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Local Churches offering online services
Sunday, April 5, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020

These 12 local churches offer a Sunday morning worship experience...

Calvary Chapel Cottage Grove Facebook Live @ 10 am

Church By Grace Facebook Live @ 10 am

Cottage Grove Faith Center Facebook Live @ 10 am

Living Faith Assembly Cottage Grove, Oregon Facebook Live @ 10 am

Riverside Community Church Facebook Live @ 10 am

Sixth & Gibbs Church Facebook Live @ 10 am

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Facebook Live at 10:30 am (also providing Mass 15 times/wk with limited attendance in accordance with social distancing order)

Trinity Lutheran Church/ Live worship service begins @ 10:30 using Zoom

CG Bible Church on website  Live worship service begins at 10 am

First Presbyterian Church of Cottage Grove Facebook Page Links to a YouTube Pre-recorded Worship

CG United Methodist Church Pre-recorded Worship Service

Hope in The Grove Baptist Church meets in church parking lot on Sundays at 11 am using a low-power FM transmitter. Church is located at  77820 Mosby Creek Rd.


If your church is streaming actvities and its not on this list, please send email to

Local Restaurants Open for Business
Sunday, April 5, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020

Note: Call Cindy at 541.915.0113 to add a business to this list.

The following eateries are open with take-out service (Hours & Menus may have changed) 

Arbys: 810 Row River Rd. (541) 649-1440

BaDooBaz Espresso: 1040 Lord Ave. (541) 337-3250

Bonanza: 505 S Pacific Hwy. (541) 942-4188

BrewStation: 106 S 6th St.  (Growler Fills Only) (541) 942-8770

Burger King: 1275 N Gateway Blvd. (541) 942-8153

Busters Main Street Cafe: 811 E Main St. (541) 942-8363

Carls Jr: 1565 Gateway Blvd. (541) 942-8280

Chalerm Thai: 2715 Row River Rd #B (541) 942-8851

Cottage Bowl: 740 Row River Rd. (541) 767-2695

Dairy Queen:  714 S Pacific Hwy. (541) 942-2916

Domino's Pizza: 225 N 14th St. (541) 942-1100

Dutch Bros Coffee Stand: 1545 Gateway Blvd. (541)955-4700

El Tapatio: 725 E. Gibbs Ave. (541) 767-0457

Espresso Bar'n Coffee Stand: 1551 E Main St. (541) 942-2926

Grill n Chill Food Cart: 10th & E Main St. (541) 968-1134

Jack in the Box: 1525 Gateway Blvd. (541) 942-7010

Jack Sprats: 510 E Main St. (541) 942-8408

KFC: 1530 Gateway Blvd. (541) 942-7505

Lucky Taco Food Truck: 10th & E Main St. (541) 221-1160

McDonalds: 1520 Gateway Blvd. (541) 942-0024

Papa Murphys Pizza: 154 Gateway Blvd. (541) 942-0892

Pinocchios Pizza: 1795 E Main St. (541) 942-5531

Rally Coffee Bar: 1220 E Main St. (541) 942-3810

Spice of India: 945 Gateway Blvd. (541) 767-2786

Stacy's Covered Bridge: 401 East Main St. (541) 767-0320

Subway: 2715 Row River Rd. (541) 942-1931

Taco Bell: 2710 Row River Rd. (541) 767-0192

Tiffanie's Food Truck: 899 E Whiteaker Ave. (541) 514-0432

Toreros Mexican Family Restaurant: 1205 N Pacific Hwy. (541) 942-1155

Urban Kitchen: 1127 E. Main St. (541) 650-2364

Village Green: 725 Row River Rd. (541) 942-2491


CARONAVIRUS FACTS (From the Oregon Health Authority)
Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020

▪ What is novel coronavirus? Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new highly contagious virus. It has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people and there is not yet a vaccination to stop it.

▪ How does novel coronavirus spread? Health experts are still learning the details about how this new coronavirus spreads. Other coronaviruses spread from an infected person to others through the air by coughing and sneezing through close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands by touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

▪ How severe is novel coronavirus? Experts are still learning about the range of illness from novel coronavirus. Reported cases have ranged from mild illness (similar to a common cold) to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization. So far, deaths have been reported mainly in older adults who had other health conditions.

▪ What are the symptoms? People who have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus have reported symptoms that may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.

