Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-12 today, directing everyone in Oregon to “Stay Home, Save Lives” effective immediately. You will see new closures of public spaces and businesses. Refer to the graphic below from the Oregon Health Authority for helpful tips.
Wear a Mask
Now Federal, State, and County governments are encouraging everyone when they cannot stay at home (for example, going to the grocery store or pharmacy).
What To Do If You Are Sick
Best practices from the CDC if you are feeling sick or suspect you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus Testing Details
If you have trouble breathing or feel very ill, call your healthcare provider who will decide whether you need to be tested. Testing can also be for other illnesses, like the flu, based on your possible exposure history and any other symptoms you might have. Many recover at home without seeing a healthcare provider.
If you don’t have a doctor, consider establishing care with a primary care provider through a local clinic or community health center. Call 211 for a list of clinics near you.
Quarantine means you stay away from other people for a time when you may become sick with an infection, even if you have no symptoms.
State and local public health staff recommend self-quarantine for many people who return from areas where COVID-19 is widespread in communities and for people who have been in close, prolonged contact with someone ill with COVID-19. Public health works with these people to make a plan that keeps them, their families and the public safe.
This plan includes doing the following for the 14 days after the most recent exposure:
Checking one’s temperature twice a day.
Avoiding places where many people gather, including stores, workplaces, and schools.
Staying off transportation like planes, trains, and buses.
Calling one’s healthcare provider promptly if fever, cough, or trouble breathing develop.