Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued a Stay-At-Home Executive Order on March 23, which is effective immediately. Oregon’s “Stay-At-Home Order” was issued amid growing criticism from local officials and health care practitioners that Oregon had not taken aggressive enough measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Compared to California’s “Shelter-In-Place” Order, which was issued on March 19, Oregon’s Stay-At-Home Order does not require most non-essential businesses to close. Rather, Oregon requires most businesses to facilitate telework to the maximum extent possible. When telework is not possible, businesses must appoint an employee to establish, implement and enforce social distancing policies. This means that many Oregon businesses may remain open, so long as they have developed thoughtful teleworking and social distancing policies.
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We recommend working with counsel to determine the best approach for your business, and if it may remain open, to develop thoughtful telework and social distancing policies.
For more information, consult Lane Powell’s COVID-19 Resource Center or contact Will Weiner.
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