COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, bringing the pandemic’s death toll in the state to 325. In Hermiston, a door-to-door study suggests 17% of the population may be infected. And even the wilderness is affected, according to forestry officials who see a coronavirus connection to recent wildfires.
More Oregonians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The state is offering financial help to encourage exposed agricultural workers quarantine. And artistic performers have found a way to put on a show while maintaining their distance. Watch this story for live updates about COVID-19.
One in 10 Oregon coronavirus diagnoses is of a child. 17% of Hermiston residents could have COVID-19. Oregon's legislators will return to Salem to plug a massive budget hole, and likely will take up pandemic-related workplace legislation. And other live updates throughout the day.
The coronavirus pandemic has served to remind many of us how much we count on strangers staying healthy so we can restock our cupboards and go about daily life. That's especially true for Alaskans who depend on a marine cargo lifeline from the Pacific Northwest for the majority of their goods.