State Cracks Down On Portland Nursing Home With 14 Deaths

State officials have cracked down on a Southeast Portland nursing home following 14 deaths from COVID-19 and inspections that revealed a slew of violations stemming from sloppy practices and understaffing, allowing the virus to spread in the facility. 

Jackson County's Coronavirus Test Rate Tops The State

Oregon’s Jackson County has tested more people per capita for coronavirus than every state except New York, Washington and Louisiana -- three viral hotspots with thousands of patients, according to an analysis of state and national data by The Oregonian/OregonLive.

State Didn’t Help, But OSU Lab Found A Way Into COVID-19 Testing Anyway

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Specialists at Oregon State University’s veterinary laboratory wanted to put their state-of-the-art equipment to work testing for the coronavirus. Oregon needs more tests. But neither the Oregon Health Authority nor Gov. Kate Brown's office lent any support. A private company did.


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