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Weekly COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations hit record highs

People age 20 to 49 accounted for more than half the cases at 51 percent, while people age 70 and older accounted for 75 percent of deaths.

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OHA posts highest weekly case count of coronavirus

People aged 20 to 49 accounted for the largest percentage of infection at 56 percent, despite accounting for 39 percent of the total population.

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Governor extends COVID-19 State of Emergency

Oct. 27, 2020 — The newest extension lasts until January 2, 2021.

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Lane County named to state’s coronavirus watch list

Oct. 21, 2020 — Meanwhile, neighboring Douglas County calls on residents to curtail the spread

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‘The only way to stay safe is constant vigilance’

Oct. 10, 2020 — Lane County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise, prompting concern about next steps

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‘COVID-19 is very much still with us’

Sept. 26, 2020 — Lane County’s confirmed cases of novel coronavirus see resurgence

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Red sky in the morning

Sept. 9, 2020 — Eastern fires send smoke into region as winds cause downed power lines

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Lane County Public Health to conduct free COVID-19 testing in the Siuslaw region

June 23, 2020 — Public testing to be conducted June 27 and July 1, including one session for Latinx community

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Governor Kate Brown Releases Plan for Rebuilding a Safe and Strong Oregon

May 7, 2020 — Phased approach for counties and businesses emphasizes data, safety and physical distancing

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Be smart with your stimulus check

April 13, 2020 — People encouraged to use Economic Impact Payments safely and wisely

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3 Siuslaw area programs receive emergency funding for COVID-19 response efforts

April 9, 2020 — United Way of Lane County grants Siuslaw area programs $7,500 in support

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How the Paycheck Protection Program is ‘getting money into the hands of small businesses’

April 8, 2020 —CARES Act provides $349 billion in small business loans through the Small Business Administration

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Lane County Public Health unable to confirm location of rural COVID-19 cases

April 4, 2020 — County protocols prevent identifying rural communities with confirmed cases of the virus

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City of Florence declares ‘State of Emergency’

March 24, 2020 — New rules for public meetings as changes are implemented citywide

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Three Rivers, City of Florence prepare for coming weeks

March 20, 2020 — Mayor Joe Henry writes letter; casino closes doors

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How to help and how to get help during COVID-19

March 17, 2020 — Siuslaw Vision continues community building with resource page

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Governor issues executive order on social distancing measures

March 16, 2020 — No events larger than 25 people, restaurants restricted to take-out

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Yachats gives COVID-19 City Action Plan Update

March 16, 2020 — “The safety of our community and visitors are our highest priority,” said Yachats City Manager Shannon Beaucaire.

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Reedsport cancels all non-essential meetings

March 16, 2020 — Both City of Reedsport and its Main Street Program will cancel all meetings through April

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March 16 Florence City Council Meeting Canceled

March 16, 2020 — City follows Centers for Disease Control guidelines

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March 16 Lane County Public Health COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020 — Use everyday precautions, practice social distancing

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PeaceHealth addresses Siuslaw region’s COVID-19 concerns

"We cannot say that COVID-19 is not present in the Florence community — in fact, it is likely that it is."

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‘A crisis that will touch every sector’

March 13, 2020 — The newly-formed Florence Restaurant Alliance gathered more than 40 restaurant owners in Historic Old Town Florence this week to present a united front. “We are dependent on our local community to keep our small businesses thriving as we come into our busy season,” the group said in a statement.

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Siuslaw Region Event Cancellations, closings

March 2020 — A listing of events postponed or canceled due to health concerns

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Local virus preparation continues

March 11, 2020 – Siuslaw School District, partner agencies address plans

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