STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Emergency declaration 'opens up another set of toolboxes' for Douglas County

The declaration will allow the county to be more flexible, officials said.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 7:04 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners have declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19, and officials say it'll allow them to be more flexible.

The declaration was made Saturday, and it was ratified Monday morning.

MORE: DOUGLAS COUNTY DECLARES EMERGENCY OVER CORONAVIRUS

County officials said it will allow more flexibility in how services are managed in order to serve residents effectively.

They said the declaration could include authority to waive normal bid contracts or speed up the process to purchase items that could help during the emergency.

“It opens up another set of toolboxes that allows county government and elected officials to use in an emergency situation,” said Wayne Stinson, the emergency manager for Douglas County.

Stinson said the emergency declaration will be effective until Commissioners deem it’s no longer necessary.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 10395

Reported Deaths: 215
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah252969
Marion166148
Washington162020
Clackamas86125
Umatilla7726
Union3561
Lincoln3464
Lane2283
Deschutes2210
Malheur2161
Polk16012
Linn1579
Jackson1520
Yamhill1398
Jefferson1340
Klamath1301
Morrow1071
Benton955
Hood River940
Wasco941
Josephine561
Clatsop540
Douglas510
Columbia420
Coos420
Lake210
Tillamook150
Crook130
Wallowa100
Curry80
Baker50
Sherman30
Gilliam10
Grant10
Harney10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Scattered Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 74°
Corvallis
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 69°
Roseburg
Broken Clouds
78° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 78°
North Bend
Few Clouds
65° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 65°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events