Employees laid off due to Coronavirus may be eligible for benefits

Whether you are under the weather or not many people have been affected financially by the Coronavirus.

Companies around the country are closing their doors temporarily to eliminate possible exposure to the illness.

If you’ve been temporarily laid off, you may be able to receive unemployment insurance benefits. The state of Oregon has a list of scenarios on its website for eligibility to workers affected by the global virus.

For more information click HERE.

NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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