Oregon Governor Brown Announces Phase 2 Requirements

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2020

On June 3, Governor Brown held a press conference detailing what is required for each county to move in to Phase 2 of reopening. The Oregon Health Authority also published additional requirements for specific businesses and other activities.

After 21 days in Phase 1, counties that meet specific prerequisites may be able to enter Phase 2. Subject to public health guidelines, physical distancing, gathering size limits, and sanitization guidelines, this includes: recreational sports; pools; venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys, and arcades; some additional in-office work; bars and restaurants able to stay open until midnight; social, civic, and faith-based gatherings can meet in larger, physically-distanced groups.

Phase 2 guidance and requirements are now available for:

Additional guidelines for other venues, events and gatherings is forthcoming. Governor Brown also stated that remote work is no longer required, but is strongly encouraged.

As of today, Clackamas, Clatsop, Hood River, Lincoln, Marion, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill have not applied for Phase 2 which could occur as early as Friday, June 5th. With the exception of Multnomah County, all other counties not listed have submitted a letter of request to enter Phase 2. Multnomah County has still not applied for Phase 1, but is targeting June 12th to re-open. Phase 2 requirements are expected to last through the summer and likely into the fall.

Cascade is actively working on updating Phase 2 compliance documents which will be available to members on our COVID-19 Resource Center. We will also review the new requirements in our COVID-19 Phase 2 Update next week on June 10th.

Cascade will continue to monitor news regarding Oregon’s Reopening Framework. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

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