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FreeCORONAVIRUS • oregon • business April 1
Gov. Kate Brown issues 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown placed a 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for nonpayment Wednesday, bringing relief to thousands of businesses facing their first rent payments since losing significant revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.
FreeCORONAVIRUS • Oregon • History April 1
Oregon Historical Society asks for Oregonians' experiences during COVID-19 pandemic
The Oregon Historical Society has put a call out for one-page letters, or hand-written notes, sharing individual reflections and experiences during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
FreeCORONAVIRUS • BANKS • EDUCATION March 31
Banks School District shares updates for district, high school
In a letter to the district, superintendent Jeff Leo noted how rapidly things were changing for the district in the face of the coronavirus health crisis, while Banks High School Principal Jacob Pence shared more information in a heartfelt video.
FreeCORONAVIRUS • Banks • Education March 31
Banks students may not return to school this academic year
The state issued a 28 page guidance document for school districts throughout Oregon, mandating a plan for distance learning by April 13. "We are working through the new guidance and putting together our plan. It raises a lot of questions for us as well which we will be working on to find out and best serve the students of Banks School District.,” said superintendent Jeff Leo.
FreeCONGRESS • wildfires • CORONAVIRUS March 31
National dispatch: Five airtankers join Oregon fleet, Oregon is granted coronavirus disaster declaration by feds
Quick updates from the national level regarding Oregon's congressional delegation and national politics on the local stage. This week, stimulus checks, resources for small businesses, feds grant Oregon a disaster declaration, and air tankers join the U.S. Forest Service fleet to fight Oregon wildfires.
FreeCORONAVIRUS • Banks • Education March 30
Banks School District begins offering sack breakfast and lunches to students
In a Friday, March 27 letter to parents and community members, Banks School District Superintendent Jeff Leo, a number of announcements and plans for the rest of the year were outlined, including information on school meals and supplemental distance learning.

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