What is the County doing to prevent the outbreak and lessen the impact? 

To date, the county has: 

  • Implemented an eviction moratorium in Multnomah County for 6 months 

    • This moratorium does not relieve affected tenants of their liability to pay their rent, which they must pay within six months after the expiration of the emergency declaration. But landlords may not charge or collect a late fee for rent delayed for these reasons.

    • This executive rule also ensures that motels and hotels are prohibited from refusing occupancy to anyone from our shelters whose stay we will pay for. 

    • The executive rule allows for the County to take possession of private property for the purpose of sheltering vulnerable populations.

  • Worked to expand shelter capacity to help with social isolation and as a back up to hospital needs and capacity. 

    • 400 beds for social distancing purposes

    • 200 SRO beds for those exhibiting respiratory issues

  • Closed libraries and ended all events

    • No late fees will be assessed

  • Moved to hold Board meetings virtually 

  • Required non essential employees to work from home

Current Multnomah County closures:

  • Student Health Centers at Jefferson and Cleveland High Schools
  • Division of Assessment, Recording, and Taxation (DART) customer services (recording functions, marriage licenses, tax payments, passport services and passport photos
  • Multnomah County Animal Services (except stray pick-up and emergency services)
  • Multnomah County's Yeon Building 
    • Land Use Planning and Survey Office will provide services over the phone, email, or mail when possible. For more information on available services, visit multco.us/landuse or multco.us/surveyor
  • Multnomah County Elections
    • Candidate and measure pamphlet filings, voter registration, and other services are available online at mcelections.org
  • Department of Community Justice (DCJ) Adult Services Division:
    • Assessment and Referral Center Breakfast Club
    • Alternative Community Service and Restitution (The Alternative
      Community Service information line will be updated weekly at
      503-988-2419.)
  • DCJ Juvenile Services Division:
    • Hands of Wonder Garden Program
    • Culinary Arts Program
    • Project Payback
    • Family Court Services (Mediation and parent education classes will be conducted online. Visit multco.us/dcj/fcs for more information.)

Current Multnomah County services that are OPEN: 

Health Department

  • All primary care health centers: All clinics are open, with increased telehealth options. Call our patient access center at 503-988-5558 to ask about appointments.
  •  All dental clinics: All clinics are open but only urgent care services are provided.
    • Call our dental clinic locations at:
      • Billi Odegaard Dental, 503-988-5770
      • East County Dental, 503-988-4900
      • Mid County Dental, 503-988-3410
      • Northeast Dental, 503-988-3664
      • Rockwood Dental, 503-988-4988
      • Southeast Dental, 503-988-4410
  • Student Health Centers at Centennial, David Douglas, Franklin, Madison (at Marshall), Parkrose and Roosevelt high schools
  • Pharmacy: All sites remain open
  • Early Childhood Mental Health: Services are being provided telephonically
  • Mental Health and Addiction Services Care Coordination: Many services are being provided telephonically. Please call 503-988-4888.
  • Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center: For 24/7 mental health support, call 503-988-4888 (Toll-free: 800-716-9769; hearing-impaired dial 711)
  • Mental Health Adult Protective Services: Call 503-988-8170
  • Early Assessment and Support Alliance: Some services are being provided telephonically. For more information call 503-988-4888.
  • Child Abuse and Response Services (CARES NW): CARES NW is open for urgent/emergent services. Services are available telephonically. Call 503-276-9000.
  • Maternal and Child Family Health: When possible, telehealth services are being provided. Call 503-988-3520.
  • STD Services: Call 503-988-3700.
  • Women Infant Children Services: Some services may be provided without in-office visits. Call ahead for information at 503-988-3503.

Department of County Human Services (Services may be modified and, when possible, provided online or via virtual venues)

  • Aging, Disability and Veteran Services Division.
    •  The Five Oak Building, at 209 SW 4th Ave in downtown Portland, and the East Office, 600 NE 8th St. in Gresham, will remain open.
    • All other office locations are closed to the public but services are still being offered online, telephonically or via virtual venues.
    • Supplemental Nutrition Access Programs (SNAP)/Food Assistance. Telephone and online support are being offered.
  • Multnomah County Adult Protective Services. Call: 503-988-4450 After Hours: 503.988.3646 Telephone Relay Service (TRS): 711
  • Aging and Disability Resource Connection Line (ADRC). Call 503-988-3646 or email adrc@multco.us for 24-hour information and assistance to seniors (older people), people with disabilities, and caregivers.
  •  Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services
  • Sun Schools will provide food at distribution sites
  • Bienestar de la Familia Services are being provided by phone or email when
    possible. Call 503.988.3509 or email: bienestardelafamilia@multco.us
  • Resources for domestic violence. Call 503-988-6400 for assistance during regular business hours, and 911 for emergency situations.

