Community Resources for COVID/Coronavirus Impacts:

Lane County & Oregon

Updated Daily

Food Assistance

Unemployment Benefits & Temporary Layoffs

Child Care

Health Insurance: OHP

Talking to Kids about Covid-19 & Mental Health

Domestic Violence Resources

Rent & Utility Assistance

Shelter and Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness


Closures & Modified Services

Financial Preparation during the Coronavirus

For Kids: Fun Learning, Fight Boredom!

Family Fitness and Nutrition!

Fun Learning without the Internet and Technology


Self Care at Home & Work

Food Assistance

4J School District: Grab & Go Meals EXTENDED

Free grab-and-go meals will be available for all 4J students and youth 18 years old and younger at six sites initially, through spring break and beyond. Families can choose the location that is most convenient for them, regardless of where they live or attend school. Please follow directions posted at each site, and families are required to use social distancing strategies when accessing meal sites. All meals are intended to be picked up and not consumed onsite.

Serving Times: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Arts & Technology Academy, 1650 West 22nd Ave.

Awbrey Park Elementary School, 158 Spring Creek Dr.

ECCO, 200 N. Monroe St. (lobby of ECCO, behind Ed Center building)

Holt Elementary School, 770 Calvin St.

Howard Elementary School, 700 Howard Ave.

South Eugene High School, 400 East 19th Ave. (back of building by cafeteria doors)

Springfield School District: Grab & Go Meals EXTENDED

Springfield Public Schools will continue to serve meals to all children younger than 1 to 18 years old. Beginning March 23 through the remainder of the extended closure, SPS will be serving hot to-go lunches as well as breakfast meals for the next morning.

Meal distribution locations have also changed. Families can pick up to-go breakfast and lunches between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at any of the following locations:

Centennial: 1315 Aspen St, Springfield, OR 97477

Ridgeview: 526 N 66th St, Springfield, OR 97478

Two Rivers - Dos Rios: 1084 G St, Springfield, OR 97477

Guy Lee: 755 Harlow Road Springfield, OR 97477

Yolanda: 2350 Yolanda Ave, Springfield, OR 97477

Agnes Stewart: 900 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR 97478

Walterville: 40589 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield, OR 97478

Maple: 2109 J St, Springfield, OR 97477

Riverbend Elementary: 320 N 51st St, Springfield, OR 97478

* Note: Families can pick up meals at any of the schools listed.

South Lane School District: Grab & Go Meals delivered by school buses

Grab & go meals for children ages 0-18, they do not need to be a South Lane student. Please keep in mind that to pick up meals for a child, they must be with you at the time of the pick up.

Beginning March 23, school busses will be delivering 'grab and go' meals to these neighborhood stops:

Bus A - 9:00am: 8th and Arthur near Corey Commons apartments, 9:20am: Bohemia Park, 9:40am: 22nd and E. Whiteaker on 22nd Street, 10:00am: CG Masonic Lodge parking lot, 10:20am: 125 Gateway (near apartments-in lot), 10:40am: 11th Street and Lord Avenue, 11:00am: Saginaw Trailer Park

Bus B - 9:00am: 948 S 6th (near West Wind Apartments), 9:20am: Cottage Grove Community Center at 700 E. Gibbs, 9:40am: Goodwill parking lot, 10:00am: Birch Avenue and "J" Street, 10:20am: 5th Street near Madison Avenue, 10:40am: River Walk Place

Bethel School District: Grab and go meals will continue to be provided at Fairfield, Malabon, Prairie Mountain, and Willamette from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Adding sites offering free breakfast and lunch grab and go meals for children age 18 and under each weekday. 

Look for a yellow Bethel school bus at these locations:


Trainsong Park, 2775 Edison St

Woodland Park Estates, 1699 N. Terry

Alvadore Christian Church, 27373 8th St, Junction City


Lark Park, Coraly Ave and Duke Snider Ave

Albertson’s Grocery, 4740 Royal Ave

Orchard Point Mobile Park, 27171 Clear Lake Rd

El Distrito Escolar Bethel agregará sitios que ofrecen comidas para llevar a casa y es para niños menores de 18 años.  Este a la mira del autobús escolar amarillo que diga Bethel en los lugares que están a continuación:


Parque Trainsong, 2775 Edison St

Parque Woodland Estates, 1699 N. Terry St

Iglesia Cristiana de Alvadore, 27373 8th St, Junction City


Parque Lark, Coraly Ave y Duke Snider Ave

Los lugares Albertson’s, 4740 Royal Ave

Parque Orchard Point Mobile, 27171 Clear Lake Rd

Las comidas para llevar se seguirán ofreciendo en las escuelas: Fairfield, Malabon, Prairie Mountain y Willamette HS, de las 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 del mediodía.

