July 15, 2020: Governor Kate Brown has required face coverings for all outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible in addition to the indoor requirement.
Children under 12 years of age, as well as people with a disability or a medical condition that prevent them from wearing a face covering are not required to wear one. Click here for more information
July 1, 2020: Governor Kate Brown has required face coverings for all indoor public spaces in all Oregon counties.
Children under 12 years of age, as well as people with a disability or a medical condition that prevent them from wearing a face covering are not required to wear one. Click here for the full press release
April 7, 2020
: Governor Kate Brown issued two executive orders (20-14
) stating that the prohibition of on-premise consumption of food and drink and the declaration of abnormal disruption of the market due to COVID-19 will remain in effect until terminated by the Governor (all previous end dates are now void).
- Hospitals and health care
- Grocery stores
- Take-out/delivery from restaurants and bars
- Pet stores
- Gas stations (self-service is now allowed)
- Certain retail stores
- Outdoor activities like walking your dog, jogging, or biking in your neighborhood
- Child care facilities and babysitters (only if abiding by new rules)
- Social gatherings (parties, celebrations) with people from outside of your household
- Dine-in restaurants and bars
- Nightclubs and concerts
- Shopping at outdoor or indoor malls and retail complexes
- Fitness: Gyms, sports and fitness centers, health clubs, and exercise studios, dance and yoga studios
- Grooming: Hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage parlors, non-medical wellness spas, cosmetic stores, tattoo parlors
- Entertainment: Theaters, amusement parks, arcades, bowling alleys, music concerts, sporting events, museums, skating rinks
- Outdoors: State parks, playgrounds, campgrounds, pools, skate parks, festivals
March 16, 2020: Governor Kate Brown announced new statewide actions including the following social distancing measures effective March 17:
The statewide school closure starts March 16 and last through the end of the school year.
- A statewide cancelation of all events and gatherings larger than 25 people — exempting essential locations like workplaces, grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores. It's additionally recommended that Oregonians avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.
- Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that offer food or beverages for sale are restricted to carry-out and delivery only with no on-site consumption permitted.
- Food service at health care facilities, workplaces, and other essential facilities will continue.
- All other businesses are urged to assess their practices, implement strong social distancing measures, and close their doors temporarily if they cannot put the new guidance in place.
March 12, 2020: Per Executive Order 20-05, Governor Kate Brown prohibits large gatherings over 250 people statewide due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The State of Oregon also updated mitigation measures on the Coronavirus response. This includes large gatherings, high risk populations, employers, schools, childcare providers, transit entities, and long-term care and assisted living facilities. Read the full list of mitigation measures here.
March 8, 2020: Per Executive Order 20-03, Governor Kate Brown declares a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Oregon.