Important resources to help those in our community stay informed about COVID-19

Here is a list of important resources to help those in our community stay informed.

Public health sources, Lane County Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more about how to protect yourself with everyday preventive actions.

Websites and social media feeds whose information is updated frequently:
Lane County Coronavirus website – www.lanecountyor.gov/coronavirus
City of Eugene Coronavirus website – www.eugene-or.gov/coronavirus
City of Eugene Facebook posts, Twitter posts
City of Eugene Library Facebook posts, Twitter posts
City of Eugene Police Facebook posts, Twitter posts
City of Eugene Parks and Open Space, Facebook posts

Consider establishing a “buddy” system to ensure vulnerable and hard-to-reach community members in your neighborhood stay connected to COVID-19-related news and services. Encourage people in your neighborhood to seek out a “buddy” who will check-in with them regularly.

Help counter stigma and discrimination in your community. Some groups of people who may be experiencing stigma because of COVID-19 include persons of Asian descent, people who have traveled abroad and emergency responders or healthcare professionals. Engage with stigmatized groups and speak out against negative behaviors.

Consider using tools to help identify needs and resources in your neighborhood – your neighborhood association may already use some of these tools, like Nextdoor, Help Maps or Facebook Groups, that help match people in need with neighbors able to help.

Help with direct donations. Here’s a link to our new webpage where the City is seeking donations of critical emergency supplies and fielding requests for needed items and support.

Share opportunities to help. As opportunities to help arise, share them with neighbors. Watch the City’s website and social media feeds – we will post information once we have it. You can also check our local United Way website for updated opportunities.

Thank you again for all you are doing to help keep our community safe and healthy.

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