Happy Weekend Villagers,
This weekend’s update has service updates, upcoming virtual events, additional helpful grocery store tips, volunteer opportunities, and resources from the county. Read more to find out what’s happening in your NE Village!
Services:Our goal is to protect our community – members and volunteers alike – from this virus. To that end, changes were made to services to limit our members’ and volunteers’ exposure to COVID-19, while continuing to provide as much support as possible. While we are not entering each other’s homes at this time there are many services Villagers can still receive.
- Errands for groceries or picking up prescriptions, by either pre ordering or providing a list to the volunteer have eliminated the need for folks to share space.
- Garden and yard work or a walk through the neighborhood, while keeping the required 6-foot social distance is happening.
- Struggling to get laundry accomplished because your machines are downstairs? Worried about the distancing in your apartment’s facilities or that the neighborhood Laundromat is closed entirely? Some volunteers can pick up 2-3 pre-sorted bags of laundry from your porch, wash them, and return them to your porch. Let us know if you need this service.
- BONUS:All members are being contacted by a volunteer to check in, and some of that calling continues weekly. Many members are connecting with each other one-on-one now, too. If this is of interest to you, call the office to be paired with another member or volunteer.
Volunteering:Do you enjoy getting out and gardening?Yard parties are scheduled for this spring, check this link to see if any dates are open that you may want to volunteer.
Face Masks:Many stores and markets are now requiring that shoppers wear masks. Do you have one? Do you need one? Might you be willing and able to make masks for others in our Village community?
If you fall into either of these categories, please firstname.lastname@example.org
NEV Office Building:While our office remains operational through a remote location, our building has been closed to entry since March 13th. Recent directives from the regional Bishop of the United Methodist Church, as well as state mandates have confirmed that this will continue through the end of May. If you need to access the building or the NEV office please contact the Office Manager. Please note that wearing a mask, practicing hand hygiene, and wiping down touched surfaces is mandatory when visiting RCPUMC. The custodians continue to be present to do some cleaning and disinfecting, but anyone entering the building, again only for essential needs, should be aware of disinfecting as well.
Looking for more suggestions for grocery shopping or getting take-out? Our new online forum has a great thread happening in the Coping with COVID section.
Click Here to Visit the Discussion Forums
New Seasons Market UPDATE:This local market is now requiring masks. They have a limited number of disposables for guests that arrive without one, but customers are encouraged to bring their own.
Basics:Suggested by a few members, this local stores is full of, you guessed it, Basics. Located on NE Sandy near the Post Office, this store haslocally sources and in season meats and produce for peak nutrition.
Current:Village events are happening online with the help of Zoom! Here’s what’s happening in the next few weeks in your Village.
You may now register for events & meetings online through our new website calendar. You must be signed in to register.
All of the events below are happening virtually on Zoom.
You must register to get a link to join the virtual Zoom event.
RSVP by selecting "Register Now" button in the online calendar.
You will receive a confirmation email with Zoom link and password.
If unable to register online, contact the Village office.
Click Here to Visit the Online NEV Calendar
Happy Hour:Tuesday, May 5th from 4 pm to 6 pm
- Come gather virtually to enjoy lively conversation. Share a beverage and unwind!All are welcome to attend! This event happens every two weeks.
Morning Coffee:Tuesday, May 12thfrom 9 am to 11 am
- Come and gather with us virtually for morning coffee. All are welcome to attend! This event happens every two weeks.
Website: Our new website launched on Monday, April 20th. Have you gotten logged into the new site? Have you explored the forums? There are great conversations happening there now.
Have you checked out the calendar and registered for an event? There is even a practice listing up for folks to become better acquainted.
Let us know if you still need assistance getting onto the new website.
The office would be happy to help you.
COVID-19 Resources:The best sources of information for both general and specific questions regarding COVID-19 appear to be an individual's healthcare provider, 211, or the EOC.
Certainly,911should be called in all cases of an emergency.For non-emergencies, healthcare providers may have information specific to the person they serve. Additionally, 211can be relied on during this time to give non-emergency information to people in Oregon and Southwest Washington.Calling 211 should take you to an organization called 211 info that will assist with a range of issues, including COVID-19 related resource needs. If you have access to the internet, www.211info.org is a good place to go for information and assistance programs.You can even ask for specific help by email or through their website.
The Emergency Operating Center (EOC):
Call Center is operating Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5pm.
phone: 503.406.3696 email:email@example.com
The EOC is answering questions related to: Access to care, testing, home care/staying healthy, symptoms, donations & volunteering, complaints, disclosure of Protected Health Information, transit (safety precautions), under-insured/uninsured (how to access care), economic mitigation and a variety of other supports.
COVID19 FAQ (All of these websites have some materials in multiple languages)
Multnomah County COVID-19 Site: https://multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19
Oregon Health Authority: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization:https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
If you have questions in the meantime, please contact the Village office firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 am to 3pm
Office Phone: 503-895-2750
Office Email: email@example.com