COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19)

City’s Role

  • As a City it is our responsibility to maintain essential services and support our public health partners.
  • During a public health emergency, Lane County Public Health in conjunction with the Oregon Health Authority are the lead agencies.
  • The City is taking action to slow the spread of COVID-19 and amplify the messages, recommendations and preventative measures of the lead agencies.

What We Are Doing

  • Stay Home, Save Lives 
    To further combat the spread of COVID-19, Governor Kate Brown on March 23, 2020 issued a Stay Home, Save Lives Executive Order — ordering all residents of the State of Oregon to stay at their residences, and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs. Learn more about Stay Home, Save Lives.
  • Declared of a State of Emergency
    Eugene City Council on March 17 unanimously supported an administrative order declaring a state of emergency, which allows the City to take steps to better prevent and respond to the impacts of COVID-19. This action is in concert with actions being taken by other jurisdictions, including City of Springfield and Lane County Government. The declaration of emergency authorizes City Manager Pro Tem Sarah Medary to take specific actions to address the COVID-19 emergency including better identifying our changing needs, locating and procuring resources, and ultimately better serving the needs of the community and our region. City Manager Pro Tem Sarah Medary on March 27 signed a new administrative order extending the state of emergency until April 14, 2020.
  • Activated of Emergency Operations Center
    We have activated our City’s Emergency Operations Center that is working in conjunction with our partners at Lane County and City of Springfield to maintain critical services, identify community needs and mobilize coordinated responses.
  • Emergency Services Will Not Change
    We will continue to respond to emergency calls for service, in progress crimes, other high priority life/safety issues, and incidents that require evidence gathering. Our police, fire and medical personnel have the equipment, training and protocols they need to protect themselves and community members. They’ve been practicing, they are ready and they are at work.
  • Essential Services Are Open
     Essential City services are still running. Some are available online, by phone, and by email. See details about City Services - What’s Open?
  • Resources for Unhoused 

    Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield have mobilized to craft a temporary emergency sheltering and support plan for the unhoused community in the metro area. The plan is built on significant community partnerships with key social service providers and others. Consistent with CDC guidelines, the City’s approach is intended to control the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and hygiene while providing critical services to the unhoused population. Learn more about Resources for Unhoused.

  • Businesses and Workers
    We recognize this event significantly impacts many sectors of our business community. We are working closely with economic development partners, including the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, Lane County, the Small Business Development Center at Lane Community College, and Business Oregon, to provide assistance to area employers. See more information for businesses and for workers.
  • Emergency Childcare
    Working in collaboration, your city governments, school districts and other childcare partners are providing emergency childcare services during the COVID-19 crisis. This service is only offered to first responders and essential workers at this time. Visit YMCA to see if you qualify and to register for childcare.

  1. Keep the 'Space' in Parks and Open Space

    If you plan to visit a park, strict adherence to physical distancing and equipment closures are mandatory. Learn more about current park guidelines...
  2. Outreach teams to provide assistance to unhoused in Eugene

    With the goal of limiting the spread of COVID-19, the City of Eugene has started an outreach program to ensure basic needs are being met for those experiencing homelessness.. Learn more about the City's outreach teams...
  3. City of Eugene provides more portable restrooms throughout the community

    With an a focus on increasing hygiene in the community, the City of Eugene continues to add to the number of publicly available restrooms. See map portable restrooms...
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