COVID-19 Notice – Most City facilities and all playgrounds are closed until further notice in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The Hillsboro Civic Center is now open for in-person service needs. Dog parks, tennis courts, and select park amenities are open. Get the latest coronavirus updates on our COVID-19 webpage.
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City of Hillsboro Emergency Declaration Extended to June 17 with Option to Open Earlier
In extending the emergency, the Council also extended the timeframe that residential and commercial renters are protected from eviction in Hillsboro.
The Hillsboro City Council agreed to extend the City's declaration of emergency until Wednesday, June 17 during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 19.
The City still has the ability to reopen facilities earlier than June 17, if services can be safely restored while protecting public health. Essential City services have continued throughout the City's response to the pandemic.
In late March, the Hillsboro City Council agreed to change the City’s Municipal Code to allow the City’s ongoing emergency declaration to continue for an additional 30 days in support of the COVID-19 public health response. Prior to the meeting, the City Code required the Council to extend the declaration every seven days after an initial emergency period of 14 days.
City Manager Robby Hammond first formally declared a state of emergency for the City of Hillsboro on the morning of Friday, March 13. The Hillsboro City Council then met on Tuesday, March 17, to adopt a resolution declaring a State of Emergency. Declaring an emergency provides the City with increased flexibility and enables the City and staff to serve the community where needed most.
"To be clear, we are not declaring a public health emergency. That is not our role," Hammond said on March 13. "Rather, this action will allow us to buy the necessary equipment and supplies related to our response, if necessary, without being slowed down by certain processes. It will also allow us to adjust our staffing and City operations to best serve the community should that become necessary."
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