Novel Coronavirus COVID-19: Daily Updates and Information

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in Oregon

Multnomah County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Oregon Health Authority are closely following an outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in December 2019. In late February, the CDC said Americans should prepare for COVID-19.

March 27, 2020

Beginning Monday, March 30th, Wood Village City Hall will be closed to the public to promote the health and safety of our guests, staff, and community. Please call 503-667-6211 to make an appointment with one of our team members if you need assistance. Water and sewer bills can be paid online or put in the drop box.

March 26, 2020

TriMet will no longer be accepting cash fares on board buses. This is a temporary measure to help with social distancing and to minimize the time riders spend near operators. Instead, you’ll need to pay with Hop: a plastic Hop card, your phone using a mobile wallet or virtual card, or a Hop ticket purchased at a ticket machine at a MAX or WES station. If you do not have a Hop card, you can get a free one by visiting TriMet Ticket Office in Pioneer Courthouse Square. You can also receive a card in the mail by calling 503-238-RIDE or email

March 26, 2020

Metro Waste Management has suspended the following services as a result of COVID-19:

  • Suspension of residential bulky waste (e.g. mattresses, furniture, etc.) curbside collection.
  • Suspension of bulky waste collection events.
  • Mailing of hard copy welcome packets to new customers.

At this time, there are no further disruptions of Waste Management service.

March 26, 2020

The Multnomah County Emergency Management Situation Reports can be found here:

Multnomah County Situation Report


March 23, 2020

Governor Kate Brown has issued an executive order for all Oregonians to stay in their home as of today, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The executive order forbids all Oregonians form leaving their home unless absolutely necessary.

The executive order details what businesses are considered “essential” and how Oregonians can all do their part to reduce the spread of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full executive order here.

March 23, 2020

Here at Wood Village, we care about the safety and security of our residents and businesses. We want to ensure that each citizen has their basic needs met and is not going without. Please visit our Assistance Questionnaire so that we are able to better assist during this time of uncertainty.

March 21, 2020

Playground and Basketball Court at Donald Robertson Park Closed.  For the health and safety of the City and community, and based on recommendations from the Governor’s Office and County Health Officials, the playground area and basketball court will be closed during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The rest of the park is open, including the restrooms.

March 18, 2020:

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is modifying operations due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Please refer to changes in law enforcement, corrections, jail visitation, and business services here.

March 18, 2020:

Metro Waste Management will temporarily close all residential call centers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 effective March 18, 2020. Remote call centers will be established in order to resume residential call handling. At this time, there is no impact to your scheduled residential collection service. See the full statement here.

March 17, 2020:

Wood Village City Hall will remain open to the public, however, it is recommended that you conduct any business with the City over telephone or email if possible. City staff has taken precautions regarding sanitation, disinfecting, and social distancing in order to best serve our community during this difficult time.

All public meetings and events have been cancelled for the month of March. At this time, we are still planning on hosting the April 16th City Council Meeting, April 21st Budget Committee Hearing, and April 28th City Council Meeting.

March 17, 2020:

If your small business is experiencing negative economic impacts from COVID-19, please see the following information regarding disaster economic injury relief: SBA Disaster Relief

March 16, 2020:

Governor Kate Brown ordered the closure of all restaurants and bars starting Tuesday, March 17 for four weeks, restricting businesses to carryout and delivery only with no on-site consumption, to fight the spread of Coronavirus. Governor Brown has also cancelled gatherings of more than 25 people for the next four weeks, and urged Oregonians to avoid gatherings of ten or more people. The ban does not apply to “essential” locations such as workplaces, pharmacies, retail stores, and grocery stores.

Food Service at hospitals, workplaces, and “other essential facilities” will go on, Governor Brown said. She also urged “all other businesses” to evaluate their operations to accommodate “social distancing,” or the practice of avoiding social situations and public places, which experts say can help slow the spread of the virus.

Please acknowledge the following statements regarding social distancing:

  • In order to protect the health and safety of Oregon families, we must work together and support each other.
  • It may seem like we are in the middle of this, but it’s just the beginning. That is why the new social distancing measures Governor Brown announced are so important.
  • Even if the Coronavirus is not present in your area right now, social distancing is important for all Oregonians to follow. It will slow the spread.
  • We have to slow the transmission of COVID-19 to preserve hospital capacity. That is why social distancing is so important.
  • You and healthy people need to practice social distancing as well – you can be contagious even if you do not have any symptoms present. Following the guidelines on social distancing is a matter of life or death for others.
  • Healthcare professionals and first responders need to be healthy so they can do their jobs, which are changing rapidly and promise to do so more in the future.
    • Please do anything you can to assist a friend or neighbor who is a healthcare professional or first responder – bring them a meal, watch their child, or walk their dog.
  • Isolation from our friends and neighbors is the only way to slow the rate of transmission and get Oregon through to the other side.

March 13, 2020:

Now that there are confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in Multnomah County, Governor Kate Brown has issued an executive order cancelling all public gatherings of 250 people or more and has closed all Oregon schools beginning Monday, March 16th through March 31st.

The City of Wood Village is committed to providing uninterrupted services for our residents. City Hall will remain open unless otherwise stated, however, it is preferable that you conduct business with the City through telephone or email when possible.

  • No Late Fees or Shut-offs for Water/Sewer bills in March: While payments on utility bills are encouraged, City officials understand that not everyone will be able to pay their bill on time. Residents and businesses will still receive a water and sewer bill, but there will be no late fees or shut-offs in March.

March 13, 2020:

Please refer to the following documents issued by the Wood Village City Manager and Mayor.

Wood Village COVID-19 Press Release

Wood Village State of Emergency

It is important to prevent the spread of germ by practicing the following:

  • Social distancing (keeping at least three feet between yourself and others in a public setting)
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, mouth, or face
  • Frequent hand washing (20 second minimum). Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is an acceptable alternative when hand washing is not an option, as long it is 60% alcohol or higher.

The following link will help inform Oregon residents on what to expect and how to best prepare:

Multnomah County

Oregon Health Authority


World Health Organization

*If you or someone you know has a child that may struggle with food security during school closures, please follow the link below for Reynolds School District emergency meal information:

Reynolds School District Emergency Meals