Details behind Gov. region re-open plan. Your thoughts?

Taxpayers Association of Oregon

Governor Kate Brown has issued guidelines for re-opening parts of Oregon by May 15th.

Re-opening will be done by county. Counties must meet this criteria

– Show a decline in COVID-19 or have fewer than 5 hospitalizations
– Have sufficient COVID-19 testing and contact tracing capability
– Establish plans for the isolation and quarantine of new cases
– Have the hospital capacity to handle any surge in COVID-19 cases
– Have enough personal protective equipment for health care workers

Upon Governor certifying these above criteria, an approved county would then would be allowed

– Restaurants and bars for sit-down service
– Personal care and services businesses, including barbers and salons
– In-person gatherings of up to 25 people

Approved counties under phase 1 must maintain this status for 21 days before entering into Phase II

Phase II and Phase III are to be announced


Types of businesses allowed for re-opening:

Stand-alone retail that was previously closed but can follow OSHA guidelines: furniture stores, art galleries, jewelry shops and boutiques–Childcare, summer school, camps and youth programs (with limitations and specific guidelines

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