May 21, 2020

The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to continue their efforts conducting multiple F-15 Eagle hospital flyovers throughout Oregon on Friday, May 22. This salute is to recognize Oregonians on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, lift morale during a time of severe health and economic impacts, and remember those brave service members who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The flyovers are a joint effort between Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing, based in Klamath Falls, and the 142nd Wing, based in Portland. The intent of the flyovers is to show support and thanks for healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential workers keeping Oregonians safe and healthy each day. The tribute also hopes to unify and boost the spirits of Oregonians and to recognize military members who have lost their lives in service to our country. The approximate flyover times for tomorrow, May 22 at NE Oregon locations are listed below.

• 9:10 a.m. Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Heppner, Ore.
• 9:15 a.m. Good Shepherd Health Care System, Hermiston, Ore.
• 9:19 a.m. St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Ore.
• 9:25 a.m. Grande Ronde Hospital, La Grande, Ore.
• 9:31 a.m. Wallowa Memorial Hospital, Enterprise, Ore.
• 9:39 a.m. St. Alphonsus Medical Center, Baker City, Ore.
• 9:48 a.m. Blue Mountain Hospital, John Day, Ore.
• 10:05 a.m. St. Charles Madras Hospital, Madras, Ore.
• 10:07 a.m. Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center, Warm Springs, Ore.

After careful consideration, Union County Youth Soccer Association has cancelled the 2020 youth summer recreation soccer league. The health and safety of participants as well as statewide guidance has led to this decision. Plans are underway to resume fall and spring select and winter indoor programs, once health authorities determine it is safe to lift the restrictions on contact sports.

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing funding toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses, eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, Tribal businesses, self-employed, or independent contractors are eligible if they also meet program standards.

• For a top-line overview of the program:…/fil…/136/PPP%20–%20Overview.pdf
• If you’re a lender, more information can be found at:…/PPP%20Lender%20Information%20Fa…
• If you’re a borrower, more information can be found at:…/PPP%20Borrower%20Information%20…
• The application for borrowers can be found at:…/Paycheck-Protection-Program-App…

The Small Business Administration has also launched a hotline for lenders who need assistance accessing SBA’s E-Tran system. That number is: 1-833-572-0502. More answers from the SBA can be found at…/coronavir…/paycheck-protection-program

Union County has no new COVID-19 cases to announce today, keeping the total number of confirmed cases at six. Of the six Union County cases, three meet the Oregon Health Authority’s definition as recovered. Statewide, Oregon Health Authority is reporting today a total of 3,817 confirmed and presumptive cases and 145 COVID-19 deaths. Baker County and Wallowa County each remain at one confirmed case. Umatilla County is reporting a total of 107 confirmed and presumptive cases and three COVID-19 related deaths.