Marion County stretches out arm to local business

Marion county is lending a hand to struggling business during the coronavirus pandemic. If businesses or sole proprietors with five or fewer employees are experiencing negative economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Commissioners has dedicated $200,000 from the Marion County Economic Stimulus Funding Program to distribute[Read More…]

SAIF stands up fund to reduce risk for businesses

Oregon’s worker compensation insurance company is creating a $10 million coronavirus worker safety fund to limit the exposure some businesses are feeling as a result of the pandemic. The fund, established by SAIF, is designed to support employee safety, reduce injuries, and decrease exposures by helping businesses impacted by the[Read More…]

Raffle party canceled, drawing to be live-streamed

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Rotary Club of Keizer and the Keizer Rotary Foundation have decided to cancel the 2020 Raffle Party, originally scheduled for April 4. However, the raffle drawing will be held via live stream at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, on the club’s Facebook[Read More…]

Salem-Keizer board will meet virtually Monday to hear the latest on local school closure

The 2019-20 Salem-Keizer School Board (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) The Salem-Keizer School Board will hold a virtual meeting Monday afternoon to hear updates on the district’s closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Board members will vote on two items related to the pandemic. The first would suspend an existing board policy requiring[Read More…]

What’s open in Keizer

Lana and Terry Ricker show off the face shields now available in Mr. Video at 3836 River Road N. The Keizertimes is striving to be the best possible resource for the city during troubling times.  While some businesses, such as gyms, and other organizations will close temporarily as a result[Read More…]

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…]