What you need to know about

covid & disasters

New & changing info from

hood river county agencies

 

hood river county covid case counts are listed here

AND emergency UPDATES

 

new governor's covid guidance

in effect 12/3/20 - details here

hood river in "high risk" category

download the pdf guidance here.

per state, hood river restrictions 12/3:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-27-20 hood river county covid count:

372 positive, 334 released from isolation,

38 ACTIVE CASES, 10 hospitalized,

2 deaths,6784 negative; county is

"high risk" per new governor covid metrics

11-27-20 WASCO COUNTY COVID CASES:

497 positive, 19 deaths, 6972 negative

"extreme risk" per new governor covid metrics

sad news- 18th covid death in wasco, outbreak at oregon veteran's home

11-20-20: please have a safe thanksgiving - new concerns from hood river public health

hood river adds most cases in a single day

and suffers one new covid death

11-19-20: NEW BUSINESS OREGON COVID RECOVERY GRANTS ARE OPEN!

11-18-20: statewide FREEZE - NEW workplace guidance STARTS TODAY

MORE: CLICK ON GUIDANCE, FAQ AND SIGNAGE HERE

11-18-20: governor's 2 week statewide freeze takes effect today

DETAILS FROM GOVERNOR'S WEBSITE

Limits at-home and social gatherings, as well as faith institutions
Limits capacity for grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores
Restricts food and drink businesses to take-out only
Requires workplaces mandate work-from-home as much as possible
Closes gyms, museums, zoos, and indoor recreation facilities

governor promises $55 million funding to help businesses hard-hit by covid. more to come

Governor will commit $55 million in financial assistance to support Oregon businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

read the Governor's executive order (2 week freeze)

OR. State Sheriffs, POlice Chiefs and OSP news release:  education firsT,

for state freeze violations

11-13-20 Governor announces two week freeze due to rising covid cases statewide

Governor's news release

hood river county buildings closed to walk in traffic - but open for business - call here for appointment.

11-13-20: oregon, washington and california issue travel advisories - for holiday travel

Oregonians are encouraged to stay home or local

and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries.

this reduces risk of virus transmission and

bringing the virus back to Oregon.

11-12-20: hood river schools delay

 re opening until 2021

11-18 AND 11-14-20: Winter storm warning in effect  in cascades above 4,000 feet

DETAILED WEATHER INFO HERE

 

11-12-20: hood river county covid:

306 positive, 1 death, 10 hospitalized, 6236 negative

hood river county schools plan hybrid reopening mon. nov. 30

11-9-20: 14th covid death at flagstone sr. living, the dalles; 17 covid deaths overall. 

news in spanish here

11-4-20: please remain vigilant!

state cites highest weekly covid case count of the year

covid testing in the gorge - where?

visit this healthy gorge initiative website: 

https://www.gorgeimpact.com/

11-4-20 hood river county covid

cases: 294 positive, 280 released from quarantine;

10 hospitalized, 1 death, 6013 negative

2 workplace outbreaks: cardinal glass (12 cases) 

and diamond fruit (6 cases;) 

care facility outbreak: parkhurst place (6 cases, 1 death)

11-3-20: Hood river county

school district K-5 reopening plan update:

earliest possible reopening 11/30/20, depending on county, state covid metrics- DETAILS here 

NEW STATE SCHOOL GUIDANCE 10-30-20

11-4-20 oregon report:

hood river workplace / care facility outbreaks:

Parkhurst place - 6 cases, 1 death; first reported 10/11/20. 

workplace: diamond fruit -  6 cases; cardinal glass - 12 cases;

cases first reported 10/7/20

10-30-20: Covid cases increasing statewide, new outbreak in wasco at oregon veteran's home

news release in spanish

10-30-20: new school metrics from Governor allows some schools to reopen

 

 

10-19-20: EMPLOYERS MUST PROVIDE MASKS, GOVERNOR ORDERS. MASKS REQUIRED STATEWIDE

10-15-20: such sad news - first covid death in hood river county

please remain vigilant about 

covid sad news in the dalles

flagstone sr. living outbreak in wasco co. - 14 dead;  17 covid deaths in wasco.

NEWS in spanish HERE

disaster PREPARedness-

get ready gorge!

Get a flu shot.

yes, that season is coming, too.

national preparedness month

tips to help you get ready, gorge!

