What you need to know about 

corona virus

governor orders face coverings when inside,       hood river, beginning june 24

covid and HOLIDAYS - father's day AND july 4

Hood River County Health Department greatly appreciates all the cooperation from our community!

Contract tracers have been speaking to patients daily and our community partners have been extremely helpful.

Stay positive and keep up the great work of supporting each other. Don’t forget to wash your hands!

                                        Please avoid  gathering groups for the holidays. We saw a significant increase in cases

                                        after Memorial Day and hope to avoid a similar trend after Father’s Day and the 4th of July.

                                        Gathering with those you don't live with, group meetings and activities are discouraged.     

                                        Many of our local cases were connected through gatherings outside the work setting.

                                        We ask that all visitors and community members wear a face covering when you're 

                                        unlikely to maintain physical distancing of at least six feet.

If you are in public and cannot maintain a 6 foot physical distancing, you should be wearing a mask! 

Mouth and nose areas are primary entry points for Coronavirus and other infections.

  • Wash hands before brushing your teeth.  Wash hands—and then brush, floss, and then wash face and hands.

  • Practice social distancing when brushing your teeth. Bacteria from your mouth enter the air as you brush your teeth.  Stand six feet from others as you brush.

  • Rinse toothbrush in hot water for 20 seconds after each use.

  • Just like people, keep toothbrushes away from one another.

  • Do not share toothpaste or floss. We know that we can carry the virus five days before showing symptoms.                  

  • If you share an electric toothbrush or electric water flosser, then wipe the handle before and after each use. Alternatively, you can use a plastic bag over the handle.

  • If you get sick, replace your Toothbrush


For Occupational Exposures, call 541-387-6391.    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html



help / Information / local resources

for families and residents

HRC Citizen Alert.PNG

State of Oregon Q&A - business, transportation, recreation, etc.

For local COVID info and resources, please call The Next Door at (541) 308-7099 (open Mon-Fri 9-5)

For general information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oregon, call 211

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.


Need help paying rent, due to COVID? 

Travel Questions Q & A 

FISH Food Bank -- Food is available and will be delivered to your car

Meals on Wheels

Columbia Gorge Food Bank

Gorge Grown

Hood River County Food Resources

Department of Health and Human Services

CAT Transit -- Transportation information

The Next Door, Inc.

Hood River County OSU Extension Service

How to Sanitize Your Groceries

Oregon Unemployment Benefits

Child Care Resources

Services for Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers

In Klickitat, Skamania, Hood River, Wasco Counties

Helping Hands Against Violence



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


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.

Working together, we can prevent COVID-19 from reaching residents.  Please take preparedness steps to keep the coronavirus from spreading.