COVID-19 Updates 6/16/2020

Rep. Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

County and City Meeting Schedule

Washington County Commission Meeting

Today's Washington County Commission meeting will include an action item to approve addition of the body worn cameras program in the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget as an adjustment. The meeting begins at 10:00am. See the agenda here.

Watch today's Washington County Commission meeting here.

Hillsboro City Council Meeting

Tonight's Hillsboro City Council Work Session, following the regular City Council meeting will include a discussion of Hillsboro Police Department Policies with Hillsboro Police Chief Jim Coleman. The City Council meeting begins at 6:00pm.

Find meeting link and agenda here.

Education Updates

New Public Health Guidelines for Resuming In-Person Higher Education Activities

At the direction of Governor Brown, effective June 14, 2020, in-person instruction, research, and residential activities at Oregon colleges and universities can resume, but only if institutions meet minimum COVID-19 public health standards adopted by the Oregon Health Authority. See Executive Order 20-28 applying to all degree-granting public and private colleges and universities in Oregon. In conjunction with this directive, the OHA and HECC today released new Public Health Guidelines for the Conduct of In-person Instructional, Residential, and Research Activities at Oregon Colleges and Universities. The Governor's  executive order will replace the previous executive orders pertaining to higher education (20-17 and 20-09) that are effective through June 13, 2020. Each college and university will have the flexibility to determine how and when students return to campus, but must meet, at a minimum, the public health requirements contained in the guidance.

The guidelines set minimum public health requirements to be followed generally campus-wide that include but are not limited to:

  • Implementing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 within buildings and the campus setting, such as appropriate cleaning and disinfecting procedures; screening, monitoring, and testing for illness among symptomatic students, staff, and faculty; and use of face coverings.
  • Permitting remote instruction/telework or other significant accommodations for students and employees who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Recommending the use of face coverings for all students, staff, and faculty, in accordance with local public health, OHA, and CDC guidelines.
  • Requiring face coverings where physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Working with their local public health authority (LPHA) to ensure they are able to effectively respond to and control outbreaks through sharing of information when appropriate.

The guidelines additionally detail other specific requirements related to: entry and self-screening, instructional settings, isolation measures, health-related communication, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, facilities, faculty and staff, research settings, residential services settings, Communicable Disease Management Plans, and campus operational plans.

See full guidance here. I encourage students and/or parents to reach out to the school directly to talk with admissions to find out what the school is planning and where the student can go to get up-to-date information. 

Student Perspective

Lily Donis is a high school intern in my office. She has just completed her sophomore year at Liberty High School.

My name is Lily Donis and I am a sophomore at Liberty High School. I believe being a student as well as an intern for Rep. Janeen Sollman gives me a unique and amazing view of our community. This year has been very hectic for everyone, and my school year has been like none other in my life. When I learned that I wouldn’t be going back to physical school anymore and the rest of my Sophomore year would be online learning, I was nervous, and sad. Even though I understood why, I still felt as if all the things I love, and all my plans were being put to a sudden halt. No more robotics, no more track and field, no more International Food Club; so many unfinished plans and goals. As well, I love being a part of my community especially volunteering, meeting new people and being in school is such a joy for me. At first, I was overwhelmed by all this. Compounded with trying to learn how to use new online applications for school, and changing my schedule with the new circumstances, but quickly I started to adjust to the transition and realized just because I couldn’t physically be in my community, doesn’t mean that it isn’t still there. It gave me peace seeing the community rise up for each other in so many ways. Friends and neighbors helping each other out, sewing masks, shopping for one another, offering support, etc. Quickly seeing how technology could be utilized to help us stay connected. I saw leaders in our local community and government working hard to make sure everyone was kept as safe as possible. It was especially inspiring to watch Rep. Sollman working harder than ever to reach out to the community offering support and motivation where she could, including giving fellow high school interns and I the opportunity to host a virtual event called Student Speak. It was so intriguing to listen to the other youth in our community voice concerns and hear from our school district and elected officials. I guess what I learned about myself through all these unusual transitions is how resilient and truly grateful I am. Grateful to have a safe place to shelter in, a loving family to isolate with. A family where we did puzzles, played games, cooked family meals together. Grateful for friends that continuously reached out to check in on me. Grateful to my school, teachers and staff for trying their best to keep us moving forward and stay connected. Grateful for our community for pulling together and trying our best to help one another, staying home, social distancing, and doing our best to stay safe and protect our most vulnerable. So thank you. Thank you to Rep. Janeen Sollman, my family, friends, teachers, and to all of you. I learned a valuable lesson during this time that it takes a community at large to persevere through all of this and keep us healthy and sane.

