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We know, the last two weeks have been overwhelming on many levels and life as we know it has been turned upside down. We all know someone who is now out of work, some favorite restaurant that is closed, some park we love shut.

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Umpqua Transit (UTrans), the transportation and commuter service that serves Roseburg, Winston, Sutherlin, Myrtle Creek and Canyonville, has announced a reduction in services due to staff shortages.

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Friendly Kitchen staff members were hard at work Wednesday morning cooking up a batch of chicken tikka masala for that day and an extra large portion of split pea soup for Thursday.

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The Music on the Half Shell committee announced Wednesday it would be postponing the start of the 2020 Half Shell concert series until July 7 due to the current “state of affairs.”

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Several supermarkets in the area, including Walmart, Albertsons, Safeway and Fred Meyer, will be putting in plexiglass sneeze guards at their checkout aisles in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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We suspect by now some of you have heard about them in drips and dribbles, the small acts of kindness that members of our community have shown to one another during these trying times.

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In an attempt to answer frequently asked questions relating to the enforcement of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12, “Stay Home, Save Lives,” the Oregon State Police is offering the following guidance.

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Insurance companies in Oregon will be extending grace periods for premium payments, postponing policy cancellations and nonrenewals and extending deadlines for reporting claims, following an order from the state Department of Consumer and Business Services.

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It was just a little over three weeks ago when Oregon’s first case of COVID-19 was confirmed. Since then so much has changed — as of Wednesday morning 209 cases have been detected in Oregon, including eight people who have died — that it’s hard to keep up. And not just with the dizzying spre…

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Aviva Health officials have announced that the clinic has received $60,112 in funding from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services to respond to and prepare for the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The City of Roseburg, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to promote social distancing, is implementing temporary changes to the public’s access to City Hall. Beginning Monday, residents are urged to conduct business with the city via phone and email.

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Evidence of the concern surrounding the spreading coronavirus was evident throughout Monday’s Roseburg City Council meeting, including the limit on how many could attend, the somber discussion of actions taken by city officials and law enforcement and the declaration of a state of emergency.

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Below are events that have been canceled due either to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s statewide gathering ban or a concern for public health and safety. Organization closures are also included.

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Salon customers’ hair will grow long, and for some, gray. Retail therapy will be limited. And any exercise Oregonians get in the coming weeks — or worse, possibly months — won’t be at the gym.