Coronavirus Update for the State of Oregon

On March 23, Gov. Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-12, effective immediately until further notice. This is a statewide order. Failure to comply with the order will be considered an immediate danger to public health.

For more information, read the latest press release. To read the summary in other langauges, visit My Oregon News.

In short, here is what is allowed and what is not. Staying at home as much as possible during this time will save lives.


 (must keep 6 feet from others)

  • Hospitals and health care
  • Grocery stores
  • Banks and Credit Unions
  • Pharmacies
  • Take-out/delivery from restaurants and bars
  • Pet stores
  • Gas stations
  • Certain retail stores
  • Outdoor activities like walking your dog, jogging, or biking in your neighborhood
  • Child care facilities and babysitters (only if abiding by new rules)

 Not Allowed

  • Social gatherings (parties, celebrations) with people from outside of your household
  • Dine-in restaurants and bars
  • Nightclubs and concerts
  • Shopping at outdoor or indoor malls and retail complexes
  • Gyms, sports and fitness centers, health clubs, and exercise studios, dance and yoga studios
  • Hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, day spas and massage services, non-medical wellness spas, cosmetic stores, tattoo parlors
  • Theaters, amusement parks, arcades, bowling alleys, music concerts, sporting events, museums, skating rinks
  • State parks, playgrounds, campgrounds, pools, skate parks, festivals

Am I An Essential Business?

Oregon has not issued an essential business list.  The state, instead, has provided a listo f business categories that should STOP OPERATING because the nature of these businesses makes it impossible to adhere to social distancing protocol.
Executive Order 20-12 lists specific categories of businesses that must be closed.  Other retail businesses not on that list may continue operating,  but only if they can maintain social distancing protocols.  Additionally, Executive Order 20-12 does not apply to grocery stores, health care facilities, medical facilities, and pharmacies, but those facilities are encouraed to comply with social distancing protocols wenever possible.
Still confused about whether you are allowd to remain open or must close?