This page contains resources to support our communities as we experience the COVID-19 pandemic and get through this together.

As you review these resources, know you are not alone. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toll-free: 800-716-9769. Hearing-impaired dial: 711. Interpreters available.

Access to Health Care and Sick Leave

Health Insurance 

Sick Leave

Disability Resources

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Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, and Recovery Support

Mental Health Crisis Lines

  • Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Toll-free: 800-716-9769. Hearing-impaired dial: 711. Interpreters available.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741  
  • Oregon Youthline, Call: 877-968-8491
  • Text: Text teen2teen to 839863 between 4pm - 10pm to text with another teen.
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
  • Oregon Partnership 24 Hour Youth Helpline: or 1-877-553-TEEN (8336) 

Mental Health and COVID-19

Stay Connected with Family and Friends While we Stay Apart

  • Call, text, FaceTime/video chat to check in with family, friends, and those who are most vulnerable 
  • Plan coordinated virtual activities:
    • Scheduling watching online movies 
    • Reading to each other
    • Virtual dance parties and workouts at home to maintain physical activity 
    • Make art and send each other photos via text or email 

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Recovery Community

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Culturally-Specific Resources

  • Multnomah County Language Resources - Amharic, Arabic, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Chuukese, Farsi, French, Swahili, Kosrean, Paulauan, Pohnpeian, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese, Tongan, etc.

Native Specific Organization Responses

Immigrant and Refugee Services in Multnomah County

Public Charge and COVID-19

  • The federal government has announced that medical treatment or preventive services for coronavirus (COVID-19) will not count against those seeking permanent residency in the United States. 

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

  • As of 3/18/20, ICE has announced it will temporarily halt enforcement and focus enforcement on public safety risks and individuals subject to mandatory detention based on criminal grounds.

Resilience and Community Pieces of Hope & Wisdom

Community Care Resources

Mutual Aid Guides - developed by community organizers

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Resources for those Experiencing Domestic Violence

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Food Support

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Unhoused Community Resources

  • Multnomah County COVID-19 Guidance - for people experiencing homelessness without shelter. Information cards for street outreach in English and Spanish
  • Map of City of Portland Emergency Hygiene Stations - hand washing stations and portable toilets
  • City of Portland reduction in encampment cleanups - focusing on encampments with significant presence of hazardous materials that clearly present a public health and safety risk
  • Portland Street Medicine - on-street medical care for those experiencing homelessness

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Financial, Job, and Business Support

Where to get financial help during Coronavirus pandemic?



Job Specific Relief Funds

Business Resources

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Internet Access

  • Keep Americans Connected Pledge - Companies such as Verizon, Spring, T-Mobile, AT&T, and others have agreed to not terminate service due to nonpayment, are waiving late fees, and offering WiFi hotspots
  • Charter - Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Wifi spots opened up for public use.
  • Comcast - Free Xfinity WiFi hotspots open to anyone, unlimited data at no additional charge, no disconnects or late fees, 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials for new customers, new educational material for school-age students, 24x7 network monitoring, increasing speeds from 15/2 MBPS to 25/3 for all new and existing customers.

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Education and Homeschool Resources


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Ways to Help

  • Donations and volunteers: drop off personal protective equipment, sign up for other donation and volunteer opportunities with Multnomah County and the City of Portland’s Joint Volunteer Information Center.

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Multnomah County Health Department COVID-19 Resource Posters

Fact Sheets

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