COVID-19

INFO & Resources

TOP RESOURCES FOR ACCURATE & UP TO DATE INFORMATION

 

OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY

(OHA)

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

(NAMI)

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

(CDC)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

(WHO)

CLACKAMAS

COUNTY

(CC)

GOVERNOR KATE BROWN

(OREGON.GOV)

STATE OF OREGON

NEW STATE FRAMEWORK

 

There has been recent promising news on the treatment and vaccine front, but these developments alone will not protect us from COVID-19. We  continue to build up testing capacity, investigate and contract trace cases, and provide support for those who need to isolate or quarantine to recover and protect others. The new framework puts counties into "risk" categories which determines what restrictions there are.

 

CLACKAMAS COUNTY RISK LEVEL: MODERATE

 

 

 

 

Take the Clackamas Strong quiz: Clackamas Strong COVID-19 Quiz

COVID-19 & MENTAL HEALTH

"We recognize that people affected by mental illness face additional challenges dealing with COVID-19. Now, more than ever, it’s important to remember that there is no health without mental health. During these difficult times, we encourage you to take care of yourselves and check in on loved ones. You are not alone, and we will get through this together."
—Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. | NAMI CEO

 CLICK HERE FOR NAMI'S RESOURCE GUIDE

HAGA CLIC PARA EL LIBRO DE RECURSOS DE NAMI

The Resource Guides are now available in a print version! Email info@namicc.org to request yours today!

NAMI Offers These Tips For People With Mental Illness:

 

For anyone who is unsure about attending therapy sessions outside the home, especially those who the CDC has described as being at higher risk, you can ask your health care provider about tele-therapy or mental health services online. We at NAMI Clackamas continue to explore new ways to to offer remote support and education to those in need. Visit our PROGRAMS page to see what online classes and support groups we are currently offering.

 

For anyone who is worried about access to prescribed medications, you can ask your health care provider about getting 90-day supplies vs. a 60 or 30-day supply. If this is not possible, we encourage you to refill your medications as soon as they are allowed.

Note: If healthcare providers deny/decline making accommodations, challenge the decisions at least three times. Decision-makers on making health plan adjustments may change if/as conditions worsen.

  • Listen to and follow your local public health care provider expectations.

  • Provide self-care, especially if in the higher risk population as defined by the CDC. Pay attention to emerging symptoms. Reach out to family and friends. 

 

NAMI also strongly encourages people to check the the top resources listed above for daily for accurate information and updates.

NAMI CLACKAMAS ONLINE TOOLKIT

Inspired by, and including great info from The Mighty's digital toolkit, we have put together an online resource page full of resources and self-care tools to incorporate into your daily routine!

  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE TOOLKIT

HOW RIGHT NOW Campaign

How Right Now is an initiative to address people’s feelings of grief, loss and worry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, it aims to increase people’s ability to adapt and be resilient during this time. The How Right Now initiative is funded by the CDC Foundation. www.howrightnow.org

SAFE + STRONG (UNIDOS Y FUERTES) 

OHA and Brink Communications partnered to create this campaign. NAMI Clackamas is proud to be a partner as well. As we face coronavirus (COVID-19), we are strongest when we are in community — even from a distance. To help keep our communities safe and healthy, this website will provide daily updates, resources and information. Please check back often to get the support you and your loved ones need. www.SafeStrongOregon.org // www.MasFuertesOregon.org

TESTING & Health insurance

 

OHA is  working hard to keep the information about where Oregonians can get a COVID-19 test as up to date as possible. You should contact the site first to make sure testing is still occurring. OHA cannot guarantee that you will be able to get tested at one of these sites. It is always best to contact your healthcare provider about getting a COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 testing site finder:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-19-testing

www.doineedacovid19test.com
 

How much will a COVID-19 test cost?

  •  If you have Oregon Health Plan (OHP) coverage, testing will be free.

  • Most health insurance companies will waive co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles for COVID-19 testing. If you have questions about your health insurance coverage, contact your health insurance provider.

  • You may qualify for the Oregon Health Plan, which is free. Learn more at ONE.Oregon.gov.

  • If you don’t qualify for OHP, you may qualify for extra savings through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out what coverage and savings you may qualify for at OregonHealthCare.gov/WindowShop.