▪ What should I do if I have symptoms? Call your healthcare provider to identify the safest way to receive care. Let them know if you have traveled to an affected area within the last 14 days.

▪ Who is at risk for novel coronavirus? Your risk of getting COVID-19 relates to your exposure to the virus. To minimize the risk of spread, health officials are working with healthcare providers to promptly identify and evaluate any suspected cases.

▪ How can I prevent from getting novel coronavirus? Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common Cold will also help prevent coronavirus: Wash hands often with soap and water. (If not available, use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer). Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away. (If you don’t have a tissue, cough into your elbow). Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that you frequently touch. Currently, there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections. OHA noted that testing capabilities will soon be expanded to local hospitals.

▪ How is novel coronavirus treated? There are no medications specifically approved for coronavirus. Most people with mild coronavirus illness will recover on their own by drinking plenty of fluids, resting, and taking pain and fever medications. However, some cases develop pneumonia and require medical care or hospitalization.

▪ How does testing for COVID-19 work? Testing is a complex process and Lane County Public Health staff are getting a lot of questions about “test kits” in our community. There are no “test kits” that can be distributed for COVID-19. Every medical provider has the ability to order a test using swabs that are common for influenza testing. Those must be evaluated in a laboratory using materials that are specific to COVID-19. It’s those materials that are in short supply across the country and must come from our federal partners. Go to: and watch the video and contact your local medical providers if you feel that you may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms of fever and lower respiratory issues.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020

▪ All large gatherings canceled statewide.

▪ All bars and restaurants closed Take out & Delivery Only until further notice

▪ All K-12 public schools closed. South Lane School District's teachers, staff and administrators continue to develop a method to deliver a quality education experience in such a trying time. Student meals are served weekdays

▪ Public colleges and universities In-person classes canceled through spring term. Virtual learning continues. Critical functions continue for students living on campus


Oregonians are urged to take everyday precautions to prevent the spread COVID-19 and influenza!

▪ Practice Social Distancing: Don’t shake hands. Leave space. Maintain a 6-foot radius between yourself and others in public spaces

▪ Think it through: People over 60 & those with pre-existing conditions (respiratory, cardiac) & those who are immune-compromised should remain at home

▪ Make use of technology: (FaceTime, video calls, and other tools) stay connected with family and friends

▪ Is using cash and credit cards safe? Lane County Public Health says money & credit cards can spread the virus! After each use immediately wash hands with soap for 20 seconds or sanitize hands. Wipe down credit/debit cards with a bleach wipe

COVID-19 Sources of Official Information
Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020

We encourage you to check for regular updates more & detailed information on the following websites...




▪ LANE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH: Community Call Center 541-682-1380 or

▪ For a snapshot of people affected worldwide:

Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Wednesday, July 8, 2020

▪ City Parks open space remains open if social distancing rules are practiced (playground & sports courts closed)

▪ Row River Trail remains open but parking areas are closed

▪ Dog Park (on Main Street behind car wash) remains open

▪ Cottage Grove & Dorena Lakes all Corps of Engineers managed facilities are closed to the public. ▪ National Forests are closed.

▪ State Parks Limited re-openings statewide this week (none in Lane County)

▪ Lane County Parks has closed its campgrounds, playgrounds, structures, and dog parks. At this time, all other park areas, including boat ramps, remain open. (Baker Bay on Dorena Lake is open) Park patrons are urged to practice social distancing along trails and to avoid busy trails, particularly the trail to the summit of Mt. Pisgah.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Wednesday, July 8, 2020

▪ Cottage Grove Classic Taxi: Call 541.968.7212

▪ South Lane Wheels Operations suspended until further notice

▪ Lane Transit District Call: 541.687.5555 Email: CG Connector (in-town) service suspended. Weekdays all bus routes on a modified Saturday-level of service and Sunday-level service on the weekends. Face masks required to ride. Bus service is now free to all passengers and face masks are required to ride. Social distancing restrictions limit the number of passengers on a 40-ft bus to 15 and 20 passengers on the longer articulated busses. LTD will operate extra busses on routes where passenger load exceeds the new capacity limits.

