YONCALLA — As soon as the van pulled in the driveway, people would come outside to greet Erin Helgren and Kelly Campbell.
The Oregon Health Authority on Friday reported that Douglas County had one additional case of COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — bringing the county’s caseload to 45.
Community members have raised nearly $13,000 for the Umpqua Valley Arts Association in what is being called the “Save the Summer Arts Festival” fundraiser.
Umpqua Community College will receive $500,000 in financial assistance from CHI Mercy Medical Center to revive its nationally accredited nursing program, according to Kelly Morgan, CEO of Mercy Medical.
The Roseburg VA Medical Center is now using an online and mobile COVID-19 screening tool. The VA said in a press release the new tool will help speed up the time it takes to enter the facility.
Eight doctors, most of them, fresh out of medical school, are in Douglas County to continue their training to become board certified family physicians.
Parents and community members throughout Douglas County are ready to get children back to schools according to multiple surveys, and school districts are working to figure out how to make that happen while coronavirus restrictions remain in place.
The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team is warning county residents of a spike in new cases locally, statewide and nationally. The team in a press release urged caution for those planning road trips, outdoor adventures and barbecues.
State Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, is calling out Democrats for what he said is a lack of transparency about next week’s legislative special session on police reform and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Summer is a time to be outside and enjoy the beautiful weather of the Pacific Northwest. It’s the season for hiking, camping, swimming, grilling, and gardening. But if you suffer from summer allergies, the outdoors may not be so appealing.
GREEN — Joseph Sanchez of Winston is in stable condition after being stabbed Friday evening in the 4600 block of Carnes Road in Green, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
A Douglas County person who tested positive for COVID-19 several days ago remains hospitalized, but is no longer having any symptoms related to the virus, according to Douglas Public Health Network.
Umpqua Community College held its commencement ceremony Friday evening in a drive-thru fashion, adhering to public gathering restrictions in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kace Wills was the first in his family to graduate high school when he moved his tassel from left to right during Friday’s ceremony at Rose Alternative School in Roseburg, but he’s hoping to inspire more children by becoming a teacher.
Umpqua Community College will eliminate 13 positions and leave several open positions unfilled due to financial restraints caused by COVID-19, according to spokesperson Tiffany Coleman.
Oregon’s 178 new cases of COVID-19 reported Thursday were attributed, at least partly, to higher testing numbers and breakouts in workplaces, according to the Oregon Health Authority. That was the highest total for the state on any single day since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic began.