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TriMet Update: Effective immediately, no more than 10-15 riders can be on a bus at one time — 10 individuals, or up to 15 if people are riding together (such as couples or parents with children). Details
Organizers are cancelling the 36th annual Tigard Festival of Balloons because of the continued coronavirus pandemic. The festival was scheduled to run from June 26-28.
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Tigard CARES – Commercial Assistance & Relief for Economic Stability is available.
Message from TVF&R: We are running low on some key supplies & encourage residents & local businesses to consider sharing new/unused items such as: surgical & N95 masks, P100’s, PAPRs, face or splash shields, and gowns. Email email@example.com to schedule a pickup or delivery.
How can I help? The ten best ways to volunteer, donate, and support your community right now.
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley, a family homeless shelter, is asking for community support.
COVID-19 testing in Tigard? If you believe you have the symptoms of COVID-19, contact your primary care physician. If they determine your description of symptoms meet the criteria, a test will be ordered. Your primary care physician will direct you to the testing site. If you are a medical professional or a first responder, please call Washington Co Public Health (503-846-3594) and they will direct you to the appropriate site.
Community Voices! Amber Bell, Tigard Librarian, shares advice for telecommuting.
Mayor's Corner - "...Our work continues because it is essential to your quality of life. We continue to issue building permits, offer e-library cards, maintain sewer lines, supply clean drinking water, and ensure our community is safe. Ensuring a safe community cannot be done by telecommuting. It requires face-to-face interactions between police officers and community members. Our officers risk their health and safety every day. They don’t know who will answer the door during a welfare check or who’s behind the wheel in a speeding vehicle..."
Senior/Vulnerable Population Shopping Hours (WA County)
- Albertsons: Every Tuesday & Thursday 7-9 am
- Costco: Tuesdays and Thursday 8-9 am
- Fred Meyers: Monday thru Thursday 7–8 am
- New Seasons: 8:00am-9:00am with Senior discount
- Safeway: Every Tuesday & Thursday from 7-9 am
- Target: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1st hour - 65 years old, pregnant women or those defined by the CDC as vulnerable or at-risk.
- Trader Joes: First hour every day
- Walgreens: Every Tuesday first hour (9 am)
- Walmart: One hour early on Tuesdays
- Whole Foods: Open one hour prior to opening hours for 60+
211 Info: Information and referrals to food resources across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Find out about food programs including food pantries, farmers markets, community gardens, fresh food distribution and summer food programs for youth in your area.
Layoff Aversion Funds Now Available. Worksystems built a $200,000 fund to help community-based non-profit employers that are facing the difficult decision of laying off workers as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Weekly Wrap! Here are five things to know from the past week.
Save our pipes, don't flush wipes! Flushables aren't flushable, no matter what the label on the package says.
Critical Shortage... You Can Help! People are still encouraged to donate blood. The Red Cross has taken additional steps to ensure the safety of staff and donors at each Red Cross blood drive. Sign up here if you are able to donate.
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I live in Tigard and would like to know how many in Tigard have positive COVID19.
Public Health does not release that level of demographic information about the patients. It is safe to assume the virus is spreading throughout the county, region and country. All residents, regardless of where they live, are urged to comply with the governor’s Stay Home, Save Lives executive order. This is the only way we are going to slow down the spread of the virus in Oregon.
I was wondering, can I be able to play tennis with my son during the lockdown? If yes, can I play at Fowler Middle School?
The city tennis courts are closed. The courts at Fowler are school district property. Governor Brown’s order included closing sports courts so the school district asks people to stay off the courts for now.
If my business is closed, can I still go to work? Won’t I be arrested?
While the Governor's order prohibits the public from congregating at a closed business, the employer may still have work to do on site. As long as employees are not conducting business that is prohibited by the Executive Order, it is okay to still be at the worksite. No “passes” or paperwork is required.
Should I call 911 if I see people congregating?
No. The level of this violation is not for reporting police, fire or medical emergencies through 911. People may choose to self-educate their fellow Oregonians or if a large gathering is noted, they may call their respective police agency’s non-emergency number.
Can I leave home to care for my elderly parents or friends who require assistance to care for themselves? Or a friend or family member who has disabilities?
Yes. Be sure that you protect them and you by following social distancing guidelines such as washing hands before and after, using hand sanitizer, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance when possible, and coughing or sneezing into a tissue.
Are non-profit organizations allowed to continue operating?
Yes, but only if they provide essential services as described in the Executive Order. This would include non-profits operating food pantries, providing housing and services for homeless residents, and many other critical services.
I am currently on vacation outside Tigard—can I return?
Yes. You should maintain social distancing on your way home, and then you will be subject to the limitations in this Executive Order. If you prefer to stay at your current location, you are encouraged to follow this Executive Order while outside of Oregon in order to protect yourself and others.
I’m scheduled to move (change my residence) in or out of the city. Do I need to cancel?
You are not required to cancel. Moving companies may continue to operate. Follow social distancing. We strongly recommend self-isolating when you arrive at your destination to not put others at risk.
Are laundromats OK to use?? Lots of people don’t have washers/ dryers.
Laundromats are okay to use but avoid unnecessary trips and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.
My neighbors need to renew their drivers’ licenses next month. Do you know if any special arrangements are in the works to issue extensions?
The DMV announced a grace period for these type of situations. Link: Oregon Drivers Get 'Grace Period' For Expired Registration, Licenses
What are the rules about providing sick leave to employees?
Oregon law requires employers to give sick time. Employees get at least 1 hour of protected sick time for every 30 hours of work. Sick time can be used for many reasons, including if an employees’ family member is sick, injured, experiencing mental illness, or needs to visit the doctor. Click here to read more about Oregon sick leave.
Would Tigard consider moving the tax increase ballot measure to November instead of May?
Since the levy has been filed with Washington County, we are limited in our ability to remove the measure. The Tigard City Council remains supportive of the levy at this time. They also recognize that we are living in an unprecedented time with events evolving rapidly and will consider any decision that is in the best interest of the community.