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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.

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Today Gov. Brown also announced she is convening a Coronavirus Economic Advisory Council, which will include OBI CEO Sandra McDonough. It will have its first meeting tomorrow. 

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Finally, Gov. Brown unveiled a coordinated health care approach in the Portland-metro area designed to ensure as many beds as possible are available for patients who need them. 

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OBI partner hrsimple is putting on a webinar to guide employers on coronavirus in the workplace. As an OBI member you get access to it. 

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Gov. Kate Brown has ordered schools throughout the state to close from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. 

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With concern for working parents, possibly ill employees or quarantined employees, businesses must be flexible as we address the COVID-19 situation. 

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The coronavirus situation is swiftly evolving in Oregon, the nation, and worldwide. This week Gov. Kate Brown issued statewide orders aimed to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As employers and business leaders, our first priority is keeping Oregonians healthy and safe.

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Oregon Business & Industry thanks Gov. Kate Brown for taking these bold steps in the pursuit of addressing the growing risk of coronavirus in Oregon.

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Today, Gov. Kate Brown put forward an executive order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. She issued Executive Order 20-05, which outlines rules that limit large gatherings and ensure social distancing for the next four weeks.

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