PREPAREDNESS


STATUS: ACTIVE 

Lane County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) has activated in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. 

The mission of Lane County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is to bring together a broad array of community organizations to foster an effective response to the people of Lane County in times of disaster. 


Lane Emergency Resource Network: To coordinate the response to COVID-19, Lane COAD is using a technology called the Lane Emergency Resource Network (LERN). The technology was developed for the 15th Night movement, in order to connect youth experiencing homelessness with resources from a network of providers.


Essentially, LERN automates the process of matching requests with resources. Any COAD member can send a request for a specific resource, and any members that have indicated they have that resource will receive an alert via text message and email. If a member can fill the request, they respond to the original requester. When the request has been filled, all members who received alerts will be notified. 


Here is a short, 4-minute video explaining how the system works: In the terminology of the RAN, all COAD members will be added as both “advocates” and “providers.” 


Community Resources


  • Agency Updates: The latest info on hours and operations of community agencies during this activation from White Bird Clinic. 
  • Lane County's COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Help Page: The latest updates and information to help you stay healthy. Non-emergency call center: 541-682-1380 www.lanecountyor.gov/coronavirus
  • Volunteer Needs: To help address some immediate needs of local nonprofits during this pandemic, United Way of Lane County is actively collecting and sharing information with the community about nonprofits seeking volunteers.


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Contact Us for More Information


  • If you are interested in joining COAD and using the LERN system to request or provide services for your clients, please contact Megan Shultz at megan@mshconsultingnw.com

Community Resources


  • Agency Updates: The latest info on hours and operations of community agencies during this activation from White Bird Clinic. 

COVID-19 Response