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Coronavirus News from the City of Hillsboro

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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.

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.


Hillsboro Civic Center Open for In-Person Service Needs

Community members are expected to wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing while inside the building.
Post Date:06/01/2020

The Hillsboro Civic Center is the first City of Hillsboro facility to reopen to serve community members and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Civic Center’s doors opened on Monday, June 1, for regular business hours. The building’s first, fourth, and fifth floors are accessible for service needs that cannot be accomplished online or by phone. The second and third floors remain closed to visitors.

Among the City services available inside the reopened Civic Center:

  • Development services and permitting support (4th floor)
  • Property information (4th floor)
  • Municipal Court (1st floor)
  • Utility Billing services and support (1st floor)
  • City Manager’s Office (5th floor)

Health and Safety Measures Taken

Community members are expected to wear a face covering while inside the building and maintain physical distancing of at least six feet. Health and safety measures taken by City employees include:

  • Installation of plexiglass
  • Hand sanitizer stations upon entry
  • Floor markers for where to stand in line with physical distancing
  • Greeters on the first floor to help customers
  • Face covering provided for those who need them
  • Reduced occupancy of elevators, restrooms, and meeting rooms
  • Blocked seating to maintain distancing in meeting rooms
  • Disconnected water fountains
  • Signage placed throughout the building with these reminders:
    • If you have symptoms, do not enter
    • Wear a face covering
    • Maintain physical distancing of at least six feet
    • Wash your hands
  • Reduced entry and exit points
  • One-way directional foot traffic
  • Furniture removed for increased space

“We are glad to take this important first step in the eventual reopening of all City facilities, but we must continue to be safe and help protect each other during this pandemic,” said Robby Hammond, Hillsboro City Manager.

“The health and safety of City employees and customers is our top focus,” Hammond continued. “For everyone’s protection, the building is open for business, but everyone is expected to leave the facility as soon as their business is complete. Residents and other customers can access City services on our City website at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov, and you can call us for assistance as well.”

Other City facilities and amenities

Last week, several City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation amenities reopened for community use, in cooperation with state guidelines, including:

  • Dog parks
  • Tennis courts
  • Reedville Creek Skate Park
  • Disc golf course at Orchard Park
  • The boat launch at Rood Bridge Park

Basketball courts, soccer fields, playgrounds, and picnic shelters remain closed for now to avoid encouraging large groups of people to gather together.

Staff at other City facilities, including libraries, recreation buildings, and other buildings, are currently preparing for the work necessary to safely reopen to the public, including City of Hillsboro facilities. The next community update will be shared no later than July 1 on the City’s website.

City leaders continue to monitor guidance from Governor Kate Brown and the health experts at the Oregon Health Authority and Washington County Public Health. 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.

Actions by the City of Hillsboro in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have included:

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.