Trump approves major disaster declaration for Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for Oregon due to the coronavirus outbreak. The declaration orders federal assistance to aid state, tribal and local recovery efforts. The order is back-dated to Jan. 20 and brings to 18 the number of states with disaster declarations due to the coronavirus. In other news, online orders have allowed Powell’s Books to re-hire over 100 people to fill the orders. The company had laid off nearly 400 people this month and shut all five of its bookstores. Early Sunday, the Oregon health department said the state has had 548 people test positive for COVID-19.