Comedian Hasan Minhaj put up the website dontgetkickedout.com to help renters struggling during the pandemic. This site has links to sites that help renters see if their building qualifies for the federal eviction moratorium, review state eviction protections during COVID-19, and locate legal aid services in their state. This comes from the May 18 episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, which explores the looming rent crises from COVID-19 and the challenges tenants face in the legal system.
Interesting decision by Multnomah County Circuit Court Administrators and judges given even the little we know now about how Covid-19 spreads, not to mention the condition of the old Courthouse:
“Oregon Law Forces Jury Trials To Continue, Increasing Virus Risk,” by Conrad Wilson, OPB, May 12, 2020
If you are called for jury duty, grand or petit, in Oregon, please check your Circuit Court’s website for instructions and contact information. Or, call the phone number on your juror summons.
Yes, even New Zealand has its contrarians. The “good guys” don’t always get everything right either and besides, we barely know who Covid-19 is, let alone if we want to be left alone in a room with it:
From New Zealand, “A modest defence of the coronavirus contrarians,” by Danyl Mclauchlan, May 12th 2020, The Spinoff.
Please add Retraction Watch to the list at my April 2, 2020, post:
Never believe anything other people tell you, especially if said with Great Authority, and no qualifications. Look it up, check it out, put it to the test. Doubt takes time, but it takes less time and less money than lawsuits.
1) COVID-19 Resources for Students and Parents, from the Oregon Department of Education, including topics such as civil rights and civic engagement, death, mental health, and much more:
“This page contains the most recent information available on how the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is affecting schools in Oregon. Please email us with any questions. If you have an urgent health need, please contact your local health department or health care provider.” [Link to website]
Oregon Historical Society Asks Oregonians to Share Their Pandemic Stories
Many of you and your family members are keeping journals (or even just notes on calendars), all of which will be interesting to read AC (After Covid).
Two places to share and record your stories:
How to Evaluate Covid-19 Resources:
I created this list for my Oregon librarian community (and with their invaluable assistance) but others may find the list useful.
I include full URLs, some of which I entered into the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, and sufficient bibliographic info to enable readers to locate new URLs if the ones listed break.
On April 1 Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-13 “ordering a moratorium on certain terminations of residential rental agreements and non-residential leases[.]” This expands her March 22 restriction on residential evictions.
See The Oregonian article Gov. Kate Brown issues 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for more.