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COVID-19 Updates

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June 11, 2020 Clackamas County exercises caution and holds off on Phase II reopening application
The Board of County Commissioners agreed to exercise caution and to hold off on applying for Phase 2 reopening 
June 4, 2020 Clackamas County to offer COVID-19 small business assistance grants; applications available in mid-June
Clackamas County to offer Small Business Assistance Grants to businesses with 25 or fewer employees in unincorporated areas of the county. The board will reconsider applying for Phase II reopening when the Oregon Health Authority releases the COVID-19 Public Health Indicators for Clackamas County next week. 
June 4, 2020 Clackamas County weighs Phase II reopening criteria
Clackamas County will continue to monitor the public health indicators on a weekly basis and once ready will make the decision about submitting a request to the Governor’s Office to enter Phase II.
May 22, 2020 Clackamas County will begin Phase 1 Reopening
Clackamas County has been approved by the state to reopen starting on Saturday, May 23.
May 21, 2020

Board of County Commissioners' statement on reopening application
The Board of County Commissioners approved the Phase 1 reopening application for Clackamas County. Our plan – which was officially submitted hours later – centers on meeting the state’s requirements. 

May 11, 2020 New Clackamas County “Who’s Open?” site connects businesses and customers
Who’s Open is a new web-based mapping tool offered through Clackamas County to help businesses reach existing and new customers and help people find out where they can get goods and services in Clackamas County.
May 7, 2020 Building a Safe & Strong Oregon
A Science-Driven Framework for Reopening Oregon
May 2, 2020 Clackamas County activates free Wi-Fi Hotspots
In an effort to ensure that residents in need of reliable internet access during the ongoing Stay Home order receive such connectivity, Clackamas County has built and activated a free Wi-Fi hotspot, with many more slated to open in the coming weeks.
May 1, 2020 Take the Clackamas County reopening survey
We want to hear about your priorities for recovery.
May 1, 2020 Clackamas County extends closure until May 18
Clackamas County remains open for business to the greatest extent possible, virtually.
April 28, 2020 County forms ‘Go Teams’ in response to COVID-19
Helping individuals and families struggling with anxiety, unemployment, grief, and other emotional and social problems.
April 23, 2020 Governor Brown Launches New Phase of COVID-19 Outreach and Education Campaign
Safe + Strong provides health information and resources in 12 languages for Oregonians who face barriers to health and wellbeing.
April 23, 2020 Governor Brown Issues Framework for Lifting Order on Non-Urgent Procedures
Procedures to resume May 1 with safeguards in place.
April 16, 2020 Public meetings, hearings can now be online or via phone
Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-16 this week, directing state and local governments to hold public meetings and hearings by telephone or electronic means whenever possible to meet physical distancing best practices for COVID-19.
April 15, 2020 Oregon OSHA to formally begin spot-checks for violations against COVID-19
Oregon OSHA will begin systematically performing spot checks to verify that employers are complying with requirements – including closures to the public – aimed at bending the curve of the pandemic. File a complaint
April 14, 2020 Governor Kate Brown Introduces Framework for Reopening Oregon
The framework sets specific prerequisites based on science, which Oregon communities must meet to begin reopening, and also outlines the actions Oregon must take to move forward.
April 13, 2020 California, Oregon & Washington Announce Western States Pact
Oregon Governor Kate Brown jointly announced today with the Governors of Washington and California, an agreement on a shared plan to reopen their economies.
April 10, 2020 Commissioners update emergency order
The update ensures that recycling and garbage pickup continues despite inability to pay and recognizes that the state Emergency Orders supersedes local orders.
April 10, 2020 COVID-19 Update from Emergency Operations Center
Emergency Operations Center Incident Commander Nancy Bush gives the latest news about COVID-19 in Clackamas County. 
April 9, 2020 Getting outside safely during nice weather
How to stay safe from COVID-19 and still enjoy this nice weather.
April 9, 2020  Listening session on COVID-19 response
What could be going better, from a regional perspective?
April 8, 2020 Schools closed for remainder of the year
Gov. Kate Brown announced that Oregon schools will be closed for the remainder of the year due to COVID-19.
April 4, 2020 More information on CDC recommendation regarding the use of cloth face coverings
When to wear a face covering, how to wear it and advice. Please remember, this does not replace the critical need to continue to stay home except for essential needs and to maintain a 6-foot social distance from others.
April 3, 2020 CDC issues recommendation regarding the use of cloth face coverings, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission
Regional health officers remind people that cloth face coverings are in addition to other precautions (staying at home, 6-foot social distancing, etc.), not instead of. In addition, the general public should not wear surgical masks or N95 respirators — those should be reserved for medical workers and emergency responders.
April 3, 2020 Clackamas County extends closure of most county buildings
Extends closure of many of its buildings to the public until April 20.
April 2, 2020 Listening Session on Sheltering Concerns
Discussion of sheltering challenges during the pandemic.

April 2, Listening session

April 1, 2020 Town Hall: Public Health Information
Online town hall.

April 1, 2020 town hall

April 1, 2020 Commercial Eviction Moratorium
Governor Kate Brown issues an Executive Order placing a 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for non-payment in the wake of COVID-19.
April 1, 2020 Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers
Find child care in Oregon.
March 31, 2020 COVID-19 Listening Session on Local Business & Economic Development
Commissioners Paul Savas and Martha Schrader heard directly from residents and stakeholders about community concerns involving the ongoing pandemic’s effect on local business and economic development.

