COVID-19 Information

City of Grants Pass Actions - Updated 3/24/2020

The Grants Pass City Council adopted a resolution declaring a state of emergency at their special city council meeting Monday, March 23.

  • Public walk-in traffic at all city offices has been suspended during state mandated social distancing restrictions.
  • Community Development Department services will be available by appointment only.
  • The public will still be served where necessary at the main Public Safety Station.

Meetings and Forums

City advisory committee meetings are canceled until further notice, but City calendars on the website will be kept current. 

City council meetings and workshops have shifted to remote call-in meetings. The public can livestream the meetings on their computers or watch on Channel 183. Follow the Livestream link to watch when the meeting is in session. See the Livestreamed Meetings, Broadcasts, and Videos page for more options

The Urban Area Planning Commission and Historical Buildings and Sites Commission will meet when necessary to process any required land use applications. Members will be encouraged to attend meetings online or by telephone when possible.

Public Safety

To minimize possible exposure and to protect essential emergency services personnel, we will be implementing temporary modifications to our call response and services.

Main Public Safety Station To increase safety and to encourage social distancing, the lobby of the police headquarters is now closed. Records personnel will continue to register sex offenders by phone at 541-450-6260. No applications for vehicle for hire, or OLCC will be processed at this time. You can still send in documentation to

Fire Stations are closed to the public until further notice.

Non-priority calls - patrol officers will handle non-priority calls via telephone whenever possible.

Medical Calls - We will also monitor all medical calls to residential facilities and use AMR to verify the need for a fire unit.

Building inspections - only essential building inspections will be conducted at this time.

Car Seat Program all activities are canceled until further notice.

Although we do not have online police reporting available yet, we do offer several online forms which can be filled out and submitted online. Go to Public Safety Forms for more information.

Call, anytime, day or night. We are here to help you.

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-Emergency: 541-450-6260
  • Non-Emergency Fire: 541-450-6200

Community Development

Community Development Department services will be available by appointment only.

Customer Services Changes

In person customer service activities have been suspended. Telephone and online services are still available. Go to the Finance Department section of the website for forms and other Customer Service needs.

Parks and Recreation

Green spaces, paths, and trails remain accessible to travel through as long as you are using 6 foot social distancing at all times and complying with CDC guidance. See for more information.

See the Hike, Bike, and Walk interactive map to find places to explore.

These Park facilities are closed. 

  • dog parks
  • shelters
  • restrooms
  • play structures
  • ball fields
  • athletic courts
  • rental facilities

The Parks and Recreation office is closed to the public. They are still answering the phone and emails.
Phone: 541-471-6435.
Send an email to Grants Pass Recreation.

Community Information

Here are links to community organizations whose responses to the crisis may be of interest to our public.

Child Care for Essential Workers

Rules are rapidly evolving on the child care front. All child cares that want to remain open must apply to be designated as an emergency child care provider.

Emergency child care is intended to serve health care and other essential workers. See the Essential Workers During the COVID Pandemic for more information on which workers are considered essential.

Use the following to look for child care:
CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155 Listen for the “Child Care” prompt, otherwise there may be a long wait
TEXT keyword "children" or "ninos" to 898211 (TXT211)
Search for child care providers online


The City has implemented temporary 15-minute take-out parking provisions and the creation of signs to be distributed to local restaurants for their use as they adapt to the ban of on-site dining.

Check out the Restaurant Guide page for a list of local restaurants which may offer takeout and/or delivery services in Grants Pass. Their addresses and phone numbers are included.

Businesses - Employers - Employees

Josephine Community Library

All four library branches in Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek are closed until further notice. Go to the Josephine Community Library website for more information.


Josephine County 

Official State of Oregon Information

Oregon Coronavirus Information and Resources page from the Office of the Governor, includes these topics:

  •     Health Information: Common Questions and Answers
  •     Closings, Rules, and Recommendations
  •     Education
  •     Resources for Employees
  •     Resources for Employers
  •     Other Resources
  •     Federal Updates
  •     Executive Orders
  •     Governor’s Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council

COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits page -  information for both employees and employers.(Oregon Employment Department)

Oregon Health Authority website.

COVID-19 page on the OHA website This page includes these topics:

  • Situation in Oregon
  • Governor Brown’s Executive Orders and Guidance from the OHA and DHS
  • COVID 19 Resources for the Community
  • Situation in US and Globally
  • Informational Videos

COVID-19 page on the OHA website includes these topics:

  • Situation in Oregon
  • Governor Brown’s Executive Orders and Guidance from the OHA and DHS
  • COVID 19 Resources for the Community
  • Situation in US and Globally
  • Informational Videos

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