Two-Week Statewide Freeze
From November 18 to December 2, Oregon will be in a statewide Two-Week Freeze to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. These risk reduction measures are critical in limiting the spread of COVID-19, reducing risk in communities more vulnerable to serious illness and death, and helping conserve hospital capacity so that all Oregonians can continue to have access to quality care.
Limited to no more than 6 people total, from no more than 2 households – indoor and outdoor
Limited faith-based organizations to a maximum of 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors
No Indoor visitation in long-term care facilities
Work from home to the greatest extent possible and close offices to the public
Restaurants are delivery and take-out only
Grocery stores and pharmacies are limited to 75% capacity and should encourage curbside pick up
Retail stores and malls (indoor and outdoor) are limited to 75% capacity and should encourage curbside pick up
Gyms and fitness organizations:
Indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, and indoor pools and sports courts must close
Zoos, gardens, aquariums, outdoor entertainment activities, and outdoor pools must close
Venues that host or facilitate indoor or outdoor events must close
The Two-Week Freeze does not apply to or change current health and safety protocols for…
Personal services (such as barber shops, hair salons, and non-medical massage therapy), congregate homeless sheltering, youth programs, childcare, K-12 schools, and higher education — all of which can continue operating under previous guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority.
Face Coverings Required Statewide
Masks are required statewide at all times unless you are:
At your own residence.
In your own personal vehicle.
Under five (5) years of age.
Eating or drinking.
Engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face covering or face shield not feasible, such as when taking a shower.
In a private, individual workspace.
Removing the mask briefly because your identity needs to be confirmed by visual comparison, such as at a bank or if interacting with law enforcement.
If you have a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe or a disability that prevents you from wearing a mask, you can request an accommodation from the business or venue or transit authority.
OHA does not recommend wearing a plastic face shield alone. While face shields can be very good at blocking droplets, they are not as good at stopping aerosols that can go around the shield. OHA recommends face shields only be used on a limited basis, for example when talking to someone who is deaf or hard of hearing and needs to read lips to communicate.