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Due to the ongoing health concerns from COVID-19, the LOC office is closed until further notice and all staff is teleworking.  The entire LOC team continues to support our members using electronic communication, and will be utilizing teleconferencing tools to facilitate meetings.  We're still here for you - contact us for information and resources via phone or email.

Coronavirus Resources for Cities

The LOC continues to actively monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation to provide our member cities with timely, accurate and important information as it becomes available.  

LOC Contacts:
Mike Cully, Executive Director -; Kevin Toon, Communications Director -


Latest News

Reopening Oregon

Governor Kate Brown Announces Phase 2 of Building a Safe and Strong Oregon

GovBrown.jpgThere are 31 counties that can apply now to enter Phase 2 on Friday, June 5. Read more

LOC Bulletin - May 29

Take Action NowCall on members of Congress to request  direct emergency funding be made available to every city in need, regardless of population

OHA Daily Updates

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COVID-19 Resource Center

Coronavirus Conference Call for City Leaders -
Friday, June 5 at 10:05 a.m.

This Week's Agenda:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
    LOC Executive Director Mike Cully
  • Governor’s Office Briefing
    Leah Horner 
  • Federal NLC Advocacy
    Carolyn Berndt
  • Funding and Advocacy Update
    Jim McCauley, LOC Legislative Director
  • Public Health Response
    Sara Beaudrault, Oregon Health Authority
  • OEM update
    Sonya McCormick
  • Q & A 

How to Call In:
NEW - Dial-in number (US): (516) 387-8432   
No access code
Join via web: 
Online meeting ID: loc2020
Download the app to lower the demand on phone networks:  iPhone  Android

Note: Call lines can get jammed, so call in early to ensure your participation on the call.

Last week's call - May 29

Listen to a recording of the call 

Read Q & A transcript

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Free Webinar: Practical Tips for Reopening your City Government

These are uncharted waters and cities need to be prepared to handle the “new normal.” The leaders of the employment team at Markowitz Herbold - Laura Salerno Owens and Kyle Busse - will answer frequently asked questions on workplace re-openings, and provide practical tips and policies to help minimize your workplace liabilities. 

Learn more and register

Ask LOC:

Are yard/garage sales allowed during Phase I?

Answer from the OHA: Yes - with precautions and physical distancing.  Yard sales and garage sales are not expressly addressed in reopening guidance documents. The Governor's Executive Order 20-25 provides guidance for social gatherings. At least six feet of physical distancing must be maintained, and groups can be no larger than 10 people. In addition, anyone holding a yard sale or garage sale may want to consider additional precautions like using gloves when touching money, asking customers not to touch objects, using ground markings to control the flow of people, providing hand sanitizer, asking that customers wear face coverings, etc. Yard sales would be preferable to garage sales.

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Oregon Health Authority

Leading source of information on the Coronavirus pandemic in Oregon.

OHA Coronavirus Website

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Find the latest information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

CDC Coronavirus Website

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