Spring is normally a time for recreational boating in Oregon, but under the current coronavirus health crisis, boaters must take in consideration Governor Brown's Stay Home executive order.
The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association (OSSA) has issued a letter outlining its concerns about the Concealed Handgun Licensing (CHL) renewal process following the onset of COVID-19 and the state’s social distancing order.
COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 22, according to the Oregon Health Authority, which also reported 73 new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, April 3.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has launched the Coronavirus Small Business Resource Navigator, which she said will help connect small businesses to financial support and information they need to stay in business through the COVID-19 crisis.
During the week starting March 22, the Oregon Employment Department received 92,700 initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits.
COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 19, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which also reported 47 new cases of COVID-19 as of April 1.
Columbia County medical services and first responders could receive a portion of the much needed personal protection equipment (PPE) being sent to all 36 counties.
The OSAA Executive Board announces that it will continue its current suspension of Spring activities but chose not to cancel any other remaining state championships at this time, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education and Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, has sent the following message to school superintendents and principals.
In Oregon and across the nation, public health doctors, nurses and first responders are struggling with a severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as respiratory masks and surgical gowns.
Many people in Columbia County who would normally be working from their offices in St.Helens and across the region, may now be working from home as a proactive safety effort due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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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During the coronavirus health crisis, area children continue to receive meals through the St. Helens School District’s free meal services.
Governor Kate Brown today issued further guidance on Executive Order 20-12 as it relates to Oregonians experiencing homelessness, as well as organizations that provide services to low-income Oregonians.
Small businesses in St. Helens and across Columbia County impacted by the economic upheaval triggered by the coronavirus now have the opportunity to apply for emergency loans.
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.
St. Helens residents and others used their cars to form a line around the Columbia Theatre to purchase movie snacks and other items, and to show their support for the home town movie house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drivers in Columbia County are getting a break at the gas pump. The national and Oregon price averages for gasoline are at their cheapest prices of the year so far.
The St. Helens Police Department continues to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve the community during the current COVID-19 pandemic, but new measures are in place due to the coronavirus.
The St. Helens High School Robotic and Engineering Club, or SHREC, was all ready for regional competition this month in Wilsonville, but due to the coronavirus health crisis and classes postponed, the students are now waiting for their next opportunity.
The Oregon Health Authority has reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 88, as of March 19.
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.
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.
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.
Rates of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 have now surged past 7,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control (CD), with 75 cases and three deaths in Oregon as of Wednesday, March 18, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
As the scope and threat of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear, people all over the world hunger for two things: an effective vaccine and truthful information about the disease.
To support Oregon’s working families dealing with the spread of COVID-19, Governor Brown has directed the Oregon Department of Human Services and and the Early Learning Division to make changes to child care benefits.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced that she has signed an executive order limiting public gatherings to 25 people as a measure to slow the coronavirus in Oregon.
As people in Columbia County and across the state deal with the coronavirus crisis, the President of the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association, Dan Bristow, said due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended social distancing to slow t…
Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) president and CEO Becky Hultberg released the following statement, Monday, March 16, regarding hospital efforts to preserve capacity and limit community spread of COVID-19.
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.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she is not yet convinced that a statewide curfew for restaurants and bars is necessary to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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.
Following Governor Brown’s statewide school closure announcement in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Early Learning Division (ELD) is not requiring child care facilities to close at this time. School closures will likely increase the need for child care.
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.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) issued the following statement after it was announced that school in Oregon will close from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31 because of the COVID-19 pandemic:
"If you are an older Oregonian or in the target range of this virus, you should stay home as much as possible. I can't emphasize how dangerous this is."
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.
On Thursday, March 12, 2020, St. Helens Mayor Rick Scholl declared a state of emergency in the City of St. Helens due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The Oregon Department of Human Services has issued restrictions to help prevent coronavirus at elderly care facilities. The following is a release from DHS and the Oregon Health Authority concerning the new restrictions.
The St. Helens High School Robotics and Engineering Club had been preparing for regional competition this weekend at Wilsonville, however the event at Wilsonville has now been postponed.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Michael Paul, Public Health Administrator for Columbia County confirmed with The Chronicle 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: