LCC moves to mostly remote for first four weeks of fall term

Lane Community College announced with the rise in COVID cases that it would go mostly remote for the first four weeks of fall term which begins Sept. 27. They will maintain in-person courses for areas that require a hands-on component like Career Technical Education.

The college also made the decision to get rid of the the philosophical exemption of its vaccine requirement for students and employees, leaving only religious and health exemptions. Meanwhile the University of Oregon is still keeping it’s philosophical exemption, and those that submitted that exemption at the end of last week would even be entered along with vaccinated students for a $5K prize.

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  • UO Law school began near the end of last month and the school's dean says that 99% of employees and students reported their vaccination status by Aug. 30, with 97% of them being vaccinated.

  • The City of Eugene has delayed the opening of its first two "Safe Sleep Sites" due to issues of construction and finding a service partner.

  • Ebbert Memorial Methodist Church and Community Alliance of Lane County teamed up together to open the Casa de la Unidad community center in Springfield. In addition to providing space for CALC's Citywide and SAfER programs, Escudo Latino alongside Carry it Forward will also have offices at the building.

  • Oregon schools will provide free period products with the state legislature passing the Menstrual Dignity Act earlier this year.

  • 4J says it had to change bus routes due to driver shortage.

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