COVID-19 Resources

Most Currently Updated General Information:

School-Specific COVID-19 Information:

Handwashing/ Health Hygiene/ PPE Instructional Resources:

Countering Racism and Xenophobia During The COVID-19 Pandemic:

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • SERV-OR - State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon
  • Oregon Emergency Management's COVID-19 Information page: Many county Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) are seeking volunteers who are interested in working at the EOC for a period of time. If you are interested, please fill out this interest form. Filling out this form will no sign you up for a shift. Once you fill out the form, someone will contact you to discuss possible positions withing the Emergency Operations Center.

Continuing Education & Other Staff Opportunities:

Resources to Help Families:

  • DHS COVID-19 Family Wellbeing Assessment: a conversation guide provided by DHS/Child Welfare for education staff and community partner to use when interacting with children and caregivers during the COVID-10 related school closures. When it is not possible to see children and caregivers in person, phone calls or quick interactions during food distruction may be the only opportunity to assess whether children are safe. Responses to questions, the tone of an interaction, or an inability to make contact with a child or caregiver may reveal stressors or circumstances that require a report to the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline (ORCAH). The Oregon Child Abuse Hotline is still open 24/7 to accept reports of suspected abuse or neglect by calling 1-855-503-SAFE (7233)
  • Oregon Food Finder: Oregon Food Bank's interactive web application for finding food pantries and food assistance sites
  • Emergency Dental Care from Medical Teams International: Mobile Dental vans have transitioned to providing emergency dental care with special permission from state governors who've recognized this as an essential service during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • OEA Grant Expansion: OEA members can apply for this grant on behalf of a student. Due to COVID-10 pandemic, members can now apply for grants to help a student's famiyl cover food, rent, and utilities, as well as the normal coverage for things like clothing, shoes, vision care including eyeglasses, dental care, medication, personal hygiene items, doctor's visits, hearing care and backpacks.
  • Federal CARES Act economic resources
  • Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers
  • Talking to Children About COVID-19: Guidelines developed by the National Association of School Nurses and National Association of School Psychologists
  • COVID-19 Resources for Parents from Crisis Management Institute
  • VIDEOS on how to stop the spread of COVID-10, translated into multiple languages, for those who have reading difficulties (share by the Multnomah County Health Department's Community Liaison)
  • Youth Tobacco Prevention Video: created by Multnomah County's Youth Action Council

Resources by County:

Social/Emotional Support Resources:

When to ask for help:

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed a lot, or frequently experience three or more of these signs of distress, it is important to talk with someone or to ask for help.

  • Feelings of sadness, depression or a lot of irritability
  • Feelings of hopelessness or panic, or having ongoing worries about the future
  • Feeling a lack of interest in activities that you used to enjoy
  • Having significant changes in your appetite or weight
  • Having significant changes in your sleep patterns
  • Feeling that you're too tired to move, work or play most of the time
  • Feeling hyper or agitated most of the time, or having a very hard time relaxing
  • Feeling worthless or very guilty
  • Having a very difficult time concentrating and making decisions
  • Having thoughts or, or plans to hurt yourself or others

If you or someone you know is experiencing severe emotional distress or is suicidal, GET HELP IMMEDIATELY by contacting one or more of the following:

  • Call 911 or your local crisis line
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK En español: 1-888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741741)
  • The Teen Line: 1-310-855-HOPE (4673)
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663
  • Find Crisis Services in Your County
  • Substance use help: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • For Peers: links to warmlines in every state or chat Lifeline Crisis Chat or Crisis Text Line
  • For Youth: Oregon Youthline website or call 877-968-8491 or text “teen2teen” to 839863
  • For LGBTQ: Trevor Project website or call (866) 488-7386, for a 24-hour toll-free suicide hotline or Trans Lifeline at 1–877–565–8860

Do Your Part COVID-19