Keeping Eugene Safe

(Updated February 26, 2021)

Protect Yourself and Others

Practice the 4 Ws:

  1. Wear a Face Covering – indoors and outside when you can’t maintain 6 feet of space, it’s a statewide requirement.
  2. Watch Your Distance – stay 6-feet apart from those outside your household and limit your gathering size.
  3. Wash Your Hands – often with soap and water for 20 seconds throughout the day.
  4. Wait It Out – stay home if you are sick.
  1. Health & Safety Framework
  2. Travel Recommendations
  3. Testing & Contact Tracing

Lane County has lowered into the high risk category for the two-week period beginning February 26.

With the reduced risk level comes new guidance including what is allowed for indoor activities such as dining, gyms, entertainment establishments and faith institutions.  See Oregon Health Authority’s guidance for activities at each risk level. 

Risk Levels

The health and safety framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on their level of COVID-19 spread—Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk. The framework is intended to establish sustainable protection measures for Oregonians in counties with rapid spread of COVID-19, while balancing the economic needs of families and businesses in the absence of a federal aid package.

County risk levels are based on two metrics: 

  1. Rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 over 14 days
  2. Percentage test positivity over previous 14 days

Learn More

See Governor Brown's Building a Safe & Strong Oregon website to find:

  • Risk Level by County
    See a map of all Oregon counties and their current risk level. Also find the Public Health Indicators table that outlines the metrics for each risk level. 
  • Guidance by Activity
    See guidance for activities at each risk level.

Also see Lane County's current data that determine our current risk level. 

County Risk Levels to be Evaluated Every Two Weeks

County Risk Levels are updated every two weeks in response to how COVID-19 is spreading in our communities.

  • On Tuesday of Week One (called the Warning Week): Data for the previous two weeks is published so counties can prepare for potential risk level changes the following week.
  • On Tuesday of Week Two (called the Movement Week): Updated data is published and County Risk Levels are determined. Risk Levels take effect on Friday and remain in effect for the next two weeks while this process repeats.

Governor Brown emphasizes that there is no Zero Risk category. Until COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, health and safety precautions will remain in place so that schools, businesses, and communities can reopen, and stay open. At every risk level, to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, Oregonians must continue to wear face coverings, watch their physical distance, wash hands, stay home when sick, and keep social get-togethers and gatherings small.