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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day – May 8

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day – May 8

https://roguedisposal.com/transfer-station/hazardous-waste

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

May 8, 2021
Rogue Transfer & Recycling in White City
8 am to 4:30 pm

How Much Does It Cost?

No charge this year.

Examples of what to bring

  • Cleaning supplies (window cleaner, drain cleaner, bathroom cleaner, anything containing bleach or ammonia)
  • Pesticides and insecticides
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Weed killers not currently approved for use
  • Paint remover
  • Old or toxic wood preservatives
  • Light ballasts
  • Alkaline and rechargeable batteries
  • Thermostats containing mercury

What NOT to bring

  • No paint (see paintcare.org for more info)
  • No 55-gallon drums
  • No fluorescent light tubes (see Transfer Station for more info)
  • No medical or biological waste (see Medical Waste for more info)
  • No asbestos (see Asbestos for more info)
  • No propane tanks (see Transfer Station for more info)
  • No antifreeze (see Transfer Station for more info)
  • No explosives
  • No radioactive materials
  • No ammunition
  • No commercial or industrial waste
  • No waste in containers larger than 5 gallons

While these materials are not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Event, many of them can be recycled for a fee at the Transfer Station. Learn more.

What about paint?

We do not accept paint at this event. Thanks to an Oregon law enacted in 2010, there are now local paint stores that will accept your latex and oil-based paints year-round. Go to paintcare.org and enter your zip code to find participating stores in your area. We recommend calling the store to make sure they have room to accept your paint before you visit.

Following COVID-19 safety protocol

All participants will remain in their cars once on site. Trained hazardous waste personnel will come to you and remove the items from your vehicle. Wherever possible, please put your items to be disposed of in your trunk or rear section of your car. Once in the unloading area, please turn off your vehicle and open the trunk or pop the hatch and we’ll take care of the rest.

Does your business have hazardous waste?

Businesses in Jackson and Josephine counties can take advantage of our special Conditionally Exempt Generator Day, held each year as part of our Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event. This service is by application only and appointments are made in advance. Fees are charged according to the type and volume of waste being disposed.

Download the Conditionally Exempt Generator information packet — including application form and inventory of waste to be disposed of at the event. For more information, please give us a call at 541.779.4161.

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Sunday Fire Update

WEED ABATEMENT ENFORCEMENT begins MAY 1!

The City of Shady Cove WEED ABATEMENT Ordinance begins on May 1.  Fire Season is too important to wait until later in the year to start enforcement. There have already been numerous small wildfires in the Valley.  Jackson County has sent a DROUGHT DECLARATION to the Governor. Gone are the days of just cutting weeds once a year.  WE DO NOT WANT AND WE CANNOT HAVE ANOTHER FIRE SEASON LIKE LAST YEAR.

Please help the whole community by taking action now.  If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact City Hall at 541-878-2225.  Community Service Officers will be patrolling regularly.

Noxious vegetation. The presence of vegetation on property or in the right-of-way of a street, alley or sidewalk abutting the property, anytime between May 1 and September 30 of any year including:

Weeds or grass more than 10 inches

Blackberry bushes that extend into a public thoroughfare or across a property line

Poison oak or ivy

Vegetation that is a health hazard, a fire hazard or other hazard because it is near other combustibles, or a traffic hazard because it impairs the view of the public thoroughfare or otherwise makes use of the thoroughfare hazardous for pedestrians and/or vehicles.

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TREE LIMB AND BRUSH DROP OFF 4/12-4/23

TREE LIMB AND BRUSH DROP OFF 4/12-4/30

In an effort to keep fire loads at a lower point this fire season, the City will take tree limbs and brush from residents of Shady Cove.  Collection place is the Public Works Building at 1008 Celtic Circle.

APRIL 12 – APRIL 30, 2021

Bring your Tree Limbs and Brush (No Leaves or STUMPS) to the Shady Cove Public Works Building. We will accept tree limbs and branches only. * No garbage, leaves or other yard debris will be accepted.

The City will have a designated trailer parked in front of the building. PLEASE DO NOT OVERFILL THE TRAILER. IF THE TRAILER IS NOT THERE WHILE WE EMPTY IT, PLEASE DO NOT DUMP LIMBS.

REMEMBER! 

From May 1 through September 30th of each year weeds, grass, brushes, and shrubbery are to be cut to 10 inches or less and removed.

Battery-operated weed whackers are available at City Hall at no cost by appointment only.

