This update was published Februrary 10, 2021. For the most up to date information on the City’s work related to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 web pages. This update provides information on the latest City activities and links to more information. For health and safety information about COVID-19 including confirmed cases and testing data, please visit Lane County Public Health or Oregon Health Authority’s websites.
Lane County Launches Pre-Registration
Lane County Public Health has opened up pre-registration for vaccination to all members of the public. Pre-registration will help create a centralized database to help health partners countywide contact those who wish to be vaccinated and schedule an appointment when they are eligible.
It is important to remember that Lane County will continue to follow Oregon Health Authority eligibility guidelines and, as always, the timeline to receive your vaccination depends on supply. To date in Lane County, 23,529 people have received their first dose and 11,417 are considered fully vaccinated after having received their second dose.
Free PPE for Eugene Nonprofit and Small Businesses
The City of Eugene, in partnership with Business Oregon, continues to offer free personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to nonprofit and small businesses located in Eugene with 100 or fewer employees.
Available supplies include:
• Large and medium gloves
• Disposable masks
• Antiseptic wipes
Supplies will be dispersed on a first come, first served basis. Sign up now for an appointment to pick up your two-month supply.
“As the owner of a small business operating during a pandemic, I’m trying to be safe and save money. The free PPE package from the City of Eugene is just what the doctor ordered, so to speak.” Jay Jones, Owner, Squiddl.
Bethel and 4J to Begin Hybrid Learning
Bethel and 4J school districts have set tentative spring dates for welcoming back their youngest students in hybrid on-site learning models this spring. Visit their websites for more information.
• 4J Eugene
Lane County Remains in Extreme Risk Category
Oregon’s Risk and Protection Framework uses data to help inform safety measures at the county level. Every two weeks, Governor Kate Brown’s office announces the revised risk status of each county based on current data. Lane County will continue to be in the extreme risk category for the two-week period beginning February 12.
See Oregon Health Authority’s guidance for activities at each risk level.
New Extreme Risk Level Guidance
Oregon Health Authority on Jan. 29 updated Extreme Risk Level guidance for several activities including:
- Indoor Activities – All indoor activities, except dining, may allow a maximum of six people at facilities over 500 square feet with associated guidance for ongoing physical distancing, cleaning protocols and face coverings. For facilities smaller than 500 square feet, the modified guidance allows for 1:1 customer experiences, such as personal training. These updated guidelines apply to indoor fitness/recreation and entertainment establishments.
- Outdoor Dining - Restaurants, bars, distilleries and tasting rooms in all Oregon counties may allow outdoor structures that have a temporary or fixed cover, like an awning or roof, as long as there is at least 50% of the square footage of its sides open for airflow. The enclosed sides may not be adjacent (next to) each other.
See all risk level guidance
Follow the Four
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but dating during COVID isn't all roses. Find tips on dating during a pandemic; and remember to follow the four:
- Stay six feet apart
- Wear a mask
- Wash Your hands
- Avoid large gatherings
See a list of Community Resources for physical and mental health, food, housing, businesses, employees, schools and children, as well as information in Spanish.
Also learn how you can help. Our partners have a significant amount of information available online. Please visit these resources for the most up to date information:
Previous Community Update
January 27, 2021 Community Update