Governor Bans Gatherings of More Than 25

Published Monday, March 16, 2020

Today Gov. Kate Brown announced stricter mandates to address the coronavirus situation in Oregon. That included prohibiting any events or gatherings with more than 25 people. The order will not apply to workplaces, grocery stores, pharmacies and retail stores.

The order, which takes effect Tuesday, March 17, and will continue four weeks, also mandates the closure of all restaurants across Oregon, limiting restaurants, bars and other eating establishments to carry-out and delivery only.

Businesses not impacted by these specific orders were encouraged by the governor to institute social distancing practices when possible. If social distancing is not possible in the workplace, she said, employers should consider shutting down during this crisis period.  

Gov. Brown also encouraged people to avoid gatherings with more than 10 people. Noting that last week’s school closure was only for two weeks, the governor said she is reviewing that situation and indicated more announcements would be forthcoming. 

Click here to read her full announcement.