Eugene and Springfield Area Chambers of Commerce partnered to provide a resource guide to help businesses navigate the state and county’s new guidelines:
Global Indigenous Youth Leaders on Corona Virus (COVID-19)
Indigenous youth around the world are taking measures to educate themselves, be responsible to their communities, and help one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A COVID-19 call center has opened for Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County for non-emergency inquiries related to COVID-19 and to help answer any virus-related health questions. Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 p.m.
Please DO NOT call emergency departments unless you have a medical emergency. You can also find information at the Lane County government website.
- NAACP – Eugene/Springfield address: 330 High St., Eugene, OR 97401 (google maps) | Call (541) 484-1119 for more information.
- Eugene area COVID-19 Resources and Information (PDF)
- Lane County Mutual Aid Network – COVID19 Response Facebook Group
- The Oregon Department of Human Services announced that all Oregonians eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to buy food online for delivery from Walmart and Amazon. This is an important change at a critical time since shopping in person could put yourself or someone else in danger.
- Portland Public Schools will return to providing daily meals for children and teenagers in need on Monday, March 30. For up-to-date and multilingual information about where to access food, please visit OregonFoodFinder.org.
2 helpful community resources thanks to our partners at the NAACP Eugene-Springfield:
- NAACP Eugene/ Springfield COMMUNITY TOOLKIT (English version)
- NAACP Eugene/ Springfield COMMUNITY TOOLKIT (Spanish version)
- DIY Gel Hand Cleanser Recipe (Mountain Rose Herbs)
- List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (last updated March 19, 2020)
- Safer cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting strategies to reduce and prevent COVID-19 transmission (PDF) – Washington state OSHA
- Masks and COVID-19: what you should know (Multnomah County)
- COVID-19 Information in Different Languages (Multnomah County)
- Clean & Disinfect: Interim Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)
- How to Clean Your Home for Coronavirus
It takes only a few minutes, but cleaning high-traffic surfaces once a day can make a difference in preventing the spread of infection. (NY Times)
- How to Clean and Disinfect Yourself, Your Home, and Your Stuff
These are our in-depth best practices for keeping yourself (and just about everything else) clean and virus-free. (Wired Magazine)
A call to action for immediate support for Oregon families…
to Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Senate President Courtney and House Speaker Kotek
We must ensure that those who will be most impacted by this pandemic are being
heard and supported in this time of great uncertainty. We are especially concerned
about the well-being of Black, Indigenous, and people of color; and women, who
are often the primary caregivers at home as well as on the frontlines. As
community organizations and labor unions, we are hard at work finding solutions
for all of our members, within our purview. But we need your help to protect
families across the state from the worst-case scenario.
Emergency measures sought include Housing Supports; Support for BIPOC, Immigrants and Refugees; Worker Protections and Supports
and Family and Community Supports
See the full statement (PDF)
Sign your name (below) if you are in support of these demands for action from Oregon’s state government…
Organizations that signed, as of 3/18/2020 at 8 am
Asian Pacific American Network of
Basic Rights Oregon
Capaces Leadership Institute
Community Alliance of Tenants
Fair Shot For All
Family Forward Oregon
Latinos Unidos Siempre
Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Northwest Workers’ Justice Project
Oregon Public Health Association
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Oregon Education Association
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon State Building and Construction
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
Portland African American Leadership
Rogue Action Center
Rural Organizing Project
Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
Here are the five principles (note that they are not specific to Oregon) – Beyond Toxics has signed on to the principles:
(1) HEALTH IS THE TOP PRIORITY, FOR ALL PEOPLE, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS
(2) PROVIDE ECONOMIC RELIEF DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE
(3) RESCUE WORKERS AND COMMUNITIES, NOT CORPORATE EXECUTIVES
(4) MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT ON A REGENERATIVE ECONOMY, WHILE PREVENTING FUTURE CRISES
(5) PROTECT OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESS WHILE PROTECTING EACH OTHER
Please write to us and suggest other constructive efforts you know about for community support in other areas of Oregon. We can consider your suggestions for additions.