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Posted on: April 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] April 21 City of Eugene Community Updates - COVID-19

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The short-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt across our community and the road ahead to full-recovery will likely be a long one.

Every day we see good evidence that our collective actions to stay home and save lives are working. We are flattening the curve. With current trends of new cases leveling off, the City is able to maintain its emergency health response while moving into long-term community recovery planning.

This update provides information on the latest City activities and links to more information. For health and safety information about COVID-19 please visit Lane County Public Health’s website.

Long-term Community Recovery

City staff, regional partners and members of our business community are working together on plans for our long-term community recovery. Our Emergency Operations Center team also now includes staff who are focusing solely on long-term recovery efforts. The developing plan includes business and employment recovery assistance, housing assistance and development support such as process improvements and public-led projects, as well as the City’s cultural services, events and activities that bring engaging experiences to the community.

We look forward to sharing details of our next steps over the coming weeks and months.

Other City News

Eugene is a City of Kindness. Mayor Lucy Vinis shares some ways our community can show kindness and look out for each other.

The City Council is back in session and its meetings and work sessions are available for live viewing through our website. City Councilors received a COVID-19 update at their Wednesday, April 15 work session.

8,000 KN95 masks arrived at our Emergency Operations Center. While these aren’t the equivalent to the standard N95 masks our first responders and medical professionals use, they are crucial for City employees who are still coming to work so they can continue to provide essential services, including police, throughout Eugene.

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Homelessness Outreach and Response

In conjunction with Lane County and White Bird Clinic, the City opened two designated temporary emergency sheltering sites at the Amazon and Hilyard community centers during the week of April 6.

  • Last week, we mobilized a third temporary shelter site in a portion of the Petersen Barn Community Center parking lot, which provides space for up to six additional car camping sites and six tent camping sites.

Learn more about the designated temporary shelter sites and other outreach to homeless people in Eugene on the Resources for Unhoused section of our COVID-19 webpage.

Resources for More Information:

The City of Eugene and our partners have a significant amount of information available online. Please visit these resources for the most up to date information.

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