COVID-19 Updates 5/8/2020

Rep. Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

Washington County Updates

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Resources during COVID-19 Discussion 

Join Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett, Washington County D.A. Kevin Barton and I for a discussion on resources to help victims of domestic violence and child abuse during this time of COVID-19. Joining in the discussion will be representatives from the Domestic Violence Resource Center, the Family Justice Center of Washington County and Cares NW. The discussion will be conducted via Zoom. RSVP here to receive the Zoom link, which will be sent out the morning of the event. Provided in ASL (American Sign Language).

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Discussion with Sheriff and DA


Testing Sites in Washington County


  • Hillsboro Stadium – 4450 NE Century Blvd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday, 12-6 p.m.
  • Open and free to general public with symptoms. However, OHSU will charge insurance if a patient has it.
  • Onsite testing at businesses: Taking requests on a case by case basis, with priority given to essential businesses. OHSU will charge the business for each test conducted. The cost will vary but is estimated to be at least $100 per test. Email Zac DePaoli


  • Drive-through testing by appointment only and only for individuals who meet eligibility criteria by CDC. Individuals first MUST complete an online health assessment by visiting
    • Appointment scheduling and location available after completing online health assessment.
  • Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., overseen by Walgreens pharmacists.
  • Testing will be available at no cost to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oregon Health Authority.
  • Walgreens pharmacists will oversee the self-administration of Abbott’s new ID NOW COVID-19 test to return test results within 24 hours.
  • An active email and phone number is required so you can receive communication and information on your request for COVID-19 testing and be contacted about your test results.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers

  • Hillsboro Stadium – 4450 NE Century Blvd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • For VGMHC clients who are referred from the clinic. 
  • No onsite screenings at employers.
  • Clinic sites are also offering screening and testing on site
  • If you do not have a provider and would like Virginia Garcia to be your provider, please call 503-214-1668.

Neighborhood Health Center

  • Hillsboro Clinic Location: Wednesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
  • By appointment only for existing NHC patients: 503-941-3094
  • Individuals who do not already have a primary care provider are welcome to establish with NHC via the phone or video. During the phone/video visit, you will be screened to determine if you are appropriate to be tested. 

Legacy GoHealth

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Weekends 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • COVID-19 testing requirements follow CDC guidelines and require a virtual visit to be approved.
  • Virtual Visits have zero cost to patients under Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, CareOregon, MODA, PacificSource, Regence and UnitedHealthcare during the public health emergency.
  • Virtual visits cost $49 without insurance plus $200 for the cost of the test if referred.
  • More information here.


  • Tanasbourne - 10670 NE Cornell Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
  • Bridgeport - 18040 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97224
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bridgeport also open on Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Decisions about weekend hours are made each Wednesday
  • For referred Providence patients and first responders with Covid-19 symptoms
  • Testing for active COVID-19 only in their own lab
  • No onsite testing currently available at employers

American Family Care

  • 14278 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Weekends, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 
    Patients must be screened by a provider, but anyone is eligible for testing
  • Self-pay pricing is $149 for office visit or $49 for telemedicine. The lab cost for COVID test is $51.
  • Telemedicine screening and directed to the facility for drive-up testing or in-person visits with collection onsite.
  • Potential patients can call the main line at 503-305-6262, option 4 or schedule a visit at

Oregon Occupational Medicine (OOM)

  • No testing for active COVID-19. Antibody testing ONLY provided by Quest Labs.
  • Patients must have been symptom-free for at least 14 days to be admitted into the clinic and receive the test.
  • Per the CARES Act, there should not be a charge for the lab test itself. However, Oregon Occupational Medicine will charge their standard lab draw and specimen handling fees, $40 total. Patients do need to provide a copy of their Personal Health Insurance (PHI) for Quest to bill. By rule, Quest is not supposed to balance bill the patient for any co-pays or deductibles.
  • Clinic locations and hours:
    • Tualatin Clinic 19365 SW 65th Ave. Ste 100, Tualatin OR 97062. 503-563-5382
    • Hillsboro Clinic 1200 NE 48th Ave. Ste 1000, Hillsboro OR 97124. 971-470-3275.
    • An individual can walk in, but for groups of two or more, call to schedule an appointment.
    • Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Also offering onsite testing at your company. For 20 or fewer employees, fees include $200 minimum fee, $60 per hour, and $40 per test. For 20-50 employees, fees include $60 per hour and $30 per test. For businesses with more than 50 employees, OOM will need to schedule multiple days. Email OOM.

Governor Kate Brown Announces A Science-Driven Framework for Reopening Oregon

Yesterday, Governor Kate Brown released new guidance for Phase One of the plan for Reopening Oregon. See links to details below. 

Documents and Guidance

Phase One Reopening Guidance for:

Governor Kate Brown Announces Limited Opening Of State Recreational Areas


On Tuesday, Governor Kate Brown announced the limited opening of some state parks, outdoor recreation facilities, and areas across Oregon for day use, effective May 5, 2020, with camping opportunities becoming available as federal, state, local, and private providers are able to prepare their facilities for visitors. Ski resorts will also be able to resume activities under a new executive order that will be forthcoming. As this limited reopening occurs, it is essential that Oregonians recreate responsibly to protect the health, wellness, and safety of themselves and others in local communities.

Guidelines for responsible outdoor recreation include:

  • Limit your recreation activities, and recreate only with people in your own household.
  • Check what’s open before leaving home. Your favorite trail or camp site may remain closed, or need to be closed on a temporary basis, to prevent crowding and protect public health.
  • Plan ahead and come prepared as service levels may be different than you are accustomed to.
  • Visitors may find limited restroom services available. Plan to bring your own soap, water, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper.
  • Bring a mask to cover your nose and mouth. Visit less crowded areas, visit during off-peak times, and have a back-up plan.
  • Not feeling well? Don’t go. If you have symptoms of a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, stay home.

