New Variant Website; Lane County COVID-19 Cases; Dealership Scams

New Variant Website

There has been enough talk about variants of the COVID-19 virus that the Oregon Health Authority has established a new dashboard website to cover the cumulative count of variant strains of the virus.  The site will include a map of variant cases broken down by region along with a timeline showing cases in Oregon by collection date.  The site will be updated weekly on Wednesday’s and include data up to the previous Saturday.  There have been two particular variants of the virus deemed variants of concern by the OHA that have been circulating in Oregon since late in 2020 but have not previously been reportable.  Lane County is included in region 3 which includes Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties and to date there has only been one reported case of the known variants.  There have been 271 cases of the variants statewide.

Lane County COVID-19 Cases

Lane county has added another 40 cases of the coronavirus and  hospitalizations have increased to 13 as cases continue to rise above low risk levels.  The number of cases for the Florence area is unchanged at 190.  Vaccination numbers continue to exceed the states target level of 12,000 daily with 24,000 vaccinations reported for April 6 and another 12,007 for April 5.  Over 2 million doses have been administered with 1,313,016 individuals who have had at least one dose.

Dealership Scams

If you purchased a vehicle from Eugene in 2017 or 2018 in response to a flyer mailed out, you may be entitled to some compensation.  The Oregon Attorney General has announced a crackdown from car dealerships that have sent misleading flyers. Several dealerships in Oregon have been sited in the crackdown, the closest is Sheppard Motors in Eugene.  sheppard’s  flyers  claimed that individuals have won $750 dollars when in reality they won a $29.00 smart watch.  The dealer also offered a minimum trade in allowance that was not honored in at least 16 cases.  If you believe that you could receive compensation you can go to