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COVID-19 Resources

ORPA is actively monitoring developments around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it is impacting parks and recreation departments across the state.  This webpage will contain the most up-to-date information from public health organizations and federal and state government.


Upcoming Webinars & Meetings

Upcoming webinars and weekly section meetings have been moved here:

Recordings of webinars that were missed may be found here (if available):



ORPA Response

Reopening Oregon Parks and Recreation

ORPA and member stakeholders wrote a letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown and developed a grid to identify recommendations for reopening park spaces and reinstating activities based on a phased approach.  The grid is intended for park and recreation providers to identify what programs and spaces they may be able to provide in each phase.  This is a living document, adjusting in accordance to the recommendations made by the CDC, OHA, and Governor's Office.


Click the links below to download the documents:

Letter to Governor

Phased Reopening Plan


Press Releases

Press Release - March 13th, 2020



OR State Press Releases & Cases


Governor's Office

COVID-19 Resources (including County Reopen Status)

Reopening Oregon Framework: Details on Restarting Public Life and Business (May 7, 2020)

Phase 1 Prerequisites for Reopening

Press Releases from OR's Governor, Kate Brown

Executive Order 20-16


Oregon Health Authority

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Updates

Oregon Guidance on Use of Homemade Masks

OHA: Recommendations for Events Hosting Vulnerable Populations

OHA: Guidance for Employers


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Temporary Closure to Developed Recreation Facilities

BLM Access Restrictions (Oregon-Washington)

See Oregon State Parks Response below under 'Parks and Recreation'


Oregon Legislative Updates, provided by ORPA Legislative Advocate Cindy Robert, can be found on our Advocacy page.



CDC & Federal Updates

CDC: General Information & Updates

CDC: COVID-19 Latest Cases & Updates

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

CDC Guidelines for Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations

CDC Guidelines for Mass Gatherings



211info Community Resources in Oregon and SW Washington

Capacity-Building Toolkit for Aging & Disability Networks in Emergency Planning

FEMA Emergency Declaration: Public Assistance for COVID-19 Financial Impacts

FEMA - Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

How to Properly Wear and Remove Nitrile Safety Gloves (video)


Park and Recreation Resources


Take Care Out There - Responsible Recreation Messaging Toolkit


Oregon State Parks Response

National Forest Reopening News Release - May 7, 2020

Public Signage (Shared by Oregon Parks & Rec Agencies)

Joint Statement on Keeping Parks and Open Space While Maintaining Social Distancing

NRPA COVID-19 News and Resources for the Field

Keeping a Safe Social Distance in Parks and Trails

Child Nutrition Program Meal Service During Outbreak FAQ

Senior Nutrition Program Emergency Management FAQ

Travel Oregon - What to know about Oregon's Outdoors right now

Back to Work Toolkit - Reopening spaces and returning staff



CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Water Transmission and COVID-19


Reading Material / Leadership


Community Efforts

UPDATE: Executive Order 20-12 (Stay Home, Save Lives) restricts non-essential movement.  Refer to this order before attempting any of the following suggestions.

Stuck at home and looking to help? Want to find a way to support your community? Coming together and supporting our communities is common in times of crisis.  Here are some ways you can help:

Additionally, there is a shared document in the Resource Library where you can add local charities, volunteer organizations, or information about supporting your community.  We are in this together!


Stuck at Home Self-Care

The situation can be stressful.  Be sure to balance working from home or quarantine with positive activities.  Here are a few ideas:

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