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COVID-19 Response in Oregon
On March 8, 2020, Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency. The declaration allows OHA to activate reserves of emergency volunteer health care professionals, bringing online auxiliary medical professionals to work with local health authorities to identify and contain new cases of COVID-19 in Oregon. The declaration additionally 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. As of March 8, there are 14 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon. OHA remains the primary resource for information about the coronavirus. Please visit their website for more information: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. To track the latest cases, the public can access our dashboard to stay informed.
We encourage all Oregonians to take everyday precautions to prevent the spread COVID-19 and influenza. Stay home if you are sick, practice good hygiene measures such as handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and adhere to coughing and sneezing etiquette.
State of Emergency - Umatilla, Union and Wallowa Counties
Governor Brown declared a state of emergency on Friday, February 7, in three Oregon counties due to severe flooding, increased snowmelt, landslides and erosion. Representatives from Oregon's Office of Emergency Management, the State Fire Marshal, ODOT, Oregon National Guard, Oregon Health Authority, Lincoln and Deschutes Counties, the American Red Cross and FEMA are among partners who have stepped up to support the response. A story map for this event has been created and will continue to be updated as information changes.