Lane County

Karen Richards

Residents in Oakridge and the Cascades are being warned of potentially harmful air from regional wildfires.

Camp Noah

Children impacted by disasters like the Holiday Farm Fire are heading to summer camp on Monday, with a free relief and resilience program organized by Lane County.

Eugene Springfield Fire Department

Eugene Springfield Fire is implementing emergency evacuation zones in case of a wildfire or other natural disaster. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

Rebuilding across the fire-ravaged areas of the McKenzie River Corridor proceeds at a modest pace. As one official pointed out to KLCC, residents face a number of challenges.

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With Oregon’s Eviction Moratorium set to expire on June 30, tenants will be required to start making rent payments beginning July 2021 or possibly face eviction. In the face of this, Lane County is re-opening applications for rental assistance to those eligible.

Tiffany Eckert

In an update on COVID-19 risk levels Tuesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Lane County will move from High to Moderate Risk for transmission starting Friday June 4 through June 10.

Lane County Public Health

With the current rate of new COVID-19 cases, about 130 per 100,000 people, officials say Lane County is expected to remain in the High risk category for restrictions.

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Relief is making its way to small businesses affected by the pandemic in Lane County by way of $2.4 million in grants from the State of Oregon. This is the seventh round of funding disbursed by the county and CommunityLending Works.

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Another round of rental assistance for Lane County residents affected by the pandemic will open May 11.

State of Oregon

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced Tuesday, 15 counties, including Lane, Deschutes and Linn, will move to Extreme Risk for COVID-19 restrictions.

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Lane County will add two new microsites in Eugene for the unhoused at the end of April. While temporary, the county plans to reuse the sites for emergency shelter during the winter season.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Funding for emergency rental assistance for Lane County residents will be available once again. Eligible applicants can apply Friday March 19 between 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Serena Black MD

As of Friday, Lane County will move from the High to Moderate risk level for COVID-19 transmission. This change will affect restaurants and retail, along with other businesses.

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It’s been a week since Oregon Gov. Kate Brown lowered Lane County’s coronavirus risk level from extreme to high, putting indoor dining back on the table. Owners in Springfield and Eugene say although capacity is limited, they’re seeing a sharp increase in business.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public Health departments in Lane and Douglas counties each announced Tuesday the discovery of COVID-19 variants.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sixteen Oregon counties will improve in their coronavirus risk level starting this Friday. Lane County will officially move down a category to “High" risk after months of operating at the "Extreme" risk level. 

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On Tuesday, the Oregon Health Authority ordered Lane County to remain in the “Extreme risk” category for COVID-19 transmission.  This, while 12 other Oregon counties are downgraded.

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Eugene’s Homes for Good celebrated the grand opening of their latest development, the Commons on MLK on Thursday.

Tiffany Eckert

As of Thursday Jan.28, nearly 22,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Lane County. And more than 5,000 individuals have been fully vaccinated.

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Last year’s wildfire victims have expanded housing assistance, following FEMA’s approval of Lane County’s request for a direct housing mission.

Brian Bull / KLCC

While communities across the country have delayed or cancelled their annual homeless point-in-time counts because of COVID-19, Lane County will proceed with theirs this year. They’re relying on a database to conduct the count safely.

Normally, Lane County counts the unsheltered with hundreds of volunteers who find and survey people who may be homeless. 

Florence Chamber of Commerce

Lane County business leaders are calling on the governor and state legislature to provide immediate relief to small businesses. This comes as lawmakers meet for a special session in Salem Monday.

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking public input on redistricting. It will hold a work session Wednesday (Dec. 2) to start the conversation.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High COVID-19 case numbers reported over the weekend pushed Oregon to 50,448 cases of the virus. Oregon Health officials reported 874 new coronavirus cases Sunday. That's the second-highest daily total of the pandemic following a record 988 cases reported on Saturday.

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Over the weekend, there were 81 new COVID-19 cases in Lane County. Meanwhile, neighboring Douglas County confirmed three new deaths from the disease.

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An early cold snap has prompted an emergency shelter response, so homeless people can escape freezing temperatures.

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Lane County is opening its Recovery Assistance Services, or RAS, at the old McKenzie Fish Hatchery at 44643 Highway 126 this Friday.

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Property owners now have access to the initial structural damage assessments for structures within the Holiday Farm Fire perimeter.

Lane County COVID-19 Infection Rate Sees Downward Trend

Aug 27, 2020
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A Lane County Public Health official, Jason Davis, said the daily rate of COVID-19 cases and rate of infection are still trending downward. And Davis said they want those to keep going down, especially as college students return to the area for fall term. 

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The Lane County Equity and Access advisory board hosted an online public forum for community members to talk about mental health on Tuesday.

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