For City of Eugene Employees

COVID-19 Resources 

for City of Eugene Employees

News and updates related to your facility and operation will come from your department leadership as it becomes available. Also see City Services – What’s Open? for the related updates.

Contact Us

  1. Employee Resource Center

    940 Willamette St.
    Suite 200
    Eugene, OR 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5061
    Fx: 541-682-6831

COE COVID Guidance


Face Coverings are required statewide unless the individual:

  • Is at their own residence
  • Is in their own personal vehicle
  • Is under five (5) years of age
  • Is eating or drinking
  • Is engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face covering or face shield not feasible, such as when taking a shower
  • Is sleeping
  • Is in a private, individual workspace
  • Must remove the mask, face coverings or face shield briefly because the individual’s identity needs to be confirmed by visual comparison, such as at a bank or if interacting with law enforcement. If possible, individuals should limit speaking while the mask, face covering, or face shield is off as speaking generates aerosols and droplets that can contain viruses.

Please note that face shields are only allowed on a limited basis for specific needs such as talking to someone who is deaf or hard of hearing and needs to read lips to communicate.


If you travel out of state or have out of state visitors travel here, before returning to work, you must do one of the following:

  • Quarantine for 14 days. You can use eligible leave to do this if you are unable to perform all required work at home. In addition to eligible vacation or sick leave, employees can apply to use Temporary Emergency Sick Leave or apply for use of the COVID-19 Leave Donation Bank.
  • Call your health care provider for guidance or clearance to return to work

*UPDATE 12.11.20: 

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, Lane County Public Health has changed their investigative guidelines. Now, people who test positive for the virus are asked to reach out to their own contacts.
Investigators will only follow up on those case contacts who are in vulnerable populations. These include the elderly, those living in long-term care and people working in job settings with high risk of viral transmission. The county took up these new contact tracing recommendations from the Oregon Health Authority.


If you have :

  • Tested positive for COVID-19
  • Are symptomatic
  • Are being quarantined due to travel or close contact

Please adhere to normal absence reporting protocol. Let your supervisor know about your diagnosis or quarantine status. If you prefer, please contact the ERC at (541) 682-5061 with quarantine and diagnosis information so we can begin workplace contact tracing and safety responses.

Benefits & Wellness

ERC Benefits Staff can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (541) 682-5780 to assist with leave and benefit questions.

For full information on state guidelines, visit Oregon Health Authority website. Additional guidance and COVID information  for City of Eugene employees can be found  in the COVID-19 Resource Page for Employees. If you have questions or require accommodation, please e-mail the Employee Resource Center.

  1. Workplace Safety
  2. Benefits & Wellness
  3. Leaves, Absences & Unemployment
  4. Training & Engagement
  5. Supervisor Resources

Safe Workplace Planning

Leaders throughout the organization are implementing safe practices for both on-site and remote work.  COVID-19 will continue to determine the timeline to a complete reopening and City of Eugene will continue to follow lead agency guidance to maintain a  safe work environment.  

Safety Plan information and Resources:

Guidance for City of Eugene Work

Alternative work schedules 

The City is making alternate work schedules available to individuals who have job functions that support an alternative work schedule while also ensuring departments can deliver essential services. This alternative creates an avenue for recommended physical distancing and also helps you balance the needs of your home and family during this time.  Alternative assignments may also be available related to supporting the work-group or assisting with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Please review Guide for Coding Your Time for information related to reporting your time. 

Reduced Work Schedule 

Employees may request (from supervisor) to have their regularly scheduled work hours temporarily reduced. Impact to accruals is based on City administrative regulations or union contract.   

Flexible/Staggered Work Hours 

Employees may request (from supervisor) to temporarily work non-traditional hours including split shifts and weekend work (i.e. a schedule that is different from the traditional 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday).  

Alternative Assignments 

It could happen that you might be asked to help provide essential services due to high absenteeism. In that case, you will receive the necessary training.