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New guidelines to curtail COVID in Oregon


Lisa Reynolds, MD, Rep-Elect Oregon HD36

Measures announced 11/13/20, to take effect 11/18/20


Oregon:






Measures enacted by Governor Brown/OHA to slow spread of COVID

  • Why: Rapid rise in cases, hospitals reaching capacity


  • What: Partial lockdown to go into effect Wed 11/18/20 for two weeks (4 weeks for Multnomah county which is seeing highest case rates).

    • Closure of gyms, museums, pools, entertainment venues, zoos, gardens

    • Restaurants and bars: Take out only

    • Groceries/retailers: reduce to 75% capacity; encourage curbside pickup

    • Social Gatherings need to be < 6 people (and two families or fewer); now being enforced (misdemeanor). This has significant implications for Thanksgiving.

    • Religious gatherings <26 people indoors, <51 outdoors

    • Work from home whenever possible

    • Care Facilities: No indoor visits

    • (Along with CA and WA): eliminate non-essential travel, travellers quarantine 14 days upon arrival to Oregon.

  • Schools and daycares that are open will remain so.


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This website is written by Lisa Reynolds, MD, Portland, Oregon Pediatrician on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic. Mom and daughter. Candidate for Oregon HD36.

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