The CDC has launched the How Right Now website for mental health, coping, and resiliency. It includes links to relevant resources (food banks, housing, job placement services), support lines, emotion/coping one-pagers, and a partner toolkit.
On Friday, September 4, 2020, Governor Brown’s office updated the Statewide Reopening Guidance for Outdoor Recreation. Playgrounds are open, but equipment is not sanitized. Park users are being asked to ensure that physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between people of different parties is maintained at outdoor playgrounds.
Air quality continues to be hazardous so Pride will not be running residential routes on Tuesday. They are hoping to be picking up on Wednesday, but it is dependent on air quality. Information can be found here.
Updates can be found here
If you need to contact City Hall, please email [email protected]
Fires in the area are causing air quality concerns. There is a DEQ monitoring station at Bridgeport Village. Please check this map and make your outside activity plans accordingly.
The fire agencies are calling on the public to use extreme caution with respect to fire prevention while working or recreating outdoors. PGE is also pushing out prevention tips about downed wires and outages and Oregon DEQ has issued an air quality advisory due to the amount of smoke blowing into the Willamette Valley.
The Public Alerts website has information on the current conditions for the 2020 Wildfires.
State of Oregon Wildfire Response and Recovery information can be found on this page.
A helpful list of evacuations and map can be found on this page.
Updates about the status of roads within Washington County are being posted by the Department of Land Use and Transportation to https://wc-roads.com
A long list of wildfire resources can be found by scrolling down this post.
As a precaution, some evacuations may be necessary. Here is an explanation of the different levels of evacuation.
- Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Updates
- Washington County Sheriff Updates
- Sign Up for Emergency Alerts
- To Evacuate Animals
All Counties News / Alerts
Fires & Hotspots Map
Air Quality Index
Wildfire Smoke & Health
Road Conditions / Closures
Who To Follow:
- Oregon Office of Emergency Management
- Red Cross Cascades
- Oregon Department of Forestry
- Oregon State Fire Marshal
- Oregon Smoke Info
How To Help
From the Red Cross
We know people want to help. Due to COVID-19 and the unpredictability of wildfires we ask that anyone looking to support those impacted make a financial donation at redcross.org or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. That will allow us to help provide meals, shelter, relief supplies and more, right where it’s needed most. Also, for those looking to help their communities, we welcome volunteers to join us and provide the hope and comfort so many need right now. They can get started by visiting redcross.org/volunteer.
Remember to only call 911 in the case of an emergency. Communication is key in this ongoing and rapidly developing situation and all lines need to remain open. Do not call 911 to report smoke, only use to report fire and other emergencies.
A newly formed Business Recovery Center is excited to be able to work with our Durham businesses to help you to obtain the technical, educational, and financial services you may need to recover from the COVID-19 economic and health crisis. This help is available close to home.
The Business Recovery Center is a free and confidential service funded by the CARES Act through Washington County. The mission is to help businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by providing services such as:
Assistance with connecting to available financial resources
•Help with navigating technical resources
•Providing educational resources
•Referrals to organizations and resources to further help
•Access to interpreters and translation services
Contact Clarissa Flores at [email protected], Kathy Bazan at [email protected], or call 503.692.0780 to learn more or schedule a consultation. For more information follow this link: https://bit.ly/2AgykmE
The Metropolitan Mayors’ Consortium issued this statement.
Washington County Public Health is hiring for multiple positions related to the COVID-19 response, including contact tracers and resource coordinators. Jobs are posted at https://www.phi.org/employment/current-opportunities/. They are committed to hiring locally. Bilingual/bicultural applicants are encouraged to apply. Please direct all questions to the hiring agency.
The Oregon Health Authority has a contact tracing interest form on their website.