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Coronavirus Updates

(Updated 10/26/20)
COVID-19 Guide: After You Get Tested
Testing is the best way to find and slow the spread of this virus. It may take a few days to get the results of your test and to be contacted by public health if you do test positive. While you are waiting for the results of your COVID-19 test, you should stay home and away from others. Doing so will help keep you from giving the virus to others if you have it. The guide includes information on isolation and quarantine, what you can and can't do, how to tell close contacts you tested positive, telling your employer, ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home, how to stop the spread of germs, using a face covering properly and more.  Details from WA County

Oregon allows bowling alleys, skating rinks to open with restrictions
The Oregon Health Authority issued new guidance to allow up to 50 people at bowling alleys and skating rinks in “Phase One” counties, which includes the metro-area counties of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington. The businesses will have to abide by a number of restrictions, which OHA laid out in a five-page order.


OR Health Authority Revises Face Covering Guidance
(Monday, October 19, 2020)

  • Face coverings are now required in all private and public workplaces (including classrooms, offices, meeting rooms and workspaces, unless someone is alone in an office or in a private workspace).
  • Face coverings are required in outdoor and indoor markets, street fairs, private career schools and public and private colleges and universities.
  • Face coverings are recommended in place of a face shield, except in limited situatins when a face shield is appropriate (such as when communicating with someone who is deaf or heaing impaired and needs to read lips).

See more details.


Halloween Will Look Different This YearHalloween Mask PSA
The OHA recommends talking with your children about other fun Halloween activities besides the traditional trick-or-treating. 

Learn more...

Instead of Trick-or-Treating...
When making your Halloween plans, remember that your decisions play a major role in protecting the health of the community. Here are some options for a Halloween celebration.

  • Complete the Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt! Use clues to help and find the hiding pumpkins at Cook Park in Tigard. 
  • Participate in NextDoor’s “Treat Map.” You can mark your house for haunted décor, pumpkin projects or costume wave parade. All safe and healthy activities to connect with your neighbors. 
  • Check out Halloween Downtown Tigard will go from Oct. 18 – Nov. 1. Pick up your scavenger hunt passport at one of the participating businesses to see each of the decorated storefronts! Complete it and vote for your favorite. Plus, get entered to win prizes!  
  • Get spooky with Governor Brown who wants to see your most creative, spooky, and safe costume (including face covering). Post now through October 30th using the hashtag #spookysafeoregon for the chance to be featured on Gov. Brown’s social media channels on Halloween.  
  • Decorate. Decorate. Decorate. Break out your spookiest decorations and send us a picture to kentw@tigard-or.gov. We'll share them on social media throughout the month. 
  • StoryWalk®, Kids & Families, October 1-31. Enjoy reading and nature at the same time as you walk the Fanno Creek Trail behind the library. Pause along the way to read and view displays of each page from a specially-chosen picture book. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.    
  • 123 Andrés Around the Americas, Kids & Families, October 1-31. Visit the Tigard Library's YouTube channel in October to meet musicians from Latin American countries with Andrés and Christina of 123 Andrés. Learn about different styles of music and then complete interactive challenges where you’ll practice a rhythm, learn a dance step, or create an instrument with household objects. 
  • Escape the Apocalypse, Teens & Adults, October 1-31. Feel like you’re caught in a time loop that’s spiraling towards imminent disaster? You are so not alone: The Hargreeves of the Umbrella Academy know exactly how you feel. Drop in to this virtual escape room and see if you can help them prevent the end of the world. (Again.) If you succeed, post a screenshot with #TPLUmbrellaAcademy so we can all share in your triumph!
  • Día de los Muertos, All ages, October 19-31 · Mondays-Saturdays · noon-5 p.m. Stop by the library’s service desk during open hours and take home a bag of Dia de los Muertos crafts including a tiny skull to decorate, papel picado to cut, and a mini-book to color. While supplies last!
  • Pasa por el escritorio de servicio durante el horario de atención y llévate a casa una bolsa de manualidades del Día de los Muertos, que incluye una calavera pequeña para decorar, papel picado para cortar y un mini libro para colorear. Mientras duren los suministros.

PRO TIPRemember that the safest activities include celebrating with members of your own household. If you gather with people outside your own household, you can decrease the risk by being outside, maintaining at least six feet of distance, and wearing a face covering. 

Things You Should Avoid

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings, events or parties with non-household members
  • Festivals, live entertainment or haunted houses
  • Trick or treating or “trunk” or treating
  • Hayrides or tractor rides with non-household members

I Could Use Some Support
It’s easy to understand the concern residents feel as we try to find a sense of normalcy in our daily routine. The Oregon-based nonprofit Lines for Life and Oregon Health Authority have launched the Safe + Strong Helpline: 1-800-923-HELP (4357) to offer emotional support and resources to anyone who is struggling and seeking support.  Callers do not need to be in a crisis to contact this line and the help is free and available 24/7. The Safe + Strong campaign includes a behavioral health landing page with mental and emotional support information and resources as well as guidance for how to have conversations with loved ones who may be struggling.


Should My Child Wear a Face Covering?
Children age 5 and older are recommended to wear a face covering while in the playground area. The Oregon Health Authority recommends that kids over 2 can wear a mask, as long as they’re able to remove it themselves.

Here are a few ideas to help your child feel comfortable if they feel unsure about wearing a mask or other face covering:

  • Let your child choose and decorate their mask.
  • Try different styles to see which is the most comfortable.
  • Put a mask on a favorite stuffed toy, or draw one on a favorite book character.
  • Introduce the mask when everyone is relaxed but not too sleepy
  • Practice wearing the mask at home to help your child get used to it.
  • Play some “let’s pretend” games with characters who wear masks.
  • Point out other people wearing masks while you’re out.
The Oregon Health Authority offers advice on who should wear a mask, how they should wear a mask, and when they should wear a mask.


How Do I...(Our Virtual Doors are Open)
We know that you have questions about accessing city services during COVID. Our virtual doors remain open and here's where you will learn about utility bill assistance, Library services, construction projects, and more.


Water Utilities CARE!
Check out the latest opportunity for relief from utility bills. The program pays for full delinquency incurred since March 1 and extended through December 30, 2020. Read on...


Your Help is Needed... Donate Plasma!
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.”
 


When will Washington County apply for Phase 2?
September 23, 2020 Update
Reopening WA County


We know that many community members, organizations and businesses are anxious to move into Phase 2 reopening. Per Governor Kate Brown, we are still tied to Multnomah and Clackamas counties for moving into Phase 2. As a county and as a region, we have not met all of the metrics required to apply for Phase 2. In addition, we have yet to see the full impact of Labor Day gatherings on our numbers because many testing sites were not operating during the wildfire smoke event earlier this month. There is also some concern that the recent wildfire evacuations could lead to a spike in cases.

We are all connected, and our individual actions can make the difference for everyone. We’re asking people to continue to work to slow the spread. Please stay home when sick, keep social gatherings small and outside, maintain at least six feet from others, and wear face coverings. These measures will still be important when we reach Phase 2. Thank you.  

Services  City buildings remain closed.  Face coverings are mandatory statewide.  Mask Up.

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
  • Bowling Alleys, Ice Skating Rinks


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.

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Staff Contact

Kent Wyatt
Communications Manager
Email: kentw@tigard-or.gov

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Moratorium on Evictions: Tigard Resolution 20-46 prohibits actions to initiate eviction proceedings. (The City’s moratorium is effective for the duration of the City’s emergency, which was recently extended to at least Dec. 2, 2020).

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