Lane County Schools: Grab & Go Meals

Organized by district.....

Kids under 18 years of age

Kids do not have to be a student of the school to receive a meal

Kids do not have to be enrolled in free/reduced lunch to receive a meal

Oregon Schools: Meal Schedules:

Food Pantry Updates and Schedules - Food for Lane County:  or call 541-343-2822 for real time upates.

Pantry locator/map 

People who are unable to leave their homes for groceries can send a proxy to a pantry to pick up food on their behalf.  Please have proxy bring this form:

Trillium Produce Plus:

- Bethel Farm, Eugene, open every Tuesday and Friday, 11am – 3pm

  1200 N. Terry, Eugene, OR 97402

- All other sites closed until further notice.

Oregon Food Banks/Pantries: Updated Schedules (by zipcode)

Oregonians can order groceries online on Amazon and Walmart using SNAP food stamps:

All Cafe 60 sites are providing to go meals instead of sit down meals, except:

Florence, which is closed except for Meals on Wheels.

River Road, which asks that seniors instead pick up meals at the Olive Plaza site at 1135 Olive St., Eugene.

Meals on Wheels in Eugene will be dropping off frozen meals once a week, instead of daily deliveries.  For more information about the Senior Meals Program, please call 541-682-3353 or 1-800-441-4038.

Catholic Community Services will be distributing 100 premade food boxes from 9-12 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at both of their locations. They will be closed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Eugene Community Service Center

1464 West 6th Avenue

Eugene, Oregon 97402

Springfield Community Service Center

1025 G Street

Springfield, Oregon 97477

The Dining Room will work to stay in operation, 270 W 8th, Eugene. We will serve to-go meals M-Th at no cost between 12-3pm (or until food runs out) instead of seating guests inside (beginning Monday, March 16).  

Pick up groceries or medications: If anyone needs someone to pick up groceries or medications for them, you can fill out the form at "Team Vinis" and they will arrange a free pick up.  Full repayment of items is required.

"Little Free Pantries": Non-perishable food available to local neighborhoods.

Current locations:


-440 9th Street, Springfield (between C and D st)

-Corner of 49th/B st Springfield

-2400 D st Springfield

-205 N. 23rd(Hope Community)


-Corner of 36th and Mill Street, Eugene (Near Tugman park)

-2240 Cleveland Street, Eugene

-1695 Elkay st Eugene (N Park and Elkay)

-1965 Filmore st Eugene, Or (Near ATA Midde school)

-10th and Monroe Eugene (Monroe Park area)

-On Wilkes Dr just past Scenic (1/3 mile from River rd)

-Waite st near Pattison Eugene (Bethel area)

-N. Grand about a block from Whit Head start

-W. 25th/ Jackson

-On Argon/Bryon near Spring Creek Elementary

-On Hyacinth down the street from Irving Elementary

-On W. 18th near Van Buren

-The corner of 3rd/Blair

-End of Dorsa in Junction City

Laughing Planet Cafe:  From now until further notice Laughing Planet will be providing a free kids meal to kids who qualify for Meal Assistance Programs. Please indicate for phone orders.

Burrito Brigade:  Food drop off locations are White Bird, Service station/Dusk to Dawn, Monroe Little Free pantry, N. Grand Little free pantry and limited downtown distribution. Distribution is 12:00-1:00 Saturday 2-3 Sunday. Contact for burritos directly

Springfield Adventist Community Center is open during their usual hours for food and clothing.  541-746-8263

Ebbert United Methodist Church is open for their regular meals, Monday-Thursday and Hope House on Saturday (3pm) all meals are to go. 541-746-3513.  

Eugene Catholic Worker is continuing to serve their meals as scheduled.  First and Washington, W-Sat from 8:30-9:30

St Mary's Episcopal Beginning March 14: Providing sandwiches to go; no entry into church 541-484-5810.

St. Mary's Episcopal will be serving a meal with Eugene Catholic Worker this Saturday, March 28, at First and Washington at 8:30am.

Bethesda Lutheran Church's food pantry will be open the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 9:30-12pm. 541-688-9085

Triangle Food Box in Blachly will provide food boxes to households in Blachly on April 17 from 10-2.  No one will be able to enter the building, boxes will be prepared ahead of time and dropped off to vehicles.  541-925-3254

New Hope Baptist Church in Creswell 541-895-4436

Wednesday meal from 5-6 is to-go, delivered to cars.

