Oregon Employment Dept. report – Krah USA, a pipe manufacturer, will open a facility in Prineville. It plans to employ 14 people and expand to 30 in the next few years. McMenamins will reopen Old St. Francis in Bend, Crystal Hotel and Kennedy School in Portland, and Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, which closed due to COVID-19.
Two marijuana stores – Top Crop and Zion Cannabis – opened in Ontario. Warrenton-Hammond School District furloughed 35 classified employees, placed a temporary freeze on hiring, and is making other cost cutting measures due to COVID-19. Portland-based Moda Inc., which has about 1 million dental members, is furloughing up to 100 employees after a moratorium on nonurgent procedures due to COVID-19 spurred a drop in dental claims. Providence Health & Services – Oregon’s largest hospital system with locations in Hood River, Medford, Milwaukie, Newberg, Portland, and Seaside – will launch a variety of cost-cutting measures including furloughs and temporary pay reductions for at least 600 employees due to COVID-19. Brown’s Shoe Fit Co., a store in Roseburg, closed. Goodwill stores in Ashland, Central Point, Klamath Falls, Medford, Roseburg, and White City reopened after being closed due to COVID-19. Lane Transit District in Eugene will lay off 14 administrative staff due to COVID-19.