Gov. Kate Brown said Monday that all businesses in Oregon must close while the country fights the worst disease invasion in its history – all businesses except those she specifically listed in her emergency order. Those specifically given the green light may remain open as long as they keep all workers and customers six feet apart and designate a point person to be in charge of ensuring that they follow that rule.
So if you are wondering if a business can stay open, and it’s not on this list, the answer is: yes, as long as six-foot distancing is rigorously practiced.
Here are the specific businesses that must close:
Card rooms not run by tribes
Laser tag centers
Massage centers that provide massages not order by a doctor
Medical spas. The governor’s office clarified Tuesday that a medical spa is one that provides these sorts of services:
- Facials, chemical peels and microdermabrasion
- Facial fillers and Botox injections
- Permanent makeup and tattoo removal
- Medical pedicures and customized foot treatments
- Laser hair removal
- Varicose and spider vein treatment
Senior activity centers
Day cares that can’t limit themselves to 10 children per room
If you are wondering what exactly constitutes a medical spa or a non-medical massage center, we have the same questions and are seeking clarification from the governor’s office.