Join Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi and his staff for a virtual Wildfire Insurance Town Hall. They will share insurance information and answer questions.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Submit your questions for the town hall.
Access the live stream and learn more about the town hall.
Read the full Update here.
Governor Kate Brown Announces Wildfire Economic Recovery Council
September 29, 2020
Council co-chaired by Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, State Treasurer Tobias Read
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced she is convening a Wildfire Economic Recovery Council to evaluate the economic and community needs of Oregonians statewide as a result of the 2020 wildfire season. The council, co-chaired by Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle and State Treasurer Tobias Read, will work to help counties implement economic recovery solutions, bringing together federal, state, and local resources to support communities impacted by wildfires.
“So many Oregonians lost everything in these fires. With over a million acres burned and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed, the impacts of this wildfire season will be felt on jobs and local economies long after it ends,” said Governor Brown. “While my Disaster Cabinet continues to focus on the immediate wildfire response and relief efforts, this council will prioritize economic recovery for impacted communities.”
The council will focus on solutions that account for the disproportionate impact the 2020 wildfires have had on communities of color, rural, and low-income Oregonians.
“Communities all over the state need help to recover from these wildfires. I had to evacuate due to the Holiday Farm Fire, but I was one of the lucky ones who got to come home,” said Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle. “Many challenges lie ahead in the coming months. We need a clear, collaborative plan to bring all levels of government together with local businesses, workers, and non-profits to rebuild the homes and economies that have been devastated. I want to thank Governor Brown for appointing Treasurer Read and I to lead this council. I’m ready to get to work.”
“The destruction from this wildfire season has been shocking. My heart goes out to the people and communities impacted by the devastation,” said Treasurer Tobias Read. “Our work on the Governor’s Wildfire Council will give us the opportunity to work with communities to decide what rebuilding looks like, and how we can make them more resilient and prosperous.”
The council will convene next week, and will complete its initial work by December 31. The council’s scope of work will include:
• Assessing the community and economic impacts of the fire and assistance needs;
• Coordinating community needs and streamlining assistance;
• Elevating immediate response needs to the Governor’s Disaster Cabinet;
• Identifying possible budget and legislative needs related to wildfire economic recovery;
• Working with the Governor’s Regional Solutions staff to coordinate state agencies to help address fire impacts and promote economic stability, public safety and natural resource recovery, including working with local and federal partners; and
• Apprising the Governor of any further needs identified during the council’s work.
A full council membership list will be available after the council’s first meeting.
Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Prepare for Re-Opening Lincoln City Community Center
[Lincoln City, OR, Sept 30, 2020] Since March, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation (LCP&R) has focused on going virtual to support community via continued recreation, education, and activities for wellness of mind and body for all ages. And they’re still going strong, virtually! On a daily basis, LCP&R offers a variety of virtual fitness classes, dance parties, story time, cooking classes, meditations, trail hikes, camp activities, interactive FB posts and contests and special events like Arbor Day and Mascot Parade – all free for the public.
With approval for Phase II, LCP&R is focused on “Moving Forward Together.” The anticipated re-opening has multiple changes to comply with Oregon Health Authority’s guidelines for our Parks & Open Spaces and Lincoln City Community Center so the public can enjoy our spaces and facilities safely.
The Lincoln City Community Center will re-open Monday, October 5, under the following guidelines: stay home if ill; remain 6 ft apart from people not in your household; no group gatherings of more than 50 people; Center use is with reduced capacity and limited use.
The Lincoln City Community Center will be open with modified hours due to staffing limitations and cleaning requirements. Open times are Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm, and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, closed on Sundays. Pool hours are Mon, Wed, Fri: 7am-12pm and 2pm-7pm, Tues/Thurs: 7am-12pm, and Sat: 9am-12pm and 1-4pm. Patrons will be pre-screened at the front entrance, and all patrons must adhere to wearing a mask indoors (except while swimming).
Reservations are recommended for 1-hour time slots to utilize the pool, walking track, cardio, and weight rooms. Drop-ins will be allowed based on availability. To reserve your workout, go to http://www.lincolncity.org/parksandrec or call 541.994.2131.
Per LCP&R’s sanitation and cleaning protocol, staff will be sanitizing every 15 minutes throughout the Center.
For continued updates on all of LCP&R activities and re-opening phases, please follow the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Facebook page, visit http://www.lincolncity.org/parksandrec, or call 541.994.2131.
FEMA representatives will remain in Lincoln County to assist with applying for financial assistance for those affected by the wildfire and straight-line wind event.
Lincoln City Community Center 2150 NE Oar Place 8am – 6pm – Monday, Sept. 28 – Friday, Oct. 2
FEMA representatives can help you apply for assistance or appeal denials. They are also making calls in our area and it is not spam. Oregon Emergency Management and FEMA want people impacted by the Oregon Wildfires to register with FEMA as quickly as possible!
Lincoln County entered Phase 1 on May 15, 2020
Lincoln County will move into Phase 2 on September 29, 2020
REOPENING LINCOLN COUNTY WEBSITE: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/reopening-lincoln-county
The following is a weekly summary update from the Lincoln County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) provided by the Lincoln County Public Information Officer (PIO).
Update from Lincoln County Health Department Director Rebecca Austen, RN
The Board of Commissioners decided, based on the continued downtrend of SARS-CoV-2 cases in the county two weeks out from Labor Day weekend, to continue forward with the September 29th date to move into phase 2 barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Residents are encouraged to continue practicing physical distancing, hand washing, and wearing face coverings. Moving into phase 2 means the precautions our community has collectively engaged in worked to successfully reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2. These safety measures must continue to be practiced to ensure our community does not see a wave of new cases as we move indoors during the cold and rainy fall and winter months.
The 24 hour lodging hold on unincorporated areas was also lifted at the BOC meeting on Monday, September 21st, 2020.