COVID-19: Camas-Washougal area closures and cancellations

A list of places and events impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

The Post-Record will run an updated list of all closures, cancellations and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic online at camaspostrecord.com. We will update this list as more announcements come in. If you have an event cancellation or postponement, please email Managing Editor Kelly Moyer at kelly.moyer@camaspostrecord.com with “COVID-19 Closures” in the subject line. 

CAMAS

CLOSED: 

  • Camas Public Library is closed through March 31, with select programs closed through April. 
  • Indoor programs through Camas Parks & Recreation are closed through the month of April
  • East County Fire and Rescue: ECFR board started meeting virtually and will be looking into streaming services for the public.
  • Attic Gallery is closed for normal business. They are open by appointment only. Visit the website at atticgallery.com.
  • All City of Camas parks are closed until further notice.

CANCELED: 

  • The annual Crown Park Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 12 is canceled.
  • All city board and commission meetings (except Camas City Council workshops and meetings) are canceled through April. 
  • Meeting room reservations for any city of Camas facility are not being accepted through the month of April. Those who have already scheduled events are strongly encouraged to reschedule their events for a later date. Reservation fees and payments will be refunded, if applicable. 

OTHER:

  • The monthly meeting of Clark County Cemetery District #1 Fern Prairie Cemetery will be held Tuesday, April 14, via conference call due to COVID 19. For questions, call 360-833-9176.

WASHOUGAL

CLOSED: 

  • The Two Rivers Heritage Museum has closed indefinitely.
  • West Columbia Gorge Humane Society: The shelter has closed to the public but staff will still be on duty and available by phone or email. The shelter will not accept non-emergency owner surrenders at this time, but is offering re-homing assistance by posting available pets through the shelter and on Petfinder.com. For more information on this, email adoptions@wcghs.org.

OTHER:

  • West Columbia Gorge Humane Society: Pet adoptions will resume by appointment only. People interested in adopting a pet should fill out an adoption application on the shelter website and be prepared to wait 24 hours for staff to call and set up an appointment. For more information, visit wcghs.org.

VANCOUVER       

CLOSED: 

  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site: The visitor center, Pearson Air Museum, reconstructed fort, Barclay House at the McLoughlin House Unit are closed until further notice. The outdoor grounds and trails of the park will remain open, but visitors are encouraged to do their part when visiting the park and to follow Centers for Disease Control guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between people. For more information, visit nps.gov/coronavirus.
  • Vancouver Navigation Center: In consultation with and guidance from Clark County Public Health and Community Services, the city has closed the Navigation Center at 2018 Grand Blvd. until further notice. For more information, visit cityofvancouver.us/navigationcenter
  • City of Vancouver Parks and Sports Courts: All active recreation areas in city parks, including sports courts, playgrounds, picnic shelters and other areas where maintaining appropriate social distancing is difficult. The closure goes into effect immediately and will remain in place through April 30. For ongoing updates related to the city’s response to novel coronavirus COVID-19, visit cityofvancouver.us/coronavirus.
    • Active recreation areas are closed, including playgrounds, picnic shelters, basketball and tennis courts, barbecues, disc golf and horseshoe pits.
    • City of Vancouver parks, trails and beaches are open; a distance of six feet or more must be maintained between people from different households at all times.
    • Park restrooms remain open to help serve residents with limited access to restroom facilities.
    • Pick-up games, picnics and gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted.
    • Lawn areas and sports fields are open for walking and other non-team activities only. Activities should be non-contact and played only with people from the same household.
    • The Marine Park Boat Launch is open, but visitors must practice appropriate social distancing when parking and launching or retrieving their vessel. There is no fee collection at the boat launch through April 30.
    • Swift Skate Park is closed.
    • Columbia River and Esther Short Park water features will remain off through April 30. The structures are closed for climbing or sitting.
  • The C-TRAN Board of Directors regular meeting, scheduled for April 14, 5:30 p.m. at the C-TRAN Administration Building, 10600 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, has been cancelled.

CANCELED:

  • NW LARGEST Garage Sale & Vintage Sale spring sale has been canceled. Vendors who have signed up for the spring sale may sign up for either the July 18 or Nov. 7 sale. For more information, visit nwsales.com.
  • Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will not meet on Tuesday, April 14.

