Author: Rachel Alexander of the Salem Reporter

Running low on supplies, Salem Health stops coronavirus testing at clinics, emergency room

A check in station outside the back entrance to the Salem Health clinic on South River Road, where patients were being tested for COVID-19 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Citing a need to conserve test kits and supplies for hospitalized patients, Salem Health said Wednesday it would stop testing people with respiratory[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer preparing to distribute thousands of bagged meals as schools close

Veronica Diaz squirts mayonnaise on her son Victor’s sandwich during a free summer lunch at Washington Elementary School on June 18, 2019 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Thousands of local school children will get bagged lunches starting Monday to keep them fed while their schools remain dark under a statewide closure order[Read More…]