Creswell Food Pantry 541-246-9117

Pre-prepared boxes are given in the parking lot.  Thursdays 12-3pm.

Oakridge Food Pantry Still open at regular hours.  541-782-2192

Junction City Local Aid 541-998-3992

Food pantry open T,W 9-1 last Saturday of the month 10-12.  No clothing shopping, but clothing items can be requested.  Hotline for high risk people for delivery, 541-952-2323.

Lowell Food Pantry 541-603-5043 Pre prepared food boxes only.

Mapleton Food Share 541-268-1033

Open 2nd Thursday and 4th Saturday from 10-2.  People can still come in and shop, but they must take a number.  Once inside, the volunteers will collect the food the shoppers choose.

Florence Food Share 541-997-9110

Only open M, F 9:30-1 and W 4-6.  Drive up, call from your car to place an order and they will deliver a box to your car.

SNAP eligibility: If your income has changed, you may qualify.  To apply,

Women, Infants and Children WIC: Has your income changed recently? Many families are experiencing stress and changes in income during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oregon Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offers healthy food, nutrition education and breastfeeding support, along with connections to community resources. WIC serves pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women, and children under age 5. Moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children.

WIC is supporting the health and well-being of families throughout Oregon during this period of social distancing by providing services over the phone, Skype, Zoom and using text messages. If you or anyone you know is interested in WIC, fill out an online interest form any time of day. WIC will be in touch.

Unemployment Benefits & Temporary Layoffs

Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Temporary Layoffs due to COVID: 

UI benefits may be available to those who are on a temporary layoff. These benefits occur for claimants whose employer stops operation for a short period of time, such as cleaning following a coronavirus exposure or by government requirement. Workers can get UI benefits, and do not need to seek work with other employers. You must be able to work, stay in contact with your employer, and be available to work when called back.

Small Businesses: Layoff Aversion Funds in Lane County: The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act fund for layoff aversion activities are designed to prevent, or minimize the duration of, unemployment resulting from layoffs. To this end, Lane Workforce Partnership will distribute Layoff Aversion Funds in Lane County with the following parameters:

· Requests must be a result of the business impact from COVID-19

· Small businesses/organizations with fewer than 20 employees

· Limited to reimbursements for supplies and/or equipment up to $5,000

Child Care

Child Care Facilities Can Remain Open Through Latest Order as of 3/17/20.  Oregon is expanding child care benefits to support families and providers during spread of COVID-19.

Employment-Related Day Care program (ERDC): Temp rate/eligibility changes: There is no copay – copays have been reduced to $0.00.  The income limit has increased for initial eligibility, increasing the income limit from 185 percent of the federal poverty level ($4,040 per month for a family of four) to 250 percent of the federal poverty level or 85 percent of the state median income, whichever is higher for the family size

Essential workers are now eligible for expanded child care subsidies:

You can apply for your essential worker subsidy here:

While this application appears to only be for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) it will cover ERDC and when the eligibility worker calls to verify the application the worker needs to note they are interested in ERDC.  There is also a process to get your current child care provider qualified (and paid by the State).

To find a qualified provider of child care for essential workers call 2-1-1.  Wait for the CHILD CARE prompt for an expedited process. You can also email: or text:  keyword "children" or "ninos" to 898211 (TXT211)

The state has compiled a list of FAQs families may have about childcare resources during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Additional organizations providing childcare for essential workers:

YMCA Eugene

YMCA of Columbia-Willamette

Health Insurance: OHP

If you have had a change in your employment, you may qualify for free health coverage through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Eligibility for the OHP is based on monthly income and other requirements. That means you may qualify for OHP now, even if you have been denied in the past. The best way to see if you qualify is to apply, 

All members who are currently enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan will not lose coverage during this crisis. This includes coverage that is only state-funded (i.e. Cover all Kids). Individuals can sign up for OHP without having to verify their income (submit a pay stub) with their application. They will be able to self-attest, which will help Oregonians get access to OHP coverage more quickly.

Federal stimulus payments and increased unemployment payments will not affect OHP eligibility. They will not be counted during the application process or when members report a change in their household.

Talking to Kids about Covid-19 & Mental Health

Helping Out Our Teens in Schools (HOOTS):  Counseling Service HOOTS Stands Ready For Students During Coronavirus Closures

Two HOOTS phone lines are staffed for specific districts.

(541)246-2342 is for the 4J High Schools, Eugene Charter Schools, and Bethel Schools.

(541)246-2332 is for the Springfield and Oak Ridge high schools.


