Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
- Gov Executive Order No. 20-12: Stay Home, Save Lives
- City Declaration of State of Emergency
- Closures and Cancellations
- City Resources and Services
- City Response
We are called to act in unity with the life, health and welfare of our family and friends. We have instituted immediate measures and other recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19 within our community. The city continues to take proactive measures to help limit the spread of this illness and we call upon you to do your part. More than ever, we are one city, we are Beaverton.
Gov Executive Order No. 20-12: Stay Home, Save Lives
On March 23, Gov. Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-12, effective immediately until further notice. This is a statewide order. Failure to comply with the order will be considered an immediate danger to public health. Learn more.
City Declaration of State of Emergency
On March 13, Mayor Denny Doyle declared a state of emergency for Beaverton. A precautionary measure to ensure that the city has the resources it needs to respond to this illness and lend support. On March 27, the declaration was extended through April 10.
Closures and Cancellations
All city buildings including City Hall, the Griffith Drive Building, both library locations, and other city buildings are closed to the public. The city is open for remote business and most services are available by phone or online.
The following non-essential events and meetings remain cancelled in response to Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-12. Opportunities for virtual meetings and teleconferencing are being explored.
- Boards and Commissions Meetings, except for City Council, BURA and Planning Commission
- All Neighborhood Association Committee Meetings
- All Public Events, Workshops and Classes
- Center for Mediation and Dialogue – training and events
- Tax Assistance Services at the Griffith Drive Building
All meeting room reservations are cancelled.
No new room reservations are being accepted.
City Resources and Services
- Building in Beaverton We are performing inspections. We are accepting permits and applications electronically. We are reviewing permits and applications.
- Permit Counter Services are available by phone and online only.
- Water & Utility Billing Counter Services are available by phone and online only.
- Parking Permits Services are available by phone only.
- Business Licenses Counter Services are available by phone and online only.
- Court Counter Services are available by phone only and are temporarily reduced to Monday-Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm.
- Open Court Sessions and all Court Hearings are being rescheduled. View details on phone hours, payments and more.
- City Prosecutor’s Office Services are available by phone and online only.
- Police Records closed
- Food/Dining Establishment Grants
- Beaverton Business Resources
- Eviction Moratorium Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-11
- Moratorium on certain residential terminations of residential rental agreements and non-residential leases Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-13
The city has existing pandemic and operations plans and is implementing procedures to ensure our ability to maintain critical and essential services, as well as support state and county health efforts. As a public service provider, the health and safety of city residents, visitors, and employees has always been and continues to be of importance.
In times of increased uncertainty, fear can sometimes overtake facts. We are aware that there have been reports in recent weeks of targeting some members of our community in connection with the coronavirus. Hate speech and discrimination have no place in Beaverton. Diversity, equity, inclusion and welcoming are core to who Beaverton is and aspires to be. Please join us in continuing to uphold our commitment to treating every individual in our community with respect, kindness and humanity.
For the most current information, please call 211, or visit the Oregon Health Authority website.
For fact sheets and additional COVID-19 related information, visit these local and national partners:
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus and preventive actions, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning items.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
The CDC has issued a recommendation that the general public use a cloth face covering when in public and unable to ensure appropriate physical distancing. It is extremely important to remember that these facial coverings may reduce the risk of disease spread, however they do not replace the need to maintain our social distancing efforts.
The CDC also provides specific guidance for travelers.