March 12 update: The March 16 Council Study Session has been cancelled due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). A decision on the March 17 Business meeting will be made this week and posted to the website.
The City Administrator has also suspended all regular Commission meetings beginning March 12 until staff can determine a mechanism for accommodating these meetings electronically to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Continue to stay up-to-date on other efforts the City is making by visiting the link below.
March 11 update: To help ease concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and spread correct information, the City has created a webpage solely on the topic; which can be found at ashland.or.us/coronavirus
. The page will be updated as needed and contains helpful information from the CDC and other health organizations. There are also tips on to protect yourself and ways to interact with the City virtually.
The City of Ashland is part of a large group of Southern Oregon cities, agencies, and health care professionals, who are meeting regularly with Jackson County Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority to discuss the respiratory illness now called COVID-19. The virus is similar to the common cold, but can cause more severe symptoms in the elderly and those in poor health.
As it is also cold and flu season, we encourage everyone to take these preventive measures:
• wash hands often with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer
• get comfortable with elbow bumping when greeting friends (rather than hand shaking)
• avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
• avoid contact with people who are sick
• stay home while you are sick
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, sleeve, or face mask when coughing or sneezing
Additional information about COVID-19 and other infectious diseases can be found at: