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Park Changes in Programs and Services

March 20, 2020

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce opportunities for continued transmission of the virus, we are making changes to some of our park programs and services.

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Virtual Library Still Available While Branches Are Closed

March 20, 2020

Use your library card to access a wide range of online materials through your virtual library

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La Biblioteca virtual está disponible mientras las sucursales están cerradas

March 20, 2020

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'To Go' 15-Minute Parking Spaces Now Available in Downtown Spaces

March 19, 2020

City urges residents to support their local restaurants with take-out dining while dining rooms are closed during COVID-19 pandemic

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Salem City Council to Consider Withdrawing Employee Payroll Tax Measure on May 2020 Ballot

March 19, 2020

Goal of withdrawal is to reduce the financial strain on local residents, businesses and utility customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Library and COVID-19 - What you need to know

March 18, 2020

Salem Public Library branches are closed for the time being to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading

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City Declares Emergency, Limits Public Gatherings, Opens Limited Camping

March 18, 2020

Strict social distancing rules are intended to slow the growth of the COVID-19 pandemic

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More Changes to City Programs Following State Guidance Related to COVID-19

March 16, 2020

The City of Salem is following Governor Brown's guidance and new rules addressing large gatherings and social distancing designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Temporary Changes to Salem Police Department Operations

March 13, 2020

Temporary Changes to Salem Police Department Operations.

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Apr. 09
Accounts and Passwords - Center 50+ online computer class2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

Can you remember all your passwords? Breanna Weston, Smartphone and Tablet instructor at Center 50+, will teach you safe ways to create and manage your passwords. In order to attend this online class you'll need a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone, or a tablet. Class will be held utilizing GoToMeeting. Last date to register for this class is Monday, April 6th.

Cost: $ 7

Presenter: Instructor Breanna Weston

Phone: 503-588-6349

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Cancelled - Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Traffic Control Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets to promote and enhance the quality and availability of Salem’s parks, recreational facilities, City-owned trees and gardens; ensure a legacy of open green spaces, outdoor experiences; and preserve Salem’s natural environment as a desirable community amenity for all residents.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6211

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6211 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Cancelled - South Gateway Neighborhood Association Meeting - SGNA6:45 p.m.8:45 p.m.Battle Creek Elementary School
1640 Waln Drive SE
Salem OR 97306

Regular Meeting

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Cancelled - Highland Neighborhood Association Meeting 7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.North Neighbors Resource Center
945 Columbia ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Apr. 10
Cancelled - Preschool Storytime10:15 a.m.10:40 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Interactive stories, songs, and movement for children ages 2 ½ to 6 and their grownups. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime. Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Cancelled - Lapsit Storytime11:00 a.m.11:25 a.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Just right for babies through toddlers age 2 ½ to enjoy with their grownups. Free passes are available 15 minutes prior to each storytime. Due to Fire Marshal ratings, the Meeting Room is limited to a maximum of 35 occupants.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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