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Coronavirus COVID-19 and vaccine information

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Users of parks must strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines:

  • People should not congregate in groups.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from non-family or household members.
  • Stay home when sick.

Tualatin Police will deliver prescriptions to Durham residents

The Tualatin Police Department wants our community members to know about prescription delivery services available to you.  During this time and importance of social distancing we understand many community members still have a need for critical medical prescriptions.  The pharmacies located in Tualatin all have their own delivery services whether it be Script Drop from Fred Meyer and Safeway, Walgreens Express Delivery at Walgreens or the independent courier service at Northwest Compounders Pharmacy.  Setting up delivery through your pharmacy will ensure you will still be able to obtain your needed medications.

We also want to let you know that Tualatin Police is ready to help if you are in need of a prescription and are not able to pick it up or have it delivered.   If you make payment arrangements with your pharmacy and they agree to release the medication to the police on your behalf they will go to your local pharmacy, pick up your prescription and deliver it to you.  You can contact The Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800 from 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday and a department member will facilitate the pickup and delivery of your prescription.

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Posted on January 9, 2021

Prowlers in the Durham Neighborhoods

Several residents have reported that night prowlers have been photographed on security cameras in the area.  They are searching front porches for packages and other items of interest.  Please contact the police with any information that you have and keep watch for any suspicious activity.

Posted on December 10, 2020

New CDC website with helpful information

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.

Posted on October 8, 2020

Air Quality

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.

Posted on September 10, 2020

Do not flush wipes down the toilet

Toilets Are Not Trashcans imageDuring these uncertain times with temporary shortages of personal hygiene products, such as toilet paper, individuals are turning to ‘flushable wipes.’ Unfortunately, these wipes are not truly flushable.  Products such as wipes, paper towels, and personal hygiene products should not be flushed. These products do not break down the way toilet paper does in our sewers. These products tend to create clogs which can lead to sewer backups and costly repairs. Remember, the only things that should be flushed down a toilet are pee, poop and toilet paper.

Posted on May 8, 2020

Talk to Your Kids About Fire and Life Safety

It’s that time again — when Durham students head back to class. And for many students, this may be the school year where they will be trusted to be home alone after school.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue encourages parents and caregivers to review fire and life safety tips with them.

Talk to your kids about how and when to call 911 for police, fire, or medical assistance in the event of an emergency. Children should know their address, phone number, and your contact information so that they can provide the information to an emergency dispatcher.

It’s also a good idea to have phone numbers for family and neighbors posted on the refrigerator, near the phone, or on a designated bulletin board in the event kids need assistance but it’s not an emergency.

This is also a good time to set house rules on using the stove, oven, or microwave. Cooking is one of the leading causes of home fires. Most of the fires start on the stovetop due to food or oil being left unattended while being heated or items placed too close to the burners.

The following tips may help your child avoid a fire:

  • Allow cooking privileges based on age and maturity. Consider allowing younger children to only use a microwave or oven to heat food (versus the stovetop). However, use caution when heating food due to the potential for burn injuries.
  • If allowed to use the stovetop, never leave food (especially oil) unattended even for a moment! Pre-teens and teenagers enjoy many activities that can cause them to be distracted and/or forget they’re cooking. Remind them to stay by the stovetop when cooking. If they need to leave the room, turn off the burner.
  • Keep things that can burn or catch on fire such as potholders, dish towels, and food boxes away from the stovetop.
  • Water and oil do not mix! Never throw water on a grease fire or try to move the flaming pan. Either action can cause the fire to spread or cause burns to a body.
  • If a fire occurs, leave the home and call 911 from a cellphone or a neighbor’s home.

Other safety tips to share include:

  • Never use matches, lighters, or candles. Keep these items away from children and remind them that they are not to be touched by anyone other than an adult.
  • Know two escape routes from every room in the house. One of those could be a window. Create and practice a home fire escape plan.
  • Do not place items that can burn such as clothes, blankets, or scarves over a lamp or near a heater.
  • Do not play with or overload electrical cords, and do not insert anything other than a plug into an electrical socket.
  • Never mix cleaning products together. Each product has a job to do, but together could cause harm, off-gassing, or an explosion.
  • Know where first-aid supplies are located. Consider signing up older children for a first-aid, home alone, babysitting, and/or CPR class.

For additional fire and life safety information, visit

Posted on August 14, 2019

Help Reduce Local Flooding

To help reduce localized flooding, the City encourages residents to clear leaves and other debris from storm drains near their property. Clearing leaves, limbs, and debris from the catch basins can help keep storm drains flowing at peak performance during wet weather.

If a blockage can’t be safely cleared and the roadway is flooding, call Clean Water Services at 503.681.3600. Remember, never remove a storm drain cover or attempt to clean a drain located in a busy street.

Put leaves and other yard debris in your yard waste bins for easy removal and recycling.  Do not put leaves onto the street. Durham City Code prohibits blowing, sweeping, raking, or otherwise depositing debris onto sidewalks or streets. Prepare your home by making sure your gutters and downspouts are clear.

Posted on December 17, 2018