Metro COVID Updates
Masks are required at all times, for staff, volunteers, clients, and everybody else at your location. All OFB partner agencies and programs must comply with these requirements.
It’s very important to us here at OFB that the people we serve can access food without putting themselves and their communities at risk of contracting COVID 19. We are also concerned for your own wellbeing, and that of all of the staff and volunteers at your agency or program.
With that in mind, we wanted to share the latest updates on mask requirements in Oregon, and to explain how they relate to your partnership with Oregon Food Bank.
As of November 18, 2020 masks are…
Looking for some useful signage for your outdoor program. Check out these signs!
Attached are some PDFs of signs (designed for 18x24 yard signs) that may be helpful, especially at your outdoor programming. These are DIY on printing.
Signs include translated information, including:
- Wear a mask
- Stay 6 feet apart
- Stay in your car
- Bring your own bags
- If you touch it, take it
OHSU testing and vaccination (flu shot) locations and hours (in Portland and Hillsboro) OHSU offers testing for people with symptoms ages 2 months and older, and for people in specific risk groups. See who can be tested on OHSU’s website.
Testing is walk-in or drive-through only; no appointments.
For more information, call the OHSU Coronavirus Hotline: 833-647-8222.
No cost testing by appointment only, for anyone with symptoms or anyone who has had recent close contact with a person with COVID-19. You don't need to be a clinic or Multnomah County patient to get tested. Limited testing may be available for people without symptoms. We focus on reaching Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color communities, people without health insurance, and people without a regular health care provider. Call 503-988-8939 for an appointment.
Locations and hours:
Click the links below for English and Spanish versions of this resource document from Unite Oregon
Free testing sites, updates to OHA listening sessions
Multnomah County Free COVID Testing - appointment required
No-cost testing by appointment only, for anyone with symptoms. You don't need to be a clinic or Multnomah County patient to get tested. Limited testing may be available for people without symptoms. We focus on reaching Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color communities, people without health insurance, and people without a regular health care provider. Call 503-988-8939 for an appointment. Location and hours:
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Posters & Signs in multiple languages communicating the new mask requirement.
OFB has created posters in multiple languages to help agencies and programs comply with the requirement that face coverings or masks be worn in all indoor public spaces and any outdoor public space where distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
In addition, Oregon Health Authority has created its own signage communicating the mask requirement and clarifying the "reasonable modification" process. We recommend posting both the OFB poster and the OHA sign in all relevant languages.
The Oregon Health Authority has created signage in multiple language to communicate the state's mask requirements.
These signs aren't required to be posted, but they are very useful. Visit the OHA COVID-19 Mask Requirements page, scroll down, and select the ""Masks Required' Sign for Businesses" drop-down menu on the right.
OFB will be issuing its own signage sometime next week -- stay tuned!
Effective immediately, face covering are now required at both indoor distributions and any outdoor distribution where distancing cannot be maintained.
OFB Compliance has received many questions about the TEFAP requirements during the COVID pandemic. This document and video are meant to clear up any confusion around those requirements.
TEFAP Requirements - COVID Edition
Compiled by Auzeen Rasaie, OFB Compliance
We know that you are working hard and navigating change. It is important to remember that all of our programs are self declaration. We are never going to ask you to require proof of need or eligibility - and it is never the wrong answer to give somebody food.
Summary- key information includes:
- Eligibility requirements are still in place as they were…