COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
Reopening Information / Reapertura
Marion County COVID-19 Data Dashboard
Farm Worksite & Housing Health & Safety Guidelines
Marion County Health & Human Services has an important role in responding to reports of COVID-19 in our community. We have activated our Department Operations Center (DOC) and are working closely with our local, state, and federal partners as the situation evolves.
For general information about the novel coronavirus, please call 2-1-1. Click here to sign up for daily updates from Oregon Health Authority about COVID-19. As always, if you are not feeling well, please contact your health care provider.
Please see our Data Dashboard for information about COVID-19 cases in Marion County. The dashboard details cases over time with information about age groups, hospitalizations, and negative tests.
Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 spreads from person to person mainly through respiratory droplets an infected person makes when they cough, sneeze, or talk.
- Droplets can land in mouths or noses of people who are within about six feet.
- COVID-19 may spread from people who do not show symptoms.
may also spread by touching surfaces or objects that have the virus on them.
not spread easily between animals and people.
Primary symptoms of the novel coronavirus include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. If you are concerned you may have the novel coronavirus, call your healthcare provider to identify the safest way to receive care, and please, stay home if you are sick.
Experts are still learning about the range of illness from novel coronavirus. Reported cases have ranged from mild illness (similar to a common cold) to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization. Older adults and those with preexisting health conditions are most at risk for serious complications from the virus.
Everyone should take these prevention steps:
Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. If you cannot use soap and warm water, use hand sanitizer (60-95% alcohol content).
Cover coughs and sneezes with elbow or tissue. If you use a tissue, throw the tissue away and wash your hands immediately.
Do not touch your face.
Stay at least six feed away from people who you do not live with.
Wear a cloth, paper or disposable face covering when you go out. A face covering may help stop the spread of the virus as more people are out and about.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that you often touch. Do so daily. These surfaces include: tables, doorknobs, light switches, desks, keyboards, phones, sinks, toilets, countertops, faucets, and handles.
If you are sick, stay home, call your health care provider, and follow their guidance.
Oregon Health Authority has a list of additional Frequently Asked Questions
Additional Sources of Information
The following are reliable sources for information about the novel coronavirus:
For general information about the novel coronavirus, please call