Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Yesterday, Governor Brown announced state wide actions for Social Distancing measures to help slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus throughout our communities. The Governor's Executive Order bans all statewide gatherings of more than 25 people and limits restaurants and bars to take-out and delivery only. Grocery stores, pharmacies, retail stores, and workplaces are exempt. The Executive Order will remain in effect for four weeks and will be evaluated as we move forward with additional information. You can view the Governor's Press Conference here and her Press Release here
We are all in this together. The biggest takeaway that healthcare experts emphasize is the importance of Social Distancing. Below you will find a visual of what Social Distancing looks like. I urge each of us to do our part to implement these measures in our daily lives. These steps will slow the transmission of the virus, protect our most vulnerable, help prevent increased pressure on our healthcare system, and ultimately, save lives.
Frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, as well as staying home if you are sick is critical. Working from home, if able, and remaining home as much as possible and spending less time in the public is highly encouraged. Avoiding gatherings of 10 or more people in social and family settings is also recommended.
Below is a list of helpful resources and information available online:
As we navigate this challenging time, please exercise compassion and understanding for each other. Together, we will weather this storm.
State Representative House
Oregon's Christmas Tree District
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1418
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-484, Salem, OR 97301