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Coronavirus: Stay Home, Save Lives

Governor orders Oregonians to maintain social distance and stay home except for essential needs, work, limited outdoor activity 

On March 23, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order to “Stay Home, Save Lives” to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Executive Order 20-12 can be read here.

Governor Brown’s order requires Oregon residents to stay home to the maximum extent possible, and when they must go out, to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from any person who is not a member of their immediate household. The order is effective immediately until further notice.

Eugene School District 4J remains committed to supporting our 4J families and community during this challenging time. Oregon schools are continuing to provide essential services as required by the governor’s Executive Order 20-08, including supplemental education, childcare for essential healthcare personnel and first responders, and free student meals.

Staff, students and families preparing, serving or picking up grab-and-go breakfast and lunch from a 4J site or delivery point must observe social distancing rules, keeping at least 6 feet apart.

All Oregon K–12 schools are closed to students through April 28. Under the governor’s new order, school playgrounds and outdoor sports courts are now closed as well.

Here is what is allowed and what is not under the “Stay Home, Save Lives” order. Governor Brown emphasizes, if you’re not sure about an activity, skip it.

Allowed (must keep 6 feet from others):
Take-out/food delivery (including grab-and-go school meals)
Hospitals and health care
Grocery stores
Pharmacies
Banks
Pet stores
Gas stations
Certain retail stores
Child care facilities and babysitters (under new rules)
Outdoor activities like walking your dog, jogging, or biking in your neighborhood

Not Allowed:
Social gatherings (parties, dinners) with people from outside of your household
Dine-in restaurants and bars
Nightclubs and concerts
Shopping at outdoor or indoor malls and retail complexes
Fitness: Gyms, sports and fitness centers, health clubs, and exercise studios, dance and yoga studios
Grooming: Hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage parlors, non-medical wellness spas, cosmetic stores, tattoo parlors
Entertainment: Theaters, amusement parks, arcades, bowling alleys, music concerts, sporting events, museums, skating rinks
Outdoors: Playgrounds, sports courts, pools, skate parks, state parks, campgrounds

More information about the Governor’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order is available at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19

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