Effective immediately and regardless of vaccination status, Lane County Public Health is advising people to wear masks indoors when near others not from their homes. Masks should be worn outdoors when it’s impossible to socially distance from others not from your immediate household.
Efforts to rename institutions with racist underpinnings such as schools, military bases and sports teams are happening across the country. In Oregon, there’s a movement to change the name of Lane County, which is dedicated to Joseph Lane, the first governor of the Oregon Territory.
Coordinated Care Organizations manage the Oregon state version of Medicaid on a local level. Trillium, the CCO in Lane County, is so profitable it's received a buyout offer from the Fortune 500 corporation Centene. Some locals are concerned.