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In the News

Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State?
(NPR, June 26, 2020)

We Can’t Protect Nursing Homes from COVID-19 Without Protecting Everyone
(Washington Post, June 25, 2020)

Three Months Into the Pandemic, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Releases Plan to Test Staff at All Nursing Homes and Other Facilities
(Willamette Week, June 10,2020)

Senior Living Facilities Maintain Restrictions As Southern Oregon is Approved for Phase II
(KDRV, June 4, 2020)

New technology aims to improve quality of life for socially isolated older adults during COVID-19 pandemic
(McKnight’s Senior Living, May 27, 2020)

When Will Oregon Devise a Plan for COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes?
(Willamette Week, May 20, 2020)

Portland senior facility declares itself coronavirus-free
(KATU News, May 20, 2020)

Facility Location Determines COVID Outbreaks, Researchers Say
(Provider, May 12, 2020)

Salem retirement center’s glass wall lets families visit mom, grandmother on Mother’s Day
(Statesman Journal, May 10, 2020)

Finding ways to remind seniors, isolated because of the coronavirus, they are not forgotten
(The Oregonian, April 21, 2020)

Oregon National Guard delivers PPE to long-term care facilities in Oregon
(KPTV, April 20, 2020)

Is a loved one entering long-term care during the coronavirus crisis? Here’s what you need to know
(The Oregonian, April 16, 2020)

Lake Oswego senior living facility announces COVID-19 case
(Lake Oswego Review, 4/9/2020)

Seniors in Texas had a special guest for their virtual bingo game — Matthew McConaughey
(CNN, 4/6/2020)

World’s oldest coronavirus survivor? Oregon veteran lives to celebrate 104th birthday
(The Oregonian, 4/1/2020)

Resident’s family feeds ‘hard-working’ staff at Lebanon veterans’ home
(The Statesman Journal, 3/31/2020)

Oregon veteran, 95, beats coronavirus: ‘I survived Guam, I can get through this bulls–t’
(The New York Post, 3/31/3030)

Tulip Fest had to be canceled, but Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm finds new life for flowers
(The Oregonian, 3/30/2020)

‘Don’t give up’: Operator of senior center with coronavirus outbreak offers advice to other care facilities
(The Oregonian, 3/30/2020)

Coronavirus pandemic a challenge for those living with dementia and caretakers
(KATU News, 3/30/2020)

Readers respond: Lebanon VA center merits praise
(The Oregonian, 3/25/2020)

90-year-old Life Care Center resident is ‘coronavirus free’
(KGW News, 3/23/2020)

Clackamas County retirement home employee tests positive for coronavirus
(The Oregonian, 3/20/2020)

Inside Oregon’s coronavirus epicenter: Long hours, dwindling supplies at veterans home
(The Oregonian, 3/20/2020)

Nursing home residents adapt to solitude as they brace for COVID-19
(ABC News, 3/18/2020)

Husband holds sign for wife outside nursing home on 67th anniversary after they ban visitors due to coronavirus
(Good Morning America, 3/17/2020)

Senior care homes defend most vulnerable population from COVID-19
(The Statesman Journal, 3/15/2020)

New restrictions at elderly care facilities
(The Chronicle Online, 3/11/2020)

Senior facilities take precautions to prevent spread of COVID-19
(Pamplin Media Group, 3/11/2020)

Coronavirus is nursing homes’ ‘greatest threat’ in years. Here’s what they must do.
(NBC News, 3/10/2020)

Care facilities taking extra precautions amid coronavirus outbreak
(KGW News, 3/5/2020)

Oregon Officials Devise Coronavirus Plan, Hoping To Avoid Fate Of Washington State
(The Lund Report, 3/5/2020)

Coronavirus has Grants Pass care facilities on alert
(The Daily Courier, 3/4/2020)

Oregon coronavirus outbreak prompts creation of strike force to respond if disease hits a nursing home
(Oregonian, 3/4/2020)

St. Charles Health System to limit access in light of coronavirus
(The Bend Bulletin, 3/3/2020)

Coronavirus outbreak in Washington state nursing home highlights risk among senior citizens
(USA Today, 3/3/2020)

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