OneStat.com Web Analytics
Inslee will crack down on COVID-19 order violators

Inslee will crack down on COVID-19 order violators

OLYMPIA – Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced Monday that “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” orders will be enforced. According to the governor, the state has received thousands of calls regarding people and businesses not following the shutdown order. If the state receives a complaint, there will be a warning. If that warning is ignored, the state…

Groceries don’t need disinfecting

Groceries don’t need disinfecting

TUMWATER, Washington – While grocery stores are considered essential businesses and remain open, the Washington State Department of Health encourages shoppers to limit their number of visits to one trip a week. State health officials have also said they have no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is spreading through food at all, including take-out orders…

Walden: Second wave of COVID-19 could harm students more

Walden: Second wave of COVID-19 could harm students more

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – When the Spanish flu hit the United States decades ago, there were three waves of the virus. The same is expected of COVID-19. With that forecast on the horizon, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) is concerned about what that will mean to public education. Online education does not address…

Inslee signs controversial sex-ed bill

Inslee signs controversial sex-ed bill

OLYMPIA – Despite pleas from parents and grandparents throughout Washington, Governor Jay Inslee signed a controversial sexual education bill into law Friday. Republicans in the legislature battled the measure, but Democrats and a Democratic governor ensured its passage. Senate Republican leader Mark Schoesler said the people told Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reydahl no. “There…

Walden says the CARES Act will help

Walden says the CARES Act will help

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – Members of the U.S. House of Representatives were called back Friday to vote on the COVID-19 stimulus bill that is estimated to cost $2 trillion. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) said those impacted economically by the novel coronavirus will soon be getting help. “This makes a big difference,” he said.…

Telehealth keeps one healthcare group ahead of the curve

Telehealth keeps one healthcare group ahead of the curve

PORTLAND – Providence St. Joseph Health, with facilities throughout the Western United States, has a plan in place for novel coronavirus that President of Operations and Strategy Mike Butler says is helping their facilities stay ahead of the curve. Butler says an incident command center manages the response. “If the surge hits the degree that…

Inslee addresses funerals, real estate transactions, sends letter to tribal governments

Inslee addresses funerals, real estate transactions, sends letter to tribal governments

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional guidance Saturday related to the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” proclamation to slow the spread of COVID-19. Inslee also sent a government-to-government letter to Washington’s tribal communities. Guidance on funerals In partnership with the governor’s office, the Washington State Department of Licensing sent additional guidance to funeral homes and cemeteries today. The…

Oregon reports 13 COVID-19 deaths, 65 new cases

Oregon reports 13 COVID-19 deaths, 65 new cases

News release from Oregon Health Authority PORTLAND — COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll from 12 to 13, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8:00 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority also reported 65 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 479, as of 8:00 a.m. today. The…

Oregon State Fire Marshal suspends self-service gas regulations

Oregon State Fire Marshal suspends self-service gas regulations

News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal SALEM — In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on Oregon, the Office of State Fire Marshal is suspending regulations over self-service stations and implementing measures to ensure the health and safety of gas retailers. “During this unprecedented time of state emergency, we need to ensure that critical supply…

Model shows social distancing measures working in Oregon

Model shows social distancing measures working in Oregon

SALEM – The rate that coronavirus cases are increasing in Oregon appears to show the stay at home and social distancing measures are working. The latest model shows the stay at home order should keep the number of active coronavirus cases under 500.  Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state health officer at the Oregon Health Authority, said…