RESPONDING TO COVID-19
Promoting Care for Self and Community
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
How can Washington County better support you during this crisis?
- What you should know about COVID-19
- Social distancing guidelines
- Guidelines for prevention at home, school, and work
- Preventing stigma
- 211.org COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
Resources for houseless people
For the latest information, visit the websites below. This information is updated on an ongoing basis; check back frequently for updates.
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
- The National Alliance to End Homelessness
- Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services
- Look to your local county public health agencies for further information.
- Fund to avert layoffs for Community-based organizations
- Community Action FAQ page with COVID-19 updates on rent assistance, energy assistance, shelters, and more!
- Washington County food resources
- Student meals programs and school district operations
- Find local pantries and support using Oregon Food Bank’s Food Finder
- HealthShare Oregon’s list of Community Resources including employment and family resources
- A list of Community Partner Resources with excellent, multilingual options
- Resources for businesses and employers
- Washington County Cooperative Library System (WCCLS) service updates
- Community Services
How to help and get help
Are you a health professional who wants to volunteer? Register with OHA’s State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon
Hands On Greater Portland (HOGP) seeks volunteers willing to respond to the COVID-19 emergency locally. Sign up here.
Do you need volunteers? Complete a Nonprofit Needs Form.
HOGP includes Community Support Resources page that can connect you to local partners.
The State of Oregon Emergency Management System has links for businesses and individuals to engage via Oregon’s COVID-19 Response site.
Oregon Food Bank is responding to COVID19 and has established a navigation team to help route requests and resources to the appropriate place. For offers and or resources please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Docks are closed to donations for the time being.
Local, state, and federal updates
For the latest information about the virus, prevention, sanitation, etc., visit the websites below. This information is updated on an ongoing basis; check back frequently for updates.
- Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
- Weekly Info Webinar for the entire state – Wednesdays 1-2pm
- Weekly Info Webinar in Spanish for the entire state – Wednesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
- Twice monthly Community Partner Listening Sessions for the NW region – Fridays at 2pm
- Washington County
- Subscribe to Washington County’s Youtube Channel for important updates
- Employers! Stay up to date with Washington County business calls on Fridays at 3pm
Use this link to join via MS Teams
By phone only – call: +1 971-337-3439 United States, Portland (Toll)
Conference ID: 502 409 668#
- Follow the Health & Humans Services Facebook page
- Multnomah County
- Clackamas County
- Portland’s Tri County Health Officer
- Benton County
- Lane County
- Linn County
- Marion County
- Polk County
- Yamhill County
- Washington State Department of Health
Sign up for:
Tips and Tools
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – Coronavirus Info/Resources
- Coping with loneliness in isolation – using technology for healthy social interaction
- Staying connected in your local neighborhood – “Nextdoor” online
Disclaimer: We do our best to provide accurate information on resources that may be helpful in response to COVID-19. We cannot guarantee perfection but we will be updating this page as frequently as possible.