February East County Issue Forum

COVID-19 Updates

February 4th, 3:00-4:30 PM

Zoom Recording:  February 2021 East County Issue Forum.mp4

Presenters:

Vicki Cram, Squire Patton Boggs

Kim Toevs, Multnomah County Health Department

Walter Rodriguez, Multnomah County Department of County Human Services

Marc Jolin, Joint Office of Homeless Services

Questions from presentation:

Q: How does a caregiver sign up to get a vaccine?

A: With vaccine resources limited at this time, priority is given to those in care and needing care, but community members still need to sign up at www.getvaccinated.oregon.gov as spaces are limited.


Q: Where do people go if they have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine?

A: Community members should visit https://multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information, which is a good resource to learn more about COVID-19 and the vaccine.


Q: Do you think there will be a drive through site in East County?

A: Multnomah County is currently learning as we go, we know that drive through sites are helpful for those with mobility issues. County is assessing options for additional sites as vaccine roll out continues.


Q: How do people refer others to the voluntary isolation motel?

A: People should contact 211 for resources and how to refer someone.


Q: How much longer will the county continue to fund hotel shelter programs?

A: We will have to continue to fund this response for as long as the pandemic requires this. We will most likely continue through the balance of this calendar year.