May 25, 2020
What you need to know about hair, nail salons: The Oregonian/OregonLive’s guide to reopening
But it’s not always practical for customers to wear masks while getting their hair cut and that could put employees and other patrons at risk. Read full story at The Oregonian.
May 22, 2020
Overwhelmed working from home and home-schooling? Expert says you're not alone
"To them we're there and we're at home and it's hard for them to see that their job is to go to school at home somehow and our job is to somehow work from home and so it's really hard to do both of those things." Watch video at KGW8.
May 16, 2020
So you really want to see your friends? Here's how to assess the risk
You’ve stayed at home long enough and want to socialize with your friends. Here’s how you can gather without putting your health -- or theirs -- in jeopardy. Read full story at Los Angeles Times.
May 15, 2020
Not out of the woods yet: Experts prepare for possible second wave
Though phase one of reopening feels like a victory to many, experts are reminding the public that there is still a long road ahead and possibly a second wave of the virus too. Watch video at KEZI.
May 15, 2020
Taiwan beat covid-19 and won friends. At the WHO, it’s still fighting for a seat at the table.
Taipei is winning new influence due to its pandemic response and diplomatic outreach, but its full participation in world health affairs remains stymied by politics. Read full story at The Washington Post.
May 13, 2020
Deschutes County health and medical metrics for reopening ready to go
Deschutes County has met the health and medical checkpoints for reopening, but still is awaiting the governor’s approval. Read full story at Bend Bulletin.
May 12, 2020
Ask An Expert: How OSU's study is determining coronavirus prevalence
We’re learning more about a study being done in Corvallis, where researchers are going door to door and testing residents for coronavirus to find its prevalence in the community. Jeffery Bethel from Oregon State University joined us via video conference Tuesday to answer questions about the research. Watch video at KATU.
May 12, 2020
Wellness Agents Beavers Cover Campaign
Dietetics student Jenny Randall – and her dog – are featured in the Beavers Cover campaign video encouraging the use of face masks.
May 11, 2020
OSU trace project initial results are in
OSU researchers are continuing a unique project to track COVID-19 in Corvallis, Oregon. Watch video at KGW8.
May 7, 2020
How the pandemic is hurting older adults
Due to COVID-19, the public discourse has reverted to one in which older adults are viewed as monolithically weak, frail and unproductive. This ageist and untrue portrayal is damaging and may lead to policy actions that harm the aging population. Read full opinion piece at the Gazette-Times.
May 7, 2020
TRACE first week’s results suggest two people per 1,000 in Corvallis were infected with SARS-CoV-2
Results from the first weekend of door-to-door sampling suggest that about two people per 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 when they were tested. Read full story at OSU News and Research Communications.
May 6, 2020
Public Health Experts Praise Gov. Kate Brown’s Approach to Reopening Oregon. They Also Think It Could Be Improved.
Any timetable—in Portland or elsewhere—will depend on whether that area meets benchmarks for testing and tracing people who might have the virus. Read full story at Willamette Week.
May 2, 2020
Proximity to Portland air polluters puts minorities at risk for coronavirus complications, researchers say
“The things we’ve done in the past are not just gone from our bodies,” he said. “They affect how we manage the acute respiratory effects of COVID-19.” Read full story at The Oregonian.
April 28, 2020
Parenting specialist provides support for foster families from afar despite social distancing
In the absence of physical community gatherings, Sektnan put together a list of links to resources that would be helpful for families during this new and difficult time. Read full story at Life at OSU.
April 16, 2020
Oregonians weigh in about potential executive order requiring masks be worn in public
As you head out to places like the grocery store, you are probably seeing more and more people wearing masks. Watch video at KPTV.
April 15, 2020
Masks still voluntary in Oregon as other states increasingly require them to slow coronavirus spread
New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles have all required masks to enter businesses. Oregon has not. Read full story at The Oregonian.
April 14, 2020
Oregon joins Washington, California in pledge to coordinate reopening from coronavirus shutdown
The three West Coast governors pushed back after President Trump said the decision would be his. Read full story at The Oregonian.
April 13, 2020
Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus
In order to determine the states that are most and least aggressive in their efforts to limit exposure to coronavirus, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 51 unique metrics. Read full story at WalletHub.
April 10, 2020
We can’t shelter in place forever: How the coronavirus lockdown might end
The coronavirus changed our lives. Health experts discuss how we might get back to normal. Read full story at The L.A. Times.
April 9, 2020
Taiwan Is Exporting Its Coronavirus Successes to the World
“Taiwan used the language and terminology of fighting a war,” said Chunhuei Chi. “With that mentality came extreme policy.” Read full story at Foreign Policy.
April 8, 2020
Coronavirus in Oregon: How to properly care for and clean homemade masks
New CDC guidelines suggest wearing homemade, cloth masks in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read full story at KGW8.
April 7, 2020
New COVID-19 model predicts better outcomes for Oregon
Chunhuei Chi, Director of the Center for Global Health at Oregon State University, said Oregon has positioned itself to follow the path of Taiwan, where the virus has been largely contained, although that depends on Oregonians continuing to honor physical distancing guidelines. Watch video at KPTV.
April 3, 2020
Coronavirus could leave U.S. with a lasting imprint: Masks as normal part of life
'We may be moving gently at this point toward the Asian culture,' one health expert says of everyday mask-wearing. Read full story at the Los Angeles Times.
April 2, 2020
Etiquette Won’t Save Your Productivity — We’re in an Effin’ Pandemic!
“People who always perceived their daily life to be over-the-top stressful were three times more likely to die over the period of study than people who rolled with the punches and didn’t find daily life very stressful.” Read full story at Greatist.