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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information from the City of King City




Post Date: 2/22/2021 2:42 PM
This webpage will be updated as more information is available. 

Coronavirus Information and Impacts

COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation Options
The Oregon Health Authority, local public health agencies, and health systems are working quickly to build COVID-19 vaccination events in order to vaccinate as many Oregonians as possible. Many individuals who are eligible to be vaccinated in phase 1a or 1b do not have transportation to get to these events. They may need to rely on non-emergent medical transportation (NEMT) or other transportation options to access vaccination event sites.

Medicaid NEMT
For those members enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), either with a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) or as a Fee for Service (often known as 
“open card”) member, the transportation options include:
med

Non-Medical or non-Medicaid specific Transportation options
For individuals not enrolled in OHP, who still need transportation assistance, there are other options. These include:
non
Download the PDF here


Vaccine Information
Prepared and updated by Washington County Public Health,

February 22, 2021

If you still have questions after reviewing this page and the other web pages listed below, please email CovidVaccine@co.washington.or.us and someone will try to get back to you as soon as possible. We are receiving more email inquiries than our staff can handle, so it is best if you can try to find your answer on these pages before emailing us. Thank you for understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

What is Washington County's role in COVID-19 vaccination? Will you hold clinics?
The county’s primary role is to ensure access to vaccine by all people who want it. This does not mean that we will be doing a lot of vaccinations ourselves. In fact, the county expects to vaccinate just 5-10% of the population mainly through vaccine clinics for people not well served through healthcare systems and pharmacies. We will plan these clinics with community partners with an equity lens for those who have been affected by COVID-19 disproportionately (Latinx and BIPOC communities) and those who have limited access due to homelessness or poverty. 

There are no appointments at Washington County clinics available at this time. 
When there are clinics open to eligible individuals, you can use our online tool to schedule an appointment.

Where and when can I get vaccinated? Is there a list?
Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority determine the vaccination prioritization. See the table below to find your group. 

There is not a list. Most people will get vaccinated by their own health care provider, a clinic or pharmacy. Scheduling for Safeway and Albertsons is online here. Costco locations and scheduling system are here.

Mass vaccination events at the Oregon Convention Center, PDX airport and other locations will require an appointment. An online eligibility and scheduling tool is used for these clinics. KGW has a quick tutorial on using the tool.

Unfortunately, there is currently not enough vaccine supply for everyone who is (or who will soon be) eligible. Everyone who wants to be vaccinated will get vaccinated. It will likely take longer than we all want. We understand your frustration but ask for your continued patience.

Can I get vaccinated at my local pharmacy?
Limited vaccination appointments are available for eligible individuals at local pharmacies. Scheduling for Safeway and Albertsons is online here. Costco locations and scheduling system are here.

I am a senior. How will I get vaccinated?
Eligible seniors can use Oregon Health Authority’s scheduling tool to try to get an appointment at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland Airport or other locations as they become available. 

Seniors who need help navigating the tool can call 211. Please consider how you might help your parent, grandparent or neighbor navigate the scheduling system. 

There is currently not nearly enough vaccine to vaccinate everyone who is eligible.
Once appointments fill, seniors will need to check back the next week. 

We know the convention center and PDX airport are not convenient or easy to access for many of our county’s seniors. We hear your frustration and your concerns. As our region gets more vaccine in the coming weeks and months, there will be additional vaccination locations, including in Washington County. 

Limited vaccination appointments are available for eligible individuals at local pharmacies. Scheduling for Safeway and Albertsons is online here. Costco locations and scheduling system are here.

How do I get my second dose?
The agency or organization that provided your first vaccine will communicate with you about how to get your second dose. Please be sure to provide contact information when you get your first dose.

I need help with transportation to get my vaccinations. 
For those members enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), either with a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) or as a Fee for Service (often known as “open card”) member, transportation options include:

  • Health Share of Oregon (Ride to Care): 503-416-3955 or 855-321-4899
  • Trillium (MTM): 877-583-1552
  • OHP Fee for Service (Tri-County MedLink): 866-336-2906

For individuals not enrolled in OHP who need transportation assistance, there are other options:

  • Ride Connection serves older adults and people with disabilities in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties (Mon-Fri). Call 503-226-0700.
  • TriMet LIFT is a service for people who are unable to use regular buses and trains due to a disability or disabling health condition. Individuals should be enrolled before scheduling. Call 503-962-8000.
  • One Call is for Providence members only. Call 866-733-8994.

