The City of Eugene is aware that the responses to concerns over the COVID-19 virus is affecting many aspects of life for area workers.
The City is collaborating with economic development partners, including Lane County, the Oregon Employment Department, Lane Workforce Partnership, the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center at Lane Community College, and Business Oregon, to provide information and assistance to area workers.
(Updated March 26, 2020)
Governor Kate Brown Issues Order to Stop Residential Evictions During COVID-19 Crisis
Governor Kate Brown on March 22 issued Executive Order 20-11, placing a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment in light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of coronavirus in Oregon. The order is effective for 90 days.
Unemployment Insurance Benefits The Oregon Employment Department provides unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to most workers who are out of work through no fault of their own. To get benefits, workers must meet some requirements. The Employment Department provides updated information specific to COVID-19 issues and unemployment insurance.
Alternatives for Employers and Workers Facing a Layoff Situation Work Share provides an alternative for employers and workers who may be facing the prospect of a layoff situation. With Work Share, instead of reducing staff, an employer reduces the hours of work for a group of workers. Partial unemployment insurance benefits are then paid to supplement workers’ reduced wages. Employees cannot apply for Work Share, employers must be the applicant. However, as an employee, you can bring the program to the attention of your employer.