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Oregon coronavirus updates May 27: Multnomah County aims for June 12 reopening


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 06:25:34 GMT

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As COVID-19 continues to impact Oregon and Southwest Washington, get the latest updates here.

        

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'We were struggling with social distancing': CEO of Vancouver frozen foods plant says they will adjust to make workplace safer


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 06:20:29 GMT

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Firestone Pacific Foods in Vancouver has been closed since May 18, the day after its first employee tested positive for COVID-19.

        

Read more: 'We were struggling with social distancing': CEO of Vancouver frozen foods plant says they will adjust to make workplace safer


Phases of reopening: Half of Washington's counties enter Phase 2


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 04:28:33 GMT

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Is your county in Phase 1 or Phase 2 of Washington's 'Safe Start' plan during the coronavirus pandemic? Check our list.

        

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85 COVID-19 cases now linked to outbreak at Vancouver fruit plant


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 04:27:51 GMT

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Of those 85 people, 70 are employees at Firestone Pacific Foods. The other 15 people are close contacts of workers who tested positive.

        

Read more: 85 COVID-19 cases now linked to outbreak at Vancouver fruit plant


Multnomah County sets goal of Phase 1 reopening on June 12


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 01:36:45 GMT

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The county will apply to reopen on June 5 with the goal of moving into Phase 1 of reopening on June 12.

        

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Oregon Employment Department director testifies on response during COVID-19 pandemic


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 01:22:28 GMT

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Wednesday afternoon, Oregon Employment Department Director Kay Erickson discussed the agency's new strategy to process tens of thousands of backlogged claims

        

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A moment of silence for all the Portland nerd places that won’t make it out of the pandemic


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 01:03:56 GMT

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Three nerd staples in the Portland community have recently announced they won't be reopening.

        

Read more: A moment of silence for all the Portland nerd places that won’t make it out of the pandemic


Oregon Employment Department director to testify in front of legislative committee


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 17:48:03 GMT

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38,000 Oregonians are still waiting on unemployment benefits. Now the Employment Department is trying a new strategy to process those delayed claims.

        

Read more: Oregon Employment Department director to testify in front of legislative committee


Poll: Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 09:03:17 GMT

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Among those who want a vaccine, the poll found protecting themselves, their family and the community are the top reasons.

        

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All Washington counties 'will probably not' reopen on June 1, state says


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 04:19:53 GMT

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Though there's still some uncertainty, Washington state officials say it's unlikely all counties will be in Phase 2 of Gov. Inslee's recovery plan next week.

        

Read more: All Washington counties 'will probably not' reopen on June 1, state says

 
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