Current Update: June 2020
CDC recommends face masks
FISH continues operations at Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Parkdale. Mid-Valley is closed because school is closed. Saturday operations in Hood River are also closed for now. We do not have a date for when we will return to self-service shopping in our stores yet. Service clients will continue to take place with volunteers bringing food to clients in their cars.
The CDC now recommends wearing a mask, particularly when social distancing is hard to maintain, like at a grocery store or in a pharmacy. To sew a face mask:
Volunteers who are sick or unable to work should contact Billie at to let her know.
We are using a drive-up option to get food to clients. Clients stay in their cars and volunteers hand out disposable numbers and paper lists for food. Volunteers shop for the food and bring it to the cars.
You can watch Dr. Christopher Van Tilburg (Hood River County Public Health Officer) each day with info & updates on the situation: YouTube Channel
Clients must use the hand sanitizer provided, and follow all CDC recommendations for helping to minimize the spread of illness:
Stay home when you are sick.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
Facemasks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and and those directly caring for people who are sick and by people who are sick (source control).
Get a flu immunization if you have not done so this season.
Local Restaurants: If you have fresh produce or baked goods (packaged, unopened) and wish to donate those items, please contact us at fishwebguru.com or call 541-386-3474. Thank you!
Volunteer Groups: If you have a group that wants to help out, please contact Billie Stevens at 541-490-5109. We may need help for quite a few weeks yet, and she can coordinate a time.
Information About Covid-19
Flyers and Links For More Info
FISH Hygiene for Safety
Clients who visit FISH will be provided with hand sanitizer or may use the restrooms and wash hands for 20 seconds or more. All clients and family members visiting FISH should use sanitizer and wash hands. Clients who are ill should call 541-386-3474 on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 8am to noon to discuss how to receive food.
People At Risk for COVID-19
So far, COVID-19 seems to pose the greatest health risk to adults over 60 and/or those with underlying medical issues like heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease. Follow the CDC recommendations for special precautions (and wash your hands often).
Informacion en español
El Centro de Control de Enfermedades de los Estados Unidos (CDC) solo tiene información limitada en español en este momento. A medida que agreguen más, actualizaremos nuestro sitio. En este momento, solo proporcionamos información de fuentes de información estatales, federales o nacionales.
También hemos añadido una enlace a la Secretaria de Salud en Mexico, donde puede encontrar mas información.