Governor Brown has announced new measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. Together with the governors of Washington and Oregon, a joint travel advisory is in place effective immediately. The advisory urges anyone entering Oregon – either residents returning from a trip, or non-residents entering Oregon on a trip – to quarantine for 14 days. It furthers advises Oregonians to refrain from any non-essential travel to other states or countries.
Additionally, the Governor announced a new "tiered risk" framework that goes into effect on December 3. The framework places counties into four different risk levels based on their level of COVID-19 spread. Marion and Polk Counties are currently classified as Extreme Risk. Restrictions for both counties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Prohibiting indoor seating at restaurants, bars, wineries and tasting rooms. Limited outdoor seating is allowed. Take-out, delivery and curbside pick-up is highly encouraged. (Contact individual restaurants regarding outdoor seating availability).
- Closing indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, zoos, pools, gardens, aquariums, and outdoor entertainment activities.
- Closing indoor venues (that host or facilitate events).
- Limiting the capacity at grocery stores, retail outlets and shops to 50%.
- Capping the number of people in outdoor fitness or recreation establishments to no more than 50.
- Limiting social get-togethers (indoors and outdoors) to no more than six people, total, from no more than two households.