Hospitals open up more services, UO makes Fall plans

Hospitals opening up

Governor Brown announced, in what appears to be the first COVID-19 related restriction set be lifted, that nonemergency medical procedures can take place again on May 1. The governor with the Oregon Health Authority laid out criteria for hospitals that included hospitals in the region must keep 20% hospital bed availability in case of a surge of COVID-19.

The Oreon Nurses Association put out a statement in response to Brown. They are concerned that hospitals are not disclosing how much personal protective equipment (PPE) is available to workers and that and that Brown’s order allows for the extended use and reuse of PPE.

U of O seeks to open up campus for the Fall

President Michael Schill announced on Monday that the University of Oregon plans to hold classes on campus this fall. Previously the university announced all summer classes will be held online and students are into week five of distant learning for spring term.

The university has extend the renewal deadline for career instructor contracts to May 8. United Academics says it is in talks with the university to end bargaining for a new collective bargaining agreement, which they suspended on March 11, but is bargaining for extending contracts of career instructors.

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The week ahead

Friday, 11:30 AM— Digital May Day Rally/Manifestación Digital del 1 de mayo

Saturday, 2 PM — Radical Reading Online: Abolish Whiteness