AlertSense (also called AlertMe!) allows fire, police, and other emergency response agencies to issue alerts to residents in the event of severe weather, fire, flooding, hazardous materials, need for immediate evacuation, civil danger, local area emergencies, and missing persons.
In the event of an emergency, alerts will be delivered to you at the contact information you provided, including telephone, text messages and email.
Emergency voice alerts sent from the County will come through as telephone number (541) 972-3177 on CallerID. You can dial that number if you would like to hear the last message repeated.
With the Labor Day holiday weekend upon us, many are planning to celebrate at home or be on the move. Wherever you’re planning to enjoy the long weekend, please do so responsibly. Avoid groups and gatherings, stay home as much as possible and follow face covering guidance if outside the home.
Our cases in Eugene and Lane County continue to rise. We know that past holiday weekends have led to outbreaks in Oregon, in part because of the risky ways people celebrate. Please help protect your family, friends and neighbors by celebrating safely and remind those in your bubble to do the same.
If you’ll be spending time in close contact with people from outside of your household, Lane County Public Health recommends a self-quarantine for 14 days upon your return home to reduce the likelihood of spreading of COVID-19 throughout our community. Questions about COVID-19 can be directed to the Non-Emergency COVID-19 Call Center. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 541-682-1380.
Eugene Community Recovery
Eugene Community Recovery is using information from the community to inform how the City of Eugene can help increase overall community wellbeing. The local impacts we have experienced are severe, wide-reaching and ever-changing. They have informed the focal areas of Eugene Community Recovery. Within these focal areas the City is looking to establish efforts, create partnerships and move the needle towards community wellbeing.
On August 24, Eugene Public Library opened its doors to begin providing indoor services designed to meet the needs of community members who don’t have easy online access. All locations now offer computers, internet access, and printing. At the Downtown Library, people can also borrow print books, DVDs, and CDs with same day, staff-assisted counter service. Library staff report these services have been greatly appreciated. Meantime, cardholders with online access continue to enjoy eBooks, online audiobooks and streaming movies, as well as borrowing physical items by placing requests for later pick up. Learn more about current library services.
Return your books, please
Eugene Public Library is asking for a favor. An unusually large number of loaned items share the same due date: September 14. If possible, please return them sooner.
Library Director Will O’Hearn explains, “When we had to close the buildings and book returns, we didn’t know just when we’d be able to reopen them. We extended all due dates to September 14 to make sure everyone would have plenty of time to return items without stress. But now that date is coming up! And if everything comes back on the same day, it’ll cause a different kind of stress. So our thanks go out in advance to everyone who can drop by and return items earlier.”
Outside book returns are open at all Eugene Public Library locations:
Downtown Library: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bethel and Sheldon: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.