What you need to know about 

corona virus

information on exposure and tips on how to avoid exposure

For Occupational Exposures Please Call 541-387-6391,  Guidance can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html


For community PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) donations (unused, unopened and in original packaging).  Please Call Dr. Chris Swisher 909-499-1062.

Mouth and nose areas are primary entry points for Coronavirus and other infections. Here are steps to be careful to avoid infection as you care for your teeth and mouth.

  • Wash hand before brushing your teeth.  A good routine is to wash hands—and then brush, floss, and 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. Thus sharing paste or handling the same floss could transmit the disease even when the other party is not sick.

  • 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

Information on local resources to help families and residents

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


This website is supported by Hood River County Public Health, Hood River County Emergency Management, the cities of Hood River and Cascade Locks, Hood River County School District, 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.