Articles Tagged with Covid-19

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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:

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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.

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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.

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Guest post, from Lee Van Duzer, Washington County Law Librarian:

As we socially distance ourselves and physical spaces are increasingly closed, it is important to revisit online legal research options. The following are free research tools specific to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Federal & National

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Guest post, from Lee Van Duzer, Washington County Law Librarian, Hillsboro, Oregon:

As we socially distance ourselves and physical spaces are increasingly closed, it is important to revisit online legal research options. The following are free general legal research tools to help you work from home.

Case Law & Statutes

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Visit the Oregon Judicial Department’s website for updates. Oregon Circuit Court websites will have Circuit Court-specific information for jurors, lawyers, and anyone else who has business to transact with the courts.

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Did you know that the two trillion (and counting) dollar coronavirus (Covid-19) law started out as a January 24, 2019, revenue bill out of the House of Representatives? (HR 748, 116th Congress, 2019-2020)?

For the record, the 880 page enrolled bill (version passed by both Chambers) was signed by the President on March 27, 2020. [The P.L. number is 116-136.]

So, my question to colleagues was:

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You can go directly to the Law Library of CongressCoronavirus Resource Guide” or if you want additional information on what Congress is doing, visit Congress dot gov. (You can link on Law Library News from there, too.)

This is intended as a guide to laws, regulations and executive actions in the United States, at both the federal and the state level, and in various countries with respect to the new coronavirus and its spread. We are also including links to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports ….” [Link to Law Library of Congress blog post for more information and updates.]

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If you don’t know where to begin, begin with contacting 211 Info:

“[C]onsumers can still reach us by calling 211, but they can also text or email, or use our mobile app and online database. They “serve all 36 Oregon counties and Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties in Southwest Washington.

CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155

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