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Happy birthday, Kate Brown!

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Governor Brown has taken a lot of flack from conservatives for her handling of Covid-19. However, the stats don’t lie. Hawaii and Puerto Rico shouldn’t really be in the comparison under the link since they are islands and can more easily contain things, but basically Oregon did a better job than every other state except Vermont. Had she done what many other states did, more Oregonians would have contracted the virus (and died or had long-lasting ill effects).

Jackson County Coronoavirus

Jackson County hasn’t done very well recently with Covid-19 cases. The numbers have landed the county on the governor’s watch list. We could see a movement back to a more restrictive phase if things continue or get worse.

However, the county infections are very different depending on where in the county you are. 97520 (Ashland) has (as of this writing) just 8.8 cases per 10,000 people, whereas every other part of the county has a rate at least twice as high. Medford has over 30 cases per 10,000 people, and White City is the worst at over 68 cases per 10,000 people.

You can see the rates (only updated about once per week) per zip code here.

Perhaps the graphic below has something to do with the discrepancy in rates. Republicans, on average, don’t seem to be taking the virus as seriously and may be more lax in taking preventative measures to avoid transmission.

In the 2016 election, less than 10% of Ashlanders voted for Trump. Over 70% of White City residents voted for Trump.

COVID-19 Commencement

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When everyone’s commencement ceremonies went virtual due to COVID-19, and all of the graduates were at home from their seven different universities anyway, we did a small commencement in North Mountain Park. Infections? Zero.

East Main during the Coronavirus

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Ashland’s East Main Street during COVID-19

Continuing the Ashland during Covid-19 series, today’s photo features a part of downtown where one frequently needs to do a few laps around the block to find a place to park. Not during the spring of 2020 where you can park wherever you want, whenever you want.

So many things to do in Ashland these days…

Announcement board on the Ashland Plaza during Covid-19 lockdown

Ashland during COVID-19

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Ashland Shopping Center (April 2020)

I have never driven through the Ashland Shopping Center parking lot at 4 a.m., but I imagine it looks something like this only darker. On a Wednesday, at 4 p.m., this parking lot is usually 70-90% full. Not on the day I took this photo, however, which was a Wednesday at 4 p.m. Even on national holidays this parking lot has more activity as Ashland Street Cinema normally runs 365 days a year.