Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in our area is available here:

Governor Kate Brown Announces Statewide School Closure for Students in Oregon from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31

Students are expected to return on Wednesday, April 1. Read the full press release at MyOregon.gov.

Per the Governor’s directives and with the support of the Oregon Department of Education and the state’s Early Learning Division, during the closure:

  • School districts are directed to develop plans for returning to school that accommodate ongoing impacts of coronavirus. Staff should utilize the final two days of March to finalize plans for operating schools under updated measures, with students expected to return on Wednesday, April 1.
  • Districts are tasked with developing plans to continue nutrition services during the closure. 
  • The Oregon Department of Education will examine the impact the closure will have on instructional time. 
  • School districts will ensure adequate cleaning supplies for increased cleaning protocols following the closure.
  • The Early Learning Division will support child care programs and will work to identify resources to support child care needs for our most vulnerable families, as well as health care professionals and first responders.

Meals 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children in the community ages 1-18. Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, and Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary – 620 N Fremont Ave
  • César Chávez Elementary – 5103 N Willis Blvd
  • George Middle School – 10000 N Burr Ave
  • Harrison Park School – 2225 SE 87th Ave
  • Lent School – 5105 SE 97th Ave
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary – 4906 NE 6th Ave
  • Rigler Elementary – 5401 NE Prescott St
  • Rosa Parks Elementary – 8960 N Woolsey Ave
  • Scott Elementary – 6700 NE Prescott St
  • Sitton Elementary – 9930 N Smith St
  • Woodmere Elementary – 7900 SE Duke St
  • Markham Elementary – 10531 SW Capitol Hwy
  • Madison at Marshall – 3905 SE 91st Ave
  • Franklin High School – 5405 SE Woodward St

For more information about access to food for families, please call 211 or visit oregonfoodfinder.org.

Governor Brown has also declared a state of emergency to address the Coronavirus outbreak

The Governor and state health officials have put in place new statewide policies to address the Coronavirus outbreak — including a moratorium on gatherings of more than 250 people in the state for four weeks.

The state of emergency will remain in effect for 60 days starting March 11, 2020, but can be extended until the public health threat of the coronavirus is contained. More details here.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declares state of emergency due to coronavirus

Due to the progression of COVID-19 on the west coast, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Portland that will be in effect until March 26, 2020.

The emergency declaration gives the City additional powers to properly address the threat of infection and harm including—but not limited to—limiting mass public gatherings if necessary to stop the potential spread of infection. It also gives the City the tools necessary to support the County, the State and city employees. Portland City Code describes the powers afforded the Mayor in a declared State of Emergency.

Here are the latest actions the City is specifically taking:

• During the State of Emergency, water service will not be disconnected for non-payment of sewer/stormwater/water bills.

• The City will convene a COVID-19 Economic Impact Task Force to generate ideas for a stimulus package to help small and large businesses recoup losses from canceled events and loss of business.

• The City will expand community hygiene stations citywide.

• The City is assisting shelter providers to keep winter shelters open.

• The City is protecting the thousands of city employees and its visitors by postponing or canceling non-essential work gatherings.

• The City is stopping non-essential travel for meetings and conferences and encouraging vulnerable employees to stay home for as long as they need to.


These are just a few of the many actions the City is taking. More information to come.

Coronavirus map: Track new cases in Oregon and U.S.


As new cases of coronavirus are being reported throughout Oregon, across the country and around the world, The Oregonian/OregonLive has built a comprehensive tool to track the illness as it spreads both in the state and in the U.S.

The tool, which is updated in near real-time, tracks the number of confirmed cases as they are reported in Oregon and nationwide. The underlying data comes from state and federal health authorities, as well as private initiatives that track the spread of the disease.