Legislative News week of 4/12/2020

Representative Raquel Moore-Green

Weekly Updates

Hello Friends,

Over the last several days I have heard from community members that one of the biggest challenges individuals and businesses are facing is the amount of uncertainty this unique time brings. With this uncertainty comes challenges in planning and budgeting for individuals and businesses alike.

This week California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. Governor Kate Brown held a press conference, earlier in the week to introduce her framework for reopening Oregon, following Monday's Western States COVID-19 agreement announcement. She was joined by representatives from the Oregon Health Authority and the Governor's Medical Advisory Panel.

It is my hope that moving forward we will see an effort made to work with our health care professionals and businesses across the state to carefully craft a plan that operates within the social distancing and hygiene guidelines to keep our workers and customers safe, while providing livable wages for our working families.

Additional Resources

How to schedule a blood donation appointment:

Information for Americans Abroad:  The State Department has repatriated over 50,000 Americans from more than 90 countries.

The State Department is making efforts to bring home Americans, including through commercial flights, chartered flights, and military transport.  Any American abroad who needs assistance should contact their local U.S. embassy and register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), available here or by calling 1-888-407-4747.

If you decide to travel abroad or are already outside the United States:

  • Consider returning to your country of residence immediately using whatever commercial means are available.
  • Have a travel plan that does not rely on the U.S. Government for assistance.
  • Review and follow the CDC’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus.
  • Check with your airline, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.
  • Visit Embassy webpages on COVID-19 for information on conditions in each country or jurisdiction.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.


Thank you for engaging with your state government.  Please know, even while working from home, my staff, Pam McClain, Lena Prine, and I remain available and welcome your participation.

Yours truly,


Representative Raquel Moore-Green
House District 19

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1419
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-385, Salem, OR 97301
Email: Rep.RaquelMooreGreen@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/moore-green

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Link here to the Covid-19 resource list on my legislative website