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Governor Brown Announces Statewide Two-Week Freeze

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Governor Brown Announces Statewide Two-Week Freeze

COVID-19 Update: Two-Week FreezeToday, as a result of Oregon seeing a number of record-setting days of coronavirus cases, Governor Kate Brown announced a Two-Week Statewide Freeze effective Wednesday, November 18 through Wednesday, December 2. 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. 

For information regarding the current number of active COVID-19 cases in Jackson County, click here.
 
The Two-Week Freeze measures include:
  • Limiting social get-togethers (indoors and outdoors) to no more than six people, total, from no more than two households.
  • Limiting churches and other faith-based venues to a maximum of 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors.
  • Limiting restaurants to take-out only.
  • Closing gyms and fitness organizations.
  • Closing indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, and indoor pools and sports courts.
  • Closing outdoor recreational facilities, zoos, gardens, aquariums, outdoor entertainment activities, and outdoor pools.
  • Limiting grocery stores and pharmacies to a maximum of 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pick up.
  • Limiting retail stores and retail malls (indoor and outdoor) to a maximum of 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pick up.
  • 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.
 
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, childcare, K-12 schools, K-12 sports currently allowed to operate, 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. 
 
For all other permitted activities listed above, the Oregon Health Authority will be issuing sector-specific guidance within the next week.
 
In addition, Governor Kate Brown, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued travel advisories today urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus. The travel advisories urge against non-essential out-of-state travel, ask people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country, and encourage residents to stay local. Click here for more details regarding travel advisories. 

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