I am an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or I’m a parent or live-in caregiver supporting an individual with I/DD. How do I sign up for a vaccine?
Metro-area counties have partnered with local health systems to ensure access to vaccines for individuals who are in Phase 1A, which includes individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or live-in caregivers or parents supporting individuals with I/DD. Washington County Developmental Disabilities has submitted information to this metro-area partnership to connect people who are enrolled in Developmental Disabilities services in Washington County, as well as their parents and caregivers, to vaccination opportunities as they become available. Your Services Coordinator will inform you about these vaccination opportunities via email or a phone call. You can also check back here for updates. 

I live in a group home or adult foster care home. When will I get a vaccine?  
Washington County DD group homes and some foster care homes were put on the Federal Pharmacy Partnership list. This means local pharmacies will contact individual group home and foster home providers to coordinate vaccinations onsite. Adult foster care homes that were not on the Federal Pharmacy Partnership list are being connected locally in Washington County to a vaccine resource to conduct vaccinations onsite. Our DD foster care licensors are currently contacting all adult and child DD foster care providers to get signed up to be connected to a local vaccine resource.  

I'm a veteran. How do I get my vaccine?
The VA is handling vaccination of veterans according to the federal schedule. You can find more details on their website.

How much does the vaccine cost?
The federal government will cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please note that your health care provider will likely charge an office visit fee or a fee to give the vaccine. Health insurance is required to cover these fees. Providers should administer the vaccine regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.  

Once I get vaccinated, how long until I am protected?
Once you receive your first vaccine you will need to make a plan to receive your second dose. Often the provider of the first will have a plan in place for the second. The second vaccine can be given in three (Pfizer) or four (Moderna) weeks. After your second dose, it takes your body 2-3 weeks to build up the antibodies needed to protect you. 

Once fully vaccinated, both vaccines provide you with about 95% protection, but it is unclear if it protects those around you. While you are unlikely to get sick, you may still be able to carry the virus. Please continue to wear a mask and wash your hands regularly.

Can my organization provide vaccines to our staff?
If your organization has more than 100 people and staff licensed to vaccinate, you can enroll as a vaccine provider (click on “vaccine planning”).

Additional Resources

Current prioritized phases and important updates

Eligible individuals can use Oregon Health Authority’s vaccine eligibility and scheduling tool to schedule appointments at the Oregon Convention Center. Scroll down to Vaccine Eligibility & FAQ Tool and click on the “Let’s get started” button, or use the pop-up chat icon in the lower right corner of the page. KGW has a quick tutorial on using the tool.

Even though you might be eligible, you may not be able to get an appointment for several weeks. The scheduling system can only handle 1,000 people at a time, so you may have to try back several times.

Once appointments are filled up, the scheduling part of the tool will not be available to you. Unfortunately, the tool still takes you through the eligibility portion every time. It's a serious flaw in the process, and we are hopeful OHA will make changes so you are alerted right away that no appointments are available.

We ask for your continued patience as we deal with extremely low vaccine supply.

Eligibility Starting Date*

Phase

Groups Included

How/by whom vaccinations will be scheduled/given


December 2020


Phase 1A
Group 1

Hospitals, urgent care

Hospitals

Skilled nursing and memory care facility health care providers and residents

Federal contract with pharmacies

EMS providers, law enforcement, fire and 911 dispatch

EMS providers





January 2021





Phase 1A
Group 2

Residential facilities, congregate care sites and adult foster homes, including health care providers and residents 

Federal contract with pharmacies

Hospice programs, mobile crisis care and related services

OHA scheduling tool New appointments added Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Secure transport

Internal

Individuals working in a correctional setting

Dept. of Corrections or County






January 2021






Phase 1A
Group 3

Outpatient settings serving specific high-risk groups, in-home care, day treatment services

OHA scheduling tool New appointments added Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

or internal

SEIU503 home healthcare and personal support workers

SEIU503

Paid or unpaid caregivers of medically fragile children or adults who live at home

OHA scheduling tool New appointments added Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Adults and age-eligible children who live at home and experience a medical condition or disability that requires outside health care personnel or direct care personnel to deliver services in their home

OHA scheduling tool New appointments added Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Non-emergency medical transport

Internal





January 2021





Phase 1A
Group 4

All other outpatient health care providers

OHA scheduling tool New appointments added Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Public Health workers who have contact with the public

County

Health care workers in early learning settings

OHA scheduling tool New appointments added Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Death care workers

OHA scheduling tool New appointments added Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.



