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COVID-19 Risk Level for Multnomah County: High Risk

COVID-19 Situation Status Reports – Emergency Coordination Center

The Portland Emergency Coordination Center’s (ECC) Situation Status reports compile information and status updates about Portland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Situation Status Reports

COVID-19 Regional Resources

Multnomah County

  • Multnomah County is seeking donations of homemade face covers and homemade cloth face coverings, which should be unused and in good condition. The County is dedicated to ensuring that these scarce resources are distributed to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. 

  • Multnomah County’s main website for COVID-19: FAQs, situation reports, poster links, guidance, and more resources. 

  • Regional Dashboard: COVID-19 data for Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill counties. 

  • Which County services/buildings are open or closed

  • Social media accounts: 

Facebook | Twitter | Health Department Facebook | Health Department Twitter 
Emergency Management Facebook | Emergency Management Twitter 

  • Multnomah County’s Quedémonos en Casa campaign is a response to confusion around social/physical distancing identified by community liaisons. This social media campaign aims to reach the Latinx community, which has a higher percentage of COVID-19 cases, to encourage physical distancing, clarify what it means to practice and whether it applies to people within the same household. 

  • Multnomah County District Attorney has a new social media campaign called “We Need to Know” about reporting hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign includes social media graphics translated into Simplified & Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. 

City of Portland

Asking questions, Getting help 

  • Review the MultCo FAQs or call 211. Ask health experts through this MultCo form

  • Legal Aid / Oregon Law Center Public Benefits hotline (1-800-520-5292) on legal advice for immigrants and refugee communities to access health care during shelter in place. 

  • Child Care for Essential Employees: 1-800-246-2154, 211 website, or the following: 

  • OHSU/Portland Public Schools *Request for Care* (West Side Portland) 

Equity

  • COVID-19 and Health Equity – Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts webinar series.  

Volunteering 

  • Multnomah County’s online signup for volunteer and paid opportunities to help during the COVID-19 response. 

  • oregonrecovers.communityos.org: State of Oregon’s central point of contact for volunteer and large vendor coordination – donate time, equipment, resources, or facilities. 

About COVID-19

  • The World Health Organization created a Myth-busters page to address rumors and misinformation about COVID-19. It includes shareable graphics that can be downloaded for social media to help fight the spread of misinformation.  

  • CDC’s animal-related FAQ  

Well-being

  • Lines for Life is a regional non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide.   

  • The Senior Loneliness Line supports mental health needs of Oregonians over 55. To get support, call 503-200-1633 or 800-282-7035. 

  • Virtual Wellness Room offers support to anyone considered an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon. The Zoom conference check-in calls occur from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and have a facilitator to guide the conversation link.  

Housing Resources 

Homelessness Resources 

Workplace Resources

  • On June 23, OSHA released opening guidance for non-essential businesses. 

  • COVID Workforce Response Line is offering Multnomah County residents workforce services and related resources. Call (503) 714-5989, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-12:00 and Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:00-5:00.  

Food Security 

  • The Oregon Department of Human Services developed a comprehensive website (needfood.oregon.gov) to help connect Oregonians with local school meal programs, food banks and pantries, meals for older community members and applications for food assistance programs. 

  • Select schools in Multnomah County are providing school meals and food distributions in partnership with Oregon Food Bank. School food access sites are also posted on the SUN Service System website

  • Oregon was recently approved to provide the Pandemic EBT benefits to families with school aged children. Review this factsheet to read more about Pandemic EBT and to determine eligibility. 

Portland Area Schools 

Portland Area Universities 

Portland State University  

University of Portland  

University of Oregon – Portland Campus  

Portland Community Colleges  

Pacific Northwest College of Art 

Lewis & Clark College 

Reed College 

Multnomah University