The City of Eugene is opening two community centers for individuals who have compromised respiratory systems and need respite from the wildfire smoke.
Petersen Barn and Hilyard Community Centers will serve as daytime Clean Air Centers, opening today, September 9.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic these centers will have limited capacity. Appropriate safety precautions, including physical distancing and sanitation, will be taken to keep patrons and staff safe. No showers, food or supplies are available at the Clean Air Day Centers but charging of electronic devices will be available. These day centers will remain open for the next two days and may be extended if needed. Please note that anyone wishing to donate supplies should contact the Red Cross.
Additionally, Lane County is opening a day center at the Lane Events Center.
- Hilyard Community Center (2850 Hilyard St.) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Petersen Barn Community Center (870 Berntzen Rd.) 9 to 5 p.m.
- Lane Events Center (796 W. 13th Ave.) 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.