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COVID-19 Response in Oregon
Oregon received a Presidential Disaster Declaration on March 28, 2020 to help fight COVID-19 in the state. Governor Kate Brown declared a State of Emergency on February 7, 2020. The declaration grants broad authority to the State Public Health Director, OHA and OEM to take immediate action and devote all available state resources towards containing the coronavirus in Oregon.

Oregonians are asked to Stay Home, Safe Lives as part of everyday precautions to prevent the spread COVID-19. In addition, all are encouraged to practice good hygiene measures such as handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and adhere to coughing and sneezing etiquette. A dashboard has been created to track the latest COVID-19 cases in Oregon.

State of Emergency - Umatilla, Union and Wallowa Counties

On April 3, 2020, Oregon received a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration (FEMA-4519-DR-OR) for Umatilla, Union and Walla Counties in Oregon that experienced severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of February 5-9 2020. The declaration allows for FEMA Public Assistance (PA) for damage to infrastructure in all three counties as well as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. In addition, residents in Umatilla County and CTUIR may be eligible for Individual Assistance (IA) to help recover from damages to homes and livelihoods. This is the first time since 2007 that any Oregon county has been eligible for FEMA IA. A story map for this event has been created and will continue to be updated as information changes.



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