This coming Monday, June 1, will mark the third full month that bills are due since COVID-19 was declared a national state of emergency in March. To help Americans manage their finances, U.S. PIRG Education Fund has published an updated guide with tips on what to do about paying bills during the crisis.
Oregon has a solid plan to reopen, but the State must stick with it to both loosen restrictions and keep Oregonians safe. Improved transparency and more consistent application of the reopening benchmarks is needed to do so.
Consumer complaints to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to the coronavirus approached 50,000 on Tuesday. U.S. PIRG Education Fund has documented the actions taken by the FTC and 14 other federal agencies in response to coronavirus scams.
Oregon has given a green light to 31 counties to begin lifting public safety restrictions put in place to contain the novel coronavirus. However, the state as a whole still falls short of many of the benchmarks public health experts recommend states should meet before relaxing social distancing- we’re about to find out if the state is really ready to reopen.
OSPIRG released a statement today approving of Oregon’s cautious reopening, warning that consumers should continue to take precautions.
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