New Announcements for Oregon

Representative Bill Post

Good News for Newberg


The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has offered the City of Newberg a Planning Assistance grant award, which aligns with the priorities outlined in HB 2001 that I supported from the 2019 Legislative Session. The grant will fund $10,000 for the upcoming Housing Needs Analysis project in Newberg! Another great step to addressing the housing crisis in our community! You can read more here.

Phase II Guidelines

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Governor Brown announced counties can apply for Phase II reopening as soon as tomorrow.

Counties must continue to meet the following criteria in order to enter into Phase II:

Declining disease prevalence;

Having an adequate number of contact tracers;

Establishing adequate testing, isolation and quarantine facilities, sufficient hospital surge capacity, and sufficient personal protective equipment supply.

Click here to see if your county was approved for Phase II.

Phase II Changes:

  • Extending of hours for bars and restaurants to Midnight.
  • The remote work requirement will be changed to a strong recommendation.
  • Bowling alleys and arcades will be able to open.
  • Some recreational sports may resume. 
  • Pools may open under physical distancing and sanitation requirements.
  • Movie theaters will be able to operate again.
  • Guidance is being worked on for zoos, museums, and outdoor gardens to reopen.
  • College Athletes may return to train as early as mid-June under certain protocols.
  • Civic/Religious groups will be able to gather in larger groups.
  • Gathering sizes could increase to as much as 50 for indoor gatherings and 100 for outdoor gatherings except for other occasions specifically called out who will be able to have gatherings with as many as 250 people based on available square footage.

Other Important Details:

  • At the state level, face coverings are strongly recommended.  
  • Oregon will likely be in Phase Two for the next several months, possibly through the Fall as we wait for effective treatments.
  • The Oregon Department of Education is still working on how to bring students back to school in the Fall in ways that protect health and safety.
  • The Higher Education Coordinating Commission is working with colleges and universities to develop guidelines.

Read more here

DMV Information


DMV is gradually reopening, but appointments are required. Unfortunately, DMV's system was unable to keep up with the 18,000 callers that were in the queue by 9am. If you need to schedule an appointment with DMV, be sure to use their new online system! Click here to schedule an appointment and avoid waiting on the phone to schedule. 

Unemployment Update


The Oregon Department of Employment (OED) has a phone number for Oregonian's applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). You can reach them at 503-370-5400. 

On a daily basis, my inbox is flooded with emails from Oregonians that are STILL struggling to receive there benefits. My office is happy to help you try and connect with OED or with your elected official. Please feel free to contact my office at any time if you need assistance. Read more information here.


As always, thank you for your support. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.



Bill Post
State Representative - HD 25

email: I phone: 503-986-1425
address: 900 Court St NE, H-479, Salem, OR 97301