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Lane County Public Health January 25TH COVID-19 Case Update - 01/25/22


Total Cases: 46,512 (+346)


7 day rate per 100k: 1,300.6


Hospitalized: 63 (+1)

ICU: 15 (-1) of the 63


Deaths: 367 (+3)


Infectious: 3,180 (-214)



Lane County Public Health January 21st COVID-19 Case Update - 01/21/22

Total Cases: 44,200 (+1,246)  *I will be talking with Katharine to make sure this is correct


7 day rate per 100k: 1,365.6


Hospitalized: 58 (+0)

ICU: 11(+0) of the 58


Deaths: 364 (+0)


Infectious: 3,437 (+525)


Oregon Early Learning Division Releases New Isolation And Quarantine Guidance For Early Learning Settings - 01/20/22

The Oregon Department of Education’s Early Learning Division today released updated COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance for early childhood learning settings. 

Highlights include:

 · Any child or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, for 10 days. The day they started having symptoms, or if asymptomatic, the day the positive test was taken is considered day zero. Day one is the first full day after symptom onset or the positive test was collected.


· Anyone not up to date with COVID vaccinations and exposed to a positive or presumptive case should quarantine for10 days. The day of their last exposure is considered day zero. Day one of quarantine is the first full day after the last exposure to a case.


· Anyone who has COVID-like symptoms, but no known exposure, it is recommended they be excluded for 10 days.

For additional information please visit the Oregon Department of Education website:


Lane County Public Health January 20th COVID-19 Case Update - 01/20/22

Total Cases: 42,954 (+794)  

7 day rate per 100k: 1,193.6

Hospitalized: 58 (+5)
ICU: 11(+1) of the 58

Deaths: 364 (+1)

Infectious: 2912 (-201)

Lane County Public Health January 20th COVID-19 Case Update - 01/20/22

Total Cases: 42,954 (+794)  

7 day rate per 100k: 1,193.6

Hospitalized: 58 (+5)
ICU: 11(+1) of the 58

Deaths: 364 (+1)

Infectious: 2912 (-201)

Lane Events Center Open House on Thursday, Jan. 20 - 01/19/22

Lane Events Center (LEC) is hosting an open house with virtual and in-person options to hear from residents about the future of the Fairgrounds.


The LEC is currently creating a master plan to help decide where and how to invest in the future of the property. The master plan process began before discussion of a multi-use facility and will include a much broader plan for the entire property. Many of the buildings are in need of maintenance and as the type of events held at LEC evolve the property must be ready to evolve with them.


Join LEC staff on Thursday, January 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to weigh in on the master plan. Residents can attend in-person (LEC Performance Hall at 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene) or get a link to attend virtually. The link will be available at on Thursday. 


Masks are required for everyone attending in person. Seating will be socially distanced.


To learn more about a proposed multi-use facility for the fairgrounds, visit



Lane County Public Health January 18 COVID-19 Case Update - 01/18/22

Total Cases: 41,556 (+2526 since 3 PM on Friday)


7 day rate per 100k: 1016.3


Hospitalized: 53 (+9)

ICU: 6 of the 53 (+0)


Deaths: 363 (+0)


Infectious: 3,294 (-175)


Lane County Public Health January 14th COVID-19 Case Update - 01/14/22

Total Cases: 39,030 (+573)  


7 day rate per 100k: 870.8


Hospitalized: 42 (-19)

ICU: 6 of the 42 (-4)


Deaths: 363 (+2)


Infectious: 2,887 (+48)


Lane County Public Health January 10th COVID-19 Case Update - 01/10/22



Total Cases: 36,530 (+1385 since Friday)


7 day rate per 100k: 939.0


Hospitalized: 69 (+0)

ICU: 11 of the 69 (+0)


Deaths: 359 (+0)


Infectious: 2,809 (-40)








Emergency alert test on Saturday, January 15, for Lower Highway 58 residents - 01/10/22

A test of the emergency alert system in the Lowell Fire District, Dexter Rural Fire Protection District, and Pleasant Hill-Goshen Fire & Rescue service areas is scheduled for noon on Saturday, January 15.


Residents in the area may receive a test alert on their mobile phones, landlines or via email. The messages will include “TEST ALERT” to reduce any potential confusion. Residents should not call 9-1-1 in response to the test alert.


“Our communities along Highway 58 are all at risk from wildfire and we had front-row seats to the nearby Middle Fork Complex last summer,” said Lowell Fire Chief Lon Dragt. “Testing the emergency alert system lets people become familiar with how they might receive a real evacuation notice and, hopefully, encourages them to make an emergency plan, too.”