  • Free help is available near you. Visit OregonHealthCare.gov/GetHelp for local assistance.

 

COVID-19 & Health Insurance:

 https://careoregon.org/members/coronavirus

UNEMPLOYMENT & STIMULUS PACKAGES

 

Unemployment website:

https://unemployment.oregon.gov

Wage Assistance Programs: CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Temporary Paid Leave Program:

https://www.oregon.gov/dcbs/covid-pl/Pages/index.aspx

Oregon Eviction Moratorium:

The new statewide Eviction Moratorium is in effect until June 30, 2021. See the link below for more info. If you need more support or help filling out forms contact peerresources@namicc.org

New Statewide Eviction Moratorium | Welcome to OregonLawHelp.org | A guide to free and low-cost legal aid, assistance and services in Oregon

Temporary rules regarding unemployment benefits flexibility regarding COVID-19:

https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Documents/Temporary%20Rule-2.pdf

A new government stimulus package is in the works. Stay tuned for more details.

You may begin noticing a $600 stimulus check (for each eligible adult and child) in your account as soon as December 29, 2020

COVID-19 VACCINE

Oregon vaccine website:

https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov

Get Vaccinated Oregon Webtool:

https://getvaccinated.oregon.gov

Oregon vaccine info by county:

Oregon Health Authority : COVID-19 Vaccine Information by County : COVID-19 Response : State of Oregon

Clackamas County Call Center: 503-655-8224  | Monday to Friday , 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email COVIDVaccine@clackamas.us

 

Draft plan for Oregon's vaccine distribution: CLICK HERE

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS:

  • Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only)

  • Email ORCOVID@211info.org (All languages)

  • If you can’t get your question answered on the website, by text, or by email.

    • Call the Call Center at 211 or 1-866-698-6155--open 6 am – 7 pm daily, including holidays. Please be aware that wait times may be long due to high call volumes. There is an option to get a call back rather than wait on hold. (Languages spoken: English and Spanish. Free interpretation available for all other languages.) TTY: Dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155

Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC):

Clackamas County Vaccine Website: COVID-19 Vaccine | Clackamas County

A fun, family friendly video about how a vaccine comes to be: "I'm a Vaccine" — How a Hypothetical COVID-19 Vaccine Came to Be, "Schoolhouse Rock!"-Style - YouTube

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MORE COVID-19 RESOURCES & ARTICLES

RECURSOS SOBRE EL COVID-19 EN ESPAÑOL

FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN & TEENS

 Here are just a few tips for talking to your children about COVID-19

 

1. BE DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE.

 

Try to answer your child's questions. Do your best to answer honestly and clearly, but it's ok if you can't answer everything. Being available to your child is what's important. 

 

2. BE AWARE OF YOUR OWN ANXIETY.

 

If you notice that you are feeling anxious, take some time to calm down before having a conversation or answering your child's questions.

 

3. FOCUS ON WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO STAY SAFE.

An important way to reassure kids is to emphasize the safety precautions you are taking. 

 

4. STICK TO ROUTINE.

"We don't like uncertainty, so staying rooted in routines and predictability is going to be helpful right now" advises one doctor. Make sure you are taking care of the basics just like you would during a spring break or summer vacation. Structured days with regular mealtimes and bedtimes are an essential part of keeping kids happy and healthy. 

 

5. KEEP TALKING.

"We don't like uncertainty, so staying rooted in routines and predictability is going to be helpful right now" advises one doctor. Make sure you are taking care of the basics just like you would during a spring break or summer vacation. Structured days with regular mealtimes and bedtimes are an essential part of keeping kids happy and healthy. 

 

Information from The Child Mind Institute

BACK TO SCHOOL

Back to school" is going to look a little different this year. Below is the full back to school guidance for Oregon's 2020-2021 school year. Updated December 4, 2020

See pages 81-84 for info specifically on mental health:

https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Documents/Ready Schools Safe Learners 2020-21 Guidance.pdf

Clackamas County Back to School: School Information | Clackamas County

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National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clackamas County (NAMI Clackamas) is a grassroots organization by and for people impacted by mental illness, whether in themselves or a family member.

Most of our services are provided by peers...that is, people who have "been there" and "done that".

Everything we offer is available at no cost to the individual.

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