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City of Tigard

Coronavirus Updates

Updated 7/30/2020
 Contact Kent Wyatt, Communications Manager, kentw@tigard-or.gov
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We Need Your Help... Donate Plasma!
Posted: 7/30/20, 7:01 am

The American Red Cross announced an emergency shortage of Convalescent Plasma (CCP), as well as an urgent need for COVID-19 donors (those who have recovered from COVID-19), as they “have a unique ability to help up to three patients recover from the virus with each donation.”
 


New Requirements - Effective July 24, 2020

  • Face coverings are required for age 5 and up
  • Restaurants and bars must close at 10 pm statewide, regardless of phase
  • Face coverings are now required when exercising indoors, plus outdoors when you can’t physically distance
  • Capacity limit for restaurants, gyms, venues (e.g. concert halls, movie theaters) is reduced to 100 people indoors, including staff 

Phase 2 |  Current Status: On Hold 
Updated 7/13/20

Face coverings are mandatory statewide.  Mask Up.When will Washington County apply for Phase 2?  We are not ready to apply for Phase 2 at this time. Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties will move together as a region for any further reopening progress.

Oregon reported a new daily record of 375 cases on July 9. The governor recommends limiting indoor gatherings to less than 10 people, limit travel, maintain 6 feet distance and wear a mask.

We are especially concerned about the increase in cases, the percent of our tests that are positive, the number of cases we cannot link to other cases, and a trend in increased hospitalizations. Washington County is watching the data closely
 and talking with Multnomah and Clackamas counties about their data to determine how and when to apply for Phase 2. See Washington County's website.

Just like Phase 1, the County must meet certain requirements set by the governor to apply for and be approved to enter Phase 2.

From Governor Brown's Office
A frank assessment of COVID-19 in Oregon: 7/13/20

  • Oregon reported more cases in the past week than we did in the entire month of May.
  • The last time we had fewer than 100 cases in a single day was more than a month ago.
  • Half of all cases are from people under the age of 40 and one-third of all cases are from people under the age of 30.
  • People in their 20s and 30s are the group most likely to get sick with COVID-19 in Oregon.

Phase 1 | Effective 6/1/2020
(Reopening WA County)

Services  City buildings remain closed.  

City facilities open to the public in Phase 1: (social distancing required)

  • Dog parks - open
  • Skate park - open
  • Tennis courts - open
  • Parks restrooms (limited number open)
  • Permit Center - Drop box in Permit Center Lobby is open; counters are closed
Reopening Oregon

The following areas may reopen, while following health and safety guidelines:

  • Restaurants and bars
  • Personal care services (salons, barber shops, massage, etc.)
  • Gyms/fitness facilities
  • Local gatherings (limited to 25 with no traveling)

Masks required statewide effective july 1Face Coverings Required Statewide Effective July 1
Face coverings are required for indoor public spaces in every Oregon county effective July 1, 2020. Children under 12 years of age, as well as people with a disability or a medical condition that prevent them from wearing a face covering, are not required to wear one. More details are here.



 Current Status

As we continue to provide the services you have come to expect, we have made some changes to the way we operate as we work towards creating a healthier city.

Tigard Library

  • STATUS - The building is closed.
    MODIFICATIONS - Curbside takeout service now available. Free WiFi is available 24/7 outside the building. Virtual programs for summer reading and storytime are available. 

    Returns are being accepted at drive-through book drops during limited weekday hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:30 – 5:30 pm 
    HOURS - Staff are available by phone Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at 503-684-6537
    FOR MORE INFORMATION - Library website: Click here | Library programs: Click here
    TPLComments@tigard-or.gov | 503-684-6537

Municipal Court
  • STATUS - Court counters are currently closed.
    MODIFICATIONS - Hearings and arraignments are being held on the phone.
    HOURS - Municipal Court services are available Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION - Municipal Court website: Click here 
    Court1@tigard-or.gov | 503-718-2478 | Brenda@tigard-or.gov 
Parks and Restrooms
  • STATUS - Parks (including Tigard Skate Park) are open. Park restrooms at Cook Park, East Butte Heritage Park, Summerlake Park and Dirksen Park are open
    AMENITIES - Handsoap, running water (cold), hand dryers
    HOURS - 6 a.m. to dusk, seven days a week (doors are programmed by timers)
    MODIFICATIONS - Social distancing recommended
    FOR MORE INFORMATION - Parks & Trails website: Click here
    Contact: Martin McKnight at 503-718-2583

