Governor Brown announced a statewide two-week freeze From November 18 to December 2, Oregon will be in a statewide two-week freeze to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon.
These risk reduction measures are critical in limiting the spread of COVID-19, reducing risk in communities more vulnerable to serious illness and death, and helping conserve hospital capacity so that all Oregonians can continue to have access to quality care.
The new measures include:
- Limiting social get-togethers (indoors and outdoors) to no more than six people, total, from no more than two households.
- Limiting faith-based organizations to a maximum of 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors.
- Limiting eating and drinking establishments to take-out and delivery only.
- Closing gyms and fitness organizations.
- Closing indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, and indoor pools and sports courts.
- Closing zoos, gardens, aquariums, outdoor entertainment activities, and outdoor pools.
- Limiting grocery stores and pharmacies to a maximum of 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pickup.
- Limiting retail stores and retail malls (indoor and outdoor) to a maximum of 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pickup.
- Closing venues (that host or facilitate indoor or outdoor events).
- Requiring all businesses to mandate work-from-home to the greatest extent possible and closing offices to the public.
- Prohibiting indoor visiting in long-term care facilities (outdoor visitation permitted for supporting quality of life).
Statewide Freeze Guidance Documents can be found below (pdf’s)
- Masks, Face Coverings and Face Shields
- General Guidance for Employers
- Restaurants and Bars
- Self-Service Operations – Food and Drink
- Retail Stores
- Shopping Centers and Malls
- Personal Services Providers
- Transit Agencies
- Operators of Drive-Ins
- Outdoor Recreation Organizations
- Outdoor K-12 Sports
- Outdoor Recreational Sports
- Collegiate, Semi-Pro and Minor League Sports
- Professional Sports
You can also find the guidance documents on the Oregon Health Authority website.