POSTPONED: 

  • Friends of Fort Vancouver Sweetheart Hangar Dance: The fourth annual dance, scheduled for March 28 at Pearson Air Museum’s historic hangar, has been rescheduled for May 30. The dance, which will now take place from 7 to 10 p.m., with a complimentary swing dance lesson at 6 p.m., May 30, will feature live 1940s “big band” style music provided by VanPort Jazz. Tickets cost $30 in advance or $35 the door (if the event does not sell out) and will benefit the Friends of Fort Vancouver. For more information, visit friendsfortvancouver.org.
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site: A free “As the River Changed” workshop and walking tour through Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • The Port of Vancouver USA is postponing two April public events in response to statewide mandates that ban events and large gatherings. State and local leaders are urging people to stay at home and practice social distancing to limit possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
    • The port will postpone its public lecture scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 6:30-8 p.m. at Warehouse ‘23
    • The port will postpone its public tour scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-12 noon

OTHER:

  • The City of Vancouver’s Community and Economic Development Department has temporarily reduced most of its commercial and residential construction inspection services in compliance with Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home Stay Healthy” proclamation in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

CLARK COUNTY          

CLOSED:

  • Clark County Public Health: The county’s public health office, which includes vital records such as birth and death certificates; environmental public health office, which includes permits and plan reviews; and the county’s food worker testing site have all closed to the public and will operate virtually in response to the virus. The closures will be re-evaluated by April 13 to determine a reopening date. For vital records: clark.wa.gov/public-health/birth-and-death-certificates; for environmental public health records: clark.wa.gov/public-health/online-permitting; for food worker testing: clark.wa.gov/public-health/food-worker-testing. For those who do not have access to the internet or need further assistance, call 564-397-8000.
  • Legacy Health: To protect patients, staff, and the public, Legacy Health has closed its cafeterias, waiting rooms and indoor/outdoor meeting spaces to the general public (anyone not accompanying a patient) until further notice. There are a few exceptions to the COVID-19 visitor guidelines; people are encouraged to go to Legacyhealth.org for detailed information.
  • Luke Jensen Sports Park: Clark County Public Works has closed the park to all public events and activities. Private rentals scheduled to take place during the closure are canceled and will be fully refunded. 
  • Clark County Public Works: The Public Service Center’s front desk reception area and  fourth-floor reception area are closed. Regular drop-in customers for the Public Works’ survey department can call 564-397-4228 or email surveyreview@clark.wa.gov to arrange drop-off or pick-up of survey-related documents.
  • Clark County Public Works volunteer events: The following events have been canceled until further notice: tool maintenance work party with Washington Trails Association and city of Vancouver (April 4); VolunTOUR at CASEE Center with Master Composter Recyclers (April 9 and April 23); Whipple Creek Park trail maintenance with the Whipple Creek Restoration Committee (April 18); and SOLVE It for Earth Day (April 18). 
  • Clark County Permit Center: The permit center’s lobby is closed, with staff re-evaluating the closure by April 1 to determine a re-opening date. Permit Center staff currently is working on a way to use digital submittals as a way to keep business and permit processes moving during the time of closure. People are encouraged to make payments online and check their online accounts for permit progress. This closure is only for the Permit Center at this time, building inspections will continue as normal until further notice.
  • Kaiser Permanente clinics: Kaiser Permanente has temporarily closed its Mill Plain One, Orchards and Battle Ground clinics to prepare for a surge of COVID-19 patients in the Portland metro area. All urgent care services remain open. Kaiser is consolidating to fewer clinics as some appointments are postponed or shifted to virtual visits, according to a Kaiser press release.
  • Clark County Historical Museum: The museum is closed until at least April 6. For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or outreach@cchmuseum.org.
  • Clark County auto license: In-person services are closed through April 13. Auto license staff will continue to process mail-in and online renewals to be mailed to customers. For online renewals, visit dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/renewyourtabs.html. For more information, visit clarkautolicense.org. If you have title work that has been submitted, call 564-397-2288.
  • Evergreen Habitat for Humanity: Habitat is closed its construction site and office to volunteers through April 1, and will re-evaluate the situation at that time. 
  • North Clark Historical Museum: The museum, located in Amboy, Washington, will close through April 11. 
  • Clark County Law Library is closed through April 27, and may be closed longer if needed. Staff will be providing as much remote reference service as possible, and people who need to use the library are asked to email lawlibrary@clark.wa.gov or leave a message by calling 564-397-2268. Staff will return emails and phone calls during the library’s regular business hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Callers and emailers should state the type of assistance they are seeking and provide contact information.
  • Clark County Community Planning is suspending in-person meetings related to the commissions and committees. New information to the county web pages will be added the staff work through these changes in how the public can best served safely and smartly. Emails will continue to be sent out regarding news and updates. If you would like to stay informed on a particular commission, committee or project, register to receive project updates. This includes the following:
    • Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
    • Buildable Lands Project Advisory Committee
    • Commission on Aging
    • Historic Preservation Commission
    • Planning Commission
    • Schools Advisory Committee
  • Please be advised that the April 10, 2020 C-TRAN Board Workshop has been CANCELLED.

CANCELED: 

  • North Clark Historical Museum: The museum has canceled the following events: book club (April 4); Stitchery Group (April 11).
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has canceled its 2020 Annual Luncheon. The event was scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, at The Hilton Vancouver, Washington.

POSTPONED: 

  • Clark County Quilters: The group has rescheduled its annual quilt show to Nov. 12-14. More information can be found on clarkcountyquilters.com.
Please review our community guidelines