Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, in mid-November Gov. Kate Brown put the entire state on a two-week freeze and certain hotspot counties, including Multnomah, on a minimum four-week freeze.
Until at least Wednesday, December 16, Multnomah County will be subject to new regulations including:
• Limiting restaurants and bars to take-out service only.
• Closing gyms and other indoor recreational facilities, museums and indoor entertainment like theaters.
• Closing outdoor recreational facilities, zoos, gardens and entertainment venues. City parks and playgrounds will remain open.
• Requiring all businesses to mandate that employees work from home when possible and to close offices to the public.
• Limiting grocery and retail stores to 75 percent capacity and encouraging curbside pickup service.
• Prohibiting visits at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
• Limiting social gettogethers, whether indoors or out, to no more than six people from two households.
• Limiting worship services to 25 people when indoors and 50 people when outdoors.
The increased regulations for the freeze do not apply to or change current health and safety protocols for:
• Personal services such as barbershops, hair salons and non-medical massage therapy
• Congregate homeless sheltering
• Outdoor recreation and sports
• Youth programs
• K-12 schools and sports currently allowed
• Current Division 1 and professional athletics exemption
• Higher eduction
All can continue operating under previous guidance issue by OHA.
In addition, Oregon, California and Washington states issued a joint travel advisory urging against non-essential travel out of the state people reside in. For those who must travel out of their home state, the states ask people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in another state.
For the latest on regulations visit govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.