Health News

Coronavirus: 3,000 U.S. deaths and climbing

(NBC News) – The United States has now tested one million people for the COVID-19 coronavirus.  As of Tuesday, nearly 164,000 cases have been confirmed, and more than 3,000 have died. Thirty states have issued stay-at-home orders and temporary hospitals are being …

Frontline workers frustrated over PPE shortage in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — The shortage of personal protective equipment continues across the nation, and in Oregon and California. Frontline workers are in desperate need of personal protective equipment (PPE) while battling coronavirus. Monday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) and several other elected …

California launches new ‘Health Corps’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) – The Governor of California announced a new initiative to help health care workers in the battle against the coronavirus. During a news conference Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom called on current, former, and future health care professionals to join …

SOU postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

ASHLAND, Ore. – Southern Oregon University students anticipating their graduation ceremony will have to keep waiting. SOU President Linda Schott said due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the school will be postponing the spring 2020 commencement ceremonies. “We understand how disappointing this …