Please be kind and helpful during outbreak
In the coming weeks and months, we do not know what we will be facing; We do not know who in our circle, communities or around the country may get sick. This virus has no boundaries, it does not know what your economic situation is, your importance to the community and how loved you are by your family.
What it does know is if you have a compromised immune system, if you are elderly or young and can't fight back.
In the coming weeks, months, everyone is going to be on edge, irritated and overwhelmed while we are avoiding situations and large groups. When things are cancelled, postponed and we become basically isolated from all things social that make us happy, depression will set in for many.
I asked that we all be kind to others, check on your elderly neighbors; parents; those less fortunate than you; keep yourself healthy; say a prayer for the medical staff and first responders; make your purchases locally, going out of town may put you and your family at risk. Get your information about what is going on in your community from the health officials who live in your same community and not the networks who don't have the local information.
So PLEASE be kind, you are not the only person that this is affecting — it is affecting and disrupting everyone's life.
In addition, be careful of online advertisements offering services and products during this time. Keep it local and do your research when making purchases. Oregon law authorizes district attorneys to take action to restrain a person from engaging in the unlawful trade practice of price gouging consumer goods essential to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If the governor declares that there is "abnormal disruption of the market" (pursuant to ORS 401.965(5)).
If you experience excessive pricing of goods related to COVID-19, call the DOH's Consumer Protection hotline at 1-877-877-9392.
The Parkinson's research program scheduled for March 20, 2020 at Room 1868 (152 NW 4th ST) with Dr. Joseph Quinn will be canceled due to COVID-19 precautions. Check pro.eventbrite.com for a rescheduling date in the coming months. Contact Carol at Parkinson's Resources of Oregon for more questions: 541.668.6599.
Prineville Perk for Friday, March 20 has been canceled. Please see the Prineville-Crook County Chamber website at prinevillechamber.com for updates on all events happening and canceled in our community.
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