Gordon’s Update September 23 | New

Another balmy day in the store with increasing pressure just west today. Scattered morning clouds and fog have already subsided in most areas, leaving a mostly sunny day. Winds northwest 4-8 this afternoon, high near 69. We should see mostly clear skies tonight with diminishing winds to lows near 49.

Tomorrow the ridge will begin to move eastward through our area, giving us sunny skies, light winds and pushing high afternoon temperatures in the 70s above near 80 here, again. warmer in the valley.

On Saturday, the ridge weakened as a low pressure trough moved towards the region. We will still enjoy mostly sunny skies, with winds becoming from the west 4 to 8, the afternoon high only until near 67. On Saturday evening, we see increasing cloudiness and then a slight probability. of rain late, lows near 48.

After that we see a series of systems that will grow into a front that will bring rain on Sunday and Monday. Patterns agree on the front but differ on exact timing and strength. Some make it run on Sunday afternoon while others push it late on Sunday until early Monday. Again, there are variations on the precipitation totals with the system as well. So far, it looks like we can see 1 to 2 inches of rain during this time.

We can expect the usual scattered post-frontal showers behind the front from Tuesday to Wednesday, highs in the 60s, troughs in the mid-40s.

September 22, 2021, Oregon reports 2,312 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases, 26 new deaths

PORTLAND, Oregon – There are 26 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, bringing the state’s death toll to 3,649, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 am today.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 2,312 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state’s total to 317,107.

OHA Updates Reports for Schools in Weekly Outbreak Report

Starting today, the Weekly Outbreak Report updates how school outbreaks will be reported.

The outbreak report will continue to report the number of school cases per student and staff or volunteer status. Active and resolved outbreaks will now include all cases related to the outbreak and will no longer differentiate between student and staff cases.

Outbreaks in K-12 schools are defined as having two or more cases identified, where there is evidence of transmission, in the school. Outbreaks can include cases that were not in school but are close contacts of those exposed at school. This gives a more accurate picture of the scale of K-12 epidemics and how they may relate to other cases in the community.

Schools should continue to inform their local public health authority of all positive cases identified among students and staff, including those reporting a positive COVID-19 test at home.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospital patients with COVID-19 in Oregon is 939, five less than yesterday. There are 270 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, six more than yesterday.

09/22/2021 Beds available (and percentage of beds available)

Statewide State Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7 Region 9

Adult intensive care beds available 39 (6%) 22 (6%) 1 (1%) 7 (16%) 7 (12%) 0 (0%) 2 (4%) 0 (0%)

Adult non-ICU beds 315 (7%) 84 (4%) 20 (3%) 78 (13%) 38 (9%) 3 (6%) 45 (11%) 47 (41%)

There are 39 available adult intensive care beds out of a total of 649 (6% availability) and 315 non-intensive care adult beds out of 4,272 (7% availability).

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between reporting times. Figures do not reflect admissions per day or length of hospital stay. Staff limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

PRESS RELEASE

Western Disaster Field Operations Center

Release Date: September 23, 2021

Contact: Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, [email protected]

Version number: OR 17187-01

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SBA Economic Disaster Loans Available For Oregon Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif .– Small non-farm businesses in seven Oregon counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans with the US Small Business Administration, Director Tanya N. Garfield announced. from the SBA Disaster Field Operations Center. These loans compensate for the economic losses due to the drop in income caused by the drought in the next main county which began on July 27, 2021.

Main county: Tillamook;

Neighboring counties: Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Polk, Washington and Yamhill.

“SBA eligibility covers both the economic impacts on businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers who suffered agricultural production losses caused by the disaster and on businesses directly affected by the disaster,” Garfield said.

Small non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private non-profit organizations of any size may be eligible for economic disaster loans of up to $ 2 million. dollars to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that might have been covered had the disaster not occurred.

“Eligibility for these loans is based solely on the financial impact of the disaster and not on actual property damage. These loans have an interest rate of 2.855% for businesses and 2% for private non-profit organizations, with a maximum term of 30 years, and are available for small businesses and most private organizations at nonprofit without the financial ability to offset the negative impact without difficulty, ”Garfield mentioned.

By law, the SBA makes economic disaster loans available when the US Secretary of Agriculture designates an agricultural disaster. The secretary declared this disaster on September 20, 2021.

Businesses primarily engaged in agriculture or ranching are not eligible for SBA disaster assistance. Farm businesses should contact the Farm Services Agency regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance made available by the Secretary’s Statement. However, nurseries are eligible for disaster assistance from the SBA in the event of drought.

Applicants can apply online, receive additional information on disaster assistance, and download applications at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/. Applicants can also call the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information on SBA Disaster Assistance. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to US Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The deadline to submit an economic loss claim is May 20, 2022.

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