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COVID-19 Updates for Bend Park & Recreation District

Updated October 22,2020:

There are resources available in our community that may be useful to help you navigate the challenges brought about by COVID-19. This page will be updated as resources and information are available.

For COVID-19 facility and registration impacts: COVID-19 Information page.

News and Information

The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network:
www.coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com
 (provides a collective resource for up-to-date information).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
https://www.cdc.gov/

The Oregon Health Authority:
https://www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/index.aspx

KTVZ has numerous articles, updates and resources for our community:
https://ktvz.com/coronavirus/

Hotline Resources

HOTLINES PROVIDING HELPFUL VOICES

For COVID-19 questions, mental wellness support or just to hear a reassuring voice, there are a number of call-in resources available to Central Oregonians. Help is just a hotline away.

Deschutes County Health Services 
Resources document with local hotlines (PDF)

Local COVID-19 Hotline: 541-699-5109
Central Oregon’s free COVID-19 non-emergency hotline is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. This service connects you with a caregiver or county health professional. The hotline is a partnership between St. Charles Health System and Deschutes County Health Services, and is available to all residents of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties.

Crisis and Loneliness Lines Deliver Social Distancing Support
A range of services are standing by to assist individuals experiencing isolation or in need of a caring voice. Individuals can call these numbers if they, or a loved one, are experiencing a mental health crisis.  

Senior Loneliness Line
For individuals throughout Central Oregon age 55 or older who might be feeling isolated or just want to have a friendly conversation, contact the Senior Loneliness Line at 503-200-1633

YouthLine

Resource for individuals throughout Central Oregon age 21 or younger seeking support for any problem, call the YouthLine at 877-968-8491 or text “teen2teen” to 839863.

WHEN TO CALL 9-1-1
Emergency medical providers are that you only call 911 if you are experiencing an urgent medical emergency, such as severe difficulty breathing, chest pain, allergic reaction or a diabetic emergency. Most people with COVID-19 have mild to moderate flu-like symptoms, like a fever and cough, and usually don’t require emergency medical attention. People experiencing flu-like symptoms should call their doctor or the non-emergency COVID-19 info line at 541-699-5109 before calling 911.

Calling a non-emergency line first allows emergency responders to help people who are most in need of urgent medical assistance—and can help save lives.

Community Resources

Central Oregon Resource Portals:

Central Oregon SOS

Resources for Children:

Talking to Kids about COVID-19 (Link to PDF) from Bend-LaPine Schools

Free Grab-and-Go Lunches (Link) from Bend-LaPine Schools

Unemployment benefits:

www.worksourceoregon.org

Oregon Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Oregon Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is supporting the health and wellbeing of families throughout Oregon during this period of social distancing by providing services over the phone, text message and video chat. WIC offers healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and connections to community resources. Moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for children under age 5. Applicants can fill out an online interest form any time of day or call 971-673-0040 during regular business hours.

How You Can Help

Homeless shelters are in urgent need. Monetary donations can be dropped off, mailed, or given online at:
shepherdshouseministries.org/donate/

A call for locals to sew masks, using 100% cotton material. Learn more details at: Central Oregon Emergency Mask Makers

Red Cross blood donations requested:
https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/location/am-red-cross-fixed-site-bend.html