What you need to know about 

corona virus

help for businesses 

Reopening amidst COVID-19


Oregon OSHA released new draft workplace rule today

includes additional requirements for jobs requiring an employee to be within 6-feet

of another individual for 15 minutes or longer if it includes direct contact, as well as

further requirements for healthcare activities involving direct patient care.


This rule provides a limited exemption for schools that are able to implement

the guidance from the Oregon Education Department.




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.

what does watch list mean?


where did the masks for businesses go?

hood river county eoc (emergency operations center) recap of Business mask distribution in july:
SMALL BUSINESSEs.  details here: english    SPANISH

If you can't make it here, we'll deliver to you!   Thank you for being a Hood River County business.

7-8-20 FROM OHA: There are no “exemptions” from

the face covering requirements.

An employer may be required to offer  accommodations to employees or customers due to a medical condition,

but NOT BY allowing them to not wear a mask

governor REQUIRES FACE MASKS INDOORS statewide, july 1 


I'm a business owner - what's MY reopening guidance? 

8-10-20: New State rules for landlords and renters about evictions and rental assistance:

Spanish      English

6-22-20  Hood River business customers wear masks  indoors (State order)

6-22-20  Guidance for events, venues and churches 


Governor approves Hood River's Phase 2 application

 Phase II guidelines - (Hood River entered 6/18/20


 State Q&A: COVID business, transportation, and other questions answered

   Oregon Health Authority reopening guidelines 

   Phase 1 guidelines - Governor's Office


  Hood River Health Dept. - business guidance






Hood river county reopening plan

Governor approves Hood River COunty reopening May 15

Small Business and

employee Resources

Hood River County is made up of many small businesses that can be particularly hard hit by the

Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and closures.


EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loans) are now available from the federal government for local small businesses.  The Small Business Association (SBA) deadline to apply for an EIDL is December 16, 2020.

For business and unemployment resources please visit:

Rental Assistance and Landlord laws

Safe and Stronger in Community 

Mid Columbia Economic Development (MCEDD)

Business Oregon Resources

COVID-19 Resources

For Oregon Businesses, Employers, Workers & Job Seekers

Food Industry Resources 

Gorge area services for Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers

In Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Wasco Counties


Apply for small business assistance:     SBA Disaster Loans


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