Oregon officials restrict visits to elderly in care homes, acting to prevent coronavirus from hitting 30,000

In a continued ramp-up to contain the novel coronavirus, Oregon officials on Tuesday announced tight restrictions for visitors to 670 care facilities. Health officials also urged the elderly, especially vulnerable to the disease, to stay home.

March 11, 2020 By Les Zaitz – Malheur Enterprise


Salem– State officials on Tuesday mandated a stop to most visits to the 30,000 Oregonians in long-term care facilities to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that has proven especially deadly for the elderly.That means, for now, no more time with parents, grandparents and others in licensed facilities except in special circumstances. More…

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