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Trusted Sources of Information

Rely on trusted sources like the Oregon Health Authority, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization for coronavirus information.

Oregon Health Authority: Novel Coronavirus Updates (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

World Health Organization: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance resources

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This guidance was developed during Governor Brown's Stay Home, Save Lives Campaign, Effective March 17th - May 14th, 2020.

 

Physical distancing recommendations can be stressful and leave people feeling isolated from friends, family, and loved ones. For adults over 60, this loss of social connection can lead to even deeper feelings of isolation, which can impact physical and mental health. Here are a few things you may want to know more about.

Why are those over 60 at greater risk for COVID-19?

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Extended school cancellation and recommendations from Oregon Governor Kate Brown around social distancing can be stressful for families. Here are a few things you may want to know more about.

Can we still do playdates?
We recommend not having playdates, as they put children at increased risk of getting sick. Someone who comes over looking well can still transmit the virus. 

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Extended school cancellation and recommendations from Oregon Governor Kate Brown around social distancing can be stressful for families. Here are a few things you may want to know more about.

What else can I do?

Even though this is stressful, it is important to remember that resiliency can help children and adults thrive and recover from stressful events. Resilience is the ability to adapt and overcome stressful things, and important because it helps us deal with daily challenges that might otherwise feel overwhelming. 

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Updated 6/12/20, 9:40am

 

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Stress and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions during and after a disaster. Common reactions include:

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In consideration of staffing challenges and health concerns due to the public health threat of coronavirus, Governor Kate Brown announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from Monday, March 16 through the rest of the school year.

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Guidance for vulnerable populations can be found on the reopening guidance page

Physical distancing recommendations can be stressful and leave people feeling isolated from friends and families. It is important that the most vulnerable in our communities remain connected to social services and supports during the current COVID-19 situation. These populations will be the most impacted by economic and healthcare disruption brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few things you may want to know more about.

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Workers and employers involved in healthcare, deathcare, laboratory, airline, border protection, and solid waste and wastewater management operations and international travel to areas with ongoing, person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 may have potential occupational exposure to COVID-19.

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Updated 6/12/20, 9:46am

 

Physical distancing recommendations can be stressful and leave people feeling isolated from their friends and families. Here are a few things you may want to know more about.

I am seeing conflicting information, should I be concerned about COVID-19?