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Focusing on Health through COVID-19 Response
As of March 10, 2020
The health of our partners, our staff and our economy are front of mind as concerns regarding COVID-19 expand. We want to let you know that our organization is monitoring the situation closely.
As we consider the impact on individuals, families, communities and our local businesses, we are taking the following steps or recommendations:
Finding and sharing reliable information on COVID-19: For the most up to date information and advice in Multnomah County, you are encouraged to regularly look at Multnomah County’s informative website. Please note this site has a place to submit questions if they’re not addressed by the FAQ.
Keeping ourselves and others healthy: Our office is open with normal operations as we continue to focus on our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with business and community partners. We have increased the frequency of office and meeting room cleaning, and have provided hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies in all of our meeting rooms and public spaces. We are currently preparing for the possibility of increased use of tele-work. We are also asking all sick employees – and visitors – to stay home.
Supporting local businesses: We are already seeing the impact COVID-19 is having as local stores and restaurants are reporting a decrease in sales. In addition, we are deeply disturbed by reports of harassment and discriminatory behavior related to the coronavirus; we condemn racist actions against businesspeople and employees in the strongest possible terms.We encourage all Portlanders to join us in actively dispelling the myths and misinformation currently surrounding COVID-19. Please review the fact sheet provided by our partners at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon.
We also encourage you to continue to support small, local businesses through