Statement from Beyond Toxics
The health, safety, and security of our communities is paramount to Beyond Toxics. In an effort to keep our families safe we have implemented measures within our own organization to address the spread of COVID-19, a.k.a., Coronavirus.
Currently, Beyond Toxics staff are working remotely and we have canceled all in-person events until further notice. You can reach our staff via individual emails: listed on our staff page, or call our main number: 541-465-8860 and leave a message for our staff according to directions provided.
The challenges represented by this threat are important because we work on policies that protect the most vulnerable in our communities. Whether it is environmental or social justice, we stand in a place of privilege where we can call for policies that meaningfully uplift all people.
We extend our condolences to those dealing with hardship during this time, and offer our gratitude to those helping to guide our communities through this challenge.
We are including below several important community resources:
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.
here are some 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)
NEWS SOURCES (early March)
Everything you need to know about coronavirus
After the first case of coronavirus in Oregon, Oregon Public Broadcasting put together an FAQ: How bad will it get? Are hospitals ready? Is there anything to feel good about? What can we do to help? Now that it’s a pandemic, we’re answering your questions again with the latest information.
Multnomah County Resource page…
including guidance for local businesses, social services, clinics and other groups.