Breaking News
More () »

Portland's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Portland, Oregon | KGW.com

Oregon COVID-19 updates, Aug. 5: High school fall sports moved to March

As COVID-19 continues to impact Oregon and Southwest Washington, get the latest updates here.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cases of COVID-19 began popping up in the United States in January. The first case in Oregon was reported on Feb. 28.

We've been posting a daily blog to track the changes in Oregon and Southwest Washington as we get them. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES


As of Wednesday evening:

RELATED: Gov. Brown says new back-to-school metrics may be in the works for rural Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


9:30 p.m.

  • A Hillsboro family was taking precautions against COVID-19 but the disease still turned their world upside down. The Villegas family shared their story with KGW to try to save other families from going through the pain and anguish they went through. Learn more
  • Business is way down for Willamette Jetboat Excursions, due to COVID-19. Here's how they're working to keep the business afloat. Learn more

6:15 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials on Wednesday reported 299 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths. The state’s coronavirus death toll is now at 338 people. Learn more
  • The Oregon Employment Department said it only had about 1,000 regular unemployment claims left to process as of Wednesday. Tens of thousands of people are waiting for PUA claims. Learn more
  • The vast majority of students in Washington will be returning to distance learning or online learning in the fall, as the state released recommendations for reopening schools. Most districts are in communities at high- or moderate-risk of coronavirus transmission, Gov. Jay Inslee said. Learn more
  • Coronavirus testing is dropping as infections remain high, and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day. The trend is attributed to long waits to get a test. Learn more

4 p.m.

  • There are 70 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon as of this week. One of the state's largest workplace outbreaks, the reported 185 cases at Pacific Seafood in Newport, was listed as resolved this week. Learn more
  • All Oregon high school fall sports, including football, have been postponed to March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

8:30 a.m.

  • Gov. Brown says new back-to-school metrics may be in the works for rural Oregon. Learn more
  • On Tuesday, state health officials reported 342 new COVID-19 cases and 5 more deaths, bringing Oregon's death toll to 333 people. Learn more
  • At least 25 campers and staff members at a camp east of Portland have tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more

RELATED: Q&A: Answering your questions about students returning to classrooms in Oregon this fall

RELATED: ‘We all just wanted to save lives’: Nonprofit gets FDA approval for low-cost ventilator, designed by Portland teen

INTERACTIVE: Active workplace outbreaks with five or more confirmed cases

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

RELATED: Oregon coronavirus: Maps, graphs and data

WATCH: Coronavirus latest updates | YouTube playlist