Rosauers & Safeway have created special shopping times for older and at-risk residents.
- Rosauers & Safeway: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7AM-9AM
- Fred Meyer: Advised to come in at 6AM as stock runs out early
- Walmart: is open to high risk people only on Tuesdays from 6am-7am.
If you are NOT high risk, please do not go to these stores at these times to help our community members that are most at risk stay as healthy as possible during this pandemic.
- Grocery outlet: No special hours.
- FISH is open in Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Parkdale. Groceries will be delivered to your car. Please follow THIS LINK for more information.
- Information about other Food Banks in the Gorge can be found on Columbia Gorge Food Bank’s Facebook page.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Do you have masks, gowns, gloves or eye protection stored at your home or business? Our health professionals caring for us on the front lines are in desperate need of these items.
Please contact your local health department to arrange a donation of PPE items. If your health department has an email link, please email first, they are quite busy!
Resources & Links
North Central Public Health District (Wasco, Sherman, and Gillam Counties): EMAIL Phone: 541-506-2600
- White Salmon: Phone: 509-493-1558
- Goldendale: Phone: 509-773-4565
Lyle community members who are being effected by the closures and changes due to the virus and are in need of assistance, please call 509 365 2211 x121. Someone will get back to you shortly.
Washington State Coronavirus Response – useful links and updates
Gov. Inslee’s Relief announcement about relief for renters, workers, and businesses
Workers affected by COVID-19: What you need to know
Scenarios and Benefits: Washington State Employment Security Department – where you stand if you can’t work because of Covid-19
Special Information for Older Adults and High-Risk Individuals
The How, Why, and Result of Social Distancing
From Hood River County Health Department
Governor Kate Brown has issued an executive order on social distancing measures for Oregon. These guidelines are effective March 17 and continuing through April 14, 2020 (and may be extended as needed) in response to the nationwide Coronavirus outbreak. These guidelines include:
- Cancellation of all events and gatherings larger than 25 people (grocery stores, retail stores, workplaces are not included).
- Gatherings of 10 people or more are highly discouraged.
- Restaurants, bars and other establishments that offer food or beverages are restricted to carry out and delivery only, no onsite consumption. Some of our local restaurants are already preemptively closed and offering only take out or delivery.
- All other businesses should evaluate practices and consider options.
- Oregon Public Schools are to remain closed through April 28, 2020.
What you can do
Older adults and people with underlying conditions take the following steps:
Minimize contact with people.
Avoid public gatherings of 10 people or more.
Order prescriptions by mail.
Take daily precautions: wash your hands frequently, don’t touch your face, and sanitize frequently touched surfaces.
Wash hands with soap and water frequently, cover your cough, and stay at home when you are ill!
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands and avoid contact with sick people.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Do not visit your loved ones in care facilities, call them instead.
Information about Coronavirus symptoms:
Flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Reported illness has symptoms ranging from mild (similar to a common cold) to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization. Most people will not experience complications and will recover without medical attention.
If you are not ill, please reach out to vulnerable people you know, such as elderly persons that live alone. If you are ill call your healthcare provider for instructions before you visit their office.
IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY BREATHING call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department/ER.
At this time, we ask willing and healthy volunteers to reach out to older and vulnerable friends and family by phone. We may establish volunteer programs as needs are identified.