With Delta surge, masks return
The Oregon Health Authority has followed the CDC in recommending all to wear masks in indoor public settings. A mandate has not returned, and Lane County is now simply following in amplifying the recommendation for now, but is working on a proposal to provide to County Commissioners.
Individual organizations are implementing mask mandates. The City of Eugene starting making it a requirement in all of their buildings at the end of last week. The Governor has required K-12 students, employees, and visitors to wear masks for the upcoming school year, and the UO is also reinstating its mask mandates.
To combat COVID and the Delta surge the VA instituted a vaccine mandate. Though many other healthcare providers in Oregon will not be able to mandate their workers be vaccinated because of a more than 30 year old law. Oregon Health Authority’s Patrick Allen has said the institution is reluctant to push for a change in the law because of already low staffing levels in the industry. Oregon Nurses Association has voiced opposition to a mandate on similar grounds. Gov. Brown is looking into a mandate for public employees.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is representing the Eugene Weekly in getting the Eugene Police Department to release footage around their use of force towards Landon Payne in March of last year.
Wednesday, 7 PM — 4JRegular board meeting @ 200 N Monroe St.
First meeting back in person, those wishing to attend can fill out this form by 5 PM Monday
Sunday, 11 AM – 3 PM — Eugene DSA An afternoon of queer & trans liberation @ Monroe Park (rescheduled after being postponed in June because of heatwave)
Sunday, 5-8 PM — For the People Garden BIPOC babies grill and chill @ Maurie Jacobs Park
Friday, 3 PM — Eugene HAND Justice for Billy and Leo! A Rally Against Premier Properties @ 600 Country Club Road