Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 rates, Governor Brown announced new measures to help slow the community transmission rate. Effective November 11th to November 25th, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, Jackson, and Umatilla Counties will be on a two-week social activity pause.
Specifically, the Two-Week Pause enacts the following measures:
- Urges all businesses to mandate work from home to the greatest extent possible.
- Pauses long-term care facility visits that take place indoors to protect staff and residents.
- Reduces the maximum restaurant capacity to 50 people, which includes both customers and staff, for indoor dining, with a maximum party size of six.
- Continues to encourage outdoor dining and take out.
- Reduces the maximum capacity of other indoor activities to 50 people.
- This includes gyms, fitness organizations/studios, bowling alleys, ice rinks, indoor sports, pools, and museums.
- Limits social gatherings to individual’s own household, or no more than six people if the gathering includes individuals from outside one’s own household,
- Individuals should reduce the frequency of those social gatherings significantly in the two-week period, and keep the same six people within individual’s social gathering circle.
It is important to note that five additional counties, Washington, Baker, Union, Clackamas, and Linn, are very close to the COVID-19 thresholds that would place them in the Two-Week Pause. Specifically, this Two-Week Pause is enacted for counties with a COVID-19 case rate above 200 per 100,000 people over a two-week period, or more than 60 cases over a two-week period for counties with less than 30,000 people.
Cascade will continue to monitor this and we will keep you updated when new measures are released. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!