What you need to know about
Please see the latest Hood River County Public Health Public Service Announcements for health restrictions during the COVID-19 emergency on the 'Updates' tab of this website. Please remember that all of these measures are intended to stem the spread of the virus. We are luck to be in a remote area with limited access to larger populations.
Our County is following state and federal guidelines for social distancing and urge you to do the same to help prevent the spread of the virus in our community.
What you can do
Older adults and people with underlying conditions take the following steps:
Minimize contact with people.
Avoid public gatherings of 10 people or more.
Order prescriptions by mail.
Take daily precautions: wash your hands frequently, don’t touch your face, and sanitize frequently touched surfaces.
Wash hands with soap and water frequently, cover your cough, and stay at home when you are ill!
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands and avoid contact with sick people.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Do not visit your loved ones in care facilities, call them instead.
Information about Coronavirus symptoms:
Flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Reported illness has symptoms ranging from mild (similar to a common cold) to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization. Most people will not experience complications and will recover without medical attention.
If you are not ill, please reach out to vulnerable people you know, such as elderly persons that live alone. If you are ill call your healthcare provider for instructions before you visit their office.
IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY BREATHING call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department/ER.
At this time, we ask willing and healthy volunteers to reach out to older and vulnerable friends and family by phone. We may establish volunteer programs as needs are identified.
For general information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oregon, call 211.
If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.
One Community Health Behavioral Health Team is here to help you cope with stress, so that you, the people you care about, and the community can become stronger and more resilient during these difficult times. Our Behavioral Health Consultants are available by phone or video to support you and your family from 8:00—5:30 Monday through Friday. Text ‘#talk2020' to-or-call 541-386-6380 to schedule an appointment.
Global response information from the World Health Organization
CDC information and resources on the coronaviris (COVID-19)