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Gilliam County Updates

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Gilliam County Updates

Gilliam County has launched a COVID-19 Community Resource Center. For the most up-to-date information, click here.


Senior Meal Site
The Arlington and Condon Senior Meal Site locations are closed to the public. Meals will be provided via home delivery only. For more information or to request a meal delivery, please call: (541) 384-2114

Arlington & Condon School Districts
In keeping with the latest directive by the Governor, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Department of Education, the Arlington and Condon School Districts will be closed through Tuesday, April 28, 2020. During the closure, all sports and extra-curricular activities will also be canceled, and no students will be allowed into the school buildings without prior arrangements. Both Districts have made arrangements to provide educational materials and resources, as well as school lunches to students.

Gilliam County Public Library
The Gilliam County Library is closed to the public. However, residents may continue to reserve books online through the SAGE Library System or by calling the library directly. Books will be provided through curbside pick-up services. We ask that patrons return their books using the outside book drop. To reserve a book or to arrange a curbside pick-up, please call: (541) 384-6052.

Gilliam County
Effective through Tuesday, April 28, 2020, all Gilliam County Buildings will be closed to the public. Exceptions will be made to provide time-sensitive services, as mandated by federal, state or local laws, that cannot otherwise be provided through electronic or telephone communications. These essential services will be provided by appointment only. All Gilliam County employees will remain on the job. Members of the public are encouraged to contact the department responsible for providing the essential service to schedule an appointment.

Gilliam County Transportation
Gilliam County Transportation will be providing essential medical transportation only. Trips will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis based on driver availability, guidance from public health officials and other risk factors. In addition, Gilliam County Transportation is ready to assist vulnerable citizens, who are practicing social distancing by staying at home, with delivery services for essential items such as prescriptions, groceries, and food pantry boxes. For more information, please call (541) 384-2252
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Local DMV office hours originally scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2020 are cancelled. Many services are available online, with 24/7 access, by visiting: DMV2U.Oregon.gov. For the latest information on Gilliam County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: www.co.gilliam.or.us

City of Condon
Condon City Hall will operate through the window at the utility counter; however, we urge residents to put your utility payments in the drop box at the entrance of City Hall or sign up for ACH payments. We are currently exploring online payment options for water and sewer bills. If you have an issue that cannot be addressed via phone, email or through the utility counter, please call to request an appointment: (541) 384-2711.
City employees will remain on the job, but will be limiting their interactions with the public to promote social distancing.

Until further notice, transfer station use will be free; however, our attendant will not be able to assist with unloading in order to maintain social distancing. Please be aware you must continue to take large loads to Waste Management in Arlington. For more information, please call or email City Hall: (541) 384-2711 or admin@cityofcondon.com.

South Gilliam Health Center
South Gilliam Health Center (SGHC) is open and will remain open to help provide health care for acute and chronic conditions as necessary. Consistent with CDC recommendations, SGHC is moving to provide telehealth services to as many patients as possible to decrease risk of virus exposure and spread. We are also asking all patients with mild respiratory illness symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, and/or runny nose to stay home, rest, hydrate, and treat symptomatically. It is important if you have symptoms to self-quarantine to prevent spread of illness. If you are experiencing more severe symptoms such as shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, please contact the clinic or seek medical care. If an in-person evaluation is deemed necessary, we will work with you to minimize risk of exposure to others.

Due to state testing restrictions and supply shortages, we are unable to test for COVID-19 at this time. We are working hard to find a solution and obtain needed supplies, and when testing is available will follow current recommendations on how to proceed.

We will be updating the clinic Facebook page with more information as it becomes available. Please call if you have questions or concerns and we will answer them as quickly as we can. For the more information on COVID-19 virus, visit the the CDC website. Together we will get through this as a community.

North Gilliam Health District
In order to keep our medical staff and first responders healthy and safe, the North Gilliam Health District encourages our patients to follow these guidelines when seeking medical attention:

1. Please avoid unnecessary trips to the clinic. We ask you to call us instead for prescription renewals, to check on a referral, or to make an appointment.

2. If you are experiencing symptoms you are concerned might be associated with COVID-19, be sure to call ahead to the clinic before coming in. This allows our medical staff to take proper precautions to protect the health and safety of you, other patients, and our staff.

3. If you are experiencing a cough or other respiratory issues when you arrive at the clinic, please put on a mask, which are available near the front door of the clinic.

4. When dialing 911 for emergencies, remember to tell the 911 operator about any respiratory issues, fever, cough or other symptoms you or a member of your household have recently experienced. This includes for non-medical emergency calls too.

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