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With the holiday rush comes an extra level of protocols and steps to keep both carriers and community members safe.
Online orders are on the rise, and police are bringing back a successful program to catch thieves taking advantage this holiday season.
Shoppers shared with KEZI 9 News that they feel for those who are desperately trying to stay afloat after a touch year financially.
“Shopping local is more important now than ever, if you want to see people stick around for another year,” Goulding said.
More than 200 people were in attendance and almost none of the partygoers were wearing masks or social distancing, police said.
Health officials are urging the community to celebrate the holidays safely this year to keep COVID-19 from spreading.
“These are your friends and your neighbors,” Roy said. “These are the people that pay into your economy. It's always a good idea to shop local. It saves the world, especially during the pandemic.”
She’s grateful the two-week freeze isn't forcing her restaurant to shut down for good, but she said takeout orders have been slower than she expected.
How is your family planning to celebrate safely this year?
Lane County Public Health officials said that the goal is to contact an individual within 24 hours to begin contact tracing.
Data is updated nightly.