▪ RideSource provides rides for those on the Oregon Health Plan and for anyone with a disability. Until further notice Monday-Saturday service follows Sunday schedule for only essential trips. Sunday service  is for essential trips only. For more information:

Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020

▪ Community Sharing: 1440 Birch Avenue; 541.942.2176; Office and pantry open regular hours M-F 11-3:30 pm All currently eligible clients receive drive-up food boxes (send note to pick up if you are ill or at-risk). They are accepting new clients who are suddenly unemployed and need temporary assistance. Rent payment assistance is also available. Volunteers needed to deliver food boxes.

▪ Adult & Family Services: 305 Coop Court (across from Grocery Outlet) HOTLINE: 800.838.1752 PHONE: 541.942.9186

▪ Family Relief Nursery: Closed for classroom service still doing outreach and deliveries to families in need. They are running low on food and basic supplies (diapers, baby wipes, cleaning supplies, baby shampoo, etc) Call 541.942.4835 to make an appointment to drop off much needed items.

▪ South Lane Mental Health for info on current service levels or to seek help call 541.942.3939 or visit

▪ Free Kids & Baby Clothes Giveaway at Delight, 538 E. Main St. Call 541.946.3132 for more info

▪ CG Looking Glass Center: Supporting un-sheltered local youth. Call 541.767.3823 for more info ▪ Need diapers? Lane County Diaper Bank

▪ Toilet & Hand-Washing Station: Library/Community Center at 700 E. Gibbs Ave.

▪ United Way COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund can help with bills, rent and food. Call 866.211.9966

Action Steps to Help Each of Us Successfully Maneuver Through a Crisis
Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020

From South Lane Mental Health: Your Community Mental Health Agency 

Human beings like certainty. We are hard-wired to want to know what is happening and to notice things that feel threatening to us. Unfortunately in our culture, we have been trained to feel unsafe. Bad news is broadcast in so many ways, it’s hard to avoid. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. This reaction, is to protect us, can cause all sorts of havoc when there is a sense of uncertainty and conflicting information around us.

Although many of us have been conditioned to live in fear, it is possible, and important to your own mental health, to step beyond the limitations of your fear. A large part of anxiety comes from a sense of what we think we should be able to control, but can’t. Right now, many of us are worried about COVID-19. Many of us feel helpless about what will happen or what we can do to prevent further stress.

This uncertainty might also connect to our uncertainty about other aspects of our lives, or remind us of past times when we didn’t feel safe and the immediate future was uncertain. It is common during times like these to feel more on edge than usual, angry, helpless, sad, unable to focus, and many other uncomfortable feelings.

You might notice that you are more frustrated with others or want to completely avoid any reminders of what is happening. For those of us who already struggle with our mental wellness, we might feel more depressed or less motivated to carry out our daily activities. Please know that you are not helpless, even though it might feel that way.

Here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty:

1. Separate what is in your control from what is not.

2. Be present in the moment. Your power is only available to you when you are present. Also, you can make better choices when you are present because it is then that you are in the greatest capacity of your power. One way to be in the present is to notice the sights, sounds, tastes and other sensory experiences in your immediate moment and name them. Here’s another quick and easy way to be present in any given moment:

3. Remember to breathe. You might be surprised to know that we tend to hold our breath when we are fearful or anxious. Holding your breath doesn't mean a complete cessation of breathing, although that sometimes occurs during nail-biting moments in real life. More typically, holding your breath means that your breathing is restricted because of increased tension in the muscles responsible for breathing.

4. Get outside in nature – even if you are avoiding crowds. If the sun is shining, this is a great way to get your Vitamin D which has been proven to help with depression. Even in the rain, fresh air and exercise helps both your physical and mental health.

5. For those in recovery and/or struggling with substance abuse, here are the AA online meetings: For those in recovery that want an alternate to AA, here are the Buddhist Recovery online meetings: 6. Self care is more important that ever during this time. Here is another free app that can help:

7. Stay connected and reach out to others. Call a relative and/or a trusted friend and talk to them about how you are feeling. It’s also very ok to reach out to a mental health professional for support. You don’t have to be alone with your worry and it can be comforting to share what you are experiencing with those trained to help.

We will get through this, we are in this together, and help is always available.

     South Lane Mental Health Crisis Telephone Services available between 9am-4pm: 541-942-3939

     Whitebird Crisis phone, available 24/7: 541-687-4000 or 1-800-422-7558

     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK

When will Oregon lift its social distancing order?
Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Wednesday, July 8, 2020

On Friday, May 1, Governor Kate Brown extended Oregon’s state of emergency to July 6 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The move comes roughly two months after the original declaration was signed March 8. (It was set to expire May 7.)