Jan. 25, 2021



Phase 1B**
Licensed child care, educators and school staff

Licensed and registered child care facility staff

 

 

 




Preschool, K-12 teachers and other school staff: For current eligible groups, visit Northwest Regional ESD website

OHA Scheduling Tool

Video tutorials for the tool in multiple languages

Email for help.



 

OHA Scheduling Tool

2/8/2021






Phase 1B**

Ages
65+

Age 80+

OHA scheduling tool New appointments added Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Limited vaccinations available at some local pharmacies. See Q&A above.

See "I am a senior" Q&A above for more information.

Week of 2/14/2021

Age 75+

OHA scheduling tool New appointments added Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Limited vaccinations available at some local pharmacies. See Q&A above.

See "I am a senior" Q&A above for more information.

Week of 2/21/2021

Age 70+

OHA scheduling tool New appointments added Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Limited vaccinations available at some local pharmacies. See Q&A above.

See "I am a senior" Q&A above for more information.

Week of 2/28/2021

Age 65+

There is no sign-up for this group yet. Please check back! Thank you for your patience.

Subsequent groups will be determined by OHA in coordination with the Vaccine Advisory Committee. Groups may include:

  • Critical workers in high-risk settings — workers who are in industries essential to the functioning of society and substantially higher risk of exposure
  • People of all ages with underlying conditions that put them at moderately higher risk
  • People in prisons, jails, detention centers, and similar facilities, and staff who work in such settings
  • General population

When we have more information, we will update this table. Thank you for your continued patience.


*Does not guarantee access. We ask for your continued patience as we await a steadier supply of vaccine.

**At the current rate of vaccine supply, OHA estimates it will take 12-15 weeks to vaccinate groups 1-5 of Phase 1B.

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Update from the City

Due to the governor's restrictions to combat the spread of the Covid 19 virus, our office will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, November 18 to December 2. Our staff will be answering emails, fax, and returning phone calls during the shutdown. There will be no passport processing during this time.

Essential City services will continue, and the City will provide the next update on facility impacts by Monday, December 14, 2020.

Our Police officers continue to respond to all emergency calls, but there are additional 9-1-1 call-taking protocols and modified patient evaluation procedures to maintain distance and limit exposure. We are in constant communication with other local and state health agencies.

In an emergency Call 9-1-1  
Non-emergency dispatch: 503-629-0111 (please note you may get a call from the police first)
Records: 503-620-8851(counter is closed -Limited staff is available for records requests by calls and emails.)

Your King City Police Department is available and answering all calls for service.  If you would like to speak with an officer, please contact dispatch at 503-629-0111 for all non-emergencies.  You may receive a phone call from an officer before any direct contact on non-emergencies.  As always, if you are having an emergency call 911.

With the uncertainty to the extent of Covid-19 exposure, we are following suggested guidelines to reduce exposure for you the citizen and staff.  We appreciate everyone's ongoing support and adherence to suggested guidelines found on our King City website.


Face Coverings Required Statewide

  • Face coverings are required for ages 5 and up for all indoor public spaces, for outdoor spaces when physical distancing is not possible, and when exercising indoors.
  • People with a disability or a medical condition may request accommodation if they cannot wear a mask, face shield, or face covering.
  • Visit the State of Oregon COVID-19 Mask Requirements webpage for more details.

Washington County Moves to "High Risk" on Feb. 12

On Friday, Feb. 12, the tricounty region will move to "High Risk." You can read the press release here.