AACAP (American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) advice on how to talk to kids


MIND Institute


MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds (if you scroll down, it breaks up advice by age group)


Whitebird Clinic:

The White Bird Crisis line will continue to be accessible 24/7 by phone at (541) 687-4000. For an in-person response, CAHOOTS continues to operate 24/7 at this time, if you are in Eugene please call (541) 682-5111, for those in Springfield please call (541) 726-3714.

Crisis Lines With Immediate Chat or Text Options: For youth, teens and adults

Online Support Groups: 

7 Cups: Free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. Also offers fee for-service online therapy with a licensed mental health professional. Service/website also offered in Spanish.

Emotions Anonymous: An international fellowship of people who desire to have a better sense of emotional well-being. EA members have in person and online weekly meetings available in more than 30 countries with 600 active groups worldwide. The EA is nonprofessional resource and cannot be a replacement to therapy.

Support Group Central: Offers virtual support groups on numerous mental health conditions – free or low-cost. Website also offered in Spanish.

The Tribe Wellness Community: Free, online peer support groups which is tailored to members who are facing mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics. Support groups include Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage/Family, OCD and Teens.

For Like Minds: Online mental health support network that allows for individuals to connect with others who are living with or supporting someone with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and stressful life events.

Lane County/Rural Resource for Behavioral Health and Recovery Services during COVID:

Siuslaw Outreach Services, Florence. 541-997-2816

The drop in center is closed, please call for an appointment for emergency services. If you don't have a phone, knock on the door M-Th 10-2 and they will try to help.

Domestic Violence Resources

Domestic violence can get worse during isolation. You’re not alone. The Oregon Department of Human Services is still a resource for you and your children, as are local domestic violence prevention agencies and national hotlines. If you are a victim of domestic, sexual or gender-based violence, there is help available:

If you are experiencing an emergency call 911.

National Sexual Assault 24-Hour Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)

SASS of Lane County 24-Hour Hotline 541-343-7277 or 1-844-404-7700

Womenspace - Lane County: 24 Hour Crisis and Support Line  541-485-6513 (800-281-2800)

SOS Crisis Line, Florence 541-997-44344

If you are in a domestic violence situation, sexual assault or trafficking, please call.

Rent & Utility Assistance

Evictions: An Executive Order was issued that prevents evictions until May 31, 2020. The Executive Order prohibits landlords from initiating residential eviction proceedings, authorizes local governments to enact additional protections against both residential and commercial evictions and suspend foreclosures.

Comcast Wireless Internet Essentials:  free increased speeds and free 2 months for new customers

Spectrum Wireless: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.


To support customers who are economically impacted, EWEB is implementing the following crisis relief measures. Please call EWEB Customer Service at (541) 685-7000 for help in paying your utility bills or setting up payment plans. Suspending power and water shutoffs for non-payment.

Expanding bill assistance to include job loss benefits. Flexible payment arrangements.

SUB:   Effective immediately, SUB is increasing our emergency payment fund for low-income customers, Project Share, by $49,000 to $87,000 to help our most vulnerable customers.  Specially trained staff standing by to help customers who need extra time and flexibility in making payments. 541-746-8451.


Eligible customers can receive up to $300 credited to their EPUD account. To apply, contact the agency nearest you:

Springfield Catholic Community Services – 541-747-8349

Eugene Catholic Community Services – 541-345-3642

Cottage Grove Community Sharing – 541-942-6492

ERAP – Emergency Rental Assistance Program, eligible customers can receive $300 spread out at $75 per month for four months. This program is available to households of senior or disabled persons, or child(ren) aged 18 and under. To apply for this program, contact:

Lane County Human Services Commission – 541-682-3378

NW Natural:  Will not disconnect customers who can’t make a payment due to impacts caused by the coronavirus. Customers will continue to receive bills and past-due notices. But NW Natural will not send a final shut-off notice and disconnect service.1-800-422-4012, Monday- Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Centurylink: For the next 60 days, we’ve committed to waive late fees and to not terminate a residential or small business customer’s service due to financial circumstances associated with COVID-19. We are also suspending data usage limits for consumer customers during this time period due to COVID-19.

Assurance Wireless: Free phone and data to qualifying low income families.  Unlimited Domestic Calling & Texting plus an extra 6GB* Data through 5/20/2020

Oregon Lifeline: Free and low cost phone or broadband service

Portland General Electric: Need help? Call us: Our team will work with you to set up a payment plan. You can call us at 503-228-6322 or 800-542-8818  We have suspended non-payment disconnection. If you need help with your bill, please call us. We’ll work with you to find a solution that fits your needs.