The new executive order gives the governor the legal authority to maintain the orders she’s issued thus far — including the stay-home order, a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions and other financial stimulus measures — and issue new ones as she sees fit. Extending the state of emergency declaration allows those orders to stay in effect, however the Governor can still lift her orders as the COVID-19 situation warrants, as she did with her order delaying non-urgent medical procedures.

Efforts to move forward with safely reopening Oregon will be gradual, incremental, and based on science and data.” The new order extends the state of emergency for 60 days, but also allows Brown to terminate it earlier than that if deemed appropriate.

Staying at home as much as possible during this time will save lives. Here is what is allowed and what is not. Allowed: (must keep 6 feet from others) Hospitals and health care, grocery stores, banks and credit unions, pharmacies, take-out/delivery from restaurants and bars, pet stores, gas stations, certain retail stores, outdoor activities like walking your dog, jogging, or biking in your neighborhood, child care facilities and babysitters (only if abiding by new rules)

Not Allowed: Social gatherings (parties, celebrations) with people from outside of your household, dine-in restaurants and bars, nightclubs and concerts, shopping at outdoor or indoor malls and retail complexes, gyms, sports and fitness centers, health clubs, and exercise studios, dance and yoga studios, hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, day spas and massage services, non-medical wellness spas, cosmetic stores, tattoo parlors, theaters, amusement parks, arcades, bowling alleys, music concerts, sporting events, museums, skating rinks, state parks, playgrounds, campgrounds, pools, skate parks, festivals.

Here is a link to an April 20 draft of the plan to reopen Oregon:

Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020

▪ Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce: Provides support to local business owners by connecting them to state & federal programs to keep their business viable. Call 541.942.2411 or visit Click here to learn more about available SBA loan and debt relief options The Chamber Executive Director, the City Manager and representatives of the Economic Business Improvement District (EBID), the Community Development Corporation (CDC), and the Main Street Program are creating a Cottage Grove specific funding source with assistance from Community Lending Works and Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The funding source and program guidelines will be presented to the City Council on May 11 for approval.

▪ Unemployment: A new federal law provides unemployment benefits for self-employed and other workers, adds an additional $600 to weekly benefits, and offers other benefits that you can read about in the FAQs about unemployment insurance or the complete guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor. You can apply for state unemployment benefits by phone: 877.345.3484 or go to to file online using the Online Claims System. You will need to provide your complete work history for the past 18 months including employer names, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of employment.

▪ Coronavirus Tax Relief & Economic Impact Payments: Help is available for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others affected by COVID-19. For most taxpayers, payments are automatic, and no further action is needed. This includes taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 & 2019 and most seniors and retirees. Do not call the IRS. To receive payment faster, taxpayers can update banking information. Non-filers can now enter their Information online. For more info and to get regular updates:

Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020

▪ Café 60 Senior Meals: Takeout meals only. Tuesday-Thursday, Noon to 1 pm, Riverview Terrace basement at 925 W. Main St.

▪ Community Sharing Food Boxes Available Monday-Friday, 11 am-3:30 pm, 1440 Birch Ave. The number of food boxes offered has increased. For eligibility requirements call 541.942.2176

▪ Grocery Outlet resumes regular business hours on May 3 Monday-Saturday, 8 am-9 pm & Sunday, 9 am-9 pm

▪ Food for Lane County Mobile Pantry Delivers free food boxes on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 pm at Bohemia School, 721 South R St. You must stay in your vehicle. Persons on foot will be served by maintaining the required 6 feet of protective space.

▪ Meals on Wheels Home Delivery: Procedure is the driver knocks and asks if all is ok. If yes, will leave the meal to retrieve after he/she is gone.

▪ Seventh-Day Adventists Food Giveaway: Free produce giveaway on third Mondays from 1-3 pm. Emergency food boxes are also available. The church is located at 820 S. 10th St. Call 541.942.5213 for details.

▪ Soup’s On: Free to-go meal served on Sundays from 4:30-6 pm using the back window of the ROP Building at 632 E. Main St. (former Healing Matrix/McCoy’s Pharmacy). The site is wheelchair accessible. Pet food & fresh produce also provided.

