Keep Up to Date on COVID-19

With the unprecedented health situation that Coronavirus presents we will be keeping you up to date on our office closures and protocol shifts over the coming weeks. Please bookmark this page and check back often! 

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Clinic Status Starting 6/10/2020

Dear Quest Community - Following the OHA's (Oregon Health Authority) re-opening guidelines, Quest Center will slowly begin resuming in-clinic appointments at our Multnomah, Clackamas and Flanders locations.

We understand that these changes are new for all of us. Our first priority is the health and safety of our community and our staff. As we move through this opening process, Quest Center is staying up to date on the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in Oregon. These procedures will be modified and updated based on the most recent health recommendations from the CDC (Center or Disease Control) and the OHA. Please refer to our full list of opening procedures on our News Page, linked here.

In health and wellness, 
David Eisen, Executive Director

The Basics

From the CDC: What you should know about COVID-19

Social distancing: A Factsheet and A Great Article from the New York Times

Guidelines for prevention at home, school, and work

Preventing stigma

Want the latest News? Here's good site

Local Resources

Community Partner Resources - excellent, multilingual collection of information resource

Washington County 

Message from Chair Kathryn Harrington

Washington County Health & Human Services (HHS)

HHS updates
HHS Facebook page

State of Oregon 

Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

The following webinars are intended for all levels of community-based and community-serving organizations as well as anyone else serving their community in an official or unofficial capacity.

Weekly calls 

Wednesdays 1-2pm; 877-402-9753; code - 1439464#

Regional listening sessions - NW Region  Registration Link 

Fridays (twice monthly) beginning March 13 - 2-3pm

Governor’s Office

State office: Applying for Unemployment, small business info, etc. 

Statewide school closure announcement

Orders - March 12

Federal Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Videos

Print resources

FAQs

International

World Health Organization (WHO)

Covid - 19 and HIV 

End HIV Oregon: Covid 19 Factsheet

HIV Hotlines by State 

What do people living with HIV need to know?

Recovery Support

In the Rooms: a Global Recovery Community hold live meetings here

Tips and Tools

Social Distancing - A Guide

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Coronavirus Info/Resources

Coping with loneliness in isolation - using technology for healthy social interaction

Staying connected in your local neighborhood - "Nextdoor" online

Rent and Utility Resources

Portland renters in Home Forward units will not be evicted if they are unable to pay their rent during this time due to the virus.

PGE & other local utility companies have suspended non-payment disconnections at this time 

Public Services

Student meals programs and school district operations

Hillsboro School District 

Beaverton School District

Tigard-Tualatin School District 

Forest Grove School District

Washington County Cooperative Library System (WCCLS) service updates

Community Services 

Finding Food in a Pandemic - Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon

Ride Connection

Viva Village - Beaverton

Lionheart Coffee is providing free brown bag lunches for those in need - no questions asked (both locations)

Batter Up in Beaverton is offering a free waffle to any hungry child

Sunshine Division is offering free meals to families 

While we do our best to provide accurate information on resources that may be helpful in response to COVID-19, we cannot guarantee perfection!

Our Deep Purpose

The world is a scarier, more uncertain place than usual. Quarantines, economic instability and political strife seem to be the new normal. Never before has the work of community-led nonprofits - promoting grassroots leadership, lifting up women's voices, providing access to the underserved, and otherwise creating resiliency - been more critical to creating a just, healthy and equitable society. And while corona concerns have us steering clear of one another, our collective work is a lynchpin that brings us closer together. 

- Darius Rodriguez Heyman, Blue Avocado