Multnomah County Coronavirus COVID-19 page has information related to public health information, mental health resources, and translated and culturally specific resources for County residents. Available in many languages: ASL |አማርኛ | العربية | Burmese | Español | 中文 | 繁體中文 | Chuukese | فارسی | Français | 日本語 | Kajin Majōl | Kishwahili | ကညီကျိ | 한국어 | Kosrean | नेपाली | Palauan | Pohnpeian | русский | Soomaali | ภาษาไทย | กริญญา | Tiếng Việt | Tongan
City of Portland services and operations may have changed or temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To see which changes may affect you, visit COVID-19 City of Portland Customer Service Hours and Operations Changes.
The State of Oregon COVID-19 Resources page has information related to the most recent public health information, unemployment benefits, childcare, occupational safety, business, state taxes, and state parks access for Oregonians.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus COVID-19 Information: Available in many languages including; Español | 简体中文 | Tiếng Việt | 한국어
The Customer Service Desk at the Portland Building will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays). Staff from the City’s 311 customer service program will be available to assist community members with City information, programs and services.
Community members can also contact 311 by phone at 311 or (503) 823-4000 or by email at email@example.com with any questions about how to access City services. Staff are fluent in English, Spanish, Romanian and Tagalog, and have resources to assist community members in other languages.
Make an Appointment for a COVID-19 Vaccine
For the latest COVID-19 vaccine information:
Visit this website for vaccine information in Multnomah County.
Visit this website for vaccine clinics in Clackamas County.
Visit this website for vaccine clinics in Washington County.
Find the closest vaccine site:
Vaccine locator map and sign up for updates
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Face Covering Guidance from Multnomah County
Correct and consistent use of masks and face coverings is a critical step everyone can take to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19, including new variants of the virus.
How long should you quarantine?
Your quarantine period starts the day you were in close contact with someone with COVID-19. Close contact means spending at least 15 minutes or more within 6 feet of someone over the course of a day, with or without a mask.
Please visit the Multnomah County How long should you quarantine? page for the most up-to-date guidance.
Working together to keep Multnomah County safer
COVID-19 is still a major health threat and we need to continue working together to keep the virus from spreading.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for more than 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer
- Wear face coverings in public
- Practice physical distancing by keeping 6 feet from others if you must go out in public
- Stay close to home except for essential trips
- Stay home if you don't feel well
- Respect park facility closures
- Covid19 Hotline: 503-988-4454 (medical providers needing to report an infected patient or who need other assistance Press Zero)
- Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toll-free: 800-716-9769. Hearing-impaired dial: 711. Interpreters available.
- 211 info is available 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., for basic COVID-19 questions, or to find social and health services.
Multilingual COVID-19 Community Resources
"Help Stop the Spread" of COVID-19 (video): Available in 35 languages.
COVID-19 Reopening Safety Guidance (video): As businesses reopen, the City of Portland and Multnomah County Health Department have created videos to educate the community on how to stay safe and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The videos are translated in more than 35 languages. Please help us to share this information.
Safe Streets: The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has started a new initiative called Safe Streets to respond to the Covid-19 public health crisis. PBOT will make temporary changes to city streets to give people more space to walk, bike, roll, do business, and get around in their neighborhood. Available in 9 languages.
USAHello.org (available in many languages) These pages provide translated health information from trusted sources. You will also find important updates on immigration rules, money, and help for parents. If you need more information, you can firstname.lastname@example.org.
Putting food on the table to feed your family does not have to be an added stress. Families and individuals who have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for SNAP or WIC. Many local organizations and community partners also continue to operate at a high demand to ensure children, seniors and our most vulnerable neighbors are fed during this crisis.
- Portland Public Schools: find the latest information on free meals at schools, even in the summer.
- Oregon Food Bank: Find food near your home. For more information call (503) 505-7061 or email email@example.com.
- Blanchet House: Provides free to-go meals three times a day, six days a week. Call (503) 241-4340 for more information.
- Sunshine Division: Delivers emergency food boxes. Request a box.
Access to Health Care
- Meds on Wheels | Prescription medicine delivery service provided by Portland Fire & Rescue. If you know of anyone having trouble obtaining prescriptions, please have them contact this referral line number: (971) 288-7687.
- Multnomah County Health Department | Assistance with insurance enrollment in multiple languages.
- Primary Care Clinics | Virtual and telemedicine services are available.
- Parkrose Student Health Center | Open to any school-aged youth in Multnomah County all summer.