▪ South Lane School District provides free weekday “grab & go” meals to children 0-18 years-old Meal Sites: Dorena School, London School & CG High School from 9-10 am Route A Bus stops: 8th & Arthur 9:00; Bohemia Park 9:15; 16th & Pritchett 9:25; 16th & Ostrander 9:30; 22nd & E. Whiteaker 9:40; 2424 Whiteaker Ave. 9:50; Faith Ctr. on Row River 10:05; 125 Gateway Blvd. 10:20; 11th St. & Lord 10:40; Saginaw Trailer Park 11:00 Route B Bus stops: 948 S 6th St. 9:00; Harrison & 10th 9:10; 700 E. Gibbs Ave. 9:20; Frontier Trailer Park 9:40; Goodwill/Dollar Tree lot 9:40; Holly & River Rd. 9:50; Birch Ave & J St. 10:00; Bohemia Elementary 10:10; 5th St. near Madison 10:25; River Walk Place 10:40

▪ Trinity Lutheran Church Free Take Out Meals: Tuesdays & Thursday, 5:15-6:15 pm, South 6th & Quincy (pick up meals at the double door entrance on 7th St.)

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL RESTAURANTS!!! Order Take Out or Delivered Meals, Buy gift certificates/cards for yourself and others who can't leave home (Some may have limited menus right now) All local fast food restaurants offer drive-thru service. Domino's Pizza provides delivery service.

Facebook Page: South Lane Biz & Eateries has a list of open restaurants with some offering menus.

Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020

▪ City of Cottage Grove 541.942.5501

     City Hall: Closed;

     City Council: Holding virtual meetings as needed;

     Community Center: Building closed until further notice. Phones are open Monday-Friday from 8 am - 5 pm to help answer any resource questions.  

     Library: Building and phones are closed until further notice. Access FREE e-books & audio books online. Go to 

     CG Municipal Court call 541.767.4115 or send email to for information.

▪ Lane County for details about specific county services go to: Lane County parks are open to everyone who obey the social distancing order. Waste management sites operating normal hours.

▪ State of Oregon For details on specific services For State of Oregon News:

▪ Fight back against price gouging call 503.378.8442 or visit: ▪ Out of a job? Contact Oregon Employment Department & to file a claim at

Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Wednesday, July 8, 2020

▪ Lost your job & need healthcare? You may qualify for the Oregon Health Plan go to:

▪ Need a mask? Check out Cottage Grove Oregon Mask Makers on Facebook

▪ Blood Donations Needed Now: Bloodworks Northwest, 2211 Willamette St. in Eugene. To schedule an appointment call 541.484.9111 ▪ Hospitals & Clinics: Call before arrival for directions to keep others safe and healthy. All patients, visitors and caregivers entering PeaceHealth facilities are screened with a non-contact thermometer. Any individual with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above is not allowed to enter and is provided the appropriate instructions on seeking care.

▪ CG Hospital & Clinic: 1515 Village Drive, 541.767.5500 (call first)

▪ Nova Urgent Care: 1445 N. Gateway Blvd. 541.942.7000 (call first)

Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Wednesday, July 8, 2020

▪ Lost your job & need healthcare? You may qualify for the Oregon Health Plan go to:

▪ Need a mask? Check out Cottage Grove Oregon Mask Makers on Facebook

▪ Blood Donations Needed Now: Bloodworks Northwest, 2211 Willamette St. in Eugene. To schedule an appointment call 541.484.9111 ▪ Hospitals & Clinics: Call before arrival for directions to keep others safe and healthy. All patients, visitors and caregivers entering PeaceHealth facilities are screened with a non-contact thermometer. Any individual with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above is not allowed to enter and is provided the appropriate instructions on seeking care.

▪ CG Hospital & Clinic: 1515 Village Drive, 541.767.5500 (call first)

▪ Nova Urgent Care: 1445 N. Gateway Blvd. 541.942.7000 (call first)

Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Wednesday, July 8, 2020

▪ CG Police Non-Emergency Number: 541.942.9145

▪ Lane County Sheriff's Office: General Information at 541.682.4150

▪ Oregon State Police: Mobile Phone: *OSP or *677 and Phone: 800.442.0776

▪ Local, County State & Corrections: No In-Person Visits