Portland Water Bureau: The Portland Water Bureau will not disconnect customers' water service due to billing/payment issues during this health emergency. Call Customer Service at 503-823-7770 to work out a plan.  Financial Assistance page

Pacific Power: Have temporarily suspended nonpayment disconnections and late fees for our residential, commercial and industrial customers. Request more time to pay or set up a payment plan, call 1-888-221-7070 or make payment arrangements online.

*Salem Residents Only* Utilities/Rent/Medication Assistance

Shelter and Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

Dusk Until Dawn is going 24 hours. Dusk until dawn will turn into dawn until dawn. now open 22 hours a day for single adults to find shelter and hygiene stations. The Service Station is open regular hours. For questions about HWY 99 sites and programs, please call: 541-689-6747 and visit their COVID-19 updates and information page for more information.

Lane County Fairgrounds opened 134 beds. Currently at capacity.

Willamalane Memorial Building in Springfield has not open yet. Capacity will be 32 people.

Wheeler Pavilion has not opened yet, and will have Occupy Medical on site to support individuals with medical needs.

Egan Warming Center will continue to operate based on their existing protocols with consolidated sites.

Eugene Mission 3/16 UPDATE: Shelter is now open 24/7 during the pandemic so people who are sick can sleep/rest. Emergency shelter and wellness for men, women and children. 3/18 Update: Eugene Mission posted protocols undertaken in a video on our social media today.

15th Night will also be continuing to offer support and resources for unhoused youth and those working with them via phone and text at (541)246-4046. For an in-person response CAHOOTS continues to operate 24/7 currently. If you are in Eugene please call (541)682-5111, for those in Springfield, please call (541)726-3714.

Looking Glass: Station 7 continues to provide largely the same services we provided previous to Covid-19, we are just screening clients upon entry by taking temperature and assessing for Covid-19 symptoms and then we are practicing CDC and HUD recommended guidelines within shelter as far as social distancing and sanitizing goes. We are able to take youth 11-21 at Station 7 but youth 18+ have to be in their own room (or in a room with only other 18+) and we have to prioritize 11-17 so we take those 18+ stays on a night by night basis depending on our room availability. We also continue to operate the 24/7 crisis phone and texting line for the agency.

As of last Monday (the 23rd) New Roads is restricting services to handing out to go meals and hygiene items between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday-Friday and we are offering bathroom, shower and laundry to one youth at a time during those same hours.

Hosea Youth Services: The Resource Service Center will be open from 1 to 6:30 pm for essential needs only (showers, laundry, etc). Dinner will be to-go boxes, and will be served at 5pm

Basic Sanitation and Hygiene: To help facilitate handwashing and hygiene for people experiencing homelessness, the City of Eugene has deployed: Map of public sanitation stations:

50 handwashing stations throughout the city in accessible locations

22 portable restrooms in parks

25 additional portable restrooms scheduled to be deployed next week

First Place Family Center:

1995 Amazon Parkway, will be adapting its services in order to better ensure the safety of its staff and our families. The following changes will take effect Friday, March 27th:

-All families currently being sheltered overnight through the Night Shelter program will remain sheltered throughout the night and day at the Annex shelter facility.

-First Place Family Center will still remain open for literally homeless or extremely vulnerable families 7 days a week. Hours have been reduced to 10am – 3pm.

-Services at the FPFC will be restricted to picking up critical supplies such as food, diapers, toiletries and other hygiene products.

-Entrance into the FPFC facility will be limited to one family at a time for use of bathrooms, laundry, and showers only.

-FPFC will still be accepting and processing applications for the Homeless Prevention and Barrier Busters programs by appointment only Saturday thru Wednesdays 10am – 3pm. Interested families should still contact Kevin Douglas at or 541-357-1734.

-Families who have questions about services at FPFC should still call 541-342-7728.

-General donations to the SVdP are not being collected at FPFC at this time. The only donations being accepted at this time are masks, hand sanitizer, and temporal thermometers.

Share Fair: Setting up four Share Fair stations to distribute pre-made bags of fast grab-and-go resources. Locations: Hand washing station near Eugene library, Pearl day spa, Hand washing station near Red barn, Springfield bus station. Will be taking extra precautions for the health of volunteers and people receiving resources. Please contact to coordinate donations.

