COVID-19 Holiday Season

Oregon Covid-19 Framework

Following governor Kate Brown’s two-week freeze order, Oregon is introducing a new framework of safety measure based on each county’s COVID-19 risk level. Oregon counties that reduce their COVID-19 risk level in coming weeks and months will be able to incrementally move to lower levels. It’s important to note that there is no zero risk category. Until COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, health and safety precautions will remain in place so that schools, businesses and communities can reopen, and stay open. At every risk level, to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, Oregonians must continue to wear face coverings, watch their physical distance, wash hands, stay home when sick, and keep social get-togethers and gatherings small.

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.”

Sally Koch
Businesses
Work from home 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 are limited to 75% capacity and should encourage curbside pick up
Must Close
Gyms and any other fitness facilities or organizations
Indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, and indoor pools and sports courts
Zoos, gardens, aquariums, outdoor entertainment activities, and outdoor pools
Venues that host or facilitate indoor or outdoor events
Social Gatherings
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

Click the link below to view Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Sector rick guidance chart. This charts specify the restriction a county would have based on its risk level:

COVID-19 HOLIDAY TIPS AND CONSIDERATION

Wear a Mask
Wear a mask with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19. Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin. Make sure the mask fits snugly against the sides of your face.

Wash Hands
Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread COVID-19. Keeping 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Stay at least 6 feet away from others
Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread COVID-19. Keeping 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Attending Small Gatherings

  • Bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils.
  • Wear a mask, and safely store your mask while eating and drinking.
  • Avoid going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared or handled, such as in the kitchen.
  • Use single-use options, like salad dressing and condiment packets, and disposable items like food containers, plates, and utensils.

Hosting A Gathering

  • Have event outdoors if possible
  • Limit number of guests to no more than 6
  • Set expectations with guests beforehand
  • If celebrating indoors, ensure windows are open for better air circulation
  • Have guests bring their own food, drinks, and disposable utensils

Virtual Events
Instead of your traditional holiday gathering, try connecting with family and friends online to ensure the virus does not spread

Online Shopping
Avoid the long lines and exposure to COVID-19 by moving all your holiday shopping online.