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Equipment, such as respiratory masks, gloves and surgical gowns, designed to help keep first responders, doctors and nurses safe in Clatskanie, across the county and the state are in short supply during the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 16, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today.

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Many people in Columbia County who would normally be working from their offices in Clatskanie and across the region, may now be working from home as a proactive safety effort due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Governor Kate Brown has announced Oregon's progress acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) in the wake of her directive to collect as much available supply as possible from around the state.

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As thechiefnews.com continues to provide our viewers with the latest details about fraud and scams, we find the U.S. Justice Department warning Columbia County residents and those across the state about several new fraud schemes seeking to exploit the evolving coronavirus public health emergency.

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Spring is normally a time for recreational boating on the Columbia River at Clatskanie and on area lakes, but under the current coronavirus health crisis, boaters must take in consideration Governor Brown’s Stay Home executive order.

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The fight against the coronavirus depends on Oregon hospitals having enough beds to treat the coming surge in patients who will become seriously ill with the virus, according to state officials.

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Oregon is in the initial phase of what is expected to be an unprecedented health care crisis related to the impacts of COVID-19 caused by a novel coronavirus.

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The Oregon Health Authority reports two new deaths from coronavirus in Oregon, raising the statewide death toll to 10. The OHA also reports 57 new cases as of Wednesday, March 25.

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Grocery stores and other businesses in Columbia County that supply household items continue to struggle to keep up with public demand during the coronavirus health crisis.

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An inmate at the Columbia County Jail has filed a class action federal lawsuit against Columbia County, Columbia County Sheriff Brian Pixley and Columbia County Lt. Brooke McDowall, seeking release from the jail based on his vulnerability to the COVID-19 outbreak and the jail’s alleged failu…

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COVID-19 has claimed three more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to eight, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday, March 24.

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The Oregon Department of Education's Early Learning Division (ELD) has announced details about child care under the Stay Home executive order.

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The Oregon Health Authority has reported 30 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 191. Five people have died in Oregon from coronavirus as of March 23.

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Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order 20-12, directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and adding to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.

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Columbia River Fire & Rescue medical professionals say they are prepared to serve the community during the coronavirus epidemic.

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At the direction of Governor Kate Brown, and in keeping with the guidance that all Oregonians should stay home and stay healthy, the Oregon State Park system will close at the end of the day Monday, March 23.

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The Oregon Health Authority reports 26 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 114, as of March 20.

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As The Chief continues to provide daily updates during the coronavirus health crisis, we present the following about social distancing.

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The number of initial unemployment Insurance claims filed in Oregon rose from approximately 800 on Sunday, March 16 to a total of 18,500 on Tuesday, March 18, according to Oregon Employment Department communications director Gail Krumenauer.

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Rates of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 have now topped greater than 8,700 cases in the United States, according to CNN, with 75 cases and three deaths in Oregon as of Wednesday, March 18, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

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In a continuing effort to slow the transmission of coronavirus in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown has issued an executive order directing Oregon's higher education institutions to move their curriculum to online learning, prohibiting in-person classroom interactions through April 28.

San Francisco and six Bay Area counties, with a combined population of nearly 7 million, are under “shelter-in-place” orders directing everyone to basically stay inside their homes for the next three weeks in hopes of suppressing the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the region.

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COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from this virus to three, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8:30 a.m. today.

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In response to the spread of COVID-19 across the state of Oregon, the Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM), is now in operation.

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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today sent a letter to Governor Kate Brown asking Governor Brown to immediately declare an “abnormal disruption of the market” in Oregon pursuant to ORS 401.965.

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In a morning news conference today, Oregon Gov. Brown is expected to announce her decision on whether to implement a curfew on restaurants and bars to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to Portland media reports.

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As cities in Columbia County and around the state seek guidance during the coronavirus health crisis, they are partnering with the League of Oregon Cities.

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School officials across the state are reacting following Gov. Brown's order late Thursday night to close K-12 schools.

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In consideration of staffing challenges and health concerns due to the public health threat of coronavirus, Governor Kate Brown has announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31.

The Oregon Health Authority today announced Multnomah County’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19. The new case brings Oregon’s total to 15 cases in seven counties.

The Oregon Department of Human Services has designated a licensing oversight team assigned to launch illness-prevention reviews at all nursing, assisted living and residential care communities statewide, including those providing memory care, beginning today.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency in Oregon to address the spread of the novel coronavirus after the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) identified seven new cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, bringing the total to 14.

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Public health experts at the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and education officials with the Oregon Department of Education and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission today issued guidance and best practices from public health experts to schools, colleges and universities for decision-m…

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Michael Paul, Public Health Administrator for Columbia County confirmed with The Chief today, March 6, that there are no cases of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Columbia County.

The Oregon Health Authority's latest Oregon coronavirus numbers as of Wednesday, March 4 are provisional and change frequently, but here are the current totals:

As The Chief closely follows the coronavirus cases in Oregon, we checked in with Columbia County Public Health Administrator Michael Paul to talk about steps that the county is taking to monitor the coronavirus and handle an outbreak should one occur.

In response to the global outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the recent announcement of presumed cases here in Oregon, I want to provide some information to help keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

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School officials in Columbia County are taking preventive steps to ensure student and staff safety in light of the coronavirus presumptive cases that have been reported by the Oregon Health Authority.

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Oregon health officials have identified a third presumptive positive case of COVID-19 among state residents. The third case is an adult Oregon resident from Umatilla County who is hospitalized in Walla Walla, Wash.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued the following statement regarding the Oregon Health Authority's (OHA) announcement of an additional case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Oregon.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown today convened a Coronavirus Response Team tasked with coordinating state and local agencies and health authorities in preparation for response to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

The following is a memo issued Feb. 27 by Oregon Department of Education director Colt Gill to school superintendents in the state concerning the coronavirus.