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FREE COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic

FREE COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic

FREE COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic

Pfizer vaccine administered by EMS staff

for anyone 16 years and older


Wednesday, May 5

10 AM – NOON

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

95 Cleveland Street

Shady Cove, OR 97539


Registration guarantees vaccine!

Walk-ins welcome on a space available basis.


Requirements day of:  full name and birthdate,

signed consent form to take vaccine,

wait 15 minutes after getting shot.


Please register at

or call

541/622-2240  Leave name and phone number,

We’ll call you back.


Second shots of Pfizer vaccine will be given

Wednesday, May 26 from 10 AM – NOON at St. Martin’s.


Any excess doses will be taken to Shady Cove Market

after NOON, and offered until gone.

(22111 Hwy 62 in Shady Cove)

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Risk Level Changing Again

Risk Level Changing Again

Per Governor’s Office –

As of this Friday, April 30, for SW Oregon counties, risk levels will be:

  • Coos (no movement – remain High)
  • Curry (no movement – remain Moderate)
  • Douglas: High to Moderate
  • Jackson: High to Extreme
  • Josephine: High to Extreme

While we are very hopeful this is the last surge and that we will see cases decline after this as vaccines increase, given the surge and increased numbers across the board, the Governor has decided to remove the “warning week” for the current and next two weeks (and the use of the “buffer week” will also be on pause). We will release movement week data on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 27th: Movement data released

Friday, April 30th: County Risk Levels change

Tuesday, May 4th: Movement data released

Friday, May 7th: County Risk Levels change

Tuesday, May 11th: Movement data released

Friday, May 14th: County Risk Levels change

Due to the hospital census yesterday of 319 hospitalized cases and the upward trend that has us at a 37.4% increase, the Governor has announced that we are re-instating  extreme risk for this week. We will pull data again next week with the potential of moving all counties out of extreme risk every week if/as the hospitalizations go down (or possibly even if they simply level off). The Governor will also be calling on Metro area hospitals to pause elective surgeries until we see hospital rates come down.

There will be 15 counties moving to extreme risk on Friday, April 30th for at least one week.

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IRS provides tax relief for victims of Oregon wildfires

COVID-related tax credit, as amended by American Rescue Plan

COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day – May 8

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day – May 8

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 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 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


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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ODOT to trim along Hwy 62 scheduled for 4/6-4/9

ODOT to trim along Hwy 62 scheduled for 4/5-4/9

Updated to Monday, 4/5!

ODOT will begin trimming and chipping along Highway 62 in Shady Cove tentatively scheduled for 4/5-4/9.  This will help eliminate chances of a blocked evacuation route should a wildfire begin again..

Last year they did some very similar work.

Please use appropriate caution when driving through these construction areas.

ODOT to trim along Hwy 62 scheduled for 4/6-4/9ODOT to trim along Hwy 62 scheduled for 4/5-4/9ODOT to trim along Hwy 62 scheduled for 4/5-4/9No more blackberries!

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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:

Who can apply

Eligible entities who have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss include:

  • Restaurants
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
  • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products

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:

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,, (541) 896-1714 – Awards are between $500 and $1200. Funds are limited so apply soon.

Online Application:



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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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Paycheck Protection Loan Program for businesses with up to 20 employees

The U.S. Small Business Administration has established a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees – this includes sole proprietors.

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Jackson County moving down from Extreme to High

Jackson County moving down from Extreme to High on 2/26

From the Governor’s Office – 

Three counties would move up in risk while 15 counties will move down in risk.

A press release will be issued Tuesday indicating that this is a movement week and the following changes will go into effect on Friday, February 26th:

Restaurant business should see progress.

What will change under the High-Risk level?

  • Eating and Drinking Establishments: Indoor dining is allowed. Indoor not to exceed 25% maximum capacity occupancy or 50 people, whichever is smaller. Outdoor dining not to exceed 75 people maximum. Indoor and outdoor seating: 6 people per party and per table maximum, limit 2 households. 11:00 pm closing time.
  • Indoor Entertainment Establishments: Maximum 25% occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is smaller. 11:00 pm closing time.
  • Indoor Recreation & Fitness: Maximum 25% occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is smaller. Indoor full-contact sports prohibited.
  • Social and At-Home Gathering Size (Indoor): Maximum 6 people. Recommended limited: 2 household
  • Social and At-Home Gathering Size (Outdoor): Maximum 8 people.

Clackamas: High to Moderate

Clatsop: High to Lower

Crook: Extreme to High

Curry: Lower to Moderate

Douglas: High to Extreme

Harney: Lower to Moderate

Jackson: Extreme to High

Lane: Extreme to High

Lincoln: High to Lower

Linn: High to Moderate

Malheur: Extreme to Moderate

Marion: Extreme to High

Polk: Extreme to High

Umatilla: Extreme to High

Union: Extreme to Moderate

Wasco: Extreme to Lower

Washington: High to Moderate

Yamhill: Extreme to High

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Forest Patrol Assessment

Forest Patrol Assessment

In response to numerous requests in regard to letters received from the Oregon Department of Forestry, and while they have not been answering the phone listed, there will be a Zoom meeting to discuss the process on February 18, 2021 at 7PM.

No information in regard to the particulars for the Zoom meeting have been published yet by ODF.

Forestland Classification


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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


Pacific Power Electricity-Dependent Medical Needs Info

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