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covid-19 protocols for drug rehab in Portland


Recovery Blvd feels we are the best place for your loved one to be during this uncertain time of the spread of the Coronavirus. The following protocol is in place and will be until CDC, Oregon Health Authority, and WHO direct the public differently.

Precaution Measures and Protocols at

Recovery Blvd and Portland Sober Living Company: 


  1. All surfaces (doorknobs, fridge handles, counters, bathrooms, etc.) are wiped down with a bleach solution every 2 hours between 9 am and 5 pm at Recovery Blvd. Sober Living will do the same (wipe down schedule) and keep Clorox Wipes next to every fridge and laminated signs posted on fridge handles to open and close with wipes.

  2. Recovery Blvd is having a handwashing demonstration to show how to best soap, lather and wash for 20 seconds or more. Recovery Blvd and PSLC bathrooms have timers in them secured to the mirror to help Clients see 20 seconds pass.

  3. Appropriate soap is in every bathroom and kitchen at PSLC and Blvd.

  4. All houses and Recovery Blvd have had their eating dishes for eating AND utensils removed and paper products and utensils will be used.

  5. Facemasks have been purchased and are required at all times at Recovery Blvd as well a supply also kept at PSLC houses.

  6. Facemasks will be worn when at the center and any staff or Clients failing to wear them will be warned and discplinary (employee) action or discharge (client) will be taken should it continue.

  7. Clients will be asked to limit their excursions and store trips.

  8. Required outside meeting attendance will be reduced from 5 to 3 a week and support groups will be held at houses to ensure Clients have support. Meeting attendance in general public is acceptable however to protect the Clients of Blvd and Sober Living masks must be worn regardless of new Oregon mandates.

  9. Airborne packets, gloves, masks, hand sanitizer are in the basket at Recovery Blvd and PSLC.

  10. Disposable gloves have been purchased and are in every kitchen of both facilities. Clients are required to wear gloves when in kitchen for any reason.

  11. Cooking, washing pot/pan, getting food item will all be done with gloves and masks.

  12. Clients have been advised should they not wash hands when cooking, using bathroom or breaking any of  these rules immediate consequences up to discharge as they will be put in place as it is a safety issue.

Visual and Audio Precautions for Coronavirus

  • All Clients will watch the World Health Organization videos regarding precautions, facemasks, etc.​

  • Signs from the  WHO & CDC website will be posted through out Blvd and PSLC.

  • A hand washing demonstration will be held.

  • Timers, soap and sanitizer will be in bathrooms and kitchens and signs posted.

Fever, Cough, or Sneezing

  • Should any Client exhibit sneezing, coughing they will be asked to sleep in a single room and stay in the room until taken to a testing site and have negative results.

  • Any Clients exibiting symptoms will go to a test site or urgent Care by a Recovery Mentor from Blvd.

    • Mentor will be masked and fully protected to the standards of Oregon Health Authority.​

  • The family of the Client will immediately be contacted upon leaving to test.

  • Blvd has a small apartment or house and Mentors that can monitor sick Clients should this happen and family is not available to care take.

  • This area will have separate bathroom, cooking, fridge and sleeping area from all other Clients.

Compromised immune system of clients:

As Recovery Blvd is able to more easily restrict activities of Clients than parents may be able to (at home) we feel that these people are still safest with us. Should anyone exhibit symptoms or outbreak become apparent in Portland, OR families will be contacted and these Clients sent home should parents prefer.


We, as staff, are parents and very much love and care about your person in treatment. We absolutely want to protect and do the right thing for every Client. Because the disease of addiction is cunning, baffling, powerful, and deadly…an excuse to leave treatment (Coronavirus) may be something some Clients want to do. Please discuss this with staff and owners before agreeing to take someone out of treatment. While this virus is scary and we will take further action if this progresses the risk to your loved one’s life is much greater from a return to substance use.


Please communicate with staff and we will update families should things change.

Thank you,


Autumn Brown and Solara Salazar - Owners

Recovery Blvd Treatment Center

Recovery Blvd will help you overcome substance abuse, discover joy for life and love the person you truly are.

Call now: 503-897-1916

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