What you need to know about
Hood River County Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This week the Hood River County Board of Commissioners adopted an emergency declaration for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency response. Hood River City Council also adopted an emergency declaration for the COVID-19 emergency response this week.
Hood River County activated the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) last week to support all of our local partner agencies and the community amidst the current public health emergency.
The local proactive COVID-19 response continues in Hood River County, with our City, County, health agencies, law enforcement, Fire and EMS, social service agencies, public information officers and community partners working together to keep our community safe, share resources, and plan for contingencies. We have standing call-in meetings to assess and adapt to changing conditions that affect our community and its agencies.
This intensive, ongoing Emergency Management / Disaster Response planning underway in the EOC helps us with our partners to stay abreast of changes, respond as needed and stay flexible to changes that may occur over time in our community, supporting Hood River County Public Health, the lead response agency.
The Hood River County EOC works directly with State OEM (Oregon Office of Emergency Management) and OHA (Oregon Health Authority) to obtain additional needed resources such as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to support the health care community. Statewide there is a shortage of PPE.
A sample of EOC partner agencies include:
Hood River County Administration, Hood River Sheriff's Office -- Emergency Management, Hood River County Public Health, Hood River County 911, Hood River County Prevention Department, Hood River Sheriff's Office, Governor's Office -- regional solutions, City of Hood River, Hood River County School District, City of Cascade Locks, Port of Cascade Locks, Port of Hood River, all five local Fire agencies (Cascade Locks, Hood River, Westside, Wy'east, and Parkdale), Hood River Chamber of Commerce, Hood River County Extension, Mid-Columbia Economic Development (MCEDD), FISH Food Bank, Columbia Gorge Food Bank, Providence Health & Services, One Community Health, The Next Door, Inc., Prestige Care / Hood River Care Center, Mid-Columbia Center For Living, Columbia Gorge Educational Service District (ESD), Gorge Ecumenical Services, Hood River Shelter Services, Hood River Adult Center, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Hood River County Emergency Management
PUBLIC INFO CALL-IN LINE
A message with Coronavirus updates is recorded with new information and will be updated daily or as conditions change.
Latest Oregon Update
Governor Kate Brown has issued an executive order on social distancing measures for Oregon. These guidelines are effective March 17 and continuing through April 14, 2020 (and may be extended as needed) in response to the nationwide Coronavirus outbreak. These guidelines include:
Cancellation of all events and gatherings larger than 25 people (grocery stores, retail stores, workplaces are not included).
Gatherings of 10 people or more are highly discouraged.
Restaurants, bars and other establishments that offer food or beverages are restricted to carry out and delivery only, no onsite consumption. Some of our local restaurants are already preemptively closed and offering only take out or delivery.
All other businesses should evaluate practices and consider options.
Oregon Public Schools are to remain closed through April 28, 2020.