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New Lane Co. COVID Cases From Olympic Trials And Care Facility Outbreak

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s executive order to lift most COVID-19 restrictions statewide--goes into effect Wednesday. Meanwhile, the virus still impacts Lane County where 28 new cases were announced on Tuesday.

Ten cases are from a single outbreak at a long-term care facility in Eugene—likely spread by unvaccinated staff, officials say.  

Another 12 positive cases were related to the Olympic Trials. Safety protocols required everyone who entered Lane County as part of the trials be tested with a rapid antigen test.

Credit Karen Richards
Safety protocols required rapid antibody testing for COVID to everyone entering Lane County for the Olympic Trials. Public Health officials say twelve positive tests resulted.

Lane County Public Health spokesperson Jason Davis had a grim reminder of the threat COVID still poses.

“167 deaths. Unfortunately, we do have a new death to announce today. This was a man from Eugene/Springfield area in his 40’s. And I believe this individual was also unvaccinated,” he said.  

Credit Lane County Public Health video
Lane County Public Health spokesperson Jason Davis smiles during the 184th and final live remote COVID press briefing.

Davis provided updates during Lane County Public Health’s 184th and final live-remote COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday morning. Emergency operations are winding down however contract tracing, isolations and vaccination efforts will vigorously continue throughout the summer, Davis said.  

Upcoming Lane County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics:

All clinics listed are providing Pfizer brand vaccine (ages 12+) and Johnson & Johnson 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).  

  • Monday-Wednesday June 28-30, 9:00am-2:30pm daily at Springfield Public Library (225 5th St, Springfield)
  • Monday-Wednesday June 28-30, 9:00am-2:30pm daily at Eugene Public Library (downtown - 100 W 10th Ave)
  • Monday-Wednesday June 28-30, 9:00am-4:00pm daily at Echo Hollow Pool (1655 Echo Hollow Rd, Eugene
  • Tuesdays June 29, July 6, 13, 20, and 27 3:00-6:00pm at Bob Keefer Center (250 S 32nd St, Springfield)
  • Wednesdays June 30, July 7,14,21, and 28 4:00-6:00pm weekly at Churchill High School (1850 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene)
  • Fridays July 2,9,16,23, and 30  4:00-6:00pm at North Eugene High School (20 Silver Ln, Eugene)     

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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