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Lane County Now At Permanent Low Risk For COVID-19 Restrictions

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Lane County has met the state’s 65% metric for COVID-19 vaccinations and will now move to the Low Risk category—permanently. Changes in community restrictions will go into effect sooner than expected. 

Last Saturday, Lane County surpassed 210,303 individuals receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Board of Commissioners Chair Joe Berney said once the county hit the vaccination benchmark, he asked that Governor Kate Brown not wait until Friday but allow the risk level move to occur immediately. 

“The governor responded to that request. She understands the need," he said. "And effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning, Lane County is in Low Risk.”

 

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Joe Berney Ward 2 Springfield Lane County Board of Commissioners.

  

At the lowest risk level under the state’s public health framework, businesses can operate at greater capacity and outdoor events, including the Olympic Trials, can go on without interruption.

Berney said, “as a community we have moved mountains to be where we are today. There have been nay-sayers, but we have focused relentlessly on achieving where we are and beyond.”

While crediting residents, health agencies and school districts, Berney insisted “the work isn’t over.” The next hurdle is to exceed 70-percent vaccination rate to reach community immunity.

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Lane County Public Health announced the last mass vax clinic at Autzen Stadium will be held held June 18. Smaller vax clinics are ongoing, including pop-up clinics at Lane Transit District bus stops where staff will be administering either Pfizer or the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The first one is Wednesday, June 9 at the Springfield Station.

Upcoming Lane County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics:

All clinics listed are providing Pfizer brand vaccine (ages 12+) unless otherwise noted.  If you need a Moderna boost dose please utilize our vaccinating partners  (list of partners is below or call 541-682-1380 for assistance).  

  • Tuesday-Friday, June 7-11 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Autzen Stadium
    • Pfizer prime and boost, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna for boost only
    • Pfizer
  • Friday, June 11 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at North Eugene High School (200 Silver Lane, Eugene)
    • Pfizer
  • Wednesday, June 9 from 4:00-6:00pm at Churchill High School (1850 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene)
  • Saturday-Sunday, June 12-13 from 9:00am to Noon at Autzen Stadium
    •  Pfizer prime and boost, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna for boost only
  • Monday-Friday, June 14-18 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Autzen Stadium
    •  Pfizer prime and boost, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna for boost only

The clinics listed above have walk-in availability.

 
 

  

  

 

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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