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Wednesday Night Update March 11

3:11 AM · Mar 12, 2020

This has been a significant day with many announcements taking place. Here’s the breakdown. National News - Trump spoke and addressed the nation regarding the virus and its coming impact. - President Trump announced a total ban on travel from European countries to the United States for the next 30 days, beginning on Friday at midnight. The government will make travel exemptions for Americans who have undergone appropriate screening - Pledged 50 billion dollars in loans to through the Small Business Administration for businesses who are impacted by the Coronavirus - Directed nursing homes to suspend non-medically necessary visits across the country. - The attending physician of the U.S. Congress & Supreme Court, Dr. Brian Monahan, briefed Senate Staff yesterday in a closed-door meeting that he expects anywhere from 70 up to 150 million people in the U.S. to contract coronavirus, per two sources @JulieNBCNews - Implications of these numbers: With a 1% fatality rate that could mean 700,000 people die on the low end and 1.5 million on the high end. - NBA suspended it’s season tonight Oregon News - Oregon and Oregon State both announced significant changes today. - Oregon State - Campuses and OSU facilities and operations statewide will remain open. Winter term finals week exams and activities will be delivered remotely where possible. Where remote teaching, coursework and testing is not possible, maximum social distancing measures will be utilized. All spring term courses, labs and exams will be delivered remotely, where possible. Where remote teaching, coursework and testing is not possible, maximum social distancing measures will be utilized. - University of Oregon - Effective Sunday, March 15, the UO will cancel nonessential events and gatherings of more than 50 people. No final exams will be offered in-person for winter term. For the first three weeks of the spring term – which starts March 30 – the UO will deliver all classes remotely. - 6 new cases of Coronavirus were announced by the state Wednesday. Two cases in Linn County, and one new case in Polk, Marion, Umatilla and Deschutes counties. 5 of the new cases today were community spread, meaning it’s unknown how they contracted the disease. There are now 21 total discovered cases in the State of Oregon. I want to request civility in our discussion and comments in this group in the weeks and months to come. For those who do not take this seriously, I’m going to ask you to refrain from arguing here. I want to leave the comments on so people in the community can ask genuine questions and encourage and help one another. This is going to be a very hard time for everyone, we don’t need extra drama. I appreciate your respect and consideration.