Eugene Rec COVID-19 Updates
Update March 20, 2020
Temporary changes for community health
As public health recommendations continue to evolve, we have extended our facility closure and programming cancellation past our original date of March 30. We will keep you updated as we learn the date when our community centers and pools will be able to reopen. We continue to be available by phone or email and we encourage you to reach out with any questions.
All patrons who have paid for Rec programs and rentals occurring during the closure will receive a credit for use toward future Rec registrations or rentals. If you would like to receive a refund instead of a credit, please contact your local Rec community center and let them know. Memberships can be extended or refunded.
Update March 16, 2020
Eugene Rec will close all eight of its community centers and pools beginning tomorrow, Tues., March 17. The facilities are expected to reopen on Mon., March 30.
Since the recent temporary cancellation of Rec programming, facility usage has been low. We are now taking the additional precaution of limiting unnecessary public exposure and using the time to deep clean our facilities in preparation for future re-opening.
Staff will continue to be available by phone or email. The public is encouraged to reach out to local community centers and pools with any questions.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation in conjunction with our public health partners. For more information about COVID-19 visit Lane County Public Health’s website.
Update March 13, 2020
The health and safety of our community is the City’s top priority. In line with the recommendation from Governor Brown regarding the safety of public gatherings, the City of Eugene Recreation is taking the following actions:
- Eugene Rec will suspend all programs/activities from Monday, March 16 – Monday, March 30.
- All facility rentals are canceled from Monday, March 16 - Monday, March 30.
- Campbell Community Center will close from Monday, March 16 – Monday, March 30 due to the predominance of patrons over the age of 60. All other Rec Community Centers and Pools will remain open regular hours without programs/activities.
All patrons who have paid for Rec programs and rentals occurring March 16-30 will receive a credit for use toward future Rec registrations or rentals. If you would like to receive a refund instead of a credit, please contact your local Rec community center and let them know. Memberships can be extended or refunded. Credits will be automatically completed on all accounts by early next week; you do not need to take any action.
Employees will have the opportunity to continue regular duties from their facilities as long as they are healthy and utilizing recommended disease prevention practices.
The City of Eugene continues to focus on preparation and prevention to keep our community as healthy as possible, including:
- Increased office area cleanings, especially touch points like door handles and push plates in public areas;
- Public city facilities such as community centers, pools, the Hult Center and the library currently employ protocols for thorough daily cleaning and post-event cleaning;
- At the Eugene Airport, a robust cleaning/sterilization protocol is in place; terminal staff use a viricide several times a day to help disinfect contact areas throughout the terminal;
- Washing stations are being placed downtown, including in front of the Library;
Disease prevention practices are being posted in the City’s public facilities to encourage CDC prevention methods;
- Sick employees are actively encouraged to stay home and all employees are encouraged to follow disease prevention practices at work; and
- First responders have CDC-approved personal protection equipment and are following recommended protocols during dispatch and response.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation in conjunction with our public health partners and make updates to our plans as necessary.
For more information about COVID-19 visit Lane County Public Health’s website.