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Safe & Strong Oregon Governor Kate Brown

As we begin the process of reopening and building a safe and strong Oregon, I again ask Oregonians to come together and be smart. Reopening any part of our state comes with risk.

This virus is still very dangerous, and it still poses a great threat. Please follow the safety measures we are putting in place to help these businesses reopen — we’ve had the best doctors and public health experts guide us on how to safely and gradually reopen Oregon. It’s up to us to follow their advice if we want to keep Oregon safe and strong.

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NEW STATEWIDE RULE: FACE COVERINGS NOW REQUIRED IN OUTDOOR PUBLIC PLACES WHERE YOU CANNOT PHYSICALLY DISTANCE

Masks, face shields and face coverings are currently required statewide for offices and indoor public spaces (for example, grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit, personal services providers, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and more). In addition, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible.

Children age 5 and up are required to wear a face covering. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear one.

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NUEVA REGLA ESTATAL: SE REQUIREN LOS CUBREBOCAS EN LUGARES PÚBLICOS AL LIBRE DONDE NO SE PUEDE DISTANCIAR FÍSICAMENTE. EFECTIVO EL 15 DE JULIO



Statewide

For all of Oregon, regardless of what phase a county is in, face coverings are required for ages 5 and up in indoor public spaces and outdoors anywhere physical distancing isn’t possible, including while exercising. All indoor social get-togethers are capped at 10 people. Restaurants and bars close at 10pm. Capacity limit for restaurants, gyms, venues (e.g. concert halls, movie theaters) is maximum of 100 people indoors, including staff. There are additional guidelines statewide for retail, public transit, childcare, summer camps and summer school, outdoor recreation, and more.



Baseline Stay Home

Stay home as much as possible. Businesses must have employees work from home if possible. Indoor and outdoor social gatherings are capped at 10 people. Civic, cultural, and faith-based gatherings are capped at 25. Grocery stores, retail, pharmacies, banks and credit unions, and gas stations are all open. Restaurants are take-out/delivery only. Must close: playgrounds, gyms, malls, pools, entertainment facilities, youth sports, spas, sports courts, and personal care services like salons/barbers.



Phase 1

Includes limited reopening of personal services like salons and barbers, gyms, and malls, and restaurants and bars open for in-person service until 10pm. Indoor social get-togethers are capped at 10 people with physical distancing. Cultural, civic, and faith gatherings are capped at 50 people with physical distancing for indoors or outdoors.



Phase 2

After 21 days in Phase 1, counties that meet specific prerequisites may be able to enter Phase 2. Counties with more than 100 cases must have their case counts reduced to 100 cases or less per 100,000 people per week. Wider reopening includes recreational sports, venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys, and arcades, and increased in-office work. Indoor social get-togethers are capped at 10 people with physical distancing.



Phase 3

Mass gatherings such as major concerts or sporting events with live audiences will require a reliable COVID-19 treatment or vaccine.




Latest Video

Press Briefing with Gov. Kate Brown, September 4, 2020 (LIVE)

Past Videos

Governor Kate Brown holding a mask with one sign language interpreter standing behind her.
July 28, 2020 Press Conference

Statewide update
Watch July 28, 2020 Press Conference video

Governor Kate Brown holding a mask with one sign language interpreter standing behind her.
July 22, 2020 Press Conference

Statewide update
Watch July 22, 2020 Press Conference video

Governor Kate Brown holding a mask with one sign language interpreter standing behind her.
July 13, 2020 Press Conference

Statewide update
Watch July 13, 2020 Press Conference video

Governor Kate Brown holding a mask with two sign language interpreters standing behind her.
June 18, 2020 Press Conference

Statewide update
Watch June 18, 2020 Press Conference video

Gina Zejdlik, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Brown, explains how Oregon counties can move into Phase II.
Oregon Moves into Phase 2

Phase 2 Explained
Watch the Oregon Moves into Phase 2 video

Governor Kate Brown presenting at the June 12th press conference with two sign language interpretors in the background
June 12, 2020 Press Conference

Phase 2 Update
Watch the May 14, 2020 press conference video

Governor Kate Brown presenting at the May 14th press conference with a sign language interpretor in the background
May 14, 2020 Press Conference

Select Counties Enter Phase 1
Watch the May 14, 2020 press conference video

Governor Kate Brown presenting at the May 7th press conference with a sign language interpretor in the background
May 7, 2020 Press Conference

Plan for Reopening Oregon
Watch the May 14, 2020 press conference video

Governor Kate Brown presenting at the June 3rd press conference with a chart and two sign language interpretors in the background
Presentation on Phases for Reopening Oregon

Details on restarting life & business
Watch overview video





County Status Chart

Statewide Guidance

Guidance that applies statewide for all phases:

Phase 1 Guidance

Guidance for counties in Phase 1:

Phase 2 Guidance

Guidance for counties in Phase 2:




Answers & Resources by Topic

Answers & Resources by Topic


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Health & Safety

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, call your doctor or dial 211. Reduce the spread of coronavirus by staying home, washing your hands, and covering your cough with an elbow. In public, observe social distancing by staying six feet from others.

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Education & Childcare

K-12 schools are Distance Learning; lower-income families can still receive free meals. College and university curriculum is online. Currently child care facilities are for the children of frontline workers. New guidance is coming May 15th for child care, summer schools, and camps.




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For Workers

Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available to workers who have had hours reduced or been furloughed or laid off. Oregon law guarantees employees access to sick leave (which can be used to care for sick family or child care during closures).

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For Employers

Access assistance programs via the Small Business Navigator to help reduce the financial impact on your business. There is a 90-day moratorium on commercial evictions for nonpayment. Social distancing is recommended for all workers and patrons.




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For Seniors

Oregonians who are 65 years and up are in a higher-risk group and need to take increased precautions to avoid COVID-19. Find recommendations here for those providing care to seniors as well.

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For Immigrants & Refugees

The public charge has been lifted for COVID-19. There will be no charge for getting tested or treated for COVID-19, even if you do not have insurance. Find more answers and resources here in 11 languages.




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Housing & Homelessness

Residential evictions have been halted through June 19th, and there can’t be fees for nonpayment. Contact your landlord or mortgage lender if you will not be able to make payments. If you need to find a shelter, call 211.

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Other Resources

Miscellaneous resources, including myth-busting, accessing programs like food banks and free internet, and ways you can safely volunteer to help support your local community.




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Federal Updates

Find what the federal government, including the President, Congress, & federal agencies, are doing to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. and to lessen its impact.

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Executive Orders

Read the full text of all of the Governor’s Executive Orders related to coronavirus, including their translations available in eleven languages.