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
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: Third COVID Fatality
(English)
PSA: Third COVID Fatality (Spanish)
PSA: New Face Covering Requirements (English)
PSA: New Face Covering Requirements (Spanish)
PSA: Second COVID Fatality
(English)
PSA: Second COVID Fatality (Spanish)
PSA: Harvest and COVID (English)
PSA: Harvest and COVID (Spanish)
PSA: Wasco County on Brown Watchlist
(English)
PSA: Wasco County on Brown Watchlist (Spanish)
PSA: First Case in Gilliam County (English)
PSA: Face Covering Guidance
(English)
PSA: Face Covering Guidance (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: OCDC Childcare Plan
(English)
PSA: OCDC Childcare Plan (Spanish)
PSA: Distribution of Masks and Supplies to Orchardists
(English)
PSA: Distribution of Masks and Supplies to Orchardists (Spanish)
PSA: Expectations for Phase 1 Reopening
(English)
PSA: Expectations for Phase 1 Reopening (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: Local Plan for Phased Reopening
(English)
PSA: Local Plan for Phased Reopening (Spanish)
PSA: Some Oregon Parks Reopen
(English)
PSA: Some Oregon Parks Reopen (Spanish)
PSA: OHA Expands Testing Guidelines
(English)
PSA: OHA Expands Testing Guidelines (Spanish)
PSA: How to Get Your Econ Stimulus Check (English)
PSA: How to Get Your Econ Stimulus Check (Spanish)
PSA: OHA Recovered List
(English)
PSA: OHA Recovered List (Spanish)
PSA: CDC Additional Symptoms List
(English)
PSA: CDC Additional Symptoms List (Spanish)
PSA: 500B Small Business Loan
(English)
PSA: 500B Small Business Loan (Spanish)
PSA: First COVID-19 Fatality
(English)
PSA: First COVID-19 Fatality (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: Framework for Reopening Oregon
(English)
PSA: Framework for Reopening Oregon (Spanish)
PSA: Food Bank Donations Needed
(English)
PSA: Food Bank Donations Needed (Spanish)
PSA: Grocery Shopping Etiquette
(English)
PSA: Grocery Shopping Etiquette (Spanish)
PSA: ODFW Closes Recreation to Non-Residents (English)
PSA: ODFW Closes Recreation to Non-Residents (Spanish)
PSA: Extension of Dine In Restaurant Ban
(English)
PSA: Extension of Dine In Restaurant Ban (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: USFS Do the Right Thing
 (English)
PSA: USFS Do the Right Thing (Spanish)
PSA: First COVID-19 Case in Sherman County (English)
PSA: First COVID-19 Case in Sherman County (Spanish)
PSA: CDC Recommends Masks in Public (English)
PSA: CDC Recommends Masks In Public (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.