The Claremont Board of Directors is reaching out to ALL residents as every day brings new developments related to the virus, and the uncertainty can be unsettling. Needless to say, age, potentially weaker immune systems, and in some cases poor overall health contribute to making our community vigilance even more important.  Each of us needs to be committed to stopping the virus from spreading.

Messages for Thursday - April 3 ------------------ View the latest Oregon COVID-19 Daily Update - Apr 2

(1) Glasses-wearers should also avoid direct contact with their spectacles (use a tissue) and should wash them with soap and water.

(2) IF YOU HAVE Mild symptoms: The CDC and state health authorities recommend that you stay home until you feel well. If your symptoms worsen, and you have questions about your medical care, contact your primary care provider.

(3) Long, but absolutely worth watching COVID-19 summary by Dr on the front-lines. Balanced!! Thanks Fred.

Many Local Grocery Stores offer
Senior "Hour" shopping
. Many Stores will NOT let you use your own bags; looks we'll be buying bags for a few weeks.
Here are a couple
Safety advice if you must visit the grocery store-WSJ
WincoTue, Thu
Market of ChoiceTue, Fri
7-8 AM
CostcoTue, Thu
8-9 AM

What should I do if (1) I have a pre-existing medical condition that put's me at high risk, (2) I suspect that I may have been exposed to (Scientists confirmed that on an average it takes five days for people to start showing the symptoms of coronavirus), (3) I have symptoms, or (4) I have been diagnosed with the coronavirus?

  • Step ONE - Stay Home! Do not go to your family care provider, pharmacy, or hospital.
  • Step TWO/Symptoms - Contact your medical advisor/health care provider (options):
    • Kaiser Permanente (advice nurse) 800 813 2000
    • VA Portland (advice nurse) 503 220 8262 (option 2)
    • Explain your symptoms as they will most likely do an assessment and possibly recommend:
      • You're OK, monitor
      • Self-Quarantine & monitor
      • Immediately seek medical attention by calling the nearest hospital; tell them your symptoms, and that you've been advised to get immediate care and possible testing. Call ahead to give the hospital advance notice to include options to have you transported or receive emergency virus intake instructions.
  • Step THREE - Self-Quarantine - see Claremont Self-Quarantine Steps below.
  • Step FOUR - Exit Quarantine
    • Remove the Quarantine Banner
    • Notify your medical advisor
    • Notify your Zone Buddy and / or Zone Leader
    • Notify the Claremont Emergency Operation Center

Self-Quarantine Steps

  1. Stay Home!
  2. Display the Quarantine Banner.
    • Obtain a Claremont Quarantine Banner here or ask your Zone Leader or Regional Coordinator. Note, method of marking banner if you have a pre-existing medical condition.
    • to deliver one)
    • Add Banner Information, and
    • Display it in your front window or door.    
    • Obviously this is designed to warn visitors and let your neighbors know that you are getting help.  
  3. Your Quarantine should last 14 days.
  4. Notify the Claremont Emergency Preparedness Emergency Operation Center (EOC) of your Status.  The Operation Center will ensure your zone leader and zone buddy are aware of your situation and they will coordinate to provide additional support if needed.  Call one of the following EOC representative or Regional Coordinator (phone numbers below):
    • 503 516 8313
    • 541 639 1072
    • 503 997 0237
    • Provide the EOC representative or Regional Coordinator with your name, lot number, phone number, Zone Buddy’s name, quarantine END date
  5. Depend on your Zone Buddy  or Zone Leader for errands (groceries, mail, Rx)
  6. If you have symptoms, remain in contact with your medial advisor.  This is key should your symptoms elevate, and medical attention may be needed.    

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Initiative - Collect Neighbor (Zone Buddy) and Family Member emergency contact information.

Six weeks ago,  the Emer. Prep. Committee asked Zone Leaders to collect resident emergency information - specifically asking residents to voluntarily provide a neighbor contact (Zone Budd) and a Family member contact.   The information will be added to your Resident Zone Roster and circulated to each resident within your zone.  Information will not be used in a community wide database.   Unfortunately, we are just starting down this path.   Your Neighbor Point of Contact/Zone Buddy information is now more critical as those who might enter quarantine will depend on their Zone Buddy for support as explained on the Claremont Quarantine Banner. To expedite this information flow, we are requesting that you soonest provide it to your Zone Leader or simply send complete information to the front office (Nealy).  

Important Coronavirus Information for Claremont Residents

Ok, why wash your hands for 20 seconds!! A good message to keep in the forefront Mar 30
Tips for staying safe when someone in your home is sickMar 30
Bill Gates Insights on Covid - a very good perspective considering in 2015 he made a video about the risk of a world pandemic Mar 30
Quarantine Banner (with explanation of how to display when you have pre-existing medical conditions that place you at higher risk) Mar 17
All should read/heed the Governor's Executive Order. Mar
Social Distancing & Flattening the CurveMar 16
Clean and Disinfect - CDC Mar 14
How to Protect Yourself - CDCMar 14
Claremont's Get Ready Coronavirus Program in a Nutshell Mar 13
Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe from DonnaMar 7

Claremont Community Cancellations

Club Houses are closed and All Activities in the Clubhouse & Terrace House are cancelled. Our office staff is mostly working from home. Bob
April 29 CMGC Kickoff Dinner

Questions/Concerns regarding Claremont's Coronavirus Get Ready Program please call one of the following Emergency Preparedness Committee Members.

George Heyworth
503 516 8313
Bob Stahl
503 887 3071
Region A
Zones 1-5, 21
Fred Barden
503 629 9605
Region B
Zones 6-10
Frank Carroll
503 629 9562
Region C
Zones 11-15
Greg Rambo
971 533 5541
Region D
Zones 16-20
Jack Malloy
503 799 2164
Regions E & F
Zones 22-32
Jay Eisenlohr
503 997 0237
Donna Weekley
541 639 1072

Our Coronavirus Get Ready Program supplements recommendations provided by the CDC and government health agencies.    While every effort has been made to ensure that it is as accurate as possible, there may be mistakes, either typographical or in content. Therefore, our Claremont Coronavirus Get Ready program should be  used as a general guide only, and not as an ultimate source.  If any of the information or procedures in this book conflict with statements made in the CDC or government health agencies,  the user should follow what is being provided by those organizations.  Procedures and information are subject to change without notice. The author, editors, and distributors shall not be held liable, nor be responsible to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly by the information contained in this document and our website.

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