OBI Statement on Coronavirus Situation

Published Thursday, March 12, 2020

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Samantha Tipler, communications specialist: or 971-940-7434

Oregon Business & Industry thanks Gov. Kate Brown for taking these bold steps in the pursuit of addressing the growing risk of coronavirus in Oregon. We agree that our first focus must be protecting the health and safety of all Oregonians. We urge employers to follow public health recommendations and get information from trusted sources: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oregon Health Authority.

The virus clearly has been devastating to the national economy and Oregon will feel the impacts. We look forward to working with Gov. Brown and other leaders on an effort to lift up the Oregon businesses that are feeling the impacts, especially our small businesses, and to make sure they can maintain the jobs that are so important to Oregon workers.