Current COVID-19 and City Operations Information.
This banner will be updated with current COVID-19 related rules and modifications to City government operations. As the situation evolves, please reference this location for City of Hood River information.
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Important Information from the City of Hood River during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Hood River has altered operations while Hood River County’s risk level is categorized for the spread of COVID-19 by the State of Oregon. In Oregon, COVID-19 health and safety guidance is based on County Risk Level. Currently Hood River County is in the “Lower-Risk” level (as of May 21, 2021). For additional City operations information, click on the “City Operations” tab below.
The City of Hood River, along with other local and state governments, encourages all citizens and visitors to follow State and County health and safety guidelines in order to keep our community as safe as possible.
Oregon Health Authority’s coronavirus website details guidance for individuals and organizations.
Statewide, regardless of County Risk Level, all businesses, employers and faith institutions are required to continue to apply and enforce face covering and physical distancing requirements in state COVID-19 guidance to all individuals unless a business, employer or faith institution:
- Has a policy for checking for proof of vaccination status of individuals
- Requests proof of vaccination status from each individual
- Reviews each individual’s proof of vaccination prior to entry or admission.
Currently Hood River County is coordinating COVID-19 vaccinations locally.
Visit this dedicated website for full details on eligibility and how to schedule a vaccine. Hood River County also has a vaccine information line.
Hood River County Vaccine Information Lines:
English 541-399-8022 Spanish 541-399-8023
Email questions about vaccine can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not have email or are having problems scheduling, please call 541-387-6911.
We will only get through this and get everyone back to work by preventing the spread of this virus.
The City continues to focus on slowing the spread of COVID-19, serving our community and providing essential services to the people of Hood River. Essential services are our highest priority.
• Park use and closures will be modified as needed. Please observe posted signs. Trails are generally open but please look for any postings.
• All City of Hood River Parks are Open: Waterfront Park, Children's Park, Jackson Park, Wilson Park, Mann Park, Tsuruta Park, Culbertson Park, Library Park, Morrison Park, Marina Park and Marina Green, Overlook Memorial Park, Hazelview Park, Rotary Skate Park, Frog Beach, the Hook, and the Spit. Visit our Parks webpage for more information.
• Parks Reservations: Group or event reservations of parks are suspended.
• Public Restrooms: State Street, Jackson Park, Waterfront Park restrooms and Children's Park restrooms are open.
• Sign up for City emails to stay informed.
• The link to sign up for Citizen Emergency Alerts.
• Notification of the end of the local State of Emergency will be made on the City’s website, its Facebook page, and by email to subscribers.
• The City of Hood River will continue to follow the recommendations of Hood River County, getreadygorge.com and the Oregon Health Authority with regards to COVID – 19.
How to work with the City
- City Hall is open to the public while Hood River County is in the Lower Risk level for COVID-19. Public Works and Police Station lobbies are open, but individuals are asked to call or access services online.
- Questions to City departments can be still be answered by phone or the “live chat” function on the City’s website at cityofhoodriver.gov/.The City’s main phone number: 541-386-1488, department direct lines can be found on the bottom of the website.
Payments to the City
- Utility payments, parking tickets and municipal court fines may be made online.
- Court appearances are conducted virtually. All trials are indefinitely postponed. Additional information is at: cityofhoodriver.gov/municipal-court/
We are especially mindful of maintaining all essential services to the Hood River community including Police, Fire & EMS, Water, Sewer, Wastewater, and Public Works. Essential services are our highest priority.
Public Works – The public works office is open to the public with limited in-person services. Regular maintenance, repairs, and planning for capital improvement projects continues. Priority is given to responding to urgent calls, while non-urgent issues will be addressed as time permits.
Police – The Police department staff continues to work around-the-clock to answer emergency and non-emergency calls. The Police station front lobby is still open to address customer service requests. Currently, the Police Department is still not offering fingerprinting due to the necessity to social distance.
Fire/EMS – Crews continue to be available and respond to both fire and medical emergencies, taking calls 24/7 while practicing appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of both firefighters and citizens during this pandemic.
In an effort to share important information, the City of Hood River has collected the following resources for the community that relate to COVID-19. Please click the links provided for details.
COVID-19 updates from Hood River Co. Health Dept. for residents, businesses, schools with list of resources to help families and residents.
Hood River County PSAs
Public Service Announcements from Hood River County’s public health officer Dr. Chris Van Tilburg.
Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
Oregon’s statewide health authority’s guidance for COVID-19.
MCEDD COVID-19 Resource Page
includes a list of tools and resources to support local workers and the business community.
Hood River County School District
News and announcements related to public schools.
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