Department of Community Justice (Services may be modified and, when possible, provided online or via virtual venues)

  •  Adult Services Division: Services at the Mead Building, at 421 SW 5th Ave, are modified. The building will be open for intake services only. Justice-involved individuals will be checking in with their parole and probation officers (PPOs) by phone. PPOs will be available to respond to public safety concerns.

  •  Juvenile Services Division: Court hearings are minimized in coordination with Multnomah County Circuit Courts. Options are available to call-in for hearings. Check-ins with juvenile court counselors are still occurring, but in adherence to social distancing guidelines. Detention visitation is also being limited. Call ahead if you plan to visit at 503-988-3475.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (Services may be modified and, when possible, provided online or via virtual venues)

  • Multnomah County Detention Center: Visitation is curtailed. Call 503-988-3689.
  • Multnomah County Inverness Jail: Visitation is curtailed. Call 503-988-5060.
  • Troutdale Sheriff’s Operation Center: Call 503-988-7300
  • Please visit the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office website for more information.

Multnomah County Circuit Court

Please visit the Multnomah County Circuit Court website for the latest information. 

Multnomah County District Attorney's Office

Please visit the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office website for the latest information.

To date, the State of Oregon has:

  • Implemented Executive Order 20-12, which includes the following provisions:

    • All non-essential social and recreational gatherings of individuals are prohibited immediately, regardless of size, if a distance of at least six feet between individuals cannot be maintained. Gatherings of members of the same residential household are permitted.

      • The order closes and prohibits shopping at specific categories of retail businesses, for which close personal contact is difficult to avoid, such as arcades, barber shops, hair salons, gyms and fitness studios, skating rinks, theaters, and yoga studios.

      • The list of businesses affected by this order includes:

        • Shopping: Outdoor and indoor malls and retail complexes, although individual types of businesses not subject to the measures may stay open.

        • Fitness: Gyms, sports and fitness centers, health clubs, and exercise studios.

        • Grooming: Barbershops, beauty and nail salons, and non-medical wellness spas

        • Entertainment: Theaters, amusement parks, arcades, bowling alleys, and pool halls

      • The order requires businesses not closed by the order to implement social distancing policies in order to remain open, and requires workplaces to implement teleworking and work-at-home options when possible.

      • The order directs Oregonians to stay home whenever possible, while permitting activities outside the home when social distance is maintained.

      • The order closes playgrounds, sports courts, and skate parks, among other types of outdoor recreation facilities. Those that remain open are required to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines.

      • The order outlines new guidelines for child care facilities, setting limits and rules on amounts of children allowed in care, and outlining that child care groups may not change participants.

Failure to comply with the order will be considered an immediate danger to public health and subject to a Class C misdemeanor.

  • Closed all schools through April 28th, 2020.

  • Delayed all income tax payment due dates until July 15, 2020. 

  • Required that all restaurants and bars only serve take-out and delivery, and banned on-site consumption.

  • Instructed higher education institutions to move their curriculum to online learning.

  • Unified our regional hospital system to act as a coordinated unit during this crisis. 

  • Enacted a partnership between ODOT and law enforcement agencies to allow a "grace period" for enforcing expired credentials (drivers licenses, vehicle registrations, etc.)

  • Made it easier for those laid off to file for unemployment benefits. More information available here.

  • Enacted a 90-day moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent. 

Resources:

Resources for small businesses and employees:
Federal:
State:
Local: 
    • Business resources and information for Portland-area businesses, including information on commercial rent freezes and difference of loan payments. 
    • Click here to learn more about emergency grants available to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic from Prosper Portland. INITIAL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE 4/1/20.

    • APANO’s Jade District-Oldtown COVID-19 Small Business Response Fund: up to $190,000 available in grant funds for small businesses located in Old Town Chinatown and the Jade District, with priority on Asian and Pacific Islander owned businesses.
    • A forum where leaders in the Portland business community gather to do business together, share resources, advice, and make a positive difference in the city we love.