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Port of Siuslaw declares emergency, closes indefinitely to campers, anglers

Port of Siuslaw declares emergency, closes indefinitely to campers, anglers

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Oregon's emergency declaration approved by White House

FEMA announced the President's decision and availability of federal emergency aid to areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic.

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Rumor of local Covid-19 case denied by Lane County Health

A rumor circulating that an individual working at a local grocer had COVID-19 said to be unfounded by LCPH.

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ODOE issues clarification on temporary suspension of self-service fueling in Oregon

The temporary suspension does not make self-service mandatory.

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Two new positive test results bring Lane County’s total to 11

The residents, both in their 40s, are members of the same household in Eugene-Springfield.

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Peace Harbor, Coast Radio providing live weekly COVID-19 updates

PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center and Coast Radio Florence this week kicked off a new weekly series, PeaceHealth COVID-19 Check-In.

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Siuslaw, Oregon make headway on COVID-19 response

As local emergency operations organize, Oregon may have temporarily flattened the curve of COVID-19 spread

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Maintaining Social Distance

Maintaining Social Distance

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West Lane Emergency Operations Group accepting donations to support COVID-19 efforts

PPE donations can be dropped off weekdays beginning March 30, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the City of Florence Public Works Facility.

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Oregon Department of Revenue extends tax filing deadline, payments

Oregon Department of Revenue has extended tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15.

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Respite sites for unhoused Lane County residents established in Eugene, Springfield

People showing no symptoms or signs of illness will be placed in the convention center; those with signs of illness will be directed to the Wheeler Pavilion.

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City of Florence initiates Park and Facility Closure plan

Until further notice, the City of Florence has initiated closure of city facilities, parks and offices.

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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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Tourists flock to Florence for spring break despite governor’s urging

March 24, 2020 — As COVID-19 continues to spread, Kate Brown issues strict ‘stay at home’ measures.

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Peace Harbor joins other PeaceHealth facilities in temperature screenings for employees, visitors

Any individual with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above is not allowed to enter and is provided the appropriate instructions on seeking care.

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Governor tightens social distancing measures with new executive order

The executive order is effective immediately and remains in effect until ended by the Governor.

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Lane County Public Health announces third positive COVID-19 test result

The infected resident is a man in his 50s who lives in a private residence in the Eugene-Springfield area.

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WLEOG activates Emergency Operations Center

An incident command structure has been established with Fire/EMS Chief Michael Schick and Police Chief Tom Turner serving as unified command.

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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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‘We are not prepared’: Area leaders meet today to coordinate efforts against COVID-19

March 20, 2020 — While some local agencies have taken steps to protect the community and provide services, there still remain more questions than actual actions taken.

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Federal tax payment deadline extended to July 15

Taxpayers will have an additional three months to file their federal taxes.

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Meals on Wheels operating with 'Knock and Drop' protocols

All Meals on Wheels routes are continuing to operate with volunteers, who will have no direct contact with meal recipients.

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Three Rivers casino locations closed until April 1

All gaming, hotel and restaurant activities will be suspended until April 1.

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All PeaceHealth hospitals implement more stringent visitation restrictions

The new restriction are effective immediately (March 18)

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First suspected COVID-19 related death announced in Lane County

The woman lived in the Eugene-Springfield area and did not reside in an assisted living facility.

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Message from the City of Florence

Message from the City of Florence

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First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Lane County

The resident is a 69-year-old man who lives in a private residence.

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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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Central Lincoln offices closed to general public due to COVID-19

PUD’s offices are closed to the public but customer service is still available by phone Monday through Friday.

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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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Symptoms Chart: Cold and Flu vs COVID-19

A chart to help identify the specific symptoms of COVID-19 compared to a cold or flu.

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Official facts, information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

This webpage and links includes official information and updates regarding the novel coronavirus provided by local, county, state and national health organizations. This page is updated frequently.

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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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Mapleton School District announces closure, student meal pick-up schedule

The district will begin meal pick-up service from several locations starting Monday.

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State and Local Officials Announce First Fatality from COVID-19 in Oregon

The 70-year-old Multnomah County man had pre-existing health issues and was not connected to the cases at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon.

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School district to begin student supplemental nutrition program Monday

Breakfast and mid-day meals will be delivered along bus routes beginning Monday.

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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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Lane County Public Health Non-Emergency COVID-19 Call Center to open this weekend

The call center can be reached at 541-682-1380 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this weekend.

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PeaceHealth hospitals implement visitation restrictions

In general, only one visitor per patient will be allowed at this time.

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Governor announces statewide school closures to begin Monday

School closures will be for grades K-12 and last from March 16 through March 31.

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CDC to award Oregon $7,298,826 in COVID-19 response support

The CDC is providing extra funding to Oregon to help in its response to the CIVID-19 virus.

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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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