- Coalition of Community Health Clinics| For more information, call (503) 546-4991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
State & Federal Resources
If you have lost your health insurance due to COVID-19, there are a number of different options depending on your circumstances. Those may include the following:
- Marketplace coverage through healthcare.oregon.gov
- Oregon Health Plan—OHP provides health care for low-income Oregonians.
- COBRA— When you lose job-based insurance, you may be offered COBRA continuation coverage by your former employer.
- State continuation— State continuation applies to those who have had continuous health coverage (not necessarily with the same employer) for at least three months before the date employment or coverage ended.
- Medicare— Medicare is for U.S. citizens 65 and older who meet residency requirements and some blind and disabled people younger than 65.
- Your previous employer decides to continue paying for employer-based coverage through a spouse’s insurance
Housing, Shelter & Utility Assistance
Coping with the existence of COVID-19 and how it has changed our daily lives is difficult enough. That’s why the City, County, State and federal government are all working to help provide relief for homeowners, renters and those experiencing homelessness.
Homeowners: Contact your mortgage servicer to determine whether or not your loan is backed by the Federal Government and to understand additional eligibility requirements. See the resources below for more information.
Renters: If you can demonstrate a substantial loss in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic you can defer your rent payments. Rent payments are not being forgiven, you will still be obligated to repay missed payments.
City of Portland and Multnomah County issued an evictions moratorium, protecting tenants who have had a substantial loss of income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about what qualifies and what to do to
Utilities: Check with your utility company about late fee waivers:
- Internet | All local communication providers (CenturyLink, Comcast, Verizon, etc.) have signed up to waive late fees, open WiFi hotspots and not terminate service for next 60 days. Electric companies have suspended non-payment cancellations.
- NW Natural | For more information visit www.nwnatural.com or call 1-800-422-4012
- Portland General | For more information visit www.portlandgeneral.com or call 800-542-8818
- Pacific Power | Customers can call 1-888-221-7070
- Portland Water | Water service will not be disconnected for non-payment of sewer/stormwater/water bills. For more information call 503-823-4874or email PWBCustomerService@portlandoregon.gov.
- Garbage | Service continues but pickup may be delayed depending on private garbage company staffing. Leave carts at the curb, if not picked up within 48 hours contact your hauler.You can set out extra bags of garbage for $5 per bag.
- Hand washing stations and portable toilets map: Portland Emergency Hygiene Stations
- 54 Parks restrooms are open throughout the city
- Portland Housing: Eviction Moratorium FAQ
- Multnomah County: Eviction Moratorium Information
- A Home for Everyone: List of service changes due to COVID-19.
- Home Forward: Short-term help paying rent.
- Portland Street Medicine: Provides medical care for people experiencing homelessness.
- Impact NW: Offers services to prevent homelessness.
State & Federal Resources
- Oregon Housing and Community Services
- 211 Utility Assistance Program: Online database to find utility assistance programs in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
- Safe Streets: The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has started a new initiative called Safe Streets to respond to the Covid-19 public health crisis. PBOT will make temporary changes to city streets to give people more space to walk, bike, roll, do business, and get around in their neighborhood
- State of Oregon resources and information for employees
Business & Economic Relief
Below are additional state and regional economic relief resources:
- COVID Workforce Response Line: Multnomah County residents can call (503) 714-5989 workforce services and related resources. Hours of operation: Tues. and Thurs., 9:00-12:00 and Mon., Wed., Fri. 1:00-5:00.
- Prosper Portland business resources available.
- Business for a Better Portland: Leading efforts to advocate for small business and worker relief during the economic crisis. Visit their Switchboard where you can share asks and offers for the community.
- Greater Portland Inc: Hub for innovation and a workforce talent magnet.
- PDX Restaurant Alliance: Resources for employers and employees
- Float: Crowdfunding and gift card purchases to support Portland's small businesses
- MusicPortland: Donate to save Portland music venues
- OAME Access To Capital: Access To Capital Program and Technical Assistance for businesses.
- EO Portland: Top 5 Resources for Portland’s Small Business Owner
- Business loan resources: Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO): 503-841-3351
- US Small Business Administration Disaster Loans now open to all Oregon counties
- Non-Profit Association of Oregon
- BOMA International information for commercial real estate professionals, employers and tenants
Economic Relief Partners
We’re all in this together, so we’re working together with partners from all over the region and state to ensure economic and social resilience and recovery. The City of Portland thanks its partners who are helping everyone in our community get through this crisis.
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