Coronavirus / COVID19
Pandemic Resources provided by

Unite Oregon

The support you need in a difficult time.

A list of community resources during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis.

 

Unite Oregon’s Response to Coronavirus 

Link: https://www.uniteoregon.org/2020_coronavirus_response

 

Healthcare for Immigrants and Refugees

If you or anyone in your family is an immigrant or refugee, you do not have to worry that getting tested, preventive care, or treatment for COVID-19 will affect your immigration status. If you experience COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and are in need of medical care, please contact your doctor.

Unemployment

State of Oregon Employment Department

COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Link: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

COVID-19 Scenarios and Benefits Available (PDF format)

Link: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Documents/EDPUB190_0320.pdf

 

Housing

Some cities and counties are changing their policies or adding additional resources to help with renters and people experiencing houselessness.  Check city and county websites.  

 

Transportation

You may need to travel to access healthcare or food needs. We recommend maintaining your distance from other people. If you must use public transportation, TriMet has information on how to keep you and other riders safe.

TriMet COVID-19 Updates

Link: https://trimet.org/health

 

Food Access

Several public agencies and organizations are providing free food and meals. 

SNAP / Food Stamp Benefits

Link: http://bit.ly/Oregon-SNAP

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

Link: http://bit.ly/Oregon-WIC

Meals on Wheels – Online Meal Request

Link: https://www.mowp.org/what-we-do/meals-on-wheels/

Oregon Food Bank – Food Finder

Link: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/find-help/find-food/

School Districts 

School districts are providing free breakfast and lunch for children.

Multnomah County is providing meals at schools during specific times.

Oregonians can use SNAP benefits to pay for groceries delivered from Amazon and Walmart — delivery fees and other non-food expenses aren’t covered.

 

Internet and Cell Phone

Some Internet providers and mobile carriers are offering free and or reduced plans, and/or waiving late fees during the COVID-19 outbreak. Most are removing limits on how much data you can use.

Electricity and Gas

Portland-area electric and natural gas providers are no longer disconnecting service if you are behind on your bills.

 

Water and Sewer

Some cities have announced that they won’t shut off your water service if you are behind on your bills. Please find more information directly from your city.

Educational and Learning

Some school districts and libraries are offering online educational and learning resources.

 

Child Care 

With school out through April 28, child care resources will be under high demand.

 

Families with Children

It can be challenging to talk about Coronavirus and to teach children while school is out. These resources can help.

 

Multi-lingual resources

Information is available in many languages. Below are a few places to access them: