For City of Eugene Employees

COVID-19 Resources 

for City of Eugene Employees

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

Face coverings are required in indoor spaces for employees and the public, regardless of vaccination status. This applies to shared spaces such as restrooms and hallways. This also applies to vehicles unless an employee is alone. Employees are not required to wear face coverings if alone in a closed door space or alone in a cubicle. Eugene Springfield Fire personnel will continue to follow department in station specific guidance.

Face coverings are not required to perform work outside unless sector specific guidance required them. If you work in a sector that is subject to wearing face coverings outside, your supervisor will  notify you.

*Effective 7/30/21

Quarantine at home

Quarantine Guidelines

Quarantine / isolation may be required if directed by a public health agency, City of Eugene contact tracer, or a health care provider in the following situations:

  • Confirmed or presumptive COVID case
  • Unvaccinated close contact with a confirmed or presumptive COVID case. Close contact is defined as within 6-ft for 15 minutes or longer cumulatively over a 24-hour period.

*Effective 6/30/21



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 & Wellbeing
  3. Leaves, Absences & Unemployment
  4. Training & Development
  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 (PDF) 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.