Articles Tagged with Covid-19

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The Oregon Health Authority has a Covid-19 Testing Site Locator.

You can also call 211 (or visit the 211 Info website)

Note of advice from OHA: “While we are working hard to keep the information about where Oregonians can get a COVID-19 test as up to date as possible, you should contact the site first to make sure testing is still occurring.”

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Our Oregon public librarians, statewide, have a plan for this! Here is what they have shared with our library community so far (as of June 22, 2020):

Bottom line: “Results show that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was not detectable on the materials after three days of quarantine.”

See more about the REALM Project, Phase 1:

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WebJunction has been teaching online for more than a decade – and they do a darn good job of it, too.

This class: “Libraries Prepare to Answer Civil Legal Questions in Times of Crisis” will be taught by 2 law librarian stars: Jenny Silbiger, State Law Librarian, Access to Justice Coordinator, Hawaii Supreme Court Law Library, and Joseph Lawson, Deputy Director, Harris County Law Library, Texas.

The live webinar is scheduled for: Thursday, June 11, 2020 / 12:00 pm Pacific, 60 minutes. (Webinar recording and course materials will be available offline to registrants shortly thereafter.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Please add Retraction Watch to the list at my April 2, 2020, post:

How to Evaluate Covid-19 Resources: the Good, Bad, Puzzling, Outdated, Rumor, Un/Official, and the Profiteering

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.

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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]

2) Senior Loneliness Line, About:

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Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)

From the ORVOAD About Us page:

The Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD) is the state chapter of the National VOAD.

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