The most significant changes to guidance are:
Indoor dining: restaurants can operate at 25 percent capacity or 50 people, whichever is smaller. 
Outdoor dining: increases to a maximum of 75 people, including individual dining pods.
Indoor recreation and fitness: increases to 25 percent capacity, or 50 people, whichever is smaller.
Indoor entertainment: increases to 25 percent capacity or 50 people total, whichever is smaller.
Outdoor recreation and fitness: increases to a maximum of 75 people.
Long-term care facilities: can allow indoor and outdoor visitors.  

The state's website has a menu dropdown feature. Select a county to find out what is allowed in various sectors such as restaurants, gyms, faith gatherings and more. 

View the most current activity chart by risk level.

Read detailed sector guidance for indoor recreation and indoor fitness establishments.

Businesses/Employers: You can find additional information on the Washington County Workplace Guidance page.

What about schools?
Go to the Washington County Schools and Day Care Page.

View the current guidance for limited in-person instruction during comprehensive distance learning.

ODE has developed several FAQs that cover physical distancing, transportation, hygiene, instructional models, and more.  

Continuing Essential Services

Essential City services that have continued uninterrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic include:

  • Police services
  • Public Works and Parks Maintenance services
  • Development services
    • Building 
    • Planning
  • Capital projects
Other City Resources and Services
  • Building in King City? Applications, permits, and inspections are available online. Need help call us at (503)639-4082.
  • Permit Counter Services are available by phone and online
  • Water & Utility Billing Counter Services are available by phone and online by the City of Tigard.
  • Parking Permits Services are available by phone and will be mailed out.
  • Business Licenses Counter Services are available by phone and online
  • Court Counter Services are available by phone, email, and fax
  • Video and telephonic court hearings are being scheduled when requested by attorneys or defendants. Some hearings are being rescheduled. View details on phone hours, payments and more.
  • Passport processing is available by appointment ONLY. To schedule your appointment please call the passport line at (503)639-4082 between 9 am and 2  pm to speak to the passport representative. Learn more about passport processing here.


Supporting Our Community

The City of King City recognizes the unique and diverse needs of our community members during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Find information and resources for health care and food accessreporting hate crimes and discriminationdomestic violence crisis supportmental health careeviction protections, and more on our updated COVID-19 Community Resources webpage.

COVID-19 Stigma
A person’s ethnicity, language, or association with a country or region is not a risk factor for this virus. If you feel you have experienced or witnessed discrimination motivated by race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity, contact the Oregon Department of Justice by filing a report online or by calling 1-844-924-2427. 


 Transportation
Update from TriMet:
For the latest updates from TriMet, please visit their website https://trimet.org/health/

Updates from King City RideAbout (Community Connectors):
For the latest updates from King City RideAbout, please visit their website https://rideconnection.org/services/community-connectors


Real ID Act Enforcement: Extended to October 1, 2021
Oregonians will need a Real ID card or other federally approved forms of identification to board a flight or enter secure federal facilities after October 1, 2021. Standard licenses may still be used to vote, drive, and apply for state and federal benefits. 

Real ID Act Information


The update's from the Governor's Office
To learn about Gov Brown's executive orders, statements, and directives go to the State of Oregon Newsroom.


For Seniors
Oregonians who are 65+ are in a higher-risk group and need to take increased precautions to avoid COVID-19. Find recommendations here for senior care providers as well.


Senior connection:
Oregon Senior Peer Outreach, a program of Community Counseling Solutions, has launched "Senior Connection," a free program to keep Washington County older adults connected while they stay at home. Certified peer support specialists trained to work with older adults make friendly calls to listen and provide support weekly or more often upon request. Call 1-833-736-4676 to sign-up for this free program.


Other Ways to Stay Informed

What to Do Right Now

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others (3 feet)
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with you sleeve
  • Wash your hands and stay home when you're sick – worth repeating
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Consult CDC's travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.

Resources For Business
For information and resources for business, click here. This page provides information about resources for businesses affected by COVID-19. Learn more about resources for business.


 Questions for Us
Have a question about COVID-19 for the City of King City?  Visit our Questions and Answers webpage or email the City of King City and we'll respond as soon as possible.


Watch these videos from the Gov. Kate Brown

Press Briefing with Gov Kate Brown, July 28, 2020


Oregon Moves into Phase 2 - Explained



Watch these videos from the Oregon Health Authority

How to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19


When to Seek Treatment


COVID-19: Learn the Facts