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The Source Weekly Update Nov 25

The Source Weekly Update Nov 25

In this week's update, we're discussing unemployment checks and the eviction moratorium
In this week's update, we're discussing the conditions of Oregon's unemployment payments and the push to extend the eviction moratorium.

The Freeze Isn't Thawing: Under Gov's new framework, Deschutes, Jefferson counties likely won't ease restrictions Dec. 2

21 counties will probably not be reopening, after earning "extreme risk" designations under Gov. Brown's new framework
Central Oregon's Deschutes and Jefferson counties are in the "extreme" risk category in Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's new health and safety framework announced Wednesday—meaning that for many in Central Oregon, the lockdown that began as a Two-Week Freeze is could very well stay in place longer than expected. One week ago, the Governor and state health officials imposed the freeze, which shut down in-person dining and shuttered gyms, among other restrictions, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.

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Comienzan los pagos de la semana de espera para los habitantes desempleados de Oregon y Impulso para extender la prórroga de desalojo
Comienzan los pagos de la semana de espera para los habitantes desempleados de Oregon Cerca de 250,000 habitantes de Oregon que recibieron prestaciones por desempleo este año tienen otro pago en puerta –otros $170,000 para que en las próximas semanas haya una prestación adicional.

With a Spike in Cases, Capacity Concerns for Oregon's ICUs

The spike in Oregon's COVID-19 numbers is causing Oregon's Intensive Care Units to see an increase in patients
The spike in Oregon's COVID-19 numbers that began in early November is causing Oregon's Intensive Care Units to also see an increase in patients. According to the most recent data from the Oregon Health Authority, Region 1, which includes the majority of the Portland metro area, had 337 staffed ICU beds available, with 278 occupied as of Nov. 24.

Push to Extend Eviction Moratorium

With the COVID-19 crisis far from over and a deadline looming for the end of that eviction ban, stable housing advocates are pushing to extend that eviction moratorium
Throughout the pandemic, Oregonians struggling to pay the rent have had some relief in the form of a statewide moratorium on evictions. With the COVID-19 crisis far from over and a deadline looming for the end of that eviction ban, stable housing advocates are pushing to extend that eviction moratorium.

Shop Local: Instagram Edition

As the holiday season approaches, local retailers make the case: shop like your community depends on it.
Batten down the hatches. That's the motto for this upcoming holiday season.

Shopping Local, While Buying Great Books

Buying books from Central Oregon booksellers, while also shopping online
Given its size and population, Central Oregon is fortunate to have so many great Indie bookstores at people's disposal: Paulina Springs Books in Sisters, Herringbone Books in Redmond, Roundabout Books and my shop, Dudley's Bookshop Café in Bend, and Sunriver Books & Music in Sunriver. All of these bookstores are owned and staffed by members of our community.

Shop Local at Central Oregon Artisan Marketplaces

Looking for a way to get lots of local shopping done, all in one place? Look to these upcoming events
2020 NCOB Artisan Showcase Through Dec. 20! Local makers have been working all year to bring you unique and handcrafted gifts.

Shop Local 2020

Buying local means support the local economy. In 2020, it's more important than ever
As the holiday season approaches, local retailers make the case: shop like your community depends on it. Shop Local: Instagram Edition - by Magdalena Bokowa

Waiting Week Payouts Begin for Unemployed Oregonians

People can check on the status of their claim by visiting the Online Claim System
Nearly 250,000 Oregonians who have received unemployment benefits this year have another payment on the way and another 170,000 will see an additional benefit in the coming weeks. The Oregon Employment Department announced Nov. 23 that it had begun issuing "waiting week" payments for Oregonians who received "regular" unemployment insurance benefits since the start of the pandemic.

Listen: Working Across the Aisle with Former Oregon House Rep. Judy Stiegler 🎧

Stiegler offers wisdom about how to collaborate with the other side during an era of heightened polarization
For this week’s episode of “Bend Don’t Break” we spoke with Judy Stiegler who served in the Oregon State Legislature for House District 54 from 2009-2011 and is now an instructor of political science at OSU - Cascades. (This district covers the City of Bend and was won by Deputy District Attorney Jason Kropf in the recent election.)

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