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Weekly update: Oregon reports 16 active Lane County facility outbreaks, down 14% statewide

Active outbreaks at senior living communities in Oregon dropped 14% in a week's time. The Oct. 11-17 COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report from the Oregon Health Authority shows that as of Sunday, there are 127 active COVID-19 outbreaks statewide in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases or one or more COVID-19-related deaths. A week ago, there were 148.
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Voters to decide on renewing tax for Western Lane Ambulance District

FLORENCE, Ore. – In less than two weeks, a special election will determine the future of ambulance services in western Lane County. Western Lane Ambulance District, which provides emergency medical services to the more than 22,000 people in the Florence and Swisshome-Deadwood area, brought forth ballot measure 20-322 that would renew a five-year operational levy to continue to provide emergency medical and ambulance services.
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COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Clinic Operations

With full federal and state level approval for booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines anticipated by Monday, October 25th, Lane County Public Health is announcing boost clinic information for county residents who have already completed the initial series of COVID-19 vaccinations earlier this year. Boost dose clinics for those having received the Pfizer vaccine more than six months ago have been ongoing since full federal approval on September 22nd.
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OHA to test water systems for PFAS

Drinking water systems in the Cottage Grove and Creswell area will be among about 150 across the state tested for PFAS (per- and poly-fluorinated substances) as part of an Oregon Health Authority (OHA) drinking water monitoring project to be conducted this fall. Local systems in the project include the City...
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Lane County COVID-19 update, Oct. 20: 94 additional cases reported, no new deaths

To provide our community with important public safety information, The Register-Guard is making this daily update related to the coronavirus free to read. To support important local journalism like this, please consider becoming a digital subscriber. Lane County reported 94 confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the...
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Eugene safe sleep site creates village community

Arlen Rexius, co-president of the landscaping company Rexius, invited Gabe Piechowicz to speak with him in August about Piechowicz’s idea for a safe sleep site. They entered a gate to Rexius’ 4 acre piece of ground that would become Everyone Village, a sheltered community for people without housing. “He gave...
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FOOD for Lane County asking community to help raise $500K to expand capacity

FOOD for Lane County is asking for the community to help fundraise $500,000 in hopes of renovating its Bailey Hill warehouse, which opened in 1999, as soon as early January. The local food bank, a network of more than 4,000 volunteers and 150 partner agencies, already has raised $9 million of its $9.5 million yearslong capital campaign. The "Build to Serve" campaign to increase the nonprofit's capacity began in 2017 and funding went toward purchasing and retrofitting the West Broadway Distribution Center. The center opened in September 2019, just in time, it would turn out, to serve the urgent need that emerged alongside the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2021-2022 property tax statements available online, arriving in mailboxes

Lane County taxpayers are receiving their 2021-2022 property tax statements in the mail this week. Statements are also available online now, as well as information about the county value trends, levy changes, and individual property tax account information, at www.lanecounty.org/AT. The first payment is due on November 15, 2021. “The...
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(Friday – October 15) Bi-Mart Case Reinstated; COVID-19 Numbers (From 10-14); Gas Prices; Iabechello Celebration

An Oregon appeals judge reinstated a discrimination case against Bi-Mart after it determined a Lane County Circuit court judge dismissed the case brought on by Brandy Dalbeck. Dalbeck in her suit claimed that she was discriminated against because of her age when she tried to by a hunting rifle at the Florence Bi-Mart in 2018 when she was 18 years old. After fatal shootings in Parkland Florida that killed 17 students and staff members Bi-Mart announced that it would no longer sell guns to anyone under the age of 21. Oregon law permits the sale of shotguns and rifles beginning at the age of 18. Appeals Judges Erin Lagesen and Jacqueline Kamis said Oregon law does not allow companies to restrict gun sales for individuals between 18 and 20. The case will be returned to Lane County Circuit Court. Dalbeck was asking for $10,000.
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County-Wide Calendar

Mental Health Advisory Committee & Local Alcohol & Drug Planning Committee Annual Retreat. Location Lane County Behavioral Health, MLK Community Health Center, 2411 MLK Jr Blv, Rm 198, Eugene. Description. MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY/LOCAL ALCOHOL & DRUG PLANNING COMMITTEE ANNUAL RETREAT. Wednesday. 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lane County Behavioral Health,...
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Flu Cases Start Low; COVID-19 Reports; Author to Discuss Oregon’s Civil War Connection; ODOT Bridge Work; ODOT Sidewalk Work

Oregon Flu Cases start off flat according to the latest numbers from the Oregon Health Authority. Compared to last year’s early numbers positive cases are down .7. during the month of October last year there were 2% of all emergency department cases that were flu related. This is not necessarily an indication of a lighter flu season as early 2019 numbers prepandemic began at 1%. Flu positive tests are at .4% of all individuals with symptoms. There were 11 cases in all of Oregon last week and they were centered in Southern Oregon. The OHA is reporting lower than normal vaccination rates for the seasonal flu. There are approximately 100,000 fewer individuals vaccinated than this time last year. Most of the country is still considered to be at a minimal level for the flu with the exception of the District of Columbia which is in a very high level of activity.
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Lane County COVID-19 update, Oct. 18: 83 additional cases reported, no deaths

To provide our community with important public safety information, The Register-Guard is making this daily update related to the coronavirus free to read. To support important local journalism like this, please consider becoming a digital subscriber. Lane County reported 83 confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Monday raising the...
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About 97% of Lane County firefighters are in compliance with vaccine mandate

EUGENE, Ore. - With the Oregon vaccine mandate officially in effect, firefighters across Lane County are reporting high vaccination rates. About 97% of firefighters throughout Lane County are in compliance with the mandate, according to Coburg Fire Chief Chad Minter. That means they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received an approved medical or religious exemption. For context, Minter said there's about 600 firefighters currently serving Lane County.
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