A COVID-19 Update: Embracing a New Normal

May 18, 2020

To the Open Signal Community,

We miss seeing your faces!

Open Signal is a convener and it's been hard to cancel much of the work we had planned for this spring. So, we pivot, while staying committed to keeping our staff and community members safe, and doing our civic part to flatten the curve.

We will remain closed until Multnomah County is authorized to reopen. During the closure, staff will continue working from home, remaining fully reachable by phone and email to answer your questions.

Once government restrictions are lifted, we plan to reopen with a slow, phased approach, following new procedures that keep safety in mind. We will provide more information about that plan when we know more about Multnomah County’s timeline and what activities are legally allowed.

Our culture is shifting, and we’re preparing to embrace a new normal.

In the meantime, we're proud of the unique role media organizations can play in this era of social distancing, spreading vital information and alternative perspectives to the mainstream media, and helping the community connect online.

During our closure, Open Signal has been responding to community needs in these ways:

We know this is a strange and hard time for absolutely everyone, which is why we're continuing to work to best leverage our resources for the benefit of the community. We hope to see you online and we look forward to seeing you in person when it's safe.

Be well. We'll get through this together.


Justen Harn, Chief Executive Officer
justen [at] opensignalpdx.org

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