What you need to know about

covid & wildfire season

New & changing info from

local government agencies

 

hood river county current covid case counts are listed here

AND WILDFIRE SEASON UPDATES

disaster PREPARedness-

get ready gorge!

 

Mosier Creek Fire - first hour, Aug 12, 2019

photo: Barb Ayers, Hood River County Emergency Management

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

10-15-20 hood river county covid

cases: 268 positive, 256 released from quarantine;      1 death, 5491 negative

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

english news release here

spanish version here

please remain vigilant about preventing

covid spread sad news in the dalles,

flagstone sr. living outbreak in wasco co. - 12 dead;  15 covid deaths in county.

NEWS in spanish HERE

drop, cover and hold on - Great American ShakeOut

IS BACK, October 15

10-6-20 wasco county covid cases:

306 positive, 13 deaths, 5287 negative

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!

oregon 2020 wildfires -

heart, and record breaking.

HOOD RIVER helps OREGON FIRE EVACUEES

HOW MANY EVACUEES ARE HERE?

english LIST HERE

spanish version here

9-10-20: Get a flu shot.

yes, that season is coming, too.

 

10-15-20 odf lifts some fire restrictions

Oregon Department of Forestry will terminate Fire Season for The Dalles Unit (including Hood River County) Sat. October 17th at 12:01 am. Operators and landowners conducting industrial operations will

no longer be required to have fire equipment on site.

 

ODF’s Public Use Restrictions, which includes campfires, was lifted 10/14/20.

Backyard debris burning (with a valid burn permit) opened in Hood River County 10/15.

No industrial slash burning is allowed at this time.

9-8-20 forest closures in effect

due to extreme fire hazard:

  • odf INDUSTRIAL Restrictions on Private Lands

in Hood River and Wasco Counties.

 

  • USFS and state parks TEMPORARILY CLOSurE:

columbia gorge scenic area forests,

Parts of MT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST

and some state parks

september is national preparedness month -

tips to help you get ready gorge!

 

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

 opt in to citizen alert here:

WHAT'S IN YOUR car GO KIT - FOR Emergencies?

PRACTICE YOUR FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN.

power outage tips

about psps, pacific power's power shut offs in SUMMER fire HAZARD weatheR

 

LOCAL FIRE UPDATES:

SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES IS BAD FOR YOU.

Q AND A HERE:  ENGLISh     SPANISH

9-17-20: flash flood watch in gorge

and OR. burn scar areas

 

9-17-20 Riverside Fire - Clackamas,

estacada, sandy,  Mt. hood area.

evacuation map here

 

9-9-20 hood meadows fire (hood RIver, Clackamas in heather canyon, Mt hood meadows)

us forest service: expected containment 9-10-20

9-9-20 mosier fires: (wasco)


Rowena fire (near I-84, by railroads tracks) in mop up status. 

State Rd Fire  fire is contained and in Patrol Status.

eXTREME FIRE WEATHER forecasted lABOR DAY WEEKEND THROUGH TUES NIGHT 9/8

please HELP PREVENT WILDFIRES

white river fire - wasco county

9-8-20: White River Fire approx. 17,507 acres,
70% containED.

Sevenmile hill fire - wasco

8-24-20 wasco UPDATE:  ODF has this fire 100% contained.

Responders from throughout the Gorge - and the State came here to help fight the Mosier Creek Fire Aug. 2020

mosier creek fire - wasco

8-24-20 update: odf is still performing mop up operations on

Mosier Creek Fire. it is 100% contained. odf is monitoring.

8-15-20 mosier creek fire update:

31 structures lost, including 11 homes, 658 buildings threatened. in evacuation shelters: 39 people, 5 dogs, 1 bird

8-14-20: hood river county warns public

about air quality AND red flag fire hazard

get ready gorge!

 POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE aug 15 WEEKEND       

8-15-20: Mosier creek fire is 971 acres,
10% contained, 40 households in evacuation shelters

    fir mountain fire 

Hood River and wasco counties

8-12-20:  Fire is 100% contained;  Red Flag Warning issued for critical

fire weather,  breezy winds and low humidity. 
HRC Citizen Alert.PNG
 COVID EMERGENCY
 
10-5-20: sad news - 12 deaths amidst
outbreak in Wasco county

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
8-18-20 Hood river covid: 220 positive,
0 deaths, 4136 negative
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;

practice SOCIAL DISTANCING for JULY 4 HOLIDAY

 

     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