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Restaurant Grants to Avert Layoffs Including COVID-19 Impact

Restaurant Grants to Avert Layoffs Including COVID-19 Impact

Restaurant Revitalization Program:

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/restaurant-revitalization-fund

The Rogue Workforce Partnership will have a limited amount of funding that can help support and sustain local restaurants during this challenging time. Grant applicants need to: 1) Have at least 3 employees; 2) Be solely located in either Jackson or Josephine county; 3) and are not part of a regional or national chain.

For more information and a list of potential grant expenditures: https://lnkd.in/gXkQ_9w

Preference will be given to applicants who have sought Technical Assistance from the Oregon Restaurant COVID Assistance (ORCA) project. Connect with your local ORCA advisor: Michael Lainoff, ORCA Project, Managerorca@oregonsbdc.org, (541) 896-1714 – https://lnkd.in/gXFaMqF. Awards are between $500 and $1200. Funds are limited so apply soon.

Online Application: https://lnkd.in/grgZw6K

 

 

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Commercial Rent Relief Grant

Commercial Rent Relief Grant for Small Businesses

Business Oregon Announces Second Round of Commercial Rent Relief Grants to Help Small Businesses Cover Outstanding Lease Payments

On April 22, Business Oregon will open the second round of a grant program for building owners to cover outstanding lease payments from small business tenants that are behind on rent due to COVID-19. The grants can go up to $100,000 per each business tenant, but not more than $3 million for each landlord.

There is $42 million available in this round. Round one of the program launched on March 22nd, with 2,965 applications requesting $65.4 million. Most grant applicants from round one are receiving funding, as there was $49.9M available in round one. The funding is being allocated by region, to ensure it reaches businesses throughout the state. 2,609 grants will be awarded from the round one applicant pool, with only the Portland Metro region seeing more demand than available funds. Those applicants not selected in round one are automatically entered into round two.

This program helps small business tenants that have 100 or fewer employees. Both the business tenant and property owner will need to participate in the application process and sign the grant agreement, but the initial application needs to be completed by the landlord. The online application process is very simple, and information is available in multiple languages. In addition to Business Oregon staff, the agency has contracted with culturally-focused organizations to help small businesses and their landlords with the process if they have questions. A list is available on the Business Oregon website.

There are some minor changes to round two versus round one to accommodate additional applicants. The minimum grant amount is now $500 (from $1,000), landlords can be publicly-traded businesses, and sole proprietors do not need to register their business with the Secretary of State if they are not otherwise required to do so.

The program will open for online applications Wednesday April 22 at 9am and will be open for two weeks, closing May 6.  It is NOT first-come, first-served. Applications will be chosen by a random lottery system in any geographic regions that have more applicants than available funds.

This is the seventh COVID-specific program Business Oregon has implemented to help businesses navigate the impacts of the pandemic. One of those programs — the emergency small business grant — helped about 7,400 small businesses with $43 million in grants to help offset revenue impacts from COVID-19.

More program information and eligibility details are available on Business Oregon’s website, along with the application link on April 22.

 

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Pacific Power Electricity-Dependent Medical Needs Info

Pacific Power Electricity-Dependent Medical Needs Info

If someone in your household has electricity-dependent medical needs, please contact Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070. Pacific Power relies on customers to self-identify medical needs dependent on electricity so they can provide additional outreach prior to a Public Safety Power Shutoff. Learn more at pacificpower.net/psps.

 

Pacific Power Electricity-Dependent Medical Needs Info

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New Covid Vaccination Communication Assistance

Covid Vaccination Communication Assistance

You are able to use the following website to gain more access in regard to getting vaccinations.

https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/

It will include separate information and links to GetVaccinatedOregon.

Or: https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19/Vaccine-Appointments

You will also be able to access information by either emailing ORCOVID@211info.org

or by calling 211

or by calling 1-866-698-6155

or by texting ORCOVID to 898211

 

 

 

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HERO CELEBRATION, Saturday, October 10

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Fire Danger Level Drops to Moderate

Fire Season Ended on 11/6/20, however, fire prevention continues

ODF SWO Fire season ends 2020 Press Release

Greg Winfrey, Fire Chief

Jackson County Fire District 4

November 6, 2020

Oregon Department of Forestry                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Southwest Oregon District
5286 Table Rock Road
Central Point, OR  97502

Contact: Natalie Weber, Public Information Officer

(541) 621-4005 or (541) 664-3328

 

Fire season ends today, but fire prevention continues

After 190 days, fire season ends today, Friday, November 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. Lands affected by this declaration include state, private, county, city, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties totaling 1.8 million acres.

