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.

COVID-19 Resources

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.

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.

Hunger Free Oregon

Find information on accessing meals for students, SNAP benefits, food pantries, and more.

Pacific Power Assistance

Through the Assistance Plus Program, funds are available for a limited time through local agencies to pay past-due balances.

Stimulus package resources for homeless

Find the steps that citizens experiencing homelessness need to take to receive the next stimulus package.

Oregon Mortgage support program

The COVID-19 Mortgage Relief program helps Oregon homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage during the pandemic.

Oregon statewide eviction protection

Beginning February 1, 2021, Oregon renters who sign and return a Declaration of Financial Hardship for Eviction Protection form to their landlord stating that they are unable to afford their rent will be protected by a statewide eviction moratorium (HB 4401). Until June 30, 2021, you may be protected from eviction for non-payment of rent and from late fees incurred from April 1, 2020. Any unpaid rent must be paid by July 1, 2021.

A printed copy of this form is available for pick-up at all four library branches by request. Please email info@josephinelibrary.org or call 541-476-0571 for more information.

Oregon wildfire resources

Citizen Alert
Sign up to receive notices and critical emergency information via your home phone, cell phone, text message, or email.
State of Oregon Wildfire Resources
The State of Oregon has compiled a list of resources related to wildfires and recovery.
OSU Extension Service Fire Program
Education and outreach programs to help individuals know what to do before, during, and after a wildfire.

Disaster preparedness

Ready.gov
Prepare for emergencies with information and activities for kids and families.
Oregon Emergency Management
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management coordinates and maintains a statewide system for emergency and disaster communications.
Earthquake preparedness
Learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake to reduce risk of injury.