In a press conference today, Governor Brown announced a statewide two-week freeze to help curb the rise in COVID-19 cases.
The freeze will be in effect November 18th - December 2nd.
- Work-from-home to the greatest extent possible and close offices to the public
- Restaurants are delivery and take-out only
- Grocery stores and pharmacies are limited to 75% capacity and should encourage curbside pick up
- Retail stores and malls (indoor and outdoor) are limited to 75% capacity and should encourage curbside pick up
- Gyms and fitness organizations
- Indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, and indoor pools and sports courts
- Zoos, gardens, aquariums, outdoor entertainment activities, and outdoor pools
- Venues that host or facilitate indoor or outdoor events
- Limited to no more than 6 people total, from no more than 2 households – indoor and outdoor
- Limited faith-based organizations to a maximum of 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors
- No Indoor visitation in long-term care facilities
The Two-Week Freeze does not apply to or change current health and safety protocols for:
- Personal services (such as barber shops, hair salons, and non-medical massage therapy)
- congregate homeless sheltering
- outdoor recreation and sports
- youth programs
- K-12 schools
- K-12 sports currently allowed
- current Division 1 and professional athletics exemptions, and
- higher education
— all of which can continue operating under previous guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority.