COVID-19 Update: May 4, 2021

Linn County Commissioners approved allocating 1 million dollars in state or federal stimulus funds for small businesses affected by the ban on indoor dining at restaurants and bars dues to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Small businesses may apply through either the Albany or Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, and if their application is approved, a check could be cut by County Treasurer Michelle Hawkins on the same day.

The Albany Chamber of Commerce phone number is 541-926-1517, and the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce phone number is 541-258-7164

Linn County to host vaccination clinics Wednesday, Thursday

ALBANY — Linn County Public Health will host COVID-19 vaccination clinics from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road.

The Wednesday clinic will be by appointment and includes 1,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 942 second doses.

Public Health Director Todd Noble said first dose appointments are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Pfizer.  Walk-ins are welcome, but the vaccine manufacturer will not be guaranteed and individuals may receive the Moderna vaccine.

If the Pfizer vaccine is preferred, please make an appointment, Noble said.

The Thursday welcomes walk-ins and will include 2,500 first doses and 842 second doses of the Moderna vaccine.

“We have plenty of doses and we are ready, willing, and able to provide these vaccinations for anyone over 16 years of age,” Noble said.

You must be at least 18 years of age to receive the Moderna vaccine.

To register for vaccination, visit the Linn County Public Health website at or call the Samaritan Health Services COVID scheduling hotline at 855-441-2311.

You may email our staff and submit utility payment online here on our website. We still can accommodate on-site utility payment at City Hall, wearing a mask is required, and social distancing.

We encourage everyone to attend the upcoming Budget Committee and City Council meeting online via Zoom. Login information for Zoom is provided upon request from city staff. Please contact Bev for Budget Committee Meeting and Joe for City Council Meeting.

The Linn County and State of Oregon website links have information on county risk levels and where to get vaccinated.

For Linn County COVID-19 Information, please click here.

For the State of Oregon COVID-19 Information, please click here.

Center for Disease Control & Prevention, please click here.

For COVID-19 Business Relief Options, please click here.