Arches* Project Day Shelter: SALEM

615 Commercial Street, NE, Salem, OR 97301

8:15am – 3:00pm, Monday – Friday

Lunch served daily at 11am

*ARCHES provides a variety of supportive services for those experiencing homelessness. These include: hygiene kits, pet food, telephone access, birth certificates, community mailboxes, and referrals to community resources. SOAR services are also available to eligible participants who need assistance in applying for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)


LTD and EMX:  FREE fare, Lane Transit (LTD) will provide a Sunday-level of bus service on Saturdays and Sundays; and a modified Saturday-level of service Monday through Friday. Route 92 Lowell and Route 96 Coburg will have limited service on Monday through Friday. All changes are in effect until further notice

Lane Transit District (LTD) has announced further reduction of bus service. Effective Sunday, March 29, LTD will:

Suspend Sunday service; no buses will operate on Sunday; and Monday through Friday bus service will operate at an enhanced Sunday-level of service with expanded hours to core routes. With the addition of limited service on the 92 and 96 routes.

The first buses will leave the Eugene and Springfield Stations at 7:30 a.m. and the last buses will leave at 10:30 p.m. The extended service covers the following routes: EmX, 11, 13, 24, 36, 41, 51, 66, & 67.

Saturday will operate on a normal Sunday level service.

LTD also announced that its paratransit service, RideSource, will operate regular Sunday service Monday through Saturday for only essential trips. On Sundays, RideSource will operate a Sunday-level service for medically essential trips only.

In addition, LTD’s Point2Point Business Commute Challenge and its associated activities slated for April and May have been cancelled.

RideSource: UPDATED 3/26/20, 1:51 PM

LTD’s RideSource ADA service will reduce to operate from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The RideSource Shopper has been suspended for now. RideSource is encouraging customers to only schedule trips that are essential.

Starting 3/29:

RideSource, will operate regular Sunday service Monday through Saturday for only essential trips. On Sundays, RideSource will operate a Sunday-level service for medically essential trips only.

South Lane Wheels in Cottage Grove is closed beginning today through April.

TriMet: Reducing service on MAX, WES and most bus lines starting April 5. These changes are temporary as we adapt to our service to match the needs of our community.  See how your line will be affected at

Ride to Share: Ride to Care is experiencing high call volumes and long wait times. If your health care appointment is more than two business days away, we ask that you fill out the Transportation Request form. This can be found, along with all other member forms, on this page under the heading "Planning a Trip".

Closures & Modified Services

-Buckley Center 541-762-4575  The sobering center is closed, but the phone lines are open to prescreen and make appointments.

-Chrysalis Behavioral Health Outpatient Services: Walk-In Hours Suspended. Open on restricted hours from 9am-3pm. Case Managers will do phone sessions.

-All NAMI Lane County Resource Centers are closed, and all groups, classes, meetings, and presentations are cancelled due to the concerns around COVID-19.

-White Bird Dental Clinic discontinuing walk-in clinics. We will be seeing extreme emergencies only. All patients will be triaged by phone 541-344-8302. We will remain open Monday thru Friday but encourage patients to call rather than come into the clinic.

-PeaceHealth Woodfield Station same-day clinic is closed

-SASS Crisis Services Center: Drop-In, Support Groups, In-Person Counseling Suspended. Staff will connect with clients individually to arrange phone conferences for all meetings that are currently scheduled or will make other individual arrangements as needed. Crisis hotline support 24/7 is still available at 541-484-9791 / 844-404-7700.

-All public libraries are closed

-Uhlhorn Day Center is closed.

-Family Relief Nursery in Cottage Grove: Update per 3/19: Closed to public and for therapeutic classrooms and home visits until 4/1. Will work with families via phone and have set up a crisis line that families can call during this time. Any parent can call for diapers or wipes or feminine hygiene products (supply is limited) -- can deliver. Call for info (541) 942-4835

-Sheltercare: The lobby is currently closed. They are not currently processing new clients for behavioral health. The rent and deposit support is temporarily on hold. No one comes to the building without an appointment. Please call 541-689-7156

-G-Street Oasis is closed to all walk-in and new clients.  They will be at the phone to offer referrals.

-All pools, skate parks, outdoor sports courts, and playground equipment areas are closed.  This includes: All play structures and equipment, The skate park at Willamalane Park, Sports courts, such as those for basketball, tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball, Athletic fields, such as those for baseball, softball, soccer, and football, Picnic shelters, Park restrooms, Disc golf courses, Dog parks, All facilities and pools remain closed.

-Womenspace is not currently holding support classes and not serving people in walk in. Please use their 24 hour support line to receive services for domestic violence supporters– 541-485-6513

-HIV Alliance.  Office is only open MThF from 10-2.

