News & Resources on Coronavirus in Oregon

Senator Findley



I hope you are safe, healthy and at home. This has certainly been an unprecedented time for all of us in our communities, state and across the country. There is a lot of information about COVID-19 and I want to make sure I’m bringing you factual up-to-date news from around our state and direct information about what my colleagues and I have been working on in the Legislative Joint Coronavirus Response Committee.

We have been working around the clock with local and state leaders, county health officials, first responders, the Oregon Health Authority and Governor Brown to prevent, slow and stop the spread that’s having such a significant and serious impact on individuals, small businesses and our state.

I hope you find the updates and resources we’re sharing helpful and informative. Please reach out if there is more information I can provide at this time.

Legislative Action

As a member of the Joint Legislative Coronavirus Response Committee, I have been participating in committee meetings from my home here in Vale. We have met a handful of times over the past week and have had hours of presentations, discussions and testimony from people all across Oregon in preparation for a legislative special session to allow us to make the temporary changes to our current laws to provide relief to Oregonians who need it most. These include our neighbors who have lost their jobs since the COVID-19 outbreak, people who are at risk of losing their homes and businesses, parents and teachers concerned about school and childcare, healthcare workers and first responders, and others who have been greatly impacted by the preventative measures taken by the state during this time.

State Action

Governor Brown recently issued Executive Order 20-12 and launched the "Stay Home. Stay Safe" informational campaign to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

I know there are a lot of questions about the Executive Orders being released by Governor Brown. My staff and I are working remotely, and we are here full-time to answer your questions and address your concerns. To be safe, I encourage you to follow the recommendations to limit your social and public activities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable communities.  These directives coming from Governor are absolutely critical to ceasing the spread of COVID-19 and we all need to do our very best to follow them.

An Oregonian article explains Executive Order 20-12 and how citizens and businesses are affected by the directive.

Oregon Health Authority and Resources

You can find more information and regular updates regarding COVID-19 on the Oregon Health Authority’s website and on their Frequently Asked Questions page.

Business Resources

The following list of resources is from Oregon’s Secretary of State’s Office. I would encourage you to visit if they fit your need. The fastest way to get in touch with the SOS team is by emailing, using the “Need Help?” button found on most state agency websites or visiting

We know this is a challenging time and that we are in uncharted territory. We’re all doing our best to navigate it and we thank you for doing the same. Please be courteous of others, and if you have an opportunity, please thank a public health professionals and our first responders who are working diligently during this time to keep us healthy, safe and protected.

As always, I am here alongside you and in service to you to answer any questions you may have about COVID-19 or anything else. Please contact my office if we can do anything to assist you during this time.

Please stay safe, stay healthy and stay home.

Warm regards,

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Lynn P. Findley Oregon State Senator, District 30

About COVID-19


  • COVID-19 is an infection caused by a new Coronavirus. 
  • Symptoms can include high fever, cough, and some trouble breathing. Symptoms may vary from patient to patient.
  • There is not a vaccine for COVID-19 currently. 
  • The “incubation period” for COVID-19 is 14 days.
  • There is little evidence that face masks limit exposure or decrease risk of illness. The best thing we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to wash our hands frequently with soap and water, for at least 20-seconds each time.
  • Those that are at greater risk of exposure (the elderly, young children, those with compromised immune systems) should consider isolating themselves from large gatherings and crowds.

If you are experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Contact your regular doctor first. They will give you instructions about how to get tested, if they think it necessary, and how to limit exposure to others.
  • Do NOT go to the emergency room or urgent care. 
  • Take over-the-counter medications to lower your fever and treat the cough. 
  • If you have traveled outside of the country in the past 14 days, notify your doctor.
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, or someone who is being evaluated for it, notify your doctor.
  • If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.


Learn more on the Oregon Healthy Authority website.



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