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SOCIAL SERVICES INFO
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 www.slmh.org

▪ 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 https://lcdiaperbank.org

▪ 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6eFFCi12v8

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: www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php For those in recovery that want an alternate to AA, here are the Buddhist Recovery online meetings: www.buddhistrecovery.org/meetingslisting/meetings/Telephone+-+Online.htm 6. Self care is more important that ever during this time. Here is another free app that can help: www.insighttimer.com

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: 

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6843437-Reopening-Oregon-Framework-Presentation-v4.html#document/

GOVERNMENT SERVICES INFO
Thursday, May 7, 2020 to Friday, July 31, 2020

▪ City of Cottage Grove www.cottagegrove.org 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 www.cottagegrove.org/library 

     CG Municipal Court call 541.767.4115 or send email to courtclerk@cottagegrove.org for information.

▪ Lane County for details about specific county services go to: www.lanecounty.org 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 www.oregon.gov For State of Oregon News: www.myoregon.gov

▪ Fight back against price gouging call 503.378.8442 or visit: www.doj.state.or.us/consumer-protection ▪ Out of a job? Contact Oregon Employment Department & to file a claim at www.secure.emp.state.or.us

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

▪ Lost your job & need healthcare? You may qualify for the Oregon Health Plan go to: www.one.oregon.gov

▪ 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)

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

▪ Lost your job & need healthcare? You may qualify for the Oregon Health Plan go to: www.one.oregon.gov

▪ 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)

PUBLIC SAFETY INFO
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

RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES
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.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
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 www.ltd.org Call: 541.687.5555 Email: ltd@ltd.org 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: www.ltd.org/ridesource