FOX 12-Les Schwab Surprise Squad Serves up Something Special for Hillsboro Teacher

A math teacher for Poynter Middle School cooked up a fun way to teach her students during digital learning, so the FOX 12-Les Schwab Surprise Squad wanted to recognize her creative work.

Teacher Surprise


For Your Well-Being

Thank you to House District 30 resident Ginny Watson for sharing her COVID-19 testing experience. Snapshot of COVID 19 Testing – June 13, 2020

The other day, I used the drive-through COVID 19 testing service offered at the Walgreens at 6215 SE Tualatin Highway in Hillsboro. I was pleasantly surprised by their efficiency and thoroughness. They had me stay in the car throughout the testing process, which was a nice bonus because it was raining. I felt safe the whole time.

At the check-in station, they gave me easy to understand verbal and non-verbal instructions about what to do and what to expect. The staff kept appropriate social distancing protocols when my window had to be open. And they took my necessary info with my driver’s license pressed up against my closed window.

Next, I pulled my car a short distance to a second station for testing. After receiving verbal instructions and a demonstration about how to take my own samples, they had me close my window. Another staff member then delivered the test kit to me on a cart. When she was a safe distance away, I rolled down my window to retrieve the kit which was labeled with my info. I swabbed the inside of both nostrils, put the swab back in its packaging, and off I went. I would say the whole experience took less than 15 minutes. For a Saturday afternoon, I was impressed.

I would recommend this service to anyone who would like to get tested.

Walgreens is offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing at select locations in partnership with the PWNHealth provider network.

Testing is free to eligible individuals who meet criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and federal guidelines.

At the testing locations, Walgreens pharmacists oversee patients' self-administration of the COVID-19 test.

To schedule your own test, go to 


Copied and re-posted from social media. #WearItSoYouDontShareIt  

When I wear a mask in public:

  • I want you to know that I am educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.
  • No, I don’t “live in fear” of the virus; I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
  • I don’t feel like the “government is controlling me;” I feel like I’m being a contributing adult to society and I want to teach others the same.
  • The world doesn’t revolve around me. It’s not all about me and my comfort.
  • If we all could live with other people's consideration in mind, this whole world would be a much better place.
  • Wearing a mask doesn’t make me weak, scared, stupid, or even “controlled.” It makes me considerate.
  • When you think about how you look, how uncomfortable it is, or what others think of you, just imagine someone close to you - a child, a father, a mother, grandparent, aunt, or uncle - choking on a respirator , alone without you or any family member allowed at bedside.
  • Ask yourself if you could have sucked it up a little for them.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Recognizes Need to Protect Seniors from Investment Fraud

Yesterday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation is reminding people to help senior citizens be on guard for financial exploitation.

Increased isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed seniors to increased risk of financial scams. Financial abuse can happen any time, but perpetrators often use times of seclusion to strike, such as during a health crisis or after the death of a loved one. They will often gather personal information from obituaries and social media to target their victims. Many schemes involve using fake information to build trust with seniors and get more involved in their lives.

Senior financial exploitation is difficult to identify. Here are five examples to watch for:

  • A new and overly protective friend or caregiver, especially if the senior is considering surrendering financial control to the person.
  • Fear of or sudden change in feelings about somebody.
  • A lack of knowledge about financial status or reluctance to discuss financial matters.
  • Sudden or unexplained changes in spending habits, a will, trust, or beneficiary designation.
  • Unexplained checks made out to cash, unexplained loans, or unexplained disappearance of assets (cash, valuables, securities, etc.). Also, watch for suspicious signatures on the senior’s checks or other documents.

If you believe a senior you know or love is a target, remember three things:

  • Contact – Stay in touch with older family members, friends, and neighbors. Call or leave a note on their front door. It is essential for them to know you are thinking of them.
  • Inform – Make sure the older people in your life understand that fraudsters are using the pandemic to exploit them. You can share the division’s information about coronavirus scams and its tips to keep seniors safe from fraud.
  • Act – Contact the division’s advocacy team one of three ways to report scams and potential senior financial exploitation:

Finally, financial services professionals are mandatory reporters for suspected elder financial abuse in Oregon. Agents, advisors, broker-dealers, and representatives can request a Senior $afe presentation to learn how to spot and report suspected elder fraud. They can also file a suspected financial abuse report on the division’s website.

Parks and Rec Classes and Activities


Hillsboro Parks & Rec: Summer Registration and Summer Camps Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hillsboro Parks & Recreation is still in the process of evaluating which summer programs will be able to move forward as planned, and which ones might need to be modified or canceled. We are accepting wait list registrations while we determine if camps will proceed and how many participants we can safely accommodate. For more information and to register, visit our Registration webpage or call 503-681-5397. 

Available Courses: Browse through the current Activities Guide for camps and classes. The Summer 2020 Activities Guide is now available.

