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Lane County To Require Vaccinations for Employees; School Board to Move Meeting Place; More COVID for Florence; OHA COVID Numbers

Lane County To Require Vaccinations for Employees Lane County has decided to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all county employees.  The word came down yesterday that unless an employee has a medical or religious exemption under current state law they will be subject to provisional layoff.  Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky […]

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Wine and Chowder Event Moved; 8 More Cases of COVID-19 for Florence; OHA Weekly COVID Report; Daily COVID Numbers; Vax Clinic

Wine and Chowder Event Moved The popular Florence Wine and Chowder Trail is being moved to February.  The traditional October event has been rescheduled for the winter date.  The Florence area Chamber of Commerce announced the change yesterday.  Chamber CEO and President Bettina Hannigan stated one of the benefits of […]

Hospital Seeing Fewer Positive COVID Cases; 6 More Cases in Florence; Florence Festival of Books; Vax Clinic; Free Lunch…and Breakfast for Students

Hospital Seeing Fewer Positive COVID Cases Peace Harbor Hospital is reporting that they are seeing fewer COVID-19 cases at the hospital.  Chief Medical Officer Dr. Heather McArthur says it may be an actual decrease in cases or that people are finding alternative means of testing. “There has been a question […]

School Reports More COVID-19 Cases; 97439 Adds More Cases; Rods and Rhodies Wrap; OHA Weekend Numbers

School Reports More COVID-19 Cases The Siuslaw School district is reporting that some students at Siuslaw elementary school have tested positive for COVID-19. A letter drafted by school superintendent Andy Grzeskowiak to parents and staff at the school state that any individuals that have come in contact with the students […]

Businesses Give Staff a Break; Florence COVID-19 Numbers; School Board Resignation; COVID-19 Cases Show Slight Decline

Businesses Give Staff a Break What it comes down to is a shortage of people that are available to work.  Staffing issues, overtime and overworking available staff are some of the reasons that your favorite restaurant may be closed.  That and COVID-19 positive test results.  Restaurants like the Beachcomber, Ixtapa, […]

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Elementary School Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis; Walkout Threat; COVID-19 Update; State COVID Cases

Elementary School Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis Just two days into the new school year the Siuslaw School District is reporting that a person in Siuslaw Elementary School has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  Superintendent Andy Grzeskowiak sent out a letter to staff and families last night giving what details were available.  The […]

Positive Feedback From School Board Meeting; COVID-19 Still Prevalent; Air Quality Advisory; PeaceHealth Recognized; Antibody Therapy Available Locally

Positive Feedback From School Board Meeting The overall consensus from the community and members of the Siuslaw School board was that the meeting last night at Hans Peterson Field was productive and positive.  About 50 community members showed up representing several issues.  There was support for the mask wearing mandate […]