20 Tips for Working from Home

We found this great article on PCMag. by Jill Duffy and wanted to share… Great tips for working from home!

The outbreak of the coronavirus has more people working from home than ever. If you’re new to working remotely, these tips from a home-office pro can help you stay productive and maintain balance. Read more

COVID-19 and the Portland Community

Travel Portland, along with the Oregon Health Authority, City of Portland and Multnomah County, are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in our community.

Multnomah County, where Portland is located, entered Phase 1 reopening on June 19, 2020. The other Portland metro counties, Clackamas and Washington, were already in Phase 1. Going forward, the three metro counties will be considered as a unit. On July 7, Multnomah County announced that it will stay in Phase 1 “indefinitely.”

As of July 1, people are required to wear face coverings when in grocery stores, pharmacies and other indoor public spaces in all Oregon counties.

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Fourth of July Safety Tips

Fourth of July fireworks shows, cookouts and beach vacations will look very different this year. As Covid-19 cases continue to surge across the country, the issue of how to celebrate and socialize safely is top of mind for many Americans.
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Live Updates: Oregon Reports 55 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Article Featured on OPB

Oregon state and local officials reported 55 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s known total to 3,338.

Health officials Wednesday reported four new presumptive cases. Those are people who have not tested positive but have coronavirus symptoms and have had close contact with someone confirmed to be infected with the virus.

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6 Essentials for an Effective Face Mask

6 Essentials for an Effective Face Mask

BY AREFA CASSOOBHOY, MD, MPH | Article Featured on WebMD

A cloth face mask is not foolproof protection from COVID-19, but here is what we know about what makes a good cloth face mask.

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Oregon Health Authority: COVID-19 Testing Basics

Oregon Health Authority: COVID-19 Testing Basics

Article Featured on Oregon Health Authority

Who should be tested?

Many people are interested in testing for COVID-19 out of concern for themselves and their loved ones. If you have trouble breathing or feel very ill, contact your healthcare provider or, in case of emergency, call 911. Healthcare providers may decide to have you first tested for other illnesses, like the flu, based on your possible exposure history and any other symptoms you might have.

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What Does Recovery From COVID-19 Look Like? It Depends. A Pulmonologist Explains.

What Does Recovery From COVID-19 Look Like? It Depends. A Pulmonologist Explains.

Article Featured on khn.org

Reports of recovery from serious illness caused by the coronavirus have been trickling in from around the world.

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Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

Article Featured on knh.org

At advanced ages, “someone’s immune response may be blunted and their ability to regulate temperature may be altered,” said Dr. Joseph Ouslander, a professor of geriatric medicine at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine.

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Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

Article Featured on Johns Hopkins 

When it comes to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, older people are especially vulnerable to severe illness. Research is showing that adults 60 and older, especially those with preexisting medical conditions, especially heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or cancer are more likely to have severe — even deadly — coronavirus infection than other age groups.

If you’re caring for an older loved one, you might be worried. Alicia Arbaje, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. specializes in internal medicine and geriatrics at Johns Hopkins. She shares what you need to know to keep elderly people safer, and what to do if they do become infected with COVID-19. Read more

COVID 19 Scam Callers

4 Coronavirus Scams to Avoid

By Brandy Bauer | Featured on ncoa.org

Scammers are quick to exploit emergencies to cheat people out of money, and the coronavirus pandemic unfortunately is no exception. Follow and share these four tips to ensure you or an older adult you serve is not among their victims!

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