May 18, 2020

Local Businesses Adjust to Reopening Guidelines

How Residents Can Make the Transition Smooth

 We are all excited that Lane County is moving into Phase One of reopening businesses across the state. This provides an opportunity for us to support these and many more businesses that will begin operating in the weeks ahead. While supporting these businesses we need to take precautions as well. 

Patience -Adjusting to customer spacing and service delivery will require all of us to be prepared to modify our expectations. Life is going to move forward at a much slower pace than we are used to, allow extra time. We need to adapt. The virus has no patience. 

Respect – Employees are being asked to serve us in new ways and they will need time to adjust. It is very important that you continue to wear your masks and disposable gloves when visiting any business or establishment. Employees are risking their health to serve you. You need to make sure they are safe. 

Thoughtfulness – Acceptance and adherence to safety requirements. Washing your hands, not touching your face and coughing into your sleeve if you have to cough around people. Dispose of any used tissues immediately and then wash your hands again. Sanitize doors knobs, car door handles, steering wheels, gear shifts and credit cards after each use. It only takes a minute and will become a routine habit that could save you and others from the COVID-19 virus. 

We look forward to successfully moving fromPhase One to Phase Two and beyond. While this requires Lane county to meet specific health guidelines, it also requires support of our local businesses and cooperation from each and every one of us. None of us are invincible.  

Looking forward to seeing you out and about in our “new normal” environment.

Stay Safe, Stay Well and Support you Local Businesses~

Nadine Scott, president

McKenzie Chamber of Commerce


“Build your own adventure on the McKenzie River.”

From Clear Lake, under the majestic Mount Washington, to the fly-fishing and bird watching town of Walterville, the McKenzie River is filled with fun, beauty, and excitement for you, your family, and friends. Choose from one of the world class bike trails, white water rafting, fishing, hiking, or relaxing in one of the natural hot springs. No matter if you prefer solitary time hiking on one of the many incredible trails, feeling the refreshing spray of a thundering waterfall on your face with a few friends, or listening to live music and socializing at one of our fine restaurants or lodges, the McKenzie River has the adventure for you.

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