Coronavirus (COVID-19) Timeline

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Four more people in Grant County tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

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Former U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Oregon, announced this week that he will step down two years early as head of the National Association of Broadcasters. Read more

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Anyone in the community interested in getting tested for COVID-19 can pull into the Grant County Health Department parking lot on Sunday between 11 and 2 p.m. at no charge. Read more

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Seventeen more people have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

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The surge in COVID-19 cases has shuttered two restaurants in Grant County. Read more

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Hundreds of commercial landlords and tenants who applied for state funding to cover unpaid rent went away empty handed last month — a disappointment worth approximately $15.5 million. Read more

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COVID-19 infection rates are rising again in Oregon, but the growing number of vaccinated residents will likely blunt the severity far short of last year's spikes, state health officials said Wednesday. Read more

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Money for summer educational and recreational programs, wildfire recovery and other purposes is included in budget bills on their way to Gov. Kate Brown. Read more

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Eleven more Grant County residents have COVID-19. Read more

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Anita Sawaneh, a mother who runs Sierra Leone Child Care out of her home in Milwaukie, supervised 20 kids a day before the pandemic. Now, that number has dwindled to two. Read more

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A moratorium on residential foreclosures would continue through June 30, and possibly to the end of this year, under a bill that is halfway through the Oregon Legislature. Read more

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Grant County will move to the low-risk level Friday. Read more

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All Oregonians age 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 19, a week earlier than the previous earliest date, Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday. Read more

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Grant County’s three COVID-19-related deaths in March were linked to an outbreak at a nursing home in Prairie City. Read more

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Two more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County. Read more

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COVID-19 infections are on the rise again in Oregon, a fourth wave of increasing cases since the pandemic began. Read more

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Oregon businesses, business lobbyists and lawmakers from both parties blessed a bill that would let some businesses defer part of their unemployment payroll taxes and pay a little less to a reduced state trust fund in future years. Read more

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Another Grant County resident tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

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The $1,400 checks to individuals is the best known part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan approved by Congress earlier this month. Read more

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Seven more Grant County residents have COVID-19. Read more

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Six more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County. Read more

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Oregon House Republicans said Tuesday that they will not use delaying tactics on budget bills when they come up for a vote. Read more

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Eligible residents in Long Creek, Monument and Dayville can roll up their sleeves April 8 for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at various times and locations. Read more

The American Rescue Plan, signed by President Joe Biden earlier this month, is pumping $360 billion into state and local governments to lessen the economic fallout of the pandemic’s impact. Read more

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Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County. Read more

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COVID-19 killed two Grant County residents in two days last week. Read more

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Oregon has again moved up the eligibility dates for COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of the national lifting of all limits on May 1. Read more

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COVID-19 has taken the life of another Grant County resident.  Read more

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Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County. Read more

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The co-leaders of the Oregon Legislature's budget committee have laid out their framework for balancing the next two-year state budget with more than $2 billion in federal aid from President Joe Biden's pandemic recovery plan. Read more

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A virulent COVID-19 variant is concerning Oregon health officials as they race to vaccinate up to up to three million more residents. Read more

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COVID-19 claimed a third life in Grant County. Read more

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Citing the need for a "historic public health effort," the Oregon Health Authority has invoked a federal law expanding the pool of professionals and students who can give COVID-19 inoculations. Read more

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Local movie theater owners across the state who have spent a tense year watching their revenue drop to nearly zero hope new legislation offers financial relief. Read more

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Two more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County. Read more

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Oregon's new COVID-19 risk levels show improving conditions around the state as officials expect to pass the one million shot mark on vaccinations. Read more

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Blue Mountain Care Center has increased COVID-19 protocols after a recent outbreak. Read more

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One more person tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County. Read more

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The Oregon House will shut down for up to two weeks after reports of a positive COVID-19 case involving someone on the House floor last week. Read more

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In yet another about face, the state announced Monday, March 22, that it would drastically reduce the amount of spacing required for students going back to school, to align with new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

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Grant County is at the bottom of the list in terms of vaccinating seniors for COVID-19. Read more

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COVID-19 has claimed another life in Grant County. Read more

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COVID-19 has claimed another life in Grant County. Read more

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Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County. Read more

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All unemployed Oregonians will continue to get uninterrupted supplemental benefits of $300 per week under an extension of federal programs contained in President Joe Biden's pandemic recovery plan, which is now law. Read more

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More than 1 million new people will be added early to the eligibility list for COVID-19 vaccinations, Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday morning. Read more

Two more COVID-19 cases in Grant County were announced Thursday. Read more

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All adults in Oregon will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations as of May 1 under a binding order from the Biden administration. Read more

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Over 1 million more people will be added to Oregon's eligibility list for the COVID-19 vaccines in the next two phases, state officials said Tuesday. Read more

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A growing share of Oregonians think the state is headed down the wrong track, if not at risk of derailing completely, according to polling data from the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center. Read more

