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Governor's Executive Order 20-12:

Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-12, effective until further notice. This is a statewide order. Failure to comply with the order will be considered an immediate danger to public health. 

If you have concerns about your employer not abiding by the Governor's executive order 20-12 you can report them to Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health division (OHSA). Albany Police Department's reporting form for violations of the Governor's executive order 

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Help for residents or dial 211

Child Care

Essential workers such as first responders, emergency workers, health care professionals, critical operations staff and essential personnel can access emergency child care:

  • Call 211. Listen to the prompt for Child Care and press the specified number.
  • Text the keyword “children” or “niños” to 898211 (TXT211).
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Visit

Apply for emergency related day care through the Oregon Department of Human Services. Oregon Early Learning Division has provided resources for families and child care providers who may face virus-related disruptions. Governor Kate Brown has expanded child care benefits for families and providers during the spread of COVID-19. Contact the Oregon Department of Human Services Direct Pay Unit with questions at 1-800-699-9074.


Visit the Oregon Department of Employment website for updates on COVID-19 related business layoffs, closures and applying for unemployment insurance. For older adults, call 1-855-ORE-ARDC (1-855-673-2732). Oregon Department of Human Services provides vocational rehabilitation resources for people with disabilities.

Food Assistance

Grocery store hours for seniors and those with disabilities

Free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for ALL children 1-18

Meals on Wheels meal sites are offering dining center participants “to-go” meals, which are available for pick-up from 11 a.m. to noon on regular serving days; homebound clients are still receving meals delivered to their door; however, volunteers are practicing social distancing when delivering meals.

Apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon has compiled a list of resources for individuals to access food assistance, such as applying for SNAP, locating food banks, accessing school meals, etc.

Income Taxes, Paid Leave, and Tax Credits

Visit the Coronavirus Tax Relief page on the Internal Revenue Service website for COVID-19 tax relief related to paid leave for workers and tax credits for businesses related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that was signed into law. The IRS has extended the federal income tax filing deadline until July 15, 2020.

Prescription assistance

Albany Police Department is offering prescription delivery service to qualifying residents. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Payment will have to be arranged by phone payment or insurance before we pick up. Call 541-917-7680 for details or to request this service.

Trash & Recycling

A message from Republic Services

Travel Assistance

Visit the CDC’s Information for Travelers or the State Department’s Travel Advisories if you are planning on travelling outside of the United States.

Water bills

City suspends water shutoffs. Read press release

United Way of Linn, Benton, Lincoln Counties

Offering services for families and individuals in need as well as opportunities to volunteer or donate.

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City of Albany operational status

The City of Albany is maintaining continuity of operations while guarding the health and safety of our work force and the public we serve. You are strongly encouraged to conduct business by phone or online.


541-917-7553 (Building)
541-917-7550 (Planning)

City utility payments


Municipal Court


Report an issue


All City events, programs, and public meetings are canceled or postponed until further notice. See the calendar for updated information.

What's open?

These public areas are open as long as you are practicing social distancing:

  • Talking Water Gardens
  • Parks, trails, and open spaces

What's closed?

The following closures of public areas in these City facilities are in effect until further notice:

  • All playgrounds, the skate park, dog park, and pickle ball courts
  • City Hall
  • Community Pool
  • Fire Station 11
  • Library (both branches)
  • Maple Lawn Preschool
  • Municipal Court (see details)
  • Police
  • Public Works Operations Building
  • Senior Center
  • Swanson Fitness Center
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Help for businesses

Economic Development staff has compiled a list of important resources for Albany businesses significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Business resources

Do you represent a business who wants to know how to take advantage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES)? Here is a business owners guide.

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Official agency info

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Benton County Health 

Linn County Health

Samaritan Health Services

la información en español está disponible en el sitio web de los CDC y OHA

Coronavirus dashboards

Albany GIS dashboard

Oregon dashboard (OEM)

Worldwide dashboard (JHU)

What is "flattening the curve"?


Learn more



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