Lane County approves emergency declaration amid coronavirus outbreak

The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an emergency declaration

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 11:36 AM
Updated: May 3, 2021 1:17 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an emergency declaration over COVID-19, authorizing the spending of up to $750,000 on the response to the outbreak.

During Tuesday's meeting, staff said the money will come from various sources within the county budget. It will be allocated to different areas, including paying staff for overtime related to COVID-19, granting contracts and even personal protective equipment for county employees.

The emergency declaration comes one day after the City of Springfield voted to approve a similar measure. 

RELATED: SPRINGFIELD DECLARES LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

The emergency declaration remains in effect for 60 days, but can be extended. 

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