COVID-19 Coronavirus Information from the City of King City
Post Date: 6/18/2020 3:00 P.M.
Coronavirus Information and Impacts
The health and well-being of our community members, employees, businesses, and partners are our top priority. As part of our preparedness efforts, the City of King City is adhering to guidance from health authorities with expertise. Please utilize these health experts for accurate and up to date coronavirus information:
The Health Experts
The City of King City is adhering to guidance from health authorities with expertise. Please refer to the health experts below for updated coronavirus data and the latest health and safety guidelines.
- The Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
- The Washington County Department of Health and Human Services
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
We appreciate everyone's efforts to stay informed and to help reduce the spread of the virus. These health organizations have stated that the key is to prepare, not panic.
Reopening Washington County
When will the county apply for Phase 2?
June 17, 2020, Governor Kate Brown announced new requirements related to face coverings and a new regional approach to reopening. Face coverings will be required in indoor public spaces starting June 24. Multnomah County moves to Phase 1 this Friday. And lastly, Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties will move together as a region for any further reopening progress. This means the earliest our county can enter Phase 2 would be July 10. Read the full press release.
King City Phase 1 | Effective 6/1/2020 (WA County)
To slow the spread of coronavirus and protect our community members' health, the City of King City is making thoughtful decisions for our facilities. All guests must signing-in at the front counter and adhere to the social distancing requirements. Face masks as of June 18, 2020, are highly recommended, and starting on June 24, 2020 face coverings will be required in indoor public spaces.
City Hall is OPEN with modified hours from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (signing-in at the front counter & social distancing required.)
Police Station is OPEN (signing-in at the front counter & social distancing required)
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.
Many upcoming public meetings will take place virtually via Zoom and are open to the public. Some meeting times may have changed. Please check our Meetings and Events Calendar for the updated schedule and Zoom links.
Please Note: In most cases, written comment can be emailed prior to the meeting. Please check the individual meeting agenda for further direction and email addresses to send a public comment.
Planning Commission Packets:
King City Parks & Rec is following the Statewide Guidance for Outdoor Recreation Organizations:
All King City parks and trails will remain open for exercise and walking, but community members should take the need for physical distancing seriously and maintain at least six feet of separation from others.
Summer school and camps can open - but must follow the State Guidance for Outdoor Recreation.
Washington County is in Phase 1
As of June 1, 2020, Washington County may reopen the following areas, while following the health and safety guidelines. Some of the requirements businesses must follow are included below, but these do not include ALL of the guidelines. Businesses need to follow all of the sector-specific guidance on the governor's website.
Restaurants and bars must:
- Ensure tables are spaced at least six feet apart so that at least six feet between parties is maintained, including when customers approach or leave tables
- Require all employees to wear cloth face or disposable coverings (provided by the employer)
- End all on-site consumption of food and drinks by 10 p.m.
Personal care services (salons, barbershops, massage, etc.) must:
- Make appointments with pre-appointment health check
- Maintain a customer log
- Maintain six feet physical distancing between clients
- Remove all magazines, newspapers, snacks and beverages from waiting areas
- Require face coverings by employees and clients (depending on the services provided)
Gyms/ fitness must:
- Limit maximum number of customers accordingly
- Enforce physical distancing & sanitation
Local gatherings must: Limit local gatherings to 25 with no traveling
Indoor and outdoor malls can open. (Scroll down on this page to Phase 1 guidance for links to PDFs.)
- Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and credit unions, and gas stations are all open.
- Some outdoor recreation activities are open, including many state parks. Day-use areas that are prone to attracting crowds are to stay closed, including but not limited to playgrounds, picnic shelters/structures, water parks and pools, and sports courts for contact sports like basketball. Details here.
- Non-emergency medical care, dentist offices, and veterinary care are open and operating, provided they meet required safety guidelines.
- Child care is open under certain restrictions, with priority placements for children of health care workers, first responders, and frontline workers.
- Public transit is open under certain restrictions, and must be sanitized often and enforce three feet of space between passengers.
- Summer school and camps can open.
More information about reopening
Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-25 "A Safe and Strong Oregon: Maintaining Essential Health Directives in Response to COVID-19, and Implementing a Phased Approach for Reopening Oregon's Economy." The governor's website is a good source for further information on:
- Reopening Oregon: Details on restarting public life and business
- Prerequisites for phased reopening of Oregon
- The three health signs we must see to reopen Oregon
- Guidance on face coverings
- Guidance that applies statewide immediately for the public and outdoor recreation
- Guidance that applies statewide starting May 15, 2020, for employers and retail stores
- Guidance that applies statewide for child care, summer school/camps/youth activities, and transit
- Guidance that only applies to counties that enter Phases 1 and 2
OHA has created a table that outlines the various phases of reopening.
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 access, reporting hate crimes and discrimination, domestic violence crisis support, mental health care, eviction protections, and more on our updated COVID-19 Community Resources webpage.
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.
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
Tax and Real ID Extensions
Federal and State Tax Filing: Extended to July 15, 2020
Federal and State Tax Filing Deadlines have been extended to July 15, 2020.
Oregon Tax Information
- Visit the Oregon Department of Revenue website
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 503-378-4988
Federal Tax Information
Real ID Act Enforcement: Extended to October 1, 2021
Oregonians will need a Real ID card or other federally approved form 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
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security website.
- Visit the Oregon Department of Transportation website for Frequently Asked Questions about Real IDs in Oregon.
Update’s from the Governor's Office
Below are a few highlights from the Governor’s Office this includes statements and directives by Governor Brown. To see the full list of statements and directives, please go to the State of Oregon Newsroom
Watch the June 12, 2020 Press Conference Phase 2 Update
Please note that not all executive orders and press releases are below please go to the State of Oregon News page above.
Read the full text of the Governor’s Executive Orders related to coronavirus.
Read the full text of all of the Governor’sPress Releases to COVID-19.
Executive Order 20-28
June 17, 2020
Press availability scheduled for 11 am, Thursday, June 18
Executive Order 20-27
June 16, 2020
Executive Order 20-25
June 11, 2020
Cites increase in COVID-19 cases in both rural and urban communities
Executive Order 20-24
June 10, 2020
Council will advise equitable and safe return to school for Oregon students
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.
- What are the recommendations for long-term care facilities?
- What are the recommendations for home care providers?
- What are the precautions recommended for seniors?
- How can I find which long-term care facilities are accepting new residents?
- How can I avoid coronavirus-related scams?
Senior/Vulnerable Population Shopping Hours (WA County)
Albertsons: Every Tuesday & Thursday 7-9 am
Costco: Tuesdays and Thursday 8-9 am
Fred Meyers: Monday thru Thursday 7–8 am
New Seasons: 8:00am-9:00am with Senior discount
Safeway: Every Tuesday & Thursday from 7-9 am
Target: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1st hour - 65 years old, pregnant women or those defined by the CDC as vulnerable or at-risk.
Trader Joes: First hour every day
Walgreens: Every Tuesday first hour (9 am)
Walmart: One hour early on TuesdaysWhole Foods: Open one hour prior to opening hours for 60+
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
- Read OHA's answers to frequently asked questions.
- Ask general questions about coronavirus by dialing 2-1-1.
- You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 11 pm, for answers to your basic COVID-19 questions, or visit www.211info.org.
- Sign up online with the Oregon Health Authority.
- Receive coronavirus updates through e-mail or text message.
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, June 18, 2020
Press Briefing with Gov. Kate Brown, June 12, 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