A news briefing on the steps that Chair Deborah Kafoury and Mayor Ted Wheeler are taking to protect housing security during the COVID-19 outbreak will be Tuesday, March 17 at 9 a.m. at 616 NW Sixth.
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With swift and decisive action, we all can help prevent the spread of the virus and “flatten the curve.”
We send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends throughout this season of grief.
Exception added to Public Charge rules, which make low-income immigrants potentially ineligible for permanent residency if they use some public services
The 70-year-old Multnomah County resident was hospitalized at the Portland Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, tested positive on March 10, and died four days later.
Chair calls on community to come together through mail, calls and internet as county strengthens physical distancing policies
Early school closures best chance to slow COVID-19 virus.
Strict recommendations issued for workplace, schools; testing capacity ramps up
The action is based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon public health experts, epidemiologists, and health professionals
As testing capacity increases officials expect the number of people who test positive with COVID-19 to rise.
Skilled nursing homes should limit access; older people, those with serious medical conditions should stay home as much as possible and avoid crowds
Health officials are preparing guidance for older adults and other vulnerable people who live in congregate settings.