Read more about Governor Brown's announcement here.

Happening Today, May 8: Oregon Air National Guard to conduct Air Force Salute flyovers in Oregon



The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to fly multiple F-15 Eagle flyovers over hospitals and other locations throughout Oregon during the month of May in order to salute Oregonians on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic and lift morale during a time of severe health and economic impacts. The tribute is scheduled to be conducted by Oregon’s 173rd Fighter Wing, based in Klamath Falls and the 142nd Wing, based in Portland.

Anyone living in and around these hospitals should see and hear the jets. People are encouraged to view the flights from the safety of their own homes and practice physical distancing.

Today's Schedule in Our Area:

9:18 a.m.  Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Tualatin, Ore.

9:19 a.m.  Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Ore.

9:20 a.m.  Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center, Hillsboro, Ore.

9:21 a.m.  Tuality Community Hospital, Hillsboro, Ore.

Business Updates

PPP, EIDL and SBA Loans Not Subject to CAT

The Department of Revenue has issued a formal rule stating that their interpretation is the funds received through CARES loan/grant programs (PPP, EIDL, SBA loans) are not considered commercial activity and, therefore, are not subject to the Corporate Activities Tax. Read more about this and other frequently asked questions on the CAT here.

Mortgage Assistance

If you are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis the federal CARES Act may provide you an opportunity to participate in a mortgage forbearance program in association with your lender. Forbearance does not erase what you owe. You’ll have to repay any missed or reduced payments in the future. So, if you’re able to keep up with your payments, keep making them. The types of forbearance available vary by loan type. If your mortgage is backed by the federal government—this includes FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans—provisions of the recently enacted CARES Act allow you to temporarily suspend payments if you are experiencing financial difficulty due to the impact of the coronavirus on your finances Other loan servicers may also have forbearance or deferment options for non-government backed or private loans, but the exact options available to you may differ.

You have a right to request forbearance for up to 180 days. You also have the right to request an extension for up to an additional 180 days. You must contact your loan servicer to request this forbearance. There won’t be any additional fees, penalties or interest added to your account. But, your regular interest will still accrue.

For more information on this program and others, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Mortgage interest rates have also dropped considerably. Consult with your lender to see if re-financing may be an additional way to save money. Read this article for "6 things to know about refinancing right now."

Protecting Your Pets from COVID-19

The Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 FAQ page provides responses for frequently asked questions when it comes to protecting your pets from COVID-19.


Is my pet at risk for COVID-19?

  • There is one report of a dog that might have had a mild COVID-19 infection. In any case, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets.

Should my pet wear a face mask when in public?

  • Pet nose and mouth masks may not prevent diseases that transfer by droplets spread through coughing and sneezing. Vaccinate your pet for the most common vaccine-preventable diseases: Bordetella, Parainfluenza, and Canine influenza. These will help protect your pet from respiratory diseases. Also, always keep your pets fully immunized.​ 

If I get sick from COVID-19, can my pet catch it from me?

  • Right now, we do not know if humans can transfer the disease to their pets. Prevention is the key to keep your pet safe. If you become ill with COVID-19, please wear a well-fitted mask to protect your family, friends, and pets.
Protect pets

Education Updates

Supporting Dual Language Learners at Home During COVID-19

"Schools in the United States and around the world have made the unprecedented move to online instruction in response to coronavirus school closures.

While access to technology, instructional support, and curricula in the online environment are on the minds of many, online and digital learning programs may not be able to offer the kinds of specific, targeted resources English language learners need for language development."

Read this article for 5 language-rich activities to support dual language learners at home during COVID-19 school closures.

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is offering FREE resources that you can continue your practice, get some ready-to-use ideas, or just learn a new skill! Whether you're a teacher, administrator, policy-maker, or a student-teacher. Visit here for information on live discussions and online resources.

Additional Resources

 District Links

Federal Delegation Links

Utilities Assistance

Food and Housing Assistance

  • Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-11: places a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment in light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of coronavirus in Oregon. The order is effective for 90 days.
  • Governor Brown's Executive Order 20-13 strengthens Governor Brown's previous ban on residential evictions, and prohibits landlords from charging tenants late fees for nonpayment of rent during the moratorium. 
  • Community
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Meals on Wheels

I volunteer with Meals on Wheels and make weekly phone well-checks on their clients. I just have to say, if you have a senior in your life, please make an extra effort to call them. Senior isolation is real, it is sad and can get worse the longer we work to keep our most vulnerable safe and at home. One of the ladies that I call every week was feeling pretty down today. She has stairs to get to the street and in order to leave her home to go for a walk, she needs help getting down the stairs. Her daughter works and tries to get her out for a walk in the morning before she goes to work. She said her daughter is busy and tries the best she can and I truly believe that. This beautiful senior just feels cooped up and it was sad to hear her sadness. She said when she does go out, her energy level is just not there anymore. That is another side effect of not being mobile, your zip for life can feel heavy. I really felt for her and I wish I could help her. 💔 This is a gentle reminder to check on your neighbors, call your mom/dad and please do it more than normal. Sunday is Mothers Day and it may be celebrated a little differently for most families, but physical distancing does not mean social distancing. You can be creative, caring and compassionate in so many ways. This is temporary and we will get through this. ❤



Onward and Upward,


Capitol Phone: 503-986-1430
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-487, Salem, Oregon 97301