 Needle exchange locations and times:

-HIV Alliance-- RV outside of office Tues 1-3pm; F 1-5pm

-4th and Washington, Eugene-- 6-7:30 MW

-18th and A St, Springfield-- 6-7 Th

-Senior and Disability Services 541-682-3353

Eugene office is limited to 10-2 M-F.  The Cottage Grove and Oakridge offices are closed.  If possible,         please call and leave a message and staff will return the calls.  Please apply online for services,

-Shepherd’s Hand, Junction City Both meal sites are closed through April 13

-Willamette Family continues to take precautionary action in mitigating the risk of exposure to COVID-19. They are still accepting individuals through referrals and phone appointments at the Rapid Access Center, and our Outpatient and Day Treatment facilities are making the transition to offer treatment services through telehealth. Please call 541-762-4300 if you are seeking treatment.

-The Eugene Faith Center will not be opening their food pantry until April.

-Better Living Center, Florence 541-997-2137  Shut down until at least April 16.

Financial Preparation during the Coronavirus

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-Emergency savings- consider saving tax refund

-Create a list and itemize what is a necessity and what payment can wait.  

 Example- entering into a forbearance or deferment for student loans (

-Know what types of benefits are offered from your employer (i.e. short term disability, sick leave)

-Avoid scams

-Reach out to creditors/lenders directly as soon as possible to make a plan

-If saving right now, put in IRA or Roth IRA or Oregon Savings Plan (?) but emergency saving comes first.


Your Money Your Life by Vickie Robbins and Joe Dominguez

Index Card by Harold Pollack and Helaine Olen

Mortgage & Loans:

For Kids: Fun Learning, Fight Boredom!

4J Home Learning Enrichment Resources: By Grade

TONS of online activity and educational resources:

Scholastic Free Daily Courses: by grade level!

You'll have to create an account for many of these - worth it for the next few weeks: 

Virtual museum/exhibit tours and field trips 


Eugene public libraries - closed, online only

Library apps and streaming 

Springfield public libraries - closed, online only

Library apps and streaming 

Oregon library system

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links

(Click on colored text for links. Safe Travels!)

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip

Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more.

Tour Yellowstone National Park!


Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view!

Animal Cameras

Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

Georgia Aquarium has Jellyfish, Beluga Whales, and more

Virtual Farm


This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 

11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL

See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

A few of the field trip topics include

 Polar Bears and the Tundra

 Social Emotional Skills



The Louvre

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

The Great Wall of China

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

Boston Children’s Museum

Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps!

This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun.

Family Fitness and Nutrition!

Cosmic Kids Yoga: Free

Planet Fitness: FREE at-home workouts for everyone to stay active and help manage stress! Check out Planet Fitness on Facebook for the daily videos.

Grokker: FREE individual access to online exercise

GoNoodle: Free movement games and videos for home

Eugene YMCA: Free video workouts at home:  Eugene Family YMCA's YouTube page “Video Workouts”

Food Hero: Easy, at-home meals

SuperCook: meal creator & cooking app and website

You can select items you already have at home & they will put together a list of recipes you can make or just do a general search of recipes on their website/app.

My Fridge Food: meal creator & cooking app and website

 You can download on your phone or just use their website online. No account needed unless you plan to save items. They allow you to input things you already have at home and they will show recipes based off what you chose. You can also just look at recipes they have on the app or website It also has Tips for kitchen supplies and cooking. Contests where you can win prizes, and you can also submit your own recipes.

Allrecipes: recipes by app or website based on your ingredients

You can download the app or use the website. It allows you to choose what kind of meal you want to prepare ( lunch, dinner, etc), what ingredients you have if any (fish, chicken, pasta,etc) and how long you want to cook for (slow cooker , 20mins and under, 2 hours, etc).

Has a feature called "Dinner Spinner" where you can just shake your phone and it will give you random recipes to try!

Fun Learning without the Internet and Technology

Paint a rock!

Stay at Home Gardening Video Series: FREE online gardening tutorials for kids

Here is a great list that DOES NOT require technology and the Internet. These suggestions are for fun, meaningful, and generally tech-free learning opportunities (especially for elementary students):

1. Interview a family member.

2. Measure the area and perimeter of each room in your home.

3. Graph the types of birds [or insects] that frequent your yard or windows.

4. Be completely silent for 60 minutes, then write about the experience.

5. Write and mail a [real] letter to your teacher or principal or classroom pen-pal. Address the envelope yourself.

6. Build a "fable fort" out of blankets and chairs. Camp in it all day while you create stories to tell your family over dinner.

