New COVID outbreak at Keizer Station

A second Keizer Station restaurant has reported a COVID-19 outbreak. Panda Express, 2675 Jorie Lane N.E., was listed as reporting five cases of COVID-19 in the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) weekly report on coronavirus spread throughout the state. Panda Express has had five cases linked to the site. OHA officials[Read More…]

97303 COVID numbers still rising

The number of COVID-19 cases linked to the 97303 zip code have continued to escalate since mid-July.  According to the most recent weekly report from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), a total of 290 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the zip code that includes all of Keizer and[Read More…]

In-N-Out reports 5 COVID-19 cases

Lines at In-N-Out have only wavered slightly since it opened in December 2019. This photo is from shortly after the burger chain opened. The most popular spot in town for the past eight months has now become the Keizer’s first site of a COVID-19 outbreak linked to a restaurant. In-N-Out[Read More…]

Keizer woman details experience with COVID-19

Lucy Workman is one of millions who survived their battle with COVID-19.  Lucy Workman of Keizer is one of more than 16,000 Oregonians who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.  After four days of hospitalization and two weeks of at-home quarantine, her doctors have[Read More…]

New business loans will be available soon from state

Support for businesses in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties impacted by the COVID -19 pandemic is available. Financial assistance is available thanks to grants from Business Oregon and the Oregon Community Foundation. Willamette Workforce Partnership will be managing the grant process. The first round of funding will be distributed to[Read More…]

In-person classes will be two days per week for most Salem-Keizer students under early outline for fall

Most of Salem-Keizer’s 41,000 students would attend school inside a building only two days per week under a plan being developed by district administrators, though younger students would have more in-class time. Families will have the option to keep their students enrolled in an all-online district program regardless of grade,[Read More…]

Virus numbers drop in 97303 zip code

Don’t stop wearing masks and washing hands, but there is a bit of good local news related to COVID-19 this week.  After a two week period in which COVID-19 cases linked to the 97303 zip code grew by 57 cases, only eight new positive tests were recorded in the Oregon[Read More…]