The City of Lake Oswego is continuing to provide essential services. In addition, we're exploring new "no-contact" options in order to reduce exposure to COVID-19 while providing programs and services.  Updates, information on City services, and COVID-19 resources.

Posted on: Mar 31 2020 - 10:39am

LOPR COVID-19 UPDATE

LO PARKS & RECREATION UPDATE - MARCH 23, 2020

March 23, 2020
Hello Friends of Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation,
Today, based on Governor Brown’s Executive Order we’ve made the decision to CLOSE the following Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation facilities;

  • Athletic Fields
  • Sports Courts
  • Dog Parks
  • Luscher Farm (Community Gardens, Friends of Rogerson Clematis Garden)
  • Playgrounds
  • Public Golf Course
  • Restrooms
  • Water Sports Center

In addition to the facility closures we are closing park and natural area parking lots.
Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation parks, trails, and natural areas remain open to the public for walk-in use only. Please obey notices in parks. Food security programs will remain open, Meals on Wheels and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). We are committed to continue serving our community during this public health crisis, but we will continue to follow the guidance of health officials and the direction of State and city government.

  1. Refrain from using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms. (Feel Sick, Stay Home)
  2. Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to, during, and after use of parks or trails. (Wash Your Hands, Don’t Touch Your Face)
  3. Restrooms and drinking fountains are closed. (All Restrooms Will Be Closed, Be Prepared)
  4. While on trails, warn other users of their presence and as they pass, and step aside to let others pass. (Give Other Users Respect and Space)
  5. Observe CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or find another space (Move To Find Your Own Space)

Based on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oregon Health Authority, and local health officials, LOPR indoor facilities (Golf Clubhouse, Tennis Center, CCP, Adult Community Center) will remain closed through April 28, 2020 (subject to change). Additionally all LOPR activities are canceled through April 28, 2020.
For the latest information about what is open to the public and what is closed and canceled, please continue to check the City of Lake Oswego Novel Coronavirus webpage at
https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/community/Novel-Coronavirus
The City of Lake Oswego is here to serve you in this uncertain time, we’re in this together

Other City services go to: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/community/Novel-Coronavirus

For specific information, please contact the appropriate City department or visit their webpage:

Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec(link is external)  or 503-675-2549 
Lake Oswego Public Library: www.lakeoswegolibrary.org(link is external) or 503-636-7628
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center: www.LOACC.info(link is external) or 503-635-3758
Lake Oswego Building Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/building(link is external) or 503-635-0390
Lake Oswego Planning Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/planning(link is external) or 503-635-0390
Lake Oswego Engineering Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/engineering(link is external) or 503-635-0270
Lake Oswego Public Works Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/publicworks(link is external) or 503-635-0280
Lake Oswego Fire Dept: www.lakeoswego.city/fire(link is external) or 503-635-0275

The City has implemented precautionary measures since Oregon’s first COVID-19 case was identified on February 28. These measures included additional cleaning processes at all public City facilities, having hand sanitizer readily available, requiring employees to stay home if they had symptoms, encouraging regular hand-washing, and other preventative techniques.

The City continues to urge all community members to take steps to protect themselves and those who are most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19.  

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched. 
  • Take care of your overall health. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.

The Oregon Health Authority also recommends everyone aged 6 months and older should get a flu shot. It's an excellent way to lower your chances of having a cough illness.
The City will continue to do its best to minimize any risks. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and will follow guidance from Clackamas County Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to ensure community and employee safety, and we will continue to update the public as this situation unfolds. 

If you feel sick, stay home and call your health care provider. Calling helps reduce person-to-person contact and avoids unnecessarily inundating hospitals.

We look forward to continuing to provide important services to the people of Lake Oswego.

Published March 19, 2020

There is quite a bit of misinformation circulating, particularly on social media.  Please help us dispel rumors by directing people to trustworthy sources of information:

 U.S. and global updates:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

Oregon Health Authority updates:

www.oregon.gov/oha

Washington State Department of Health 2019-CoV updates:

www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

 Lake Oswego School District updates, including the February 29 press conference:

www.losdschools.org

 Clackamas County Health Alerts

https://www.clackamas.us/alert

For specific medical questions, people should contact their medical care provider. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

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