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Salem Police Encourages Compliance with Governor Brown’s Executive Order

March 24, 2020

Regarding Governor Brown’s Executive Order, officers’ primary function will be to educate the public and ask for compliance with the list of allowed activities. We understand the hardships this order creates, but we believe that following the directions set forth in the order will help keep everyone healthy and safe.

Con respecto a la orden ejecutiva de la Gobernadora Brown, la función principal de nuestros oficiales sera educar al publico y pedir el cumplimiento de la lista de actividades permitidas. Entendemos las dificultades que esta orden crea, pero creemos que siguiendo las instrucciones establecida en la orden ayudara a mantener a todos sanos y seguros.

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Stay Home, Stay Healthy with New Salem Measures

March 23, 2020

Salem Civic Center offices will be closed, but many services can be accessed online or by phone. Park play equipment, fields, fountains and most restrooms are closed to public use, except facilities in parks where homeless camping is allowed

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Stay Home, Stay Healthy and Stay Connected, Salem

March 21, 2020

Health authorities continue to advise that we stay home to stay healthy, maintain social distance of six or more feet

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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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'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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What’s happening
Mar. 31
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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Apr. 01
Cancelled - West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Advises the Agency Board on conservation, rehabilitation, and redevelopment matters within the West Salem Urban Renewal Area.

Agenda:

Phone: 503-588-6178

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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 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Cancelled - Cuentos (Spanish Storytime)6:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.SPL Meeting Room
1400 Broadway St NE
Salem
OR

Habrá cuentos en español para toda la familia. Los programas incluirán cuentos y canciones en español para niños de todas edades.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Cancelled - North Lancaster Neighborhood Association Meering - NOLA6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Scott Elementary School
4700 Arizona Drive NE
Salem OR 97305

Regular Meeting

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

Phone: 503-540-2303

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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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Apr. 02
Cancelled - Grant Neighborhood Association Meeting6:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.Grant Community School
725 Market ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

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

Phone: 503-540-2303

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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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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