For general information on novel coronavirus, Dial 2-1-1, 7 days a week 24 hours a day or visit 211Info.org→
On March 19, 2020 Columbia County Facilities closed to walk-in traffic (with the exception of the Transfer Station) Columbia County is here to serve our citizens, please visit our webpage at www.columbiacountyor.gov→ for online services or for an appointment please call. A department directory can be found on our webpage, or please call the main line at 503-397-7210.
Clatskanie City Hall is closed to the public.
If you need to make a payment, you may do so by calling City Hall at 503-728-2622, or you may drop your payment off in our drop box on the east side of our parking lot. If you have any other business please call and make an appointment.
Government buildings and offices will be closed to the public.
Payments can be made online, or by calling 503-397-4010.
City of St Helens local government offices are close to walk-in customers.
Payment Options for St. Helens Court Fines and Utility Bills→
City of Scappoose government buildings and offices will be closed to the general public.
Scappoose citizens are encouraged to use the City’s website payment portal option for making utility billing payments. Payments may also be made over the phone by calling Point & Pay 1-866-890-5764 or Xpress Bill Pay 1-800-720-6847.Please contact staff at 503-543-7146 option 1.You can also visit our website at www.ci.scappoose.or.us→ then click on “online payments”.
Please visit Scappoose COVID-19 page for updates→
City of Vernonia government buildings and offices will be closed to the general public. This includes Vernonia City Hall, the Vernonia Public Library, Vernonia Public Works offices, the Vernonia Police Department lobby. The Vernonia City Council and management team will evaluate continued office closures on a weekly basis.
Vernonia citizens are encouraged to use the utility payment portal option for making utility billing payments. Payments may also be made over the phone by calling 503-429-5291, ext.101 during regular business hours.
Closed until further notice- as of Monday March 23rd, 2020 at 5:00pm
Use SNAP benefits to order food online. For more information on how to sign up for SNAP and other food resources, please visit Oregon Department of Human Services Food Assistance→
Distribute food to agencies throughout the county. No changes.
Operate the food pantry in St. Helens. No changes other than a different intake process to protect volunteers and clients. Effective 03/25/2020 the pantry hours for St. Helens are Monday through Thursday from 9 am - 1 pm. This is to keep exposure for our volunteers and staff to a minimum. The warehouse will be closing at 1:30 pm each day.
Current changes are as follows:
Oregon Food Bank's interactive web application for finding food pantries and food assistance sites
Grocery delivery program that focuses on preventing the spread of COVID-19 to at-risk individuals. If you or anyone you know are 60+ years of age, parents of young infants, have heart, lung or immune conditions that put you at high risk, our services are available for you.
CONTACT US by filling out our registration form. You can get in touch through one of the following methods:
All Albertsons and Safeway stores will reserve at least the hours from 7 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for these vulnerable shoppers to get what they need.
Senior, Compromised Immune System, pregnant women shopping Mon, Wed, Fri from 7am-8am starting 3/23
Groceries can be called ahead and picked up curbside. You can call, text, email for facebook message - 503-397-2288
Columbia Pacific CCO knows that you, our members, have many questions about COVID-19. We want to help you understand how to take precautions and how to access your benefits during this time. Health care providers are working hard to continue seeing patients, and your health is important to them.
For updates related to :
What is happening?
Why are dentists not providing routine (non-urgent) care right now?
When will routine care resume?
What can I do to help members?
CHS COVID-19 related announcements→
Clatskanie school-based health center and Vernonia school-based health centers are closed while school is closed.
All other services and programs are offered. Please call first, as most needs can be accommodated by phone.
Columbia Health Services has started up a Text Resource Line. We have gathered a lot of resources and information in preparation to answer questions via that text line. Call Toll-Free or Text 800-244-4870 with questions about resources during this time, including food, childcare, healthcare, addiction/recovery, children's activity ideas, and education/homeschooling, emotion regulation or mental health care.
