UMATILLA COUNTY — Following Gov. Kate Brown’s restriction on events with crowds larger than 25 people due to the COVID-19 outbreak, several events have been canceled in Umatilla County.

Pendleton

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at the Pendleton Convention Center has been postponed.

• All Lent Meals at St. Anthony Hospital have been canceled.

• Senior meal service at the Pendleton Senior Center has been canceled through April 12.

• All March events at the Pendleton Public Library have been canceled.

• The Battle of the Bars at the Pendleton Round-Up Grounds scheduled for March 20 has been canceled.

• Pendleton Center for the Arts: Classes and events are postponed through the end of March. Its galleries are also closed through March (541-278-9201).

• Wildhorse Resort & Casino canceled the Starship featuring Mickey Thomas concert Saturday, March 21. The casino will close temporarily beginning Wednesday, March 18 at noon and will re-open April 8.  (www.wildhorseresort.com).

• Eastern Oregon Cancer Center, Pendleton, has canceled its grand opening celebration scheduled for Thursday, March 19.

• The Future Chef Competition at Washington Elementary School scheduled for March 19 has been canceled.

• Pendleton Travel Club’s March 19 meeting at the Free Methodist Church is canceled. (541-276-2244 or 541-276-0923).

• The First Draft Writer’s Series scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at Pendleton Center for the Arts has been canceled.

• The April 21 Eastern Oregon Forum, “Bees and Their Impact on Our Region’s Agriculture” at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton is canceled. Organizers hope to reschedule it at a later date. (www.facebook.com/EasternOregonForum).

• The April 21 (Republican) and April 22 (Democratic) candidate forums for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District primary election at BMCC are canceled. However, on these same dates, EO Media Group is planning to host the candidates and videotape the forum (there will not be a live audience), which will be shown on Facebook Live as well as all EO Media Group websites and YouTube channels. More information will follow.

• Meetings and events of the Dirt Dabblers Garden Club are canceled until further notice, including its April 7 board meeting, April 20 regular meeting and May 2 plant sale. (Sue Stefancik, slafleur53@aol.com).

• Domestic Violence Services advocacy centers are temporarily limiting in-person services; call 541-276-3322 for more information.

Hermiston

• Good Shepherd Medical Center has implemented a no-visitation policy, with limited exceptions for:

  • Minor children requiring care in the hospital or at a clinic/outpatient site will be permitted one parent/guardian per patient, one at a time throughout the day with no more than two parents per day;
  • Family Birth Center — one care partner during length of stay;
  • Patients receiving end-of-life care where death is imminent as identified by a physician or advance practice provider — no more than two visitors in our facility per every 12 hours;
  • Patients requiring a legal guardian to make medical decisions on their behalf – one  care partner during length of stay;
  • Patients requiring a care partner for self-management – one care partner during length of stay.

For these limited exceptions, visitors must be 18 years or older, and be free of fever, cold or flu-like symptoms. All visitors will be screened at entrances to enforce these restrictions.

• All in-person programs at the Hermiston Public Library have been canceled through April 8. Library staff will offer drive-up service until 6 p.m. each day and will be available by phone at 541-567-2882. Digital and audiobooks can be accessed at the library’s website, and new library accounts can be issued over the phone.

• The Hermiston Municipal Court will be closed to the public starting Thursday, March 19 for two weeks. All trials and court appearances will be reset and notices sent via mail. Online payment is available at https://hermiston.or.us/municipal-court/home. Court staff can be reached at 541-567-6610.

• The Hermiston Senior Center is closed until April 8. Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays for people calling before 10 a.m. The usual in-house lunch Monday through Friday will be available for drive-thru pick-up for people calling 541-567-3582 before 11 a.m.

• The Blue Mountain Friends of the NRA banquet that had been scheduled for March 14 at EOTEC is postponed to June 6. All tickets purchased for March will be honored at the June event.

• The Elkhorn Media Group Home Show, set for March 19-21 at EOTEC, is canceled.

• All Special Olympics activities involving athletes, including practices, are suspended until further notice. The Hermiston chapter still plans to have its March 31 Paint Night fundraiser, however.

• The March 26 benefits brunch for former atomic workers and Hanford Site retirees planned at The Pheasant Blue Collar Bar & Grill in Hermiston is postponed. Nuclear Care Partners outreach events are on hold for 30 days (970-244-0907).

• Domestic Violence Services advocacy centers are temporarily limiting in-person services; call 541-567-0424 for more information.

Boardman

• The SAGE Center in Boardman is temporarily closed until further notice (541-481-7243, www.visitsage.com).

• The city of Boardman has moved to online and telephone service in all departments, and city hall is closed to walk-in customers. Utility payments may be made online or by calling 541-481-9252.

• Senior meal service has been canceled tentatively through the end of April.

• Domestic Violence Services advocacy centers are temporarily limiting in-person services; call 541-567-0424 for more information.

Heppner

• Senior meal service at St. Patrick’s Senior Center is canceled until April 13. Home delivered meals will continue with no interruption in service.

• Heppner Chamber of Commerce lunches for April 2 and 16 are cancelled. The chamber is working on an “online” candidates forum and will provide additional information when the date is confirmed.

• Domestic Violence Services advocacy centers are temporarily limiting in-person services; call 541-567-0424 for more information.

Irrigon

• Senior meal service has been canceled through at least the middle of April.

Milton-Freewater

• The Muddy Frogs Square Dance Club is postponing Sunday square dance and folk dance lessons until further notice at the Milton-Freewater Community Building. (Merri Anne 541-861-9055).

• Senior meal service is canceled until April 13. Home delivered meals will continue with no interruption in service.

• Domestic Violence Services advocacy centers are temporarily limiting in-person services; call 541-276-3322 for more information.

Pilot Rock

• The Pilot Rock Motocross Track event scheduled for March 28-29 is canceled. Decisions about other scheduled race dates will be determined later (Wayne Bedard, 541-377-0239).

Stanfield

• Senior meal service is canceled until April 13. Home delivered meals will continue with no interruption in service.

Ukiah

• Senior meal service is canceled until April 13. Home delivered meals will continue with no interruption in service.

Weston

• Senior meal service is canceled until April 13. Home delivered meals will continue with no interruption in service.

Walla Walla, Wash.

• The Walla Walla Friends of Acoustic Music canceled contra dances on Saturday, March 21 in Milton-Freewater; and Wednesday, April 1 at Whitman College, Walla Walla. (541-938-7403).

• Confluence Story Gathering with Whitman College scheduled for April 11 in Walla Walla has been postponed.

Morrow County

• All Morrow County facilities are restricted to employees only as of 8 a.m. March 19 and continuing until further notice. The sheriff's office and circuit court will remain open. Citizens may interface with departments via phone, online and email; those without internet access should call the county for individual attention.

• All Oregon Trail Library District facilities are closed —Boardman, Heppner and Irrigon. (541-481-3365, https://oregontrail.ploud.net)

Blue Mountain Community College

• All courses are moved to remote service only through April 28. The college remains open, but students and the public are encouraged to refrain from coming to campus or any center locations, and to use phone calls, email, Zoom and other remote access tools to connect with BMCC employees and services.

Redmond

• The Oregon FFA canceled its state convention scheduled for Thursday, March 19, through Sunday, March 22, in Redmond.

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