Permit Center
  • STATUS - Drop box in Permit Center Lobby is open; Permit Center counters are closed
    HOURS - Drop box services available Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
    Inspections will occur Mon-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    MODIFICATIONS -
    » Drop box available for submittals in the Permit Center Lobby
    » Inspections will continue with staff working from their vehicles
    » Fee payments accepted online only. Permit staff will contact you with payment options.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION - Permit Center website: Click here
Utility Billing
  • STATUS - Utility Billing counters and payment drop box are closed. Payments can be made by mail, phone or online.

    MODIFICATIONS - Assistance programs are available.  
    HOURS - Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.; Customer service available by phone 503-718-2460
    FOR MORE INFORMATION - Utility Billing webpage: Click here
    Online Payment site: Click here | AID webpage: Click here
    Email: ubonlinepay@tigard-or.gov | Phone: 503-718-2460

Apply for a Job
  • STATUS - The building is closed to the public.

    MODIFICATIONS - We are under a hiring "chill" meaning not all current vacancies are being actively recruited.  Interviews are virtual for now, with final interviews in person using personal protective equipment (PPE).  
    HOURS - Mon-Thurs, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION - Human Resources: Click here | NEOGOV: Click here 
    STAFF CONTACT -
    Brandi at 503-718-2407, brandi@tigard-or.gov
    Gina at 503-718-2813, gina@tigard-or.gov

Public Comment for City Council

Resources Available

Resource Guide - The Community Resource Guide includes food, utilities, internet, employment and other resources. 

Tigard Essential Needs Hub - Food, household items and other necessities are available.

City's Role: What We Are Doing

City’s Role

  • As a City it is our responsibility to maintain essential services and support our public health partners.
  • During a public health emergency, Washington County Public Health in conjunction with the Oregon Health Authority are the lead agencies.
  • The City is taking action to slow the spread of COVID-19 and amplify the messages, recommendations and preventative measures of the lead agencies.
Supporting the Tigard community during Phase I of Reopening Oregon

The City has established a team to help support local businesses and community members as Washington County moves into Phase I of the Governor’s Reopening plan. This team is looking at several ways the city can support local businesses, like trainings on new guidelines. Learn more about community support.

Reimagining Tigard’s City Services

Status quo is not an option. This pandemic has impacted our lives, personally and professionally. It is an opportunity to do things differently. It is a chance to think about how we want to operate and how we can provide services. Learn more about city service impacts.

Identifying Community Resources

The City of Tigard is working hard with our partners to ensure our community has important information about local, state and federal resources to help people and businesses significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about business support programs and community resources.

Providing Emergency Services

We continue to respond to emergency calls for service, in progress crimes, other high priority life/safety issues, and incidents that require evidence gathering. Our police personnel have the equipment, training and protocols they need to protect themselves and community members. Learn more…

Maintaining Essential Services

City buildings are closed, but services are still available. Visit: tigard-or.gov/virtual 

Activating Emergency Operations Center Staff We have activated our City’s Emergency Operations Center that is working in conjunction with our partners to maintain critical services, identify community needs and mobilize coordinated responses. Learn more…

Caring for each other through COVID-19

Safer and stronger, in community.

As we face coronavirus (COVID-19) together, it's clear that we are strongest when we are in community — even from a distance. To help keep our communities safe and healthy, Oregon Health Authority provides daily updates, resources and information. Please check back often to get the support you and your family need.

Operating Hours

Moratorium on Evictions: Tigard Resolution 20-19 prohibits actions to initiate eviction proceedings

Behind the Scenes: Emergency Operations Center
 Seeking Volunteers
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Factors for Reopening Schools

Coronavirus FAQs

 From the Governor's Desk
  • COVID-19 Stigma
    A person’s ethnicity, language or association with a country or region is not a risk factor for this virus. If you feel you have experienced or witnessed discrimination motivated by race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, contact the Oregon Department of Justice by filing a report online or by calling 1-844-924-2427. 
  • Center for Disease Control: Updates
  • Oregon Health Authority: Updates
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