The shift to motel spaces follows public health guidance that's meant to provide better separation for people in shelter assessed as the most likely to die or become seriously ill from COVID-19.
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 News
A summer during COVID-19 means fewer supervised ways to cool off; fewer programs for kids to play safely
Direct and flexible funds for healthcare, community partners key to slowing COVID among communities of color, public health experts say
July 8, 2020 statement by Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury
Public Health and clinic partnership prioritizes BIPOC, immigrant and low-income residents exposed to virus
Keep things local, outside, and stick to your household and closest social contacts, says Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines
Public health is watching the number of COVID cases rise ahead of the July 4th weekend, fearing a surge in social mixing could spur a surge in cases
County urges residents to voluntarily adhere to new state face covering mandate, will not enforce
Statement from Local Public Health Administrator and Public Health Director Rachael Banks
Health officials reset public expectations about what to expect and what to watch as Multnomah County prepares to lift restrictions
Dine-in restaurants, gyms and salons may open with increased safety measures, including state-ordered regional mandate on face coverings
After spikes in COVID-19 cases in several counties, the state paused any further reopening late Thursday, putting Multnomah County’s plans to enter Phase 1 on hold for at least another week.