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Governor Brown Announces Two Week “Freeze” as COVID-19 Cases Escalate

Governor Brown has announced a statewide “freeze” on social and some commercial activities to reduce the spread of COVID-19 which this week reached a daily case count of more than 1,000 for the first time this week.  The freeze is set to begin Wednesday, November 18 and will continue until December 2.  

New regulations include:

  • Limiting restaurants and bars to take-out service only.
  • Closing gyms and other indoor recreational facilities, museums, and indoor entertainment like theaters.
  • Closing outdoor recreational facilities, zoos, gardens, and entertainment venues. City parks and playgrounds will remain open.
  • Requiring all businesses to mandate that employees work from home when possible, and to close offices to the public.
  • Limiting grocery and retail stores to 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pickup service.
  • Prohibiting visits at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
  • Limiting social get togethers, whether indoors or out, to no more than six people from two households.
  • Limiting worship services to 25 people when indoors and 50 people when outdoors.

A full list of restrictions and details will be available on Governor Brown’s COVID-19 website.

Press release 11.13.20

Friday’s announcement comes after the “pause" the governor placed last week on counties with escalating case rates didn’t sufficiently curb infection growth.  The dramatic increases in daily case counts has largely been attributed to social gatherings occurring on or around Halloween, including one party with 100 attendees. 

Please monitor other media outlets and the Oregon Health Authority for updates as they become available.

Last Updated 11/13/20

Floodplain Permit Requirements in Culver

There are portions of the city which are included in the FEMA Floodplain and a development permit is required if your property is located in the flood plain.  In order to ensure the city is following the ordinances, the Notice of Intent application is required for “development” in the city. 

Development is defined as:  Any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including but not limited to buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations or storage of equipment or materials.

In most cases a Floodplain permit will not be required but in order to ensure one is submitted when required, we are asking that the Notice of Intent be completed with any development activity.

Please call Donna at 541-546-6494 with any questions.

Important COVID-19 Information/Resources

If you have general questions or are looking for information about the State’s re-opening guidance please go to this link:  https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Below is the link to the Oregonian article about the Governor’s press conference about the phase one reopening in Oregon.


Visit Testing.com for information about testing and Covid-19 information.


NeighborImpact has launched a Mortgage Assistance Program for those who have been affected by COVID



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In our efforts to be especially cautious in protecting our vulnerable populations, the City of Culver has temporarily suspended the Community Lunch Program.  We would really appreciate your assistance in getting the word out to everyone who may be affected.  Please do not hesitate to contact City Hall at 541-5446-6494 with any questions.

Please check with City Hall regarding the closures/availability and schedules of the events below:

The Recycle Center is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday between the hours of 9:00 and noon. 

Culver Boosters meeting on the last Monday of each month -  7 PM at CHS library

Story Time at the Madras Library every Tuesday; Spanish Story Time is every Wednesday at the Madras Library.

Jefferson County Food Bank open every Tuesday 556 SE 7th Street Madras 1:30 - 5:00


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