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Limited Outdoor Dining Allowed Under Updated COVID-19 Framework

Limited Outdoor Dining Allowed Under Updated COVID-19 Framework

25 Oregon counties—including Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson—face extended closures under Gov. Brown's latest update
Central Oregon's Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties are in the "extreme" risk category in Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's new health and safety framework—meaning that for Central Oregon and much of the state, the lockdown that began as a Two-Week Freeze could very well stay in place longer than expected. State health officials took a look at case numbers Nov. 30 to determine risk categories following the freeze, scheduled to end Dec. 2.

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What's 'Extreme Risk' Anyway? An Explainer of the New COVID Risk Guidelines in Oregon

Want to know when we can get out of the latest lockdown? Here's a primer
This week, people in 25 of Oregon's 36 counties learned that their counties fell under the "extreme" risk category in Gov. Kate Brown's newest framework. The new framework charted out what restrictions businesses and individuals would be subject to, based on the severity of COVID-19 in their areas.

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Resolution Easing Church Restrictions Fails; Neighbors Speak Out Against Juniper Ridge

A recap of Wednesday’s Bend City Council meeting
City of Bend Councilors Bill Moseley and Justin Livingston’s attempt to bar the use of city funds for enforcing pandemic-related restrictions at churches failed Wednesday on a five-two vote, with only Moseley and Livingston voting in favor. Moseley introduced the resolution, which read:

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The Source Weekly Update Dec 2

In this week's update, we're talking about everything state shutdown related.
In this week's update, we're reviewing the conditions of the extended state shut down and reporting on city policing of Thanksgiving and other social gatherings.

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La ciudad refuerza la imposición de las condiciones de uso del cubre bocas en los comercios
Tras una reunión especial el mes de Julio, el Consejo Municipal de la ciudad de Bend estableció multas civiles por violar la guía estatal emitida por Oregon Health Authority (las Autoridades de Salud de Oregon) sobre el uso del cubre bocas, la cubierta protectora facial. Por lucir un rostro sin cubrebocas en un área pública o en un comercio, podría ser (y sigue seguir siendo) multado por $100 ante el primer incumplimiento, $250 por el segundo y $500 por cualquier incumplimiento subsecuente.

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Local Cops Say They Received Just One Call About COVID Guidelines Adherence on Thanksgiving Day

City of Bend officials continue to favor voluntary compliance, but also deploy plain-clothes Code Enforcement officers to businesses
City of Bend officials continue to favor voluntary compliance, but also deploy plain-clothes Code Enforcement officers to businesses

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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