Around Town June 3, 2020


June 3, 2020

Foster Dam Road

closures next week

The road over Foster Dam will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 10.

The road will be fully closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic in order for maintenance crews to adjust the fish weir and remove debris from the intake gates.

For more information, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at (541) 942-5631.

New rules for

hospital visits

Samaritan Health Services has modified the temporary visitor restrictions for all hospitals and facilities that have been in effect due to coronavirus.

Each hospital patient may have one healthy visitor over the age of 12 per day, with the following exceptions:

Patients under the age of 18 and patients receiving end-of-life care will be allowed two visitors per day.

Those not admitted as inpatients will be allowed one visitor only if needed to help the patient get around within the facility. This applies to outpatient appointments at all hospitals, clinics and other facilities.

COVID-19 patients may have one healthy visitor per day only if the patient is under the age of 18 or is incapacitated and incapable of making health-related decisions. COVID-19 patients receiving end-of-life care may have two healthy visitors per day.


All persons are required to sanitize their hands and wear a mask upon entry. Additional screening precautions may be required.

Learn more about Samaritan’s procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic at

Business support during COVID-19

To better support local businesses during the COVID-19 health crisis, Linn-Benton Community College’s Small Business Development Center has created a new platform for virtual business forums, called Let’s Keep Connected.

The site offers three virtual town hall forums per week, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

Content will vary and include information on funding programs, other resources and updates, and Q&A sessions with SBDC Advisors and other local agencies and organizations.

Check it out at and sign up for one of the upcoming town hall forums. All events are free, but registration is required.

More information is available at

Free workshop on business focus

Linn-Benton Community College’s Small Business Development Center will offer a live remote workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, on “Redirect Your Business.”

Instructor Anielis Raas will lead participants through the key elements, on one simple page. The workshop is free but registration is required.

For more information or to register, visit

Meals on Wheels

weekly menu

Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays.

Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, coffee or tea upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request.

The menu on Friday, June 5, is breaded chicken patty with poultry gravy, or liver and onions with gravy, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, French bread and banana cake with frosting.

The menu on Monday, June 8, is diced beef stroganoff or chicken and dumplings, California blend vegetables, garden vegetable salad, white dinner roll and vanilla pudding.

The menu on Tuesday, June 9, is chicken rice bake or spaghetti with meat sauce, Oregon bean medley, spinach romaine salad, cornmeal roll and seasonal fresh fruit.

For more information, contact Norene at (541) 367-8843.


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