Curry County business COVID-19 updates

Greetings Curry business owners and partners,

As the reality of COVID-19 begins to resonate, we are developing and activating programs that will help in mitigating the effects this epidemic is having on our local economy.

Miranda Plagge of the Curry County Economic Development Department and Crissy Cooper of West Coast Adventures are establishing a tourism and event outreach program. They will be working in partnership with state and regional tourism partners. They will be collecting the data of economic impact and loss related to COVID-19. With that, you may be asked to track your losses and participate in surveys. This information is critical in economic recovery and we look forward to partnering with those agencies that will have information to provide.

We will be attending a small  business support conference call with Senator Merkley tomorrow morning. I look forward to sharing with you, the efforts being put forth.

The hub of information and resource pertaining to COVID-19 in Curry County can be found here: This website contains information that is being updated throughout the day by the Public Health Administrator, Emergency Services Manager and the Economic Development Department. If you find there is information that would be helpful to add, please let us know so that we can submit that request.

We are also working with George Rhodes in developing an SBA task force. We have seen how overwhelming these circumstances can be, especially on a small business with limited resources. We want to make sure that every business is afforded the opportunity and support needed to execute economic recovery.

As always, we continue to make updates available through these daily emails, on the Curry County Economic Development website: and on our Facebook page:

ORLA (Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association) has been diligent in advocating for restaurants and lodging business:

The Governor published the Oregon State website relating specifically to COVID-19:

I realize we have shared many websites for resource. All of those resources will be made available at

Kind regards,

Summer Matteson

Economic Development

Curry County, OR division of Community Development

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The State of Oregon has now limited gatherings, and closed all k-12 schools. The library has removed all toys and games from circulation, and will be cancelling all meetings and gatherings until April 8th. We will also be implementing other control measures to help insure that we are doing all we can to help prevent the spread of this virus.

  1. Staff will wipe down all incoming items, and set them aside for 24 hrs before putting them in circulation. This will also pertain to holds items. We know from past experience that anything more than this is not effective, but Covid seems to be more persistent than past outbreaks, so we will err on the side of caution.
  2. We will be limiting Library hours to allow staff to wipe down as many surfaces as possible, and to wipe down the computers.  Computers will be wiped down after each use by staff, though patrons will be offered wipes to do so themselves. This will also allow time for staff to deal with the increased work of taking care of incoming items. Staff will also wipe down at the end of shift.
  3. Patron Library hours will be: Monday 2 PM - 6 PM Tuesday - Saturday 12 PM - 4 PM (We will move back to regular hours as soon as is prudent.) Staff will be present from 10 am - 5 pm.
  4. We will also institute curbside service to limit contact. Patrons will only need to call the library and a staff member will bring their items out (this is only for the duration of this crisis). Curbside service will be available from 12 pm - 4 pm.
  5. The library internet will be on and accessible from the parking lot even when the library is closed to patrons.
  6. If you feel ill in any way, please don’t come to the library even to return materials. We will take care of any overdue fines.
  7. ALL meetings, programs, and events are postponed till further notice.

The LPL Board is closely monitoring and evaluating the changing situation and will adjust our response plan accordingly. For the duration, stay home, stay healthy! Let’s
protect our community.

If you can't avoid going out, remember social distancing is the phrase of the day.
Susan Orbom, Chair
Langlois Public Library Board Read more about LANGLOIS PUBLIC LIBRARY PANDEMIC RESPONSE PLAN as of 3/14/2020

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