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Coronavirus News from the City of Hillsboro

This webpage will be updated as more information is available.

Have a question about the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Visit our Questions and Answers webpage or email the City of Hillsboro and we'll respond as soon as possible and update the page.

News

Read the latest coronavirus news and announcements from the City of Hillsboro below. For information on cancellations, closures, and additional resources, visit our COVID-19 webpage.

Noticias en español

Para leer las siguientes noticias sobre COVID-19 en español, visite a nuestra página de noticias.


City of Hillsboro Facility Closures Will Continue into May

Essential City services will continue and the next update will be no later than May 18.
Post Date:04/21/2020

civic centerCity of Hillsboro libraries, recreation buildings, and other public facilities will remain closed into May in support of the continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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City leaders continue to monitor guidance from Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority on the appropriate time to reopen City facilities. Until then, the closures will remain in effect and City staff will provide the next community update no later than Monday, May 18.

The continued closures balance the City’s prioritization of the health and well-being of employees and the community at large with City employees’ role as trusted public servants.

Continuing essential services

Essential City services that have continued uninterrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic include:

  • Police services
  • Fire & Rescue services  
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Drinking water and other utility services
  • Public Works and Parks Maintenance services
  • Development services
  • Capital projects

The City’s website and social media channels remain fully operational to connect the community with City services and important COVID-19 information. City phones continue to be answered and employees continue to work remotely whenever possible.

Next steps

“When City facilities reopen, it will be with great caution and responsibility, in line with the expert recommendations of health authorities,” said City Manager Robby Hammond. “We know many people in our community look forward to returning to SHARC, to our libraries, and to seeing life return to some semblance of ‘normal’. But in the age of COVID-19, our new reality requires all of us to care for our friends, our families, and our neighbors more than ever.”

On April 14, 2020, Governor Kate Brown announced that, in order to begin reopening communities, Oregon must first slow the spread of COVID-19, as well as acquire adequate personal protective equipment to protect health care workers and first responders.

In March, the City announced that all facilities would remain closed through Tuesday, April 28. The City Council has twice voted to extend the State of Emergency declaration first issued on March 13. The emergency declaration is expected to continue into May as well.

Recent actions

Other recent actions by the City of Hillsboro in response to the COVID-19 pandemic include:

Helpful resources

Visit the City’s COVID-19 webpage to see the full timeline of the City’s response, and get more information and resources:

 

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Have a question about the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Visit our Questions and Answers webpage or email the City of Hillsboro and we'll respond as soon as possible and update the page.