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Four more Grant County residents tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

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One year into the pandemic, Grant County health officials are getting in front of a surge of 29 positive COVID-19 cases this month, with infections turning up at a school and nursing home in Prairie City. Read more

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The fuzzy future of Oregon politics east of the Cascades went public last week: No diagrams, charts, data — really nothing tangible at all to show how new legislative and congressional districts will be drawn. Read more

On May 18, 2019, a longtime member of the most influential police oversight body in Oregon, Officer Craig Halupowski, got ready to arrest a man accused of making threats at the local mall in Woodburn. Read more

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Oregon would need up to double the doses of COVID-19 vaccine it currently receives to fulfill President Joe Biden's seven-week sprint to allow all adults to be offered inoculation, Oregon health officials said Friday. Read more

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Five more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County. Read more

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All Grant County adults will soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

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Four more people have tested positive for the coronavirus. Read more

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New COVID-19 risk levels for Oregon's 36 counties showed continued improvement in the latest two-week report, signaling more areas will be able expand business and dining occupancy starting Friday, while allowing for more activities. Read more

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House Speaker Tina Kotek says she wants to see a legislative fast track for an extension of Oregon’s moratorium on residential foreclosures. Read more

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Grant County’s health officer, and a longtime physician at Strawberry Urgent Care, Dr. Zach Bailey spoke to the Eagle Thursday to talk about some common concerns and questions about COVID-19 vaccines. This interview has been edited for clarity and space. Read more

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As the state’s supply of the COVID-19 vaccine increases, county health officials anticipate receiving between 200 and 400 doses for the next couple of weeks. Read more

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Counties that might fall back into the state's most restrictive extreme risk level for COVID-19 spread will be given a two-week grace period on heightened restrictions, Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday. Read more

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Veterans of all ages in Grant and Harney counties who are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine can make appointments in Burns or John Day next week. Read more

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Every Oregon county will receive 100 doses this week of the new Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine that President Joe Biden said Tuesday is a key part of vaccinating all Americans before summer. Read more

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There is another positive COVID-19 infection in Grant County. Read more

Grant County put shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the arms of 300 people Monday at the county fairgrounds, and the county announced six new cases in the Mt. Vernon and Prairie City ZIP codes Tuesday. Read more

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From Feb. 22 to March 10, businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program loans before larger firms. Read more

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and nine other senators urge President Joe Biden to support new rounds of direct payments and supplement unemployment benefits until the U.S. economy returns to pre-pandemic levels. Read more

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Do you think Gov. Kate Brown should do more to get schools to reopen? Do you think more should be done to vaccinate seniors sooner? Read more

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The federal stimulus checks helped a lot of Oregonians out when they needed it. And it is also going to help out Oregon government — about $100 million in federal stimulus payments is going to wind up in the state treasury. Read more

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"In like a lion, out like a lamb" may be true for March weather, but the saying is unlikely to apply to this month's political scene in Oregon. Percolating political issues could make the end of the month more like a shark than a sheep. Read more

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Six more people tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

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Gov. Kate Brown will release the final list of priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccine at a press conference today. Officials with the governor's office, say the eligibility and maximum target date will be: Read more

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More than 150,000 Oregonians remain out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but income tax collections that support state services and public schools are likely to exceed pre-pandemic forecasts. Read more

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New legislation could give Oregon’s pandemic-battered film industry a much-needed boost. Read more

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A steep drop in COVID-19 infections nationwide was reflected Tuesday with 16 Oregon counties improving their infection risk levels. Read more

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Frigid weather delayed the county’s vaccine shipment, prompting the health department to cancel Monday’s vaccine clinic for the 70 and older group. Read more

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Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature are uniting to reset the clock on delays that would cut them out of drawing political maps for the 2022 election. Read more

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Oregon vaccinates teachers before seniors. Read more

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Fewer infections and more vaccine is giving Oregon a boost in its fight against COVID-19, Gov. Kate Brown said Friday. Read more

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Most Oregon counties would maintain or improve their COVID-19 risk rating next week according to preliminary data from the Oregon Health Authority. Read more

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Frigid weather has delayed the county's vaccine shipment and has prompted the health department to cancel Monday's vaccine clinic for the 70 and older group and those in 75 older group on the waiting list. Read more

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Grant County administered shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the roughly 60 people in the 80 and over group whom the health department put on the waiting list last week. Read more

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Two people in Grant County tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

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A new report from Portland State University shows that an avalanche of looming evictions across Oregon could come with an eye-popping cost to society: $3.3 billion. Read more

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Grant County put shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the arms of a little over 100 people 80 years and older Monday at a closed vaccine clinic at the fairgrounds. Read more

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Veterans enrolled with the Veterans Health Administration and their caregivers may be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment throughout the state and may be able to arrange transportation. Read more

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