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A Message from Reed College (re: the Coronavirus crisis)

Dear Reed Neighbors,

We want to thank all our neighbors who are sharing campus while respecting the social-distancing guidance and obeying our leash rules. Thanks for helping to keep everyone safe.

Because campus is seeing increased use, we have initiated a few new temporary rules that will take the whole community to help implement. We have made the canyon trail one-direction only. We are directing all foot traffic to move clockwise on the trail. Signs have been placed all around the trail directing walkers and joggers, and reminding them to maintain a distance of 6-feet from other parties.

We have also made the canyon bridge that crosses near Eliot hall to the residence halls a single lane. There are signs at either end instructing crossers to let those who are already on the bridge exit before the next party enters.

The serpentine bridge near Reed’s newer dorms is wide enough to allow for safe social distancing. Reed is glad we can provide a space for neighbors to come together while staying apart. We are all in this together and it will take all our cooperation to make it work.

Thanks for your continued cooperation!

Novel Coronavirus Covid-19 Resources and Updates

USEFUL CITY, COUNTY,  STATE, AND CDC LINKS FOR RELATED TO COVID-19 UPDATES 

Fellow Eastmoreland Neighbors, There is a blizzard of coverage in the media, but you will likely find reliable information updates in the following four links. The City of Portland link includes information and guidance for accessing services, closures, and local governance. The Multnomah County, Oregon Health Authority, and CDC sites address health issues related to Covid-19. 

Please be vigilant in adhering to statewide guidance for protecting yourself and especially those around you. Keep in mind that even if you feel great, you may be a carrier and if exercising vigorously (like running) your physical distance from others should be increased. Together we will slow the contagion and survive to see the other side of this world-wide pandemic.

With Appreciation, ENA Board of Directors, Rod Merrick President

Visiting the Reed College Campus:
http://www.eastmorelandpdx.org/a-message-from-reed-college-april-2020/

211 Info. 211info connects people with health and social service organizations:
https://www.211info.org/

Portland NET (Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team) Coordinator’s File Cabinet:
https://portlandnet.tumblr.com/

City of Portland Coronavirus Covid-19 Information and Resources:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/757095

Multnomah County Coronavirus Covid-19 website:
https://multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

Oregon Health Authority Coronavirus Covid-19 Updates:
https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control website:
https://www.cdc.gov/

ENA Board Meeting, Thursday, April 16th, 7-9 PM. Due to the coronavirus crisis, this meeting will be held via online video for board and audio for members by request

To request invitation, please send email to meeting host: vicepresident@eastmorelandpdx.org

DRAFT AGENDA   (click here for a printable PDF)

6:55   Sign-in, participant identification (5 minutes)

7:00   Introductions

7:05   Approval of Agenda – Board

7:07   Approval of Meeting Notes – Review andadoption of March minutes.  Dinah Adkins.

7:10   Treasurer’s Quarter 1 Report. David Dowell (5min)

7:15   Green Spaces Maintenance Funding Task Force –  Tree Health Assessment– Bauman (5 min)

7:20   Covid-19 Response – open discussion of needed ENA actions. (10 min)

7:25   Reset ENA Garage Sale and Neighborhood Cleanup timelines. Paul Henson for (Amy Reiersgaard), Matt Morovsky (5 min)

7: 30  Nominations Committee Update (10 min)

7:40  Elections Committee Update (10 min)

7:50  Options for Annual Meeting (10 min)

8:00 Committee Reports

  • Communications Committee Report – Kristiana Nelson, Andy Payne (10 min)
    • ENA Newsletter –Joe Dudman
    • Enewsletter: Communicating agenda and adopted minutes
    • Facebook and eblast and eNewsletter assignments
    • Communications policy acknowledgements
  • Historic District: Rule making update if any. Rod Merrick (2 minutes)
  • Schools Committee- Matt Timberlake and George Bengtson(5 min)
  • Development Committee Task Force – Action Planupdate–  Paul  Henson (5 min)
  •  Welcoming Committee –Carlson and Warner (5 min)
  • SEUL Board Report –  Christian Solsby   (5 min)
  • SEUL Land  Use and Transportation (meeting suspended) – Lila Brightbill (0 min)
  • Transportation/Parking/Sidewalks. Web presence. Russ Monson (5 min)
  • Tree Committee – Tree Team at al.(10 minutes)
    • 100 Tree for 100 years implementation plan update
    • Large canopy tree implementation update
  • Land Use Committee –  Rod Merrick (10 minutes)
    • Multnomah NA vs Portland –Oregon Supreme Court Appeal
    • Notices and requested comment from City
    • Land Use – New Issues Discussion

8:55       Final Comments and Adjourn

Agenda Requests for May; To request a topic for listing on the Draft Agenda, please contact communications@eastmorelandpdx.org 14 days prior to the Board Meeting date. To receive notice of the agenda by email, please go to the ENA webpage eastmorelandPDX.org, scroll down and enter your name and email. In accordance with our 2018 Communications Policy, this email list is used only to communicate with our members. Thank you.

Meetings on the Reed College Campus have been cancelled for the month of April.

Eastmoreland Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness House Parties

Eastmoreland Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness House Parties

Last year the Eastmoreland Emergency Preparedness Committee launched an educational program aimed at teaching our neighbors how to prepare for a widespread emergency. Our neighborhood is resuming this program again this year and we are requesting volunteers from each block in Eastmoreland to host two evening “block parties”. These parties will be taught by a trained neighborhood emergency responder and will cover information on the types of disasters most likely to occur in Portland and how to prepare for these disasters for yourself, your family and as a block. The goal of these preparedness parties is for our neighborhood to achieve the most positive outcome possible when disaster strikes. It is a startling fact that if a widespread disaster were to occur, Portland’s emergency response system (police, fire and medical teams) would be overwhelmed. Most likely, during a disaster you will need to depend on yourself and your neighbors. By hosting the two block parties you will learn how to be prepared for disaster, your neighbors’ skill sets and resources and establish or strengthen neighborhood ties.

We are ready to schedule these block parties once you contact us. Again, we will bring all the educational materials and instruct the programs, you just need to invite your neighbors and open your home. Help us build a more resilient community! Please consider volunteering to be a host.  For more information or to sign up as a host send us an email at ready@eastmoreland.org