Bay Street is the heart of Florence's tourist district. It was approaching noon when this image was captured. The Beachcomber is a popular stop for many and a popular hangout for locals. Frank Armendariz/The Chronicle
FLORENCE – The first cases of Coronavirus in Lane County and the first recorded fatality has sent shockwaves through our communities.
In an effort to minimize the advance of the virus through ”social spreading” Gov. Kate Brown made the decision to close all schools statewide. Gatherings have been limited to fewer than 10 people . . .