Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Joint Information Center Announces Transition Plan

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News Release from Central Oregon Emergency Information Network
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As Central Oregon’s response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, the Central Oregon Emergency Information Network’s Joint Information Center has begun to turn public information functions back to local public agencies, beginning Tuesday, May 26. The team, which has served to provide media releases, social media content, media response and public service announcements and more about COVID-19 in Central Oregon, will reduce from daily meetings to twice weekly meetings.
“We are extremely proud of the work our local Joint Information Center has done to keep residents in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties informed and connected during this pandemic,” said Julianne Repman, JIC manager. “These trained staff members are continuing to assess our needs in Central Oregon and stand ready should the situation change.”
The Central Oregon Joint Information Center includes more than 30 representatives from local county, public health, law enforcement, city and school agencies as well as representatives from St. Charles and the Emergency Operations Center. Moving forward, members of the media are advised to reach out directly to their communications contacts within each local or state agency.
Representatives will continue to provide content for the popular COEIN social media channels and blog as well as respond to queries to the email address. Further the public COVID-19 information line will continue to be staffed by St. Charles Health System and Deschutes County Public Health.

COEIN’s website, provides a collective resource for up-to-date information. Access to accurate, timely information both locally and nationally is encouraged. Our County Public Health experts point to the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as good sources of information. Daily situation updates are available via email at

COVID-19 phone line: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 541-699-5109

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN), includes Deschutes County Health Services, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Health System, Crook County Health Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Health Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, tri-county public schools, City of Bend, Bend Police, Bend Fire & Rescue, and others. COEIN’s purpose is to collect, coordinate and distribute timely and accurate information.

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities  
To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact the COEIN JIC at 541.316.0087 or