This overview was provided by the Coalition of Local Health Officials
Governor Brown releases Executive Order 25
The Executive Order outlines the “phased, data-driven, and regionally tailored approach to reopening social, economic, and other activities in Oregon.” The EO outlines the “Framework for Reopening a Safe and Strong Oregon” and outlines the baseline requirements and the three reopening phases requirements.
Baseline requirements before entering Phase 1 include:
- Continue “Stay Home, Save Lives” and social distancing.
- All cultural, civic, and faith-based gatherings more than 25 people are prohibited. Gatherings of 25 and under must maintain social distancing.
- Social gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed in households if social distancing is maintained.
- Baseline restrictions for food and drink establishments apply until modified in Phase 1.
- Ski resorts, art galleries, boutiques, furniture stores, and jewelry shops are no longer prohibited from operating effective May 15, 2020. Business must comply with sector guidance.
- New order: any retail business not prohibited from operating under baseline restrictions must comply with sector guidance, including grocery stores and pharmacies.
- All businesses and non-profits will continue to facilitate telework to the maximum extent possible.
- Restrictions on government buildings will remain in place.
- Individuals may go outside for recreation but must follow social distancing and applicable guidance from OHA. Individuals should minimize non-essential travel.
- Pools, skate parks, outdoor sports courts, and playground equipment will remain closed.
- State education entities are directed to plan for reopening schools for the 2020-2021 year. Higher Education will continue to comply with EO 20-09.
Executive Orders 20-07 and 20-12 are rescinded and replaced.
Subsequently, Executive Order 25 outlines the baseline prerequisites for entering Phase 1, the process for individual county transition to Phase 1, and Phase 1 directives. State agencies will issue guidance for Phase 2 and 3 at the direction of the Governor.
Executive Order 25 is effective immediately and will remain in effect until terminated by the Governor.