Oregon moves Lane County to Moderate Risk Level

The Oregon Health Authority moved Lane County from “High” to “Moderate” Risk Level on Friday. With the lowered risk level restaurants, entertainment venues, and gyms can open up indoor facilities to 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever is lower. While shopping centers and grocery stores can open up to 75% capacity. Also with this change long-term care facilities can allow visitations inside and outside.

Local links

  • Another week, another sweep by the City of Eugene. On Tuesday the City evicted unhoused residents of the north bank of the Willamette River. You can read Double Sided Media’s report of the sweep and protest of it.

  • The Board of Trustees at the UO approved a tuition rise on new undergraduate students, 4.5% for in-state and 3% for out-of-state students. The Board also approved the new student athletic ticket voucher system.

  • Eugene Weekly: “Hazel Dai died in Eugene on Jan. 8, at 49 years old. She is believed to be the first person in Lane County to die while homeless in 2021. Little information is publicly known about her death, and it was difficult to reach surviving family members. Her life, though, is remembered in kind words from a good friend over the past year, Eugene resident Leona Roberts, and Dai’s aunt, Kimberly Giandalia. “

  • ASUO Senate passes resolution against UOPD, prison labor

  • On Monday, CLDC announced they would be taking up a civil rights suit against the Springfield Police on behalf of members of Black Unity. Double Sided Media has a summary of the complaint.

  • Lane County is opening another applications for another round of rent assistance on Friday from 7 AM to 1 PM.

The week ahead