COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

City of Eugene COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
  1. Local Restaurants Can Expand Outdoor Café Seating - “streateries”

    The City created the pilot program with the goal of increasing capacity at local restaurants while accommodating safe physical distancing. Read more about the new program...
  2. May 27 City of Eugene Community Update - COVID-19

    Read about the City's latest actions related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Read the full community update...
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Latest Video Update from Mayor Vinis

City’s Role

  • As a City it is our responsibility to maintain essential services and support our public health partners.
  • During a public health emergency, Lane County Public Health in conjunction with the Oregon Health Authority are the lead agencies.
  • The City is taking action to slow the spread of COVID-19 and amplify the messages, recommendations and preventative measures of the lead agencies.

Quick Links

Lane County Public Health Community Call Center

Lane County Public Health’s call center is available for non-emergency calls related to COVID-19 Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 541-682-1380. 

What We Are Doing

  • Supporting Local Business Community
    The City has created a specialized business assistance team to help support local businesses as Lane County moves through the Governor’s Reopening Oregon plan. This team is looking at a number of ways the City can support local businesses, including exploring options to provide additional space to enable physical distancing. This could include access and use of outdoor space surrounding their premises. Read more about this work, as well as other information and resources for Business Support.
  • Identifying Community Resources
    The City of Eugene is working hard with our partners at Lane County and Springfield to ensure our community has important information about local, state and federal resources to help residents and businesses significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All Eugene residents regardless of immigration status are eligible for City of Eugene programs and services.
  • Planning for Long-term Community Recovery
    As the City continues to direct resources to recovery measures, we also recognize the need for a Long-term Community Recovery strategy to re-establish a healthy, functioning community that will sustain itself over time. The City of Eugene is taking a “whole community approach” to long-term recovery that includes the social, economic, and physical aspects of the city.
  • Providing Emergency Services
    We continue to respond to emergency calls for service, in progress crimes, other high priority life/safety issues, and incidents that require evidence gathering. Our police, fire and medical personnel have the equipment, training and protocols they need to protect themselves and community members. They’ve been practicing, they are ready and they are at work.
  • Maintaining Essential Services
    Essential City services are still running. Some are available online, by phone, and by email. See details about City Services - What’s Open?
  • Supporting the Unhoused
    Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield have mobilized to craft a temporary emergency sheltering and support plan for the unhoused community in the metro area. The plan is built on significant community partnerships with key social service providers and others. Consistent with CDC guidelines, the City’s approach is intended to control the spread of COVID-19 through physical distancing and hygiene while providing critical services to the unhoused population. Learn more about Support for Unhoused.
  • Fielding Hate and Bias Complaints
    Have you experienced discrimination, hate or bias related to COVID-19? The City’s Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement Office fields complaints related to housing, employment, public access, and City contracts that occur within the City of Eugene. If you are in immediate danger call 911. If it is not an emergency, report hate and bias activity and concerns online.
  • Declared of a State of Emergency
    Eugene City Council on March 17 unanimously supported an administrative order declaring a state of emergency, which allows the City to take steps to better prevent and respond to the impacts of COVID-19. This action is in concert with actions being taken by other jurisdictions, including City of Springfield and Lane County Government. The declaration of emergency authorizes City Manager Pro Tem Sarah Medary to take specific actions to address the COVID-19 emergency including better identifying our changing needs, locating and procuring resources, and ultimately better serving the needs of the community and our region. The administrative order can be issued for a two-week period. The City Council has continued to approve two-week extensions, most recently until June 9. See the administrative order extending the state of emergency until June 9, 2020
  • Activated Emergency Operations Center
    We have activated our City’s Emergency Operations Center that is working in conjunction with our partners at Lane County and City of Springfield to maintain critical services, identify community needs and mobilize coordinated responses.

News Archive

See a history of COVID-19 related news releases, video updates from Mayor Lucy Vinis, and City Council meetings. Each section is listed in chronological order, with the most current first.

Also see Lane County Press Conferences.

  1. News Releases
  2. Mayor Video Updates
  3. City Council Meetings