11/13/20 In a press conference at noon today, Governor Kate 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

Must Close

  • 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

Social Gatherings

  • 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
  • childcare
  • K-12 schools
  • K-12 sports currently allowed
  • current Division 1 and professional athletics exemptions, and
  • higher education

All of which may continue operating under previous guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority. 

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