Columbia County Board of Commissioners passes resolution in support of racial equality


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 9, 2020 Columbia County Board of Commissioners passes resolution in support of racial equality (Columbia County, Oregon) - On Wednesday, July 8, the Board of Commissioners of Columbia County unanimously passed Resolution 66-2020 in the interest of furthering the County's commitment to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. The matter was discussed during the County's Wednesday morning regular session, where several Columbia County residents came before the Board to voice their concerns around racial equality in our community and in support of forward momentum. Previously, in Resolution 15-2018, Columbia County adopted a Vision that states in part, "We will cultivate a dependable and responsible system that ...

Columbia County confirms first new case of COVID-19 since May 13


St. Helens, OR - Columbia County Public Health recently confirmed the first new positive case of COVID-19 since the county was approved for Phase I of reopening on May 13, 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Columbia County Residents


This information will be updated as it becomes available. For the most current information and recommendations please visit the Oregon Health Authority Website. For residents looking for additional information on how to keep yourself and your family healthy during this time, please visit the Columbia County Public Health Department Website. Feeling a little under the weather and not sure if it’s a cold, allergies, the flu or COVID19? Before calling 911 or going to the hospital, check out this handy online Coronavirus Checker, which can help you determine how sick you are and how to get help: c19oregon.com Have questions about Coronavirus?? Dial 2-1-1, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week. or visit 211Info....

For Immediate Release: Keep Columbia County Open Messaging Campaign Launched for Safely Reopening


Date: 05/22/2020 Contact person:        Suzanne Beaupre, Health Promotion Specialist                                     suzanne.beaupre@columbiacountyor.gov                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Keep Columbia County Open Messaging Campaign Launched for Safely Reopening Columbia County, Ore. – Today Columbia County Public Health and the Joint Information Center...

CANCELLED June 13, 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Due to COVID 19


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2020 CANCELLED June 13, 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Due to COVID 19 Due to COVID 19, Columbia County is cancelling the June 13, 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection event at the Columbia County Transfer Station. We cannot safely hold this event which typically serves over 250 vehicles. The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is scheduled for Saturday August 29, 2020 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Columbia County Transfer Station 1601 Railroad Ave in St. Helens, changes or cancellations will be posted to our website. Unwanted paint, used motor oil and used cooking oil is still be accepted at the Transfer Station 1601 Railroad Ave during regular open hours (8am-5pm Monday – Saturda...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 14, 2020 Columbia County approved by State to begin Phase 1 of reopening on Friday, May 15


County approved for Phase 1 (5).pdf

Community partners work with St. Helens School District to provide meal services


SHSD Meal Service(1).pdf

April 2020 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Proclamation April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (1).pdf

JAIL OPERATING CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (JOCAC) REPORT SUMMARY ON COLUMBIA COUNTY JAIL OPERATIONS


JOCAC Report, 3-17-20 SUMMARY A (1) (1).pdf  

PRESS RELEASE: Columbia County Public Health announces tenth case of novel coronavirus; adds local data dashboard to website


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2020 Columbia County Public Health announces tenth case of novel coronavirus; adds local data dashboard to website Saint Helens, OR—Columbia County Public Health reported two new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the local total to ten cases. When a positive test result occurs, local public health officials conduct contact tracing, which is a way to identify and notify others who have been in close contact with the person who has tested positive. Columbia County Public Health is currently identifying close contacts of the new cases and will notify those individuals, as well as provide education and next steps for those contacts. Columbia County is committed to providing accurate, reliable reports to the public....

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