All families seeking childcare can call, text, or email 211 Info to connect with Childcare Providers in their area.
Call by dialing 2-1-1
Listen to the prompt for childcare and press the specified number.
Text CHILDREN to 898211
Interested in offering emergency childcare?
Reach out to NW Regional Child Care Resource and Referral to find out how to get started today.
Centers are closed but providing remote services and resources for enrolled children and families.
Snoopeeland is open and following CDC and Office of Child Care Guidelines.
They are providing childcare:
Ages 6 weeks - 12 years old
Monday- Friday - 6:00am - 6:30pm
Office will remain open at this time.
For temporary policy changes for employment related day care, SNAP program, TANF program, and temporary assistance for domestic violence survivors, please click HERE.
May apply for food stamps, daycare or TANF online and have a phone intake.
Face to face intakes will be very limited, we are encouraging phone intakes even if they are in the lobby.
Domestic violence intakes will still be face to face.
DHS Aging and People with Disabilities is still operating under normal business hours and providing the following services:
In order to adhere to social distancing and keep our consumers safe, most business is being conducted via phone or email. If there is a special circumstance requiring face to face meetings, we will handle those on a case by case basis, trying to find alternatives before meeting face to face. We are committed to flattening the curve and protecting our consumers and our employees during this time.
FACT empowers Oregon families experiencing disability in their pursuit of a whole life by expanding awareness, growing community, and equipping families. FACT Oregon staff are now operating 100% remotely. This doesn’t stop us from helping you navigate disability and special education and brainstorming ideas for getting your family through these challenging times.
Visit FACT Oregon website for more information about:
Offices temporarily closed to the public; this response includes closure of all of our Head Start facilities.
We have also suspended home visits for our Head Start, Healthy Families, Weatherization, and Home Rehabilitation Programs.
All Staff will continue to work in order to provide as many services as possible using remote contact (phone, video-chat, etc.). Our current plan is to reopen on April 13th, but we will be reevaluating that decision on a continual basis between now and then.
We are asking those seeking assistance to please call (503) 397-3511. If the call is unanswered, please leave a detailed message. We will answer and return calls as soon as possible.
We will have energy/utility assistance applications as well as rent and housing assistance applications available outside the front doors of the main St. Helens office, 125 N. 17th Street. With each application, there will also be a list of required documentation. If you require assistance is required for completing any of our applications, please call the number above. We can assist with application completion by phone.
COVID-19 Response Fund has been established to collect donor dollars to met short term needs of community members. Learn more or donate at United Way of Columbia County→ or by texting CARECOLUMBIA to 4-1-4-4-4.
United Way of Columbia County office is closed until further notice. Call 2-1-1 for Coronavirus updates and resource referral. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with other questions.
Closed to public until 4/1/2020, no donations of clothing or food, all calls remotely, office staffed on flex basis, no new shelter residents until end of April
the Oregon Law Center Hillsboro Regional Office (serving Yamhill, Washington, Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties) is still accepting cases, and to let you know the various ways folks can reach us to request help during these difficult times. Although our staff and attorneys are working from home during the COVID-19 crisis, we remain reachable by telephone. Callers can leave a voicemail on our main line at 503-640-4115 requesting information and legal services. We do our best to return as many of these calls as possible, and callers with questions about housing law, employment law, consumer law and other matters will be screened for intake.
For questions regarding public benefits, including unemployment insurance, any caller can reach our statewide public benefits hotline toll free at: 1-800-520-5292.
For questions regarding family law: callers from our service region can call our family law hotline on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-12. The family law hotline number is: 503.676.5400. We are continuing to prioritize protection order cases but may be able to offer advice regarding custody, parenting time and divorce.
On behalf of the Red Cross team, we extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one to the coronavirus. Grieving is always difficult, and we recognize the COVID-19 pandemic creates additional challenges and needs. This Virtual Family Assistance Center offers information and resources that we hope will help you during this time.
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