COVID-19 Updates 5/7/2020

Rep. Sollman

Friends and Neighbors,

Governor Updates

Today, Governor Kate Brown released new guidance for Phase One of the plan for Reopening Oregon. See links to details below. It is important to remember that currently all counties remain under the Stay Home Executive Order 20-12. The Governor's office will begin accepting applications from counties tomorrow with their plans for reopening under the Governor's guidelines. Watch the full press conference here

Documents and Guidance

Phase One Reopening Guidance for:

  • The Public- These actions include:
    • Stay home if you are sick.
    • To avoid exposure to COVID-19, people who are at risk for severe complications (over age 60 or have underlying medical conditions) should stay home even if you feel well. 
    • If you become symptomatic (cough, fever, shortness of breath) while in public, please return home and self-isolate immediately. Contact your health care provider if you need medical attention.
    • Practice good hand hygiene with frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (60-95% alcohol content).
    • Cover coughs/sneezes with elbow or tissue. If you use a tissue, immediately discard tissue in garbage and your wash hands.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Practice physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between you and people who you do not live with.
    • Use cloth, paper or disposable face coverings in public. As Oregon is reopening and restrictions are being lifted on businesses and public spaces, it may be difficult to ensure that you can stay six (6) feet away from others at all times.
    • Stay close to home. Avoid overnight trips and minimize other non-essential travel, including recreational day trips to destinations outside the community where you live. Travel the minimum distance needed to obtain essential services; in rural areas, residents may have to travel greater distances for essential services, while in urban areas, residents may only need to travel a few miles for those services.
  • Employers
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Retail Stores
  • Personal Services Providers
When safe to reopen


Remember, that in order to help contain the spread of this highly-contagious virus, it is critical that you wear a mask when you will be around others that do not live with you in your home. Honestly, I wish it was required. When I wear a mask, it protects YOU. When you wear a mask it protects ME. When that is combined with appropriate physical distancing, it greatly reduces the chance of spread. You may be a carrier of the virus without showing ANY signs of a  symptom, that is the extreme danger of this virus. We ALL have a role in this to get through this. Let’s protect our essential workers. Let’s protect our health care providers. Let’s protect our vulnerable in our communities. Let’s protect each other.

Mask Transmission

Additional Resources

 District Links

Federal Delegation Links

Utilities Assistance

Food and Housing Assistance

  • Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-11: places a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment in light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of coronavirus in Oregon. The order is effective for 90 days.
  • Governor Brown's Executive Order 20-13 strengthens Governor Brown's previous ban on residential evictions, and prohibits landlords from charging tenants late fees for nonpayment of rent during the moratorium. 
  • Community
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Meals on Wheels

Onward and Upward,


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Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-487, Salem, Oregon 97301