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Efforts under way to raise funds for businesses shuttered by COVID


December 23, 2020

Efforts are under way to provide opportunities for the community to help two local businesses that have been forced to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Both Steelhead Fitness, at 1295 Main St., and the Rio Theatre, at 1439 Main St., have been closed since Nov. 16, after Gov. Kate Brown announced a freeze in response to rising COVID numbers in the state.

Last Thursday, Dec. 17, Brown announced a 60-day extension, through March 3, of her state-of-emergency declaration due to COVID-19. Brown’s executive order had been set expire on Jan. 2, 2021.

According to the governor’s offi...

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