First Time Registration: If you have never registered for one of our programs, your account must be set up by our staff. You may contact us by phone at 503-681-5397.

Online Registration: You can register online by browsing the Activities Guides and clicking on the item of interest or by clicking on the ActiveNet registration link. Using our online registration program, you may view your account, browse our wide array of programs and classes, and register 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Payment method is by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express.

THPRD: Summer Camp Overview

THPRD is committed to providing a fun, memorable, and safe camp experience. We will be continuously monitoring state and federal guidelines and will adapt our programs as needed to ensure the safety of all participants. We will communicate any changes to families as guidelines are updated.

Registration: Camp registration will begin on Saturday, June 13, at 8 am for in-district patrons. Out-of-district registration will begin on Monday, June 15, at 8 am. To determine if you are in-district, please visit To sign up for one or multiple summer camps, you will need to have a THPRD account (No account? Sign up here).

The fastest, easiest, and best way to register is online at registration will be available June 13 from 8 am to 12 pm by calling 503-439-9400. In-person registration assistance will be available at our Centro de Bienvenida/Welcome Center event at the Administration Office on the HMT Complex, located at 15707 SW Walker Rd. on Saturday, June 13 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. Spanish speaking staff and volunteers will be available and we will have telephone language line assistance available to serve people speaking other languages.

Camp Information is Available Exclusively Online: Please disregard the previously printed Summer Activities Guide. The only source for revised summer programming options will be our website. While initial summer camp offerings are being posted on June 1, as the summer progresses, and we can build up our capacity, the District will be posting additional camp options on the website. Please check the website regularly for updates. While we are starting summer small, we hope to expand our capacity to additional park sites as the summer progresses.

The District will not hold additional "registration days" but will instead add the expanded offerings to our website and registration system, opening them up to the public as spots are available. Announcements will be made through our e-newsletter, Tualatin Hills Today, when options are added. You can sign-up to receive updates:

Speak to your children

Food Assistance

WANTED! Kids from Age 1 - 18 to receive free lunch and activity packet!

The Outpost

The Outpost is a FREE drop-in lunch and activity program at Shute Park, Shadywood Park, and McKinney Park

Dates & Days

  • Monday – Thursday
  • June 17 – August 13


  • Free lunch is served from 11:30 am - noon
  • No lunch or activities on July 3
  • Note: Activities will be "To-Go". There will be a walk up line only. 


Hillsboro School District: Summer Meal Sites

During the summer months, Hillsboro School District sponsors free meals in eight* locations (*additional sites may be added so please check back often). Lunch for the current day and breakfast for the next day are served together. As there is no meal service on Fridays, Thursday's distribution will also contain breakfast and lunch for Friday. Meals are intended for children between the ages of 1 and 18, one per person. Children do not need to be present to receive a meal. An adult may pick up a meal for a child in their care. Families do not need to stay at the site to eat their meal. They are allowed and encouraged to take the food home to prevent congregating in one place. 

If you have any questions about the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) please contact Rebecca Wicks, Nutrition Services Supervisor at 503.844.1460.

Hillsboro's “Food 2 You” Food Pantry Delivery Program


The Food 2 You program delivers essential food to Hillsboro community members who need it most during the COVID-19 pandemic, when getting to a food pantry may be difficult or dangerous to their health. This program is intended to serve those who are medically fragile, or older individuals who are unable to leave their homes due to the current crisis.

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How it works: Requests are accepted by phone at 503-681-5090 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, from noon to 4 pm. Orders are filled and delivered the following day (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Phones will close once order limits for that day have been met.

Find more information here.

Community Outreach

Community Conversation

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Additional Resources

 House District 30 Links

Federal Delegation Links

Education 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

Thank you community for showing up to safely, peacefully protest on the streets of Hillsboro and in North Plains. I appreciate the passion that constituents are sharing to get answers, to address solutions for positive change and having deeper dialogue with each other. This weekend I watched the 2014 movie, Selma, based on the true story of events that took place in 1965. The stark reality that in 2020 the denial of white privilege, hatred and exertion of racist power still exists, is numbing. That in 2020, we must take to the streets in Hillsboro and beyond to peacefully protest police violence and hatred and that we must fight for the rights of Black people should outrage us all. We have not learned from our past. Rights and opportunities have evolved, but the barriers and pain still very much exist for people of color. Alter Wiener, a wise person and Holocaust survivor, would say that he felt compelled to teach the young about the atrocities of the past that he experienced so that history would never be repeated. It is our duty (all of us) to not only fight for Black lives today, but to teach and talk to our children about our lived history, about the need for empathy and peace in our existence. We must do better. I pledge to be an ally in this work.  


Be good to yourself and each other.

Onward & Upward,


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