Breaking News: Governor Issues New Executive Order

Governor Brown has issued a new executive order today directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and adding to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.  Brown says this comes on the heels of Oregonians ignoring the previous orders to stay at home and instead flocked to the Oregon coast over the weekend.  Brown says that in addition to the order they are cutting down on non-emergency care in order to conserve personal protection equipment that will be needed by the hospitals if the outbreak ramps up.  The order states that All non-essential social and recreational gathering of individuals, regardless of size, cease if a distance of at least six feet between individuals cannot be maintained.  It also closes specific retail businesses such as arcades, barber shops, hair salons, gyms and fitness studios, skating rinks theaters, yoga studios, jewelry stores, and furniture stores.  It does allow activities outside the home as long as the proper amount of social distancing can be achieved.  In addition playgrounds, skate parks and sport courts are also required to close and outlines new guidelines for child care facilities by setting limits and rules on the amount of children allowed in care and outlining what child care groups may not change participants.  Failure to comply with the order will be considered a Class C misdemeanor.  Individual businesses that are not part of an outdoor mall, indoor mall or retail complexes may currently remain open as long as measures are taken to provide proper social distancing.


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown- Executive Order PDF Link