the NPR affiliate KLCC in Eugene as a reporter and the local "All Things Considered" host. Jes has also worked as an editor and producer for Free Speech Radio News and has produced reports as a freelance producer for NPR, Sirius Radio's "OutQ News" and "The Takeaway."
Jes has a degree in English literature from Duke University and a master's degree from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications.
Oregonians must have masks at the ready throughout the state with the start of July, to wear inside indoor public areas.
The COVID-19 case bump in some Oregon counties has caught some public health officials off guard, despite predictions that the number of people infected would go up as Oregon began to reopen.
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Researchers offer a solution to a common problem that arises when using radiocarbon dating to determine the past activity of faults.
One question about COVID-19 we still don’t know the answer to is if people who’ve had the disease can be re-infected.
The antiviral drug remdesivir is being distributed under a federal Emergency Use Authorization to treat COVID-19.
The state has established what it considers an achievable list of requirements that counties must meet to be cleared to enter the first phase of reopening.
As more potential treatments for COVID-19 surface, experts fields of medicine and science, including a Portland physician and medical school professor, are urging caution and patience.
A new shipment of COVID-19 test-kit swabs, combined with new testing capacity at Oregon hospitals, will allow thousands of additional tests to be performed across the state in the next few days.
Lo que necesita saber sobre el pedido de estancia en casa de Oregon. Si tu vida diaria no se había visto perturbada significativamente por la pandemia del coronavirus, ahora no habrá manera de evitarlo.
What you need to know about Oregon's stay home order. If your day-to-day life hadn’t already been significantly disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, there’s going to be no getting around it now.
Oregon and Portland leaders are working on a new directive for Monday. Portland's mayor indicates city residents will be told to stay home. Here's what you need to know.
Oregon’s capacity to test for COVID-19 is ramping up. Providence Health & Services announced they’ve received supplies to begin testing for the disease. And the state announced a new testing contract.
Every suspected coronavirus case must be tested, the World Health Organization says. But shortages of tests in Oregon and the rest of the United States are undermining efforts to stop the spread.