On Friday May 8, Lane County government sent Governor Brown an application for Phase 1 reopening. Businesses that would be permitted to upon under phase 1 include restaurants, bars, malls, gyms, and so-called “personal services providers” such as barber shops and tattoo parlors. If approved Lane County could businesses could reopen as early as May 15.
Brown and the Oregon Health Administration guidelines still maintains that individuals from different homes physical distance. Much of the guidelines are recommendations that businesses can choose how to put in place, instead of strict regulations.
Stop Death on the Streets, Eugene reports on the continued homeless sweeps by the City of Eugene, this time at a camp in West Eugene off of 6th Avenue
Lane Transit District announced it is laying off 14 administrative staff and all other employees will be furloughed one day a month. Recently LTD obtained $25 million in CARES Act funding.
4J school board appointed Cydney Vandercar as interim superintendent. Vandercar currently serves as superintendent for administrative services.
Oregon primary elections are coming up May 19th and The Appeal reports on a worrying trend of Oregon district attorney’s resigning shortly before elections, including in Lane County.
Eugene Weekly reports on the sexual assault allegations against district attorney challenger James Cleavenger.
UO Associate Professor of medical history and African History Melissa Graboyes says it is unsafe for the university to open back up for on campus learning. She expands more on her website.
The week ahead
Wednesday-Sunday — The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival
Thursday, 9 AM — Higher Education Coordinating Commission meeting
Thursday, 10 AM — Unjust Care: Pandemics & Race by Eugene Springfield NAACP and Beyond Toxics
Saturday, 2 PM — Radical Reading Online: Accomplices Not Allies by NAC