 

This marks the second longest fire season on record on the Southwest Oregon District, only nine days fewer than the longest recorded season from 1988. The preliminary totals for the season show ODF firefighters tackling 220 wildland fires, totaling roughly 40,494 acres. This total fire count does not even include the number of alarms firefighters responded to related to fire restriction violations, assisting our local partners, and smoke chases throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties; crews responded to more than 1,400 calls for service that did not result in fire suppression.

 

The season began with dry conditions on May 1, 2020, prompting an earlier start than most years. However, it wasn’t until late July that the first large fire of the season broke out on the district. The Worthington fire was first reported on July 30, burning 761 acres five miles northeast of Eagle Point. It was followed by the Grizzly Creek fire a mile north of Howard Prairie Lake; that fire was caught at 325 acres.

 

Up until September, these were the largest fires on the district, and less than 1,000 acres had been burned by 162 fires. September 8, 2020 presented firefighters and residents of the Rogue Valley alike with an unprecedented fire event. The Almeda, South Obenchain and Slater fires all broke out on the same day, fueled by an east wind event typically only experienced once every 20 years. The loss of lives, homes and structures will forever be remembered by fire crews.

 

ODF as an organization was also challenged in a different way this fire season; COVID-19 presented risks to our firefighters and general staff that created an added hurdle to an already difficult and often stressful time. Safety is always a top priority in the agency, and preventative measures were added to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in the district and at fire camps. By following CDC guidelines, including social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing often, cases were kept at a minimum; According to the Northwest Coordinating Center, there were seven confirmed positive cases of COVID among firefighting resources assigned to Type 1 or Type 2 incidents in the Northwest Region (Oregon and Washington) this fire season. At the peak of the recent firefighting efforts, there were nearly 8,000 people assigned to fires in the region.

 

Despite the difficulties encountered this year, overall, 97-percent of all ODF Southwest fires were held at ten acres or less. We accredit this not only to our aggressive initial attack and well-trained team, but our countless partners throughout our region that have helped to make this season a success.

The termination of fire season removes fire prevention regulations on equipment use and the use of fire for debris burning. This applies to the public and industrial operations on forestlands. However, many structural fire agencies require permits for debris burning; please check with your local fire department to obtain any necessary permits before burning.

 

While fire season is over, fire prevention must continue. Please be vigilant while burning debris, making sure that a burn pile is never left unattended. Also, please use caution while using machinery that could produce a spark. Fall weather in Southern Oregon can vary greatly.

 

While fire season has officially come to a close, we are still here to help. Fire prevention tips and additional information is available online at www.swofire.com, our Facebook page: @ODFSouthwest.

 

Thank you,

 

Natalie Weber

Public Information Officer

Oregon Department of Forestry

Southwest Oregon District

Cell | (541) 621-4005

 

www.swofire.com

Facebook | @ODFSouthwest

Twitter | @SWOfire

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Free Masks and Gloves for Small Businesses

Free Masks and Gloves for Small Businesses

Please contact City Hall at 541-878-2225 if you need any masks or gloves.  We have a limited supply still after numerous businesses have taken advantage of this program.

News: Governor Brown Announces Free Masks and Gloves for Small Businesses

 

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Fire Weather Warning

Emergency Fire Response and After the Fire Links

Pacific Power Info on Emergency Generator Usage

https://www.pacificpower.net/outages-safety/storm-emergency-preparedness.html

 

Latest FEMA update –

FS-DR-4562-OR-85 Recovery At A Glance Jackson County 02 02 2021

MA-DR-4562-OR-05 FEMA Experts Provide Free Home Repair Advice

After the Fire –https://shadycove.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=3222&action=edit

https://www.kdrv.com/content/news/Jackson-and-Josephine-fire-danger-decreasing-from-Extreme-to-High-572689401.html

 

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Community Health Notices

Community Health Notices

SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST UPDATES –

Oregon Counties COVID-19 Risk Levels Warning Week Data 12.7.2020

https://osha.oregon.gov/Documents/COVID-19-memo-riskassessment-infectioncontrolplan-training-deadlines.pdf

Community Health Notices

Please find attached the Region X Interagency COVID-19 Economic Recovery Taskforce newsletter.

