State Executive Order #20-12: What it Means for Douglas County (Douglas County, Ore.) Today, Monday, March 23, Oregon Governor and State Officials issued Executive Order 20-12, “Stay Home, Save Lives,” ordering all Oregonians to stay at home, closing specified retail businesses, requiring social distancing measures for other public and private facilities and imposing requirements for outdoor areas and licensed childcare facilities. To view the Oregon Executive Order No. 20-12, click here.
Pursuant with today’s Executive Order, enacted to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners have issued the following orders pertaining to Douglas County Government, their Departments and their employees. The Commissioners are making Public Safety, Juvenile Services, Senior Services and Public Health the priority during this crisis. Please These measures will remain in place until such a date that the orders are lifted by your State or County Officials.
Douglas County Courthouse Building Closed to Public Effective 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Douglas County Courthouse Building, located at 1036 SE Douglas Avenue in Roseburg will be closed to the public. There will still be staff working in the buildings and via telecommunication, as such most offices will still be able to assist you via phone, email and online. Please check the Douglas County Government website at www.co.douglas.or.us for specific Department information or call (541) 673-3311 for a County Department Directory or you may call the County Department directly.
Douglas County Fairgrounds and RV Park Closed Effective 8:00 am Wednesday, March 24, 2020, the Douglas County Fairgrounds and RV Park will be closed. Anyone that has future events or reservations will be notified of the closure and can discuss cancellation or have the event placed on hold for a future date. Please call the Douglas County Fairgrounds at (541) 957-7010 for more information.
All Douglas County Parks and Campgrounds Closed Effective 8:00 am Wednesday, March 25, 2020, ALL Douglas County operated parks and campgrounds will be closed. This will include the closure of entrances, parking, restrooms and showers, playgrounds, picnic areas, gazebos and pavilions, disc golf courses, camp sites, docks and boat ramps. Anyone that currently has campground reservations will be notified of the closure and offered a refund or have their reservation placed on hold for a future date. The Parks Department will not be processing any new reservations or approving any special day-use or permits during the closure.
Douglas County Senior Dining Sites: Douglas County Senior Services already closed the Senior Dining Sites to on-site meals, but they are still offering their drive up Curb Service at all Douglas County sites. Please call (541) 440-3677 for more information, dates and times.
Douglas County Museum and Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum Closed Effective 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, both the Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History, located at 123 Museum Drive in Roseburg, and the Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum, located at 1020 Lighthouse Road in Winchester Bay will be closed to the public.
Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facilities: Effective immediately, the Douglas County Juvenile Department will be locking doors and restricting visits for all outside visitors, except where required or necessary for all Douglas County operated Juvenile programs. If you would like to communicate with a youth in one of our programs, please call the following numbers and arrange a phone or video conference with Juvenile Department Staff. Detention Center: (541) 464-6401; Rising Light: (541) 464-6660; River Rock: (541) 464-6406; Fowler: (541) 464-6585.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office business lobby will be closed to the public until further notice; unless the individual is directed by the Douglas County Circuit Court to conduct court related business within. 9-1-1 dispatch, law enforcement and jail services remain operational 24/7.Additional measures already in effect include:
In-Person Inmate Visitation: Suspended until further notice. The Sheriff’s Office has worked with our telephone vendor and arranged for inmates to have two phone calls per week free of charge. Additional calls or video chat is also available for a fee by visiting www.icssolutions.com. Video visitation can be done from any electronic device equipped with a webcam.
Records Division: Suspending all public fingerprinting services until further notice; this includes pre-employment and background fingerprinting.
Citizen Ride-Along Program suspended until further notice.
Concealed Handgun Licensing: Temporary hold on the processing of new concealed handgun license applications which require fingerprints and photographs. Residents are highly encouraged to visit the DCSO website www.dcso.com before coming to the lobby as many answers to questions and forms may be available online. Additional inquires may be made by telephone by calling (541) 440-4450 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide law enforcement services 24/7, even during this emergency. They are however encouraging them to take additional precautions to reduce the risk potential. This may include taking reports by telephone when circumstances allow.