Emergency resources

Develop preparedness skills and access clear, accurate information during disasters and pandemics.

Josephine County Emergency Management

The Josephine County Emergency Management program is responsible for coordinating activities related to county-wide planning, mitigation, response, and recovery from natural and man-made disasters. Their Facebook page has current updates.

"Without Warning!" a disaster preparedness series

Dark Horse Comics has worked with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management to create free comics preparing readers to cope with various natural disasters.

without warning

COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control

Watch the CDC’s Coronavirus resource page for the most up-to-date information from the Federal government.

Oregon Health Authority

Find current information on COVID-19 in Oregon including guidelines, resources and frequently asked questions.

Vaccine information

To sign up for a vaccination appointment, call the Josephine County Vaccination Call Center at 541-916-7030 or complete the vaccination appointment request form.

Josephine County testing

An up-to-date list on local testing sites with information on cost, locations, availability, and more.

Food access and COVID-19

Pandemic EBT provides families financial support to cover the cost of groceries while your children are home during school closures. This benefit is provided to ALL families whose children receive free and reduced-price school meals in Oregon.

Local COVID stats

View current stats on local reported COVID cases, general information on COVID symptoms and prevention, as well as important resources to have during a pandemic.

Wildfire resource

Stay up-to-date on Oregon wildfire news. Find local mapping dashboards, county and area-wide emergency management resources, helpful social media outlets, and more — all in one place.

Current wildfire story map

This resource pulls together multiple sources of different information feeds into one map.

Evacuation zones map

This regional map will show evacuation zones after being activated for an incident

Air quality map

This map allows users to check air quality in any given region of the United States.

State incident dashboard

This map includes weather warnings, road closures, active incidents, and more.

Alerts and news

Citizen Alert
Sign up to receive notices and critical emergency information via your home phone, cell phone, text message, or email.
FlashAlert distributes emergency messages and news releases to the media and the public.
National SIT
This report is updated daily with information about large fires nationwide.

Social media

Josephine County Emergency Management
This Facebook page is frequently updated with Emergency Preparedness information for Josephine County residents.
Illinois Valley Fire District
Follow the Illinois Valley Fire District for updates about fires and other local incidents that they are responding to.
Oregon Department of Forestry SW
The ODF Southwest Oregon District protects 1.8 million acres of forestland in Jackson and Josephine counties.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Enrollment for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program is open through December 31, 2021. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible consumers not located on qualifying Tribal lands and $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands who are struggling to stay connected during the pandemic. In addition, eligible households can also receive a discount of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Households that qualified for the Emergency Broadband Benefit due to a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 or by meeting the eligibility criteria will need to requalify for the Affordable Connectivity Program.