Emergency responders use several tools to alert residents. Some tools do not require residents to sign up, including Wireless Emergency Alerts or Reverse 9-1-1; however, everyone in Lane County is encouraged to sign up to receive AlertSense emergency alerts at 


Residents in the test area can also stop by the Lowell Fire Station on Saturday, January 15, between noon and 1:00 p.m. to learn more about preparing for emergencies and emergency alerts. 


the Lowell Fire District, Dexter Rural Fire Protection District, Pleasant Hill-Goshen Fire & Rescue, Lane County Emergency Management and Central Lane 9-1-1 are working together to conduct the test. 


This test will not include the Emergency Alert System (television and radio messages) because those are aired countywide and likely to cause unnecessary confusion for residents outside of the test area.



Lane County Public Health January 6th COVID-19 Case Update - 01/06/22

Total Cases: 34,554 (+552)


7 day rolling rate per 100k: 530.2


Hospitalized: 53 (-3)

ICU: 8 of the 57 (-2)


Deaths: 357 (+1)


Infectious: 1,984 (+285)


  1. Lane County has ordered tens of thousands of test kits to distribute to individuals who have barriers that make attending an in-person testing event challenging. A plan for distribution will be announced in coming days. Additionally, OHA will be sending test kits to each health department in Oregon and participating CBOs to help address the need for more testing. 
  2. In collaboration with Lane County Public Health, Centro Latino Americano has vaccinated 1,420 LatinX community members, connected hundreds of individuals with much needed services, and provided invaluable health information. Please see the attached report for fill details. 

Attached Media Files: Centro Report
Lane County January 5th COVID-19 Case Update - 01/05/22

Total Cases: 34,002 (+570)


7 day rolling rate per 100k: 457.8


Hospitalized: 57 (+24)

ICU: 10 of the 57 (+3)


Deaths: 356 (+0)


Infectious: 1,699 (+338)




  1. Lane County Public Health has changed the way contact investigation is happening. Now, if You tested positive for COVID-19, you can call 541-682-1380, M-F from 8:30 AM-5 PM to speak with a case investigator who can help you understand your symptoms, explain isolation recommendations, and help with any resources you might need to help with isolation. 
  2. Lane County Public Health is urging all individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 using an “at-home” test, to promptly report their positive results using the Reporting a Positive At Home Test Online Form on the Lane County COVID-19 website. (

    3. Lane County is following the latest CDC/OHA quarantine and isolation guidelines.        


ROAD REOPENS: Thompson Creek Road (Swisshome) - 01/04/22

Thompson Creek Road has reopened. 


Road Name: Thompson Creek Road
Begin Closure:Milepost 0
End Closure:Milepost 4.4
Dates and times:Now through January 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Alternate routes:


Highway 36 to Indian Creek Road

Reason for closure:



Multiple trees down














Laurie Trieger
Laurie Trieger
Commissioners Farr and Trieger chosen as chair, vice chair (Photo) - 01/04/22

The Lane County Board of Commissioners appointed a new chair and vice chair during the opening minutes of its first regular meeting of 2022. Commissioner Pat Farr (District 4) will serve as chair in 2022 and Commissioner Laurie Trieger (District 3) will serve as vice chair.


Commissioner Joe Berney (District 2) was also recognized for his leadership as chair during 2021 and presented with a ceremonial gavel as a gesture of thanks from his fellow commissioners.

Attached Media Files: Laurie Trieger , Pat Farr
ROAD REOPENS: North Fork Siuslaw Road (Florence) - 01/03/22

Update - North Fork Siuslaw Road reopened at 2:00 p.m. today.

Road Name:North Fork Siuslaw Road
Begin Closure:Milepost 4.3
End Closure:Milepost 4.3
Dates and times:Monday, January 3, 2022 until 3:00 p.m.

Alternate routes:


Highway 36

Reason for closure:



Road blocked by downed tree and lines. 













Save the date: State of the County Address on January 10 - 01/03/22

The 2022 State of the County Address will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022. 


Due to COVID-19, the Address will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 21 in the Eugene-Springfield area and available to livestream at and

Joe Berney, chair of the Board of County Commissioners in 2021, will address the community to share Lane County's successes in 2021 and provide a look-ahead at 2022, including the guiding priorities that will allow Lane County to continue working toward its purpose: To improve lives. 



Vida, Oakridge waste transfer sites to open at noon - 12/29/21

Lane County Waste Management's Vida (43843 McKenzie Highway) and Oakridge (48977 Kitson Springs Road) transfer sites will reopen at 12:00 p.m. today, December 29. 

Residents in those areas are encouraged to check for additional site updates.