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Last updated Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 - 08:28


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a profound impact on our community. Regional partners are working to share information about how to stay safe, slow the spread of the virus, and find reliable information.



Grocery store poster that says "Stay 6 feet apart. It's your duty to protect our staff and other shoppers."


Grocers are increasingly concerned about their employees’ physical and emotional well-being during the COVID-19 crisis. Many have reported customers who are coming within six feet of employees and not wearing face coverings. 

"Duty" and "Simple" Posters

The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) partnered with Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to create posters for use in grocery stores. The goal of the poster campaign is to create common expectations for customers and to foster a culture of respect for grocery workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. There are two versions available - a "duty" version and a "simple" version. Read the project background to learn about the difference. The posters are unbranded and available for anyone to use. Grocers in the Portland area can request a printed copy by contacting PBEM at

    Other Grocery Store Signage

    New Seasons Market has done outstanding work communicating safety messages to customers (see photos). They have generously shared their store signage for other grocers to use. New Seasons is currently developing additional signage that utilizes graphic images. Those materials will be made available here.



    Poster called Do Your Part: COVID-19



    The City of Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Multnomah County Public Health have developed a public awareness campaign that was designed to be accessible to as many people as possible, including multicultural and multilingual communities and those with disabilities. 

    Posters & Flyers

    Please print the posters and flyers and hang them on your business door, in your lobby, and anywhere else that's highly visible. If you're in Multnomah County and don’t have access to a printer, contact to request a printed copy. 

    Other Great Posters

    The Centers for Disease Control has produced a number of great posters that can be hung in stores and other public places. 




    Microscopic image of COVID-19 virus





    If you live in Oregon and have personal questions about COVID-19, call 2-1-1 or visit Please do not call 911 unless you are experiencing a medical emergency. You can also find up-to-date information from Clackamas CountyColumbia CountyMultnomah CountyWashington County, and the Oregon Health Authority.


    If you live in Washington and have personal questions about COVID-19, call the Department of Health’s public hotline at 800-525-0127. Please do not call 9-1-1 or 3-1-1 unless you are experiencing a medical emergency. You can also find up-to-date information from Clark County Public Health and WA State Dept of Health.