COVID-19

Wasco County has declared a local state of emergency within Wasco County due to COVID-19. Key information about COVID-19 and its impact can be found in the following links.

For the most up-to-date information, please check the links below. Please note that we will be updating the information as we
receive it. 
Wasco-Sherman-Gilliam COVID 19 Information Center  (Facebook page)
Wasco-Sherman-Gilliam COVID-19 Information Center (website page)
North Central Public Health District
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District
Oregon Health Authority

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 interactive map

Business Resources

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District is collecting information from a variety of resources on their Economic Resiliency and COVID-19 Resources pages. Additional resources are listed on our Business Impact and Recovery page.

Public Service Announcements
Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less (English, Spanish)
New Paid Leave Program (English, Spanish)
Study Shows Masks Protect Wearers and Others (English, Spanish)
Flu Season Vaccine (English, Spanish)
Long Term Care Outdoor Visitation
(English)
Long Term Care Outdoor Visitation (Spanish)
Mask Donations for Faith Communities
(English)
Mask Donations for Faith Communities (Spanish)
CDC Study of COVID Hairstylists (English)
CDC Study of COVID Hairstylists (Spanish)
PSA: New Statewide Rules
(English)
PSA: New Statewide Rules (Spanish)
PSA: New Face Covering Requirements (English)
PSA: New Face Covering Requirements (Spanish)
PSA: The ADA and Face Mask Policies
(English)
PSA: The ADA and Face Mask Policies Spanish
PSA: UVGI to Reduce COVID
(English)
PSA: UVGI to Reduce COVID (Spanish)
PSA: NWCPUD Small Business Assistance Program
(English)
PSA: NWCPUD Small Business Assistance Program (Spanish
PSA: Child Welfare and COVID
(English)
PSA: Child Welfare and COVID (Spanish)
PSA: Key to Oregon Research Study by OHSU
(English)
PSA: Key to Oregon Research Study by OHSU (Spanish)
PSA: Reopening Resources for Businesses
(English)
PSA: Reopening Resources for Businesses Spanish)
PSA: Support for Local First Responders
(English)
PSA: Support for Local First Responders (Spanish)
PSA: OHA Recovered List
(English)
PSA: OHA Recovered List (Spanish)
PSA: CDC Additional Symptoms List
(English)
PSA: CDC Additional Symptoms List (Spanish)
PSA: USDA Food Assistance Program
(English)
PSA: USDA Food Assistance Program (Spanish)
PSA: Employment Insurance Scams
(English)
PSA: Employment Insurance Scams (Spanish)
PSA: Mental Health and Stress Relief Resources
(English)
PSA: Mental Health and Stress Relief Resources (Spanish)
PSA: Food Bank Donations Needed
(English)
PSA: Food Bank Donations Needed (Spanish)
PSA: Outdoor Burning (English)
PSA: Outdoor Burning (Spanish)
PSA: FEMA Public Assistance for Eligible Organizations
(English)
PSA: FEMA Public Assistance for Eligible Organizations (Spanish)
PSA: Donation and Volunteer Information (English)
PSA: Donation and Volunteer Information (Spanish)
PSA: Food Bank Hours and Information (English)
PSA: Food Bank Hours and Information (Spanish)
PSA: Answers to Common Questions About the Public Health Response to COVID-19 (English)

PSA: Respuestas a preguntas comunes sobre la respuesta de salud pública a COVID-19 (Spanish)

Call 211 for information
In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, 211 is the go-to public phone number to get general info about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 211 can answer informational questions about; symptoms, prevention, transmission, treatment, travel health, animals/pets, and persons under investigation and/or monitoring. This service is available 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Tips from trusted sources to keep you and your family healthy
New as of 3/17/20: Updated Social Distancing Measures Public Service Announcement
Disinfection Guidelines (Spanish)

Disinfection Guidelines (English)
OSHA Guidance
Portable Handwashing (Spanish)
Portable Handwashing (English)
Preventive Measures
PSA211 (Spanish)
PSA211 (English)
Resources for Families

 Sources cited for information are Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, OSHA, and North Central Public Health.