Region X IRC NEWSLETTER EDITION 6

New policy requiring face coverings in certain outdoor locations:

https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2288K.pdf

New social gathering policy—limiting indoor “social get-togethers” to 10 people:

https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2351G.pdf

OED has a new UI website is unemployment.oregon.gov .  There are links for workers, employers, and FAQs at the top, and an eligibility quiz to find out which benefits you might qualify for here https://unemployment.oregon.gov/workers/eligibility-quiz .

There is a new FAQ on the residential eviction moratorium:

https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19#housingAndHomelessness_viewAll

 

Per the attached letter, today Governor Brown informed the Jackson County Board of Commissioners that Jackson County is approved to enter into Phase II of Reopening Oregon on June 5.  Complete Phase II reopening guidance and requirements can be found at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19 (look under the Governor’s Orders and OHA Guidance section).

It should be noted that this reopening wasn’t a “rubber stamp” approval and as of this afternoon,  9 of Oregon’s 36 counties have not received authorization to enter into Phase II.  Our local health providers and our public health officials have positioned us well to enter into this phase.   As the Governor’s letter states, moving to Phase II does come with increased risk, so let’s continue to work together to take the necessary steps to control the spread of COVID-19.

06.04.20_Jackson County Phase 2 letter of approval

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Business Oregon is offering new resources to help small businesses with PPE (personal protective equipment) issues.

  • Reminder, outside of health care & personal services, there are generally no PPE requirements or suggestions above/beyond face coverings (cloth face covering or face shield) in any of the sector guidance.
  • The Oregon PPE Network (OPEN) & Supply Connector are just launching … and Business Oregon has a site dedicated to the topic here: https://www.oregon4biz.com/Coronavirus-Information/#reopen

Jackson County Public Health Reports New COVID-19 Cases May 27

Reopening Update – 051320

This morning Jackson County received the following question regarding our reopening plan from the Governor’s Office:  “The Oregon Health Authority has reviewed your application and has determined that additional information is necessary in order to complete their evaluation, specifically: Please provide a narrative paragraph about how you would work with and integrate community organizations and community health workers to contact trace and protect the health of Jackson County’s Latinx and other diverse populations?”  Our response is attached.  Other than this question, we haven’t received any further word regarding the status of our plan and the potential for reopening on May 15, 2020.  We did view this single request as a good sign that overall our plan is meeting the seven prerequisites for reopening.  Our understanding is that the Governor is holding a press conference tomorrow at 10:00 am where we hopeful that further reopening information will be shared.

JaCoReopeningPrerequisiteStatusPlan_SupplementalQuestion

 

Reopening Oregon biz guidelines webinars – 051120

 

County’s letter to Governor Brown – 050720

JaCoReopeningPrerequisiteStatusPlan

 

2020-0178 Oregon COVID-19 Daily Update 035_050520_FINAL

32 ECC SIT REPORT 5-5-2020

 

Jackson County Parks –

Jackson County Urges the Public to Avoid County Parks

 

***IMPORTANT NEWS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES***

2020 The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

We know that all citizens have concerns regarding the latest health crisis.  Below is a flyer sent by the CDC on how they are working to protect and prepare communities.  We are also communicating with the State, Jackson County, and other cities to bring you the latest substantiated news regarding CoVID19 and its effect on our community.

https://www.cdc.gov/media/index.html

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/Public-Health/Welcome

3/24/20 Update –

Situation in Oregon
There have been 18 new cases and 3 new deaths reported in Oregon in the past 24 hours. One of the new cases was from Jackson County, bringing the total number of Jackson County cases to 3.
Case counts by county are: Washington – 76, Linn – 20, Marion – 32, Multnomah – 25, Clackamas – 17, Deschutes – 10, Yamhill – 6, Benton – 4, Lane – 4, Jackson – 3, Polk – 3, Umatilla – 2, Clatsop – 1, Douglas – 1, Grant – 1, Hood River – 1, Josephine – 1, Klamath – 1, Union – 1
Age group for Oregon cases is as follows: 55+ years old – 52%, 35 to 54 years old – 34%, 25 to 34 years old – 9%, 18 to 24 years old – 3%, and 17 or younger – 2%.

3/25/20 Update –

Jackson County Public Health is reporting one new COVID-19 case, bringing the total to four in Jackson County. Jackson County Public Health is investigating the case to identify how the individual was exposed to the disease and identify and isolate/quarantine any individuals who may have been in close contact with the person.

