Heather Lyda, registered nurse and nurse manager of PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center, positions the Coronavirus health alert sign right outside of the emergency department. When visiting the emergency room, staff only allows one patient or family member at a time, separates patients with Coronavirus symptoms, and no one[Read More…]

Rotary zooms in on solutions

Rotary International leaders who lead District 5110, which includes the Cottage Grove’s club, are responding with several action steps in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions to help keep its clubs’ local projects and fellowship alive. For instance, more leaders are holding online meetings with a secure Zoom account. “We are[Read More…]

’Art is never canceled‘

As a small business owner and a nonprofit manager, Michele Rose has had a lot of difficult decisions to make lately. Rose, co-owner of The Crafty Mercantile, said she closed The Crafty Mercantile on March 13, before the order came down from the governor; however, the store, which sells arts[Read More…]

Clear concern for NYC friends

As New York City braces for the peak of the pandemic within the next week or so, the virus already is very real to people in the southern Willamette Valley who have family and friends there. Small-business owner Shachar Efrati, who recently opened Dawn Window Cleaning based in Springfield, has[Read More…]