What's in a go-kit?

here's a checklist

pictures only - no language needed

if we can't reach you, we can't warn you!

 opt in to citizen alert here:

here's a car GO KIT FOR Emergencies

and tips for YOUR FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN

power outage tips

drop, cover and hold on - Great American ShakeOut October 15

FIRE season UPDATES

Mosier Creek Fire - first hour, Aug 12, 2019

photo: Barb Ayers, Hood River County Emergency Management

burn ban lifted, fire season is over

10-15-20 odf lifts fire restrictions

Effective October 15th burning will be allowed with a valid permit sunrise till sunset.

oregon 2020 wildfires -

heart, and record breaking.

HOOD RIVER helps OREGON FIRE EVACUEES

HOW MANY EVACUEES weRE HERE?

spanish version

for 2020 fire season updates, visit our fire season page 

HRC Citizen Alert.PNG

COVID EMERGENCY

 

Local officials reminder - have a safe halloween. don't forget covid

english news release here

spanish version here
 

10-1-20 HOOD RIVER COUNTY COVID CASE COUNT: 252 POSITIVE, 248 RELEASED FROM QUARANTINE,

0 DEATHS, 5049 NEGATIVE.

WE'VE REMAINED IN TOP 3 MOST % TESTED COUNTIES

IN THE STATE!

LOCAL COVID TESTING 9/29 - 10/1

NO REQUIREMENTS TO BE TESTED:

ENGLISH FLYER HERE

SPANISH FLYER HERE

9-16-20: HOOD RIVER COUNTY COUNT: 239 COVID positive, 238 released from quarantine, 1 ACTIVE
CASE, (FINGERS CROSSED THIS CONTINUES,) 4677 NEGATIVE
8-28-20: Governor Brown takes hood river county
off the state watch list
8-19-20: multiple workplace outbreaks
in hood river county. details here
8-17-20: nEW OREGON OSHA RULES FOR BUSINESSES

8-14-20: Hood RIver COunty remains 

on state covid watch list -

215 positive, 36 active cases,  179 released from quarantine;

10 workplace outbreaks, 0 deaths,

4030 negative tests.

where did masks for businesses go?
 recap of eoc july Business mask distribution -
17,625 masks went to 220 hood river businesses

 

 

 

 

 

8-10-20: New State rules for landlords and renters-

evictions and rental assistance:

Spanish      English

 

Hood river county in phase 2 but on state "watch list" 

for increasing positive cases 

8-3-20: 171 positive (to date), 149 released from quarantine,

22 active cases, 3593 negative tests

7-31-20 Fruit packing facility outbreak 

7-18-20: hrv sports team outbreak

 

7-15-20 stronger new covid state safety rules:

updated safety guidance from the state

updated face covering regulations

state's updated social gathering guidance

 

7-15-20: business outbreak at tofurkey

7-13-20: workplace Outbreak at columbia gorge

organic packing house

   

7-9-20: 101st case of covid in hood river county

ONE DAY ONLY - FREE FACE MASKS (KN95 or cloth)

FOR SMALL BUSINESSES - DETAILs HERE:   

 ENGLISH     Spanish here

7-8-20 state ruling:

no “exemptions” from face covering requirements.

employers may offer accommodations to employees

and customers FOR a medical condition,

but NOT BY allowing them to not wear a mask.

home rental operators: sign up here to offer long term COVID housing to coUNTY

                                                                                                     TOURISM OFFICIALS send CLEAR safety MESSAGE

july 1: governor orders face coverings statewide

 AVOID LARGE GATHERINGS, wear MASKS;

     hood river County enters Phase 2 reopening

business owners: which reopeninG guidance to use? 

6-10-20 businesses: here's a 1-page chart of safety guidance -

for all reopening phases

 governor approves hood river county's PHASE 1 reopening

hood river county adopted reopening plan 5-7-20

Hood River board of county commissioners reopening plan 5-7-20

4-6-20: Hood River Health department urges use of Face Coverings

Executive Order: Stay Home Except for Essential Needs

3-23-20:  Hood River County Closes Buildings to the Public

 

This website is for Hood River County residents and businesses to help navigate the COVID-19 emergency, and other disasters.

 

This website is supported by Hood River County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management, Hood River County

Public Health,  the Cities and Ports of Hood River and Cascade Locks, Hood River County School District and Hood River County Prevention Department, and our vital network of local partner agencies.

Working together, we can prepare for disasters - and help reduce the impacts of emergencies in our community.

To contact us, please email Hood River County Emergency Manager at barbara.ayers@co.hood-river.or.us