7. Learn Morse code [or sign language} and use it to communicate with your siblings [through walls and floors].

8. Alphabetize the spices in your kitchen.

9. Stay up late and stargaze.

10. Call a grandparent or older relative. Ask them to teach you the words to a song [or tell you a story] from their childhood.

11. Using household materials, build a working rain gauge, barometer, and wind vane.

12. Determine and chart the times that different liquids require to turn solid in the freezer.

13. Design and build puppets that perform a show about multiplication.

14. Construct a family tree.

15. Learn ten new big words. Write them in marker on your bathroom mirror.

16. Draw a map of your home.

17. Sit silently for 15 minutes while you write down every sound you hear. When you are done, classify the sounds (high/low pitch, high/low volume, manmade v. naturally occurring, etc.).

18. Create a Venn Diagram that compares and contrasts two people in your family, your neighborhood, or your church, mosque, or temple.

19. Learn, practice, and perform a magic trick or a card trick.

20. Learn, practice, and tell three new jokes. Tell them to a family member.

21. Use household materials to make and play stringed, percussion, and wind instruments.

22. Collect leaves or rocks and sort them according to size, shape or color.

23. Put your favorite book, toy, and keepsake on a small table in sunlight. Draw or paint a full color still life.

24. Find, pick, and dissect a flower.

25. If you have stairs, walk up and count them. Walk down and count by twos. Walk up and count by threes. Continue through tens.

26. Determine the volumes of ten containers, then display them in order on your porch.

27. Write a poem on your sidewalk using chalk.

28. Classify twenty everyday objects by shape, size, color, height, mass, and material.

29. Measure the length of your bed using five different nonstandard units.

30. Call a person who speaks a language you do not. Ask them to teach you five common words or phrases in their language.

31. Create and use a secret code.

32. Using one type of paper (constant), build three different paper airplanes (independent variable) and test to see how far they fly (dependent variable).

33. Set a clock three hours and seven minutes ahead. Whenever someone needs to know the time, help them figure it out by subtracting.

34. Write down every adjective you say for one full day.

35. Design a map of every city, state, province, territory or country ever visited by people in your family.

36. Write or tell a story titled "What if humans had to leave the Earth and no one remembered to turn off the last robot?"

37. Find ten rocks [or objects] smaller than a dime.

38. Using paper, tape, and string, design, build, and test a device that warns you when someone opens the kitchen cabinet.

39. Imagine, create, and fly a full size flag that tells the world about you.

40. Try a new recipe. Make sure you have adult supervision.

41. Sew on a button.                                                        Source: Kim Jones McClelland


Community Veterinary Center is open 9-4 M-Th for regular appointments, with a sliding scale. No elective surgeries are being scheduled.  541-636-3324

Spay and Neuter Clinic/Vaccinations and Surgeries: Services will be suspended from Saturday, March 14, through Tuesday, March 31, in order to reduce public impact of COVID-19. Call for updated hours 541-682-3643

Lane County Animal Services: The phone number for LCAS the animal enforcement team is still 541-682-3645. The new number for 1st Avenue Shelter lost pet and adoption services is 541-844-1777. The shelter's animals are featured on Greenhill's website.

Emergency Vets:

West Eugene Animal Hospital  8 am- 6 pm M-Sat

1175 City View St, Eugene OR 97402

(541) 342-5858

Emergency Veterinary Hospital  24 hrs/7 days a week

103 W. Q Street, Springfield, OR 97477

(541) 746-0112 

Greenhill Humane Society: 541-689-1503

-Pet food bank is open. If you need financial support to feed your pet, please visit and we will assist you.

-Found Animals will be Returned to Owner by appointment only. Please call to schedule.

-Please call if you have found a stray animal.

The Pongo Fund - Pet Food Bank in Portland please call 503-939-7555 for most current information. Our large scale monthly Pet Food Banks are the 4th Sunday of each month.

Pets of the Homeless:

-St. Vincent de Paul’s Eugene Service St.

485 Highway 99

Eugene, Oregon 97402


-342 B Ave., Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034  971-277-6267

2nd & 4th Sun 11-1pm

Self Care at Home & Work

Things you can do to support yourself and decrease stress and anxiety:

-Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.

-Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.

-Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.

-Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling. Setting up video conferencing with friends and family where we are all on at one time to socialize and gather can be helpful.

-Going outside and practicing social distancing - take advantage of good weather.

Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 infection control guidance for workers providing in-home personal care:

Created by Alicia Jones @ The Child Center. Updated 04/01/20.  Updated daily.

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