Updated: March 26
Links to more detailed COVID-19 updates from March 26, 23, 19, 16, and 13.
“Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order
Effective March 24: Oregonians directed to stay home whenever possible,
to slow the spread of COVID-19, preserve health care system capacity and save
-Social and recreational gatherings must maintain
6 ft distance
-Outdoor activities allowed: walking your
dog, jogging, biking in your neighborhood
-Businesses allowed: Grocery stores, banks, restaurants for take-out,
pet stores, gas stations
-Not allowed: Gyms, fitness studios, grooming salons, nightclubs and
-Businesses allowed to stay open must enforce 6 ft distance
Much more detail in the Executive Order and FAQs.
If your workplace is
not maintaining proper distancing or not protecting workers from risk of COVID-19,
you can report to
the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health, who will investigate the claim.
Please consider donating new, unopened personal protect equipment you may have to Lane County, including masks, gowns and gloves. This could come from medical professionals as well as businesses like contractors, electricians, and salons.
New Employment Dept. Temporary Rules for Unemployment Benefit
-Retroactively applies starting March 8
-You will not be disqualified from benefits if you quit work because of
-If you and your employer intend on resuming work when COVID-19
situation permits, can be considered
actively seeking work
-If you are staying home from work only for childcare because of school
closures, you will not be deemed unavailable for work
These are highlights. Go here to see all temporary rules and what is considered a "COVID-19 situation."
Oregon Health Plan allows enrollment at any time. Here's the webpage
for Oregon Health Plan, and the page where you begin the process to sign up for OHP.