ACA Deadline Dec. 15

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici reminds us that December 15th is the deadline to sign up this year for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s essential that everyone who needs insurance is able to sign up. Remind your friends and family to visit to learn more and sign up.

Links to assistance

District 32 Representative Tiffiny Mitchell has provided some useful links for people who need help as Oregon struggles to contain the COVID-19 virus. Filing an Initial Unemployment Claim You can apply for an initial unemployment claim using the online claim system here. Go to this website for help. On the left side, are links to step-by-step application guides/videos, […]

Business Oregon Grant Program is now Open

Business Oregon launched a small business grant program today that is open specifically to businesses with up to 100 employees that have received between $100,000 and $1 million in federal funding from CARES Act programs. Please read below for further details and please note that grants will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. The application will […]

Free help with Medicare signups

It’s Medicare signup season and things have changed since last year. MODA is no longer offering a Medicare Advantage Plan in Clatsop County, but there are alternatives. Any seniors having trouble figuring out what to do for 2021 can get free help from NorthWest Senior and Disability Services. Their web address is and the […]

New Statewide Freeze & Clatsop Public Health Guidance

POSTED: Nov. 13, 2020 Gov. Kate Brown issued a statewide “freeze” order for two weeks beginning Nov. 18, 2020. In Effect Immediately Social get-togethers, both indoors and outdoors, must be limited to no more than six people, from no more than two households. Closures and Limitations Restaurants and bars are limited to take-out only Gyms and […]

2 week COVID-19 shutdown

Oregon will enter a 2-week shutdown on Wednesday because of a big increase in COVID-19 infections. Gatherings at home will be limited to six people, indoors or out. Restaurants will be takeout only. Museums will be closed. The rate of positive COVID-19 tests was over 14% yesterday and there is concern about overwhelming hospitals in […]

Individual Artist Relief Program

Call for applications! Oregon artists may now apply to a new Artist Relief Program created by the Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Please share this information with your networks to spread the word about this important responsive grantmaking program. The program supports […]

Drive-through COVID-19 Testing

The Clatsop County Public Health Department is offering drive-through testing for COVID-19. The testing takes place by appointment only Mondays and Wednesdays at the county’s Household Hazardous Waste disposal facility at 1780 Williamsport Road, next to the Recology waste transfer station in Astoria. Testing will be open to Clatsop County residents age 15 or older, […]

Street closure Thursday

On Thursday October 22, 2020 Astoria Public Works Operations will be closing 15th Street between Commercial Street and Marine Drive while conducting Confined Space Rescue training. The closure is expected from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or until work is completed. Please note that all schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions.If you […]