COVID-19 increases

‘Ominous’ virus infection trends could reverse reopening (Bend Bulletin, 7/1/20)

Oregon governor issues ultimatum: Wear masks and slow coronavirus, or businesses may close and schools might not reopen (Oregonian, 7/1/20)

Governor warns about Fourth of July gatherings as mask mandate goes into effect (KATU, 7/1/20)

Oregon COVID-19 daily update (serial) Oregon Health Authority

COVID-19 weekly report (serial) Oregon Health Authority

Foster care audit

More services could help Oregon kids avoid foster care, according to state report (Statesman Journal, 7/1/20)

Audit Finds Oregon Could Offer Families More Support To Keep Children Out Of Foster Care (OPB, 7/1/20)

Department of Human Services : Oregon can more effectively use family services to limit foster care and keep children safely at home [PDF] (2020) Oregon Audits Division

Mask Guidance

Masks will be with us indefinitely to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Bend Bulletin, 6/28/20)

General mask, face shield, face covering guidance – masks, face shields, or face coverings are strongly recommended at this location, unless an exemption applies [PDF] (2020) Oregon Health Authority

General mask, face shield and face covering guidance for business, transit, and the public [PDF] (2020) Oregon Health Authority

County specific mask, face shield, face covering guidance [PDF] (2020) Oregon Health Authority

Oregon coronavirus forecast

Oregon coronavirus forecast shows ‘alarming’ growth in future infections (Oregonian, 6/27/2020)

Oregon officials: Exponential coronavirus increases likely ahead (Portland Tribune, 6/26/2020)

New Modeling Shows Coronavirus Transmission Increasing In Oregon (OPB, 6/26/2020)

Brief report: COVID-19 epidemic trends and projections in Oregon (serial) Oregon Health Authority

COVID-19 protections for farmworkers

Farmworker advocates worry Oregon’s protections won’t keep laborers safe from coronavirus as harvest season ramps up (Oregonian, 6/28/2020)

Temporary rule addressing the COVID-19 emergency in employer-provided housing and in labor-intensive agricultural operations : questions and answers (2020) Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division

Agricultural workers and KN95 masks (2020) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division