On Monday, March 23, Governor Brown issued an Executive Order strengthening social distancing policies and closing certain businesses. As the Governor has ordered, Oregonians should stay home except for essential activities, such as seeking medical care, picking up groceries and prescriptions, and exercise while staying six feet apart from others. This was done to save lives by ensuring hospitals have the room, supplies, and staffing to care for those who need it. The Executive Order outlines the following directives:

  • DO:
    • Stay home as much as possible (kids, too).
    • Stay at lest 6 feet away from others any time you are out.
    • Go out only for essentials (groceries, medical care).
    • Exercise outside (hiking, biking) only if you can be 6 feet apart from others.
    • Have video and phone chats.
    • Drop food off to neighbors who can’t go out.
  • DON’T
    • Gather in groups.
    • Get together with friends (no drinks or dinners).
    • Have play dates for kids.
    • Make unnecessary trips.
  • OPEN:
    • Grocery stores
    • Banks
    • Pharmacies
    • Bars, restaurants (takeout, delivery only)
    • Some other stores (stay 6 feet from others)
    • Gas stations
    • Malls and retail complexes
    • Fitness, yoga, and dance centers
    • Barbershops, hair and nail salons, spas, cosmetic stores, tattoo parlors
    • Theaters, amusement parks, arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, museums
    • Concerts, sporting events, festivals
    • Campgrounds, pools, skate parks, playgrounds

For the full Executive Order, click here.