Updated March 19, 2020
There are so many resources. Ask Google….
LANE COUNTY 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19
EUGENE Virus Updates, Resources
OREGON GUIDELINES for CORVID-19
CDC handwashing guide: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html
WHO handwashing video: https://youtu.be/3PmVJQUCm4E
Lane County Facebook support group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1354709024737163/
Online SNAP shopping: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/online-purchasing-pilot
Laughing Planet offers to feed kids for free during school closures
Thinking Tree distillery offers free hand sanitizer
How to find food from Oregon Hunger website
Resources in the Community from CALC
There are many organizations working hard right now to ensure there are services available for those who need them, and in ways that can comply with the current guidelines from the Governor. Please feel free to share any others with me and I will continue to post on social media and share by email.
- Bethel School District will provide grab and go breakfast and lunches for any students to pick up through the 20th, 10 am-noon at Willamette High School, Prairie Mountain School, Malabon Elementary and Fairfield Elementary; additionally meals can be picked up from 10:30-11:15 am at Trainsong Park, Woodland Park Estates, and Alvadore Christian Church and from 11:30 am-noon at Lark City Park, Albertson’s on Royal Ave, and Orchard Point Mobile Park.
- 4j is providing free meals to youth 18 and under through the 20th for pick up from 11 am-noon at Arts & Technology Academy (by the gym), Awbrey Park Elementary, ECCO (200 N. Monroe St., lobby), Holt Elementary (back cafeteria doors), Howard Elementary School (lobby), South Eugene High School (back cafeteria doors)
- Junction City SD will have breakfast and lunch for pick up through the 20th from 9:15-10:30 am at Junction City High School. Meals can be picked up at the doors going into the cafeteria by the little pump house (next to gravel lot).
- Food for Lane County has centralized food resources available for different groups in the community.
- Most utilities (including EWEB and Junction City Public Works) have announced they are suspending shut offs and late fees, and may have other support available if you’re having trouble paying your bills
- Both Xfinity and CenturyLink are suspending shut offs, waiving late fees, and providing unlimited data for the time being
- Lane County specific resources are available here – delivery services, educational resources, and others
- Bethel School District has a list of community resources and also resources for talking to children about COVID-19
- Many providers are now able to bill for remote visits for mental health services, check with your provider about whether this is an option for you
- The White Bird Crisis Line is accessible 24/7 by phone at 541-687-4000
- HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools) is offering mental health support by phone for high school students, families and staff during closures, available weekdays 9 am-4 pm at 541-246-2342
Business and workers
- Affected workers can visit Oregon’s Employment Department page on COVID-19 to learn more about the expanded availability of unemployment benefits; this article from the Oregonian also walks through what to do if you’ve lost your job due to the current situation
- Employers who are cutting shifts/hours can sign up for the Oregon Work Share Program, which can help supplement wages for workers whose hours are reduced
- Business Oregon has a number of tips and resources available for small business owners on their coronavirus response page
- Lane County also has a website to help employers handle the current situation
Holding meetings for your work, community organizations, and even between friends and family is a great way to stay connected but practice social distancing. There are several companies that are making their technology more readily available to facilitate teams continuing to connect even while working offsite.
- Microsoft Teams has an extended free trial with additional features
- Google Hangouts can facilitate video calls, record meetings and livestream meetings
- LogMeIn has Emergency Remote Work kits available free for three months for nonprofits, schools, and health care organizations and they’re ready to work with small businesses as well
- Zoom has free videoconferencing software and is hosting information sessions to help small businesses take advantage of it