Child Care. Rules are rapidly evolving on the child care front. All child cares that want to remain open mush apply to be designated as an emergency child care provider. Hopefully, an expanded list of approved emergency child care providers will be available on Monday. Emergency child care is intended to serve health care and other essential workers. A detailed list of workers that are considered essential for this purpose, and how they are being prioritized is here:

https://oregonearlylearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Essential-Workers-During-COVID-19-Pandemic.3.24.20.pdf

Individuals seeking child care can use the following:CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155 Listen for the “Child Care” prompt, otherwise there may be a long wait
TEXT keyword “children” or “ninos” to 898211 (TXT211)
EMAIL children@211info.org
To search for child care providers online, click here.

The Oregon Employment Department is working hard to ensure people have access to the most current guidance for employers, workers, and job seekers who may be impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Information continues to change daily, including where and how to apply for unemployment insurance benefits and eligibility requirements. Please visit the department’s COVID-19 employment-related web page for the latest information.

Situation Reports 032520

Community Health NoticesCommunity Health Notices

3/29 Updates –

Jackson County Public Health Reports New COVID-19 Cases
[Medford, Oregon] — March 29, 2020, Jackson County Public Health is reporting six new
COVID-19 cases. There is now a total of 19 COVID-19 cases in Jackson County. This matches
the total from Oregon Health Authorities. There are no fatalities in Jackson County, from COVID-
19, at this time.
Of the six new cases, 50% are male and 50% are female. Two are between the ages of 20-29,
one between 50-59, one between 60-69, and two between 70-79.
Jackson County Public Health wants the community to have information on the number of
confirmed cases in a timely fashion. Therefore, as Jackson County Public Health releases this
information, the number of cases may not match what is published on the Health Authority’s
website. This also means that Jackson County Public Health may not have complete information
about each case, as we will be in the beginning stages of our case investigation. Once the case
investigation is completed, additional information will be added to the Jackson County Health and
Human Services website.

3/31 Updates – 

Jackson County HHS SIT Report March 31

UI changes. The Federal CARES Act makes self-employed and independent contractors eligible for unemployment insurance. The Oregon Employment Department is updating its guidance and information as quickly as they are able. For the latest info, visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/ORUnemployment_COVID19

Oregon’s SBDC Capital Access Team, will be hosting a SBA Disaster Loan “Train the Trainer” class this Thursday April 2, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. The audience is economic development practitioners and not small businesses / owners at this point:

https://Bizcenter.zoom.us/j/960337172 / Meeting ID: 960 337 172

SCDC & the SWOCC SBDC have organized a discussion with CCD Business Corporation and Oregon Pacific Bank to talk about their loan funds and the new SBA offerings. Thursday, April 2nd at 10:00am:

https://Bizcenter.zoom.us/j/838739143

Layoff Aversion Funds

There are still small amounts of layoff aversion funds available in our region. Businesses with small needs that will allow them to avoid layoffs, should contact either SOWIB or RWP. A great example of a grant would be a new server to allow more workers to work remotely. Layoff aversion

CARES ACT: New portal for SBA EIDL applications: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ . Summary attachment of business benefits.

2020 The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

4/5 Update – 

Jackson County Public Health Reports New COVID-19 Cases April 5

4/6 Update – 

Jackson County Public Health Reports No New COVID-19 Cases

4/7 Update – 

COVID-19 Daily 040720

2020-0178 Oregon COVID-19 Daily Update 007_040720_Final

4/9 Update – 

Jackson County Public Health Reports New COVID-19 Cases Urges Physical D…

4/12 Update – 

Jackson County Public Health Reports New COVID-19 April 12, 2020

4/14 Updates – 

Jackson County Public Health Reports No New Cases of COVID-19

Jackson County Highlights Partners in Our Community Pacific Power Suppor…

https://www.kdrv.com/content/news/Governor-Brown-speaks-on-timeline-for-loosening-COVID-19-restrictions-569632201.html

4/15 Update – 

COVID-19 Daily 041520

4/16 Update – 

Jackson County Public Health Reports New Case of COVID-19

4/21 Update –

Jackson County Public Health Reports No New COVID-19 Cases April 21

4/22 Update – 

Jackson County Public Health Reports No New COVID-19 Cases and Recovered…

4/26-27 Update – 

 26 ECC SIT REPORT

4/28 Update – 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance News Release_FINAL

May update – 

31 ECC SIT REPORT 5-4-2020

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