Union County Covid-19 Statistics
Union County Covid-19 Cases: 5
Union County School closures: ALL

May 18, 2020 Update
Sixth positive Covid-19 case confirmed in Union County. Learn More >

May 15, 2020 Update
Fifth positive Covid-19 case confirmed in Union County. Learn More >

May 14, 2020 Update
Reopening Announcement
Phase 1 Reopening Press Release
Phase 1 Letter from Governor Brown

May 8, 2020 Update
A Science-Driven Framework for Reopening Oregon. Learn More >

April 22, 2020 Update
OHA revises testing guidelines to prioritize underserved populations and all frontline workers, allows testing for people without symptoms. Learn More >

April 20, 2020 Update
"Travel limitations have now been recommended by our Governor, the President, local and state Public Health Departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unless your job requires it, or you have a special exception due to family needs, I urge you to stay home and practice physical distancing. Countries and US states that have initiated “no travel” recommendations have a much lower and slower spread rate of COVID-19. Limiting travel, along with good hand hygiene and physical distancing have been the best ways of preventing viral spread." -Dr. Brian Reynolds, Emergency Department

For more on physical distancing in the State of Oregon Click Here >

April 15, 2020 Update
Governor Brown shares framework for restarting public life and business in Oregon. Learn More >

April 9, 2020 Update
CHD confirms 4th positive Covid-19 case in Union County. Learn More >

Governor Kate Brown extends coronavirus school closures through end of school year. Learn More >

April 6, 2020 Update
The CDC is now recommending the wearing of a mask in public. Learn More >

There is no standard design for a homemade facemask. Below are some example designs to consider:


Face Mask Kit, Providence St. Joseph Hospital
How to sew a simple Fabric Face Mask, YouTube

Written Instructions
How to make a facemask, Allina Health
Face Mask Directions, Joan Glass

Facemask: A picture tutorial
CDC DIY Cloth Face Covering

April 1, 2020 Update
Today CHD is reporting two additional Union County cases of the novel coronavirus known as Covid-19. Learn More >

Here is a great resource to help manage stress and uncertainty during the Covid-19 pandemic. GOBHI and CHD have partnered with myStrength to help support you and your family. Learn More >

March 30, 2020 Update
To further ensure your health and support social distancing to help support the efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19, CHD is temporarily limiting entry to appointments only. Learn More >

March 27, 2020 Update
To better accommodate you during COVID-19 we are now offering virtual visits!

In order to protect your family and ours during the COVID-19 outbreak all mental health treatment, substance use and addictions treatment, Developmental Disabilities Services and Veteran’s services will be provided virtually by phone or video conferencing. This means you can connect with us virtually for a video visit for your counseling, case management, group therapy, or medication management. Virtual visits are also available for first time clients trying to enroll in services.

To start your CHD virtual visits please contact your provider at 541-962-8800

How does it work?
You will receive multiple emails and text messages from Mend with instructions on how to connect with your provider. 

You can connect on any device that has an internet connection, a camera, and a microphone (smartphone, tablet or computer!) Once the provider joins, you’re all set and you never have to leave your home. Everything is secure using the latest encryption technologies. Learn more >

If you do not have internet connection in your home or do not have one of the devices listed above, services will still be available to you by phone.

Call today, 541-962-8800!

March 23, 2020 Update
NE Oregon Joint Information Center 3-23-2020 Press Release

Stay Home Executive Order

March 19, 2020 Update
First Union County Covid-19 case confirmed

Local Covid-19 Testing Press Release

Video Update with Carrie Brogoitti
Public Health Administrator

March 18, 2020 Update
Oregon Executive Orders

Need to know more social about distancing?

March 17, 2020 Update

Governor Kate Brown extends statewide school closures through April 28, 2020

Governor Kate Brown announces new statewide actions on social distancing to flatten the curve. Read the full press release.

March 16, 2020 Update
Clinicians may order COVID-19 testing at their discretion for non-hospitalized people who meet certain testing criteria and have tested negative for influenza. Testing is being done in Union County, and up-to-date numbers on cases of COVID-19 in Oregon may be found on the Oregon Health Authority website. For further information, please call 211 or 971-673-1111.

March 13, 2020 Update
In consideration of staffing challenges and health concerns due to the public health threat of coronavirus, Governor Kate Brown today announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. Local schools are coordinating and will be getting information out to families. Contact your local school district for more information.

March 12, 2020 Update
New rules for mass gatherings, social distancing, and workplace practices.

March 5, 2012 Update
Union County Covid-19 Update Video with Carrie Brogoitti and JB Brock.

March 2, 2020 Update
Union County health officials are Closely Monitoring Developments Related to Emerging Respiratory Infection: Covid19.
We understand there are a lot of concerns about the current Covid-19 situation. CHD and our partners are monitoring this situation closely and getting ready to respond in the event that we have a case in Union County.

If you have concerns about a potential exposure at Wildhorse Resort & Casino or any other potential exposure sites.
An investigation is being conducted for confirmed case. Investigations identify anyone that was in contact with the confirmed case that could be at risk of getting the disease. People at risk will be contacted by the local health department and given information about what they should do.

Things you can do if you feel you may have been exposed.
Make sure you are watching yourself for symptoms and take the steps we have outlined if you do become symptomatic. This information sheet has information about what to look out for and what to do if you do become sick: Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet

If you are sick, stay home. Avoid exposing others by calling your health care provider if you need medical care before going to the clinic to get directions for what to do. Telehealth is also a great option for getting the help you need while minimizing the spread of illness.

Oregon residents can call 211 if they have questions.

If you do not get your questions answered from these sources please call: 541-962-8800

For more information on current situation in Oregon:
Emerging Respiratory Infections

For more information on current situation in U.S. and Globally:
Coronavirus 2019 COVID-19

OHA recommends people in Oregon take precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.

Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.

Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the U.S.

Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms. If you are feeling sick with mild symptoms and do not need to see medical care, stay home while you recover. If you are sick and plan to seek care, please call before going in for care so arrangements can be made to prevent exposing others. For urgent medical needs, call 911.

Trusted Information
Oregon Health Authority
Washington Department of Health
World Health Organization
Grande Ronde Hospital Covid-19

Resources for Businesses
Guide for Businesses and Employers
Sanitizing Handout
General Guidance for Restaurants
General Guidance for Businesses
CDC Travel Notice

Related Pages
CHD Press Releases
CHD Coronavirus Covid-19 PSA
Union County Covid-19 Updates

Updated on 5/18/2020 at 10:59 AM
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