Listening Session #1

March 30, 2020 Clackamas County Circuit Court imposes “Level 3” restrictions
Court is moving to further restricted operations to greatly reduce the number of people coming into court facilities.
March 30, 2020 Emergency Operations Center - COVID-19
Disaster Management Director & Emergency Operations Center Commander Nancy Bush provides a quick snapshot on where things stand in Clackamas County and relays some recent updates.
March 29, 2020 President Trump declares disaster for Oregon
The “major disaster declaration” frees up much needed federal monies for help with COVID-19 response efforts.
March 28, 2020 Statewide moratorium on evictions for nonpayment ordered
Forbids law enforcement officers in Oregon from acting on any notice or order to evict people from residential properties for nonpayment of rent.
March 27, 2020 Grace period order for all insurers
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services issued a temporary emergency order requiring all insurance companies to extend grace periods for premium payments, postpone policy cancellations and non-renewals, and extend deadlines for reporting claims.
March 26, 2020 County Commissioners to host online Listening Sessions about COVID-19 impact
Starting next week, Clackamas County Commissioners will host digital listening sessions with the public.
March 26, 2020 Early Learning Division Supports Emergency Child Care Programs in Response to COVID-19
The order will require child care providers — licensed and recorded programs — to close unless they are providing emergency child care.
March 24, 2020 Resolution 2020-14
Declaration by the Board of County Commissioners prohibits price gouging, discrimination.
March 24, 2020 Donate your surplus PPE
Extra masks, gloves or gowns? We’ll gladly accept them and they can be used by our health professionals responding to COVID-19.
March 23, 2020 Chair Jim Bernard encourages Stay Home, Stay Safe
Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard is encouraging all residents to Stay Home and Stay Safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chair Bernard addresses the public regarding the Governor's Executive order

March 23, 2020 Executive Order: Stay Home Except for Essential Needs
Staying at home as much as possible during this time will save lives.
March 19, 2020 Moratorium on Evictions Ratified (video)
Commissioners ratify moratorium on residential and commercial evictions. Read the Emergency Declaration Addendum.
March 18, 2020 Moratorium on Evictions
Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties request that Governor Brown enacts a temporary moratorium on economic evictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 18, 2020 Canby Ferry closes through April 6
Action is taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Clackamas County.
March 17, 2020 Clackamas County temporarily closes public access to most county buildings
Effective Wednesday, March 18, Clackamas County is temporarily closing many of its buildings to the public. The action will be in effect until at least April 6.
March 17, 2020 Gov. Kate Brown extends school closure
The Governor issues executive orders that include extending the closure of schools to April 28, along with other measures
March 17, 2020 State announces 4 new positive cases in Clackamas County
Oregon now has a total of 65 people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority announced 18 new cases of the novel coronavirus as of 10:30 a.m. today.
March 17, 2020 Housing Authority of Clackamas County postpones opening of waiting lists to June 15
The waiting lists will now open June 15, 2020 at 8 a.m. PT. The deadline to apply is 6 p.m. PT on June 18, 2020. 
March 16, 2020 Commissioners encourage public to refrain from attending public meetings of the Board; instead participate digitally
Interested parties are encouraged to watch the meetings live on YouTube.
March 16, 2020 Clackamas County Chair Jim Bernard speaks from the county’s emergency Operations Center
Chair Jim Bernard stopped by to talk about the center during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
March 16, 2020 Clackamas County Circuit Court announces restrictions due to COVID-19
Potential jurors in high-risk groups are asked to re-schedule service, among other safeguards being adopted
March 13, 2020 President Trump has declared a nationwide emergency for COVID-19 This declaration increases federal support to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in its role as the lead federal agency for the federal government’s response.
March 13, 2020 Gov. Brown issued an Executive Order establishing urgent new guidelines
The measures are based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oregon public health experts, epidemiologists, and health professionals.
March 12, 2020 Oregon Health Authority announces Clackamas County’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19
This individual had close contact with another known case, and is currently hospitalized. This case is not connected to the school exposure at Forrest Hills Elementary School in Lake Oswego.
March 12, 2020 Clackamas County extends emergency period for coronavirus response
March 16. This action extends the time period under the declaration through June 30.
March 10, 2020 CDC: Older Americans and At-Risk Populations should take extra precautionary steps, avoid crowds
Due to coronavirus, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials are advising Americans 60 years of age and older—especially those with underlying health conditions—to take extra steps to protect their health.
March 9, 2020 Oregon recommends against closing schools
Guidance recommends against closing schools and campuses where no cases of COVID-19 are present.
March 2, 2020 Holding public meetings: Take precautions
There is no recommendation from Clackamas County to cancel any public meetings at this time.
March 2, 2020 In precautionary move, Clackamas County declares state of emergency in response to coronavirus
The declaration enables the county to streamline resources and staffing and establish emergency policies and protocols. The declaration allows the county to seek additional resources from the state of Oregon.
March 1, 2020 County stresses use of credible health sources
County officials stress that accurate information – about the state of the coronavirus, guidance for what to do if you feel you may be infected, and best practices for staying healthy – should only be taken from credible health sources.
Feb. 29, 2020 Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announces Oregon’s first case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19
The patient is an adult resident of Washington County, and works at a Lake Oswego school

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