Keeping Eugene Safe

(Updated November 25,  2020)

Protect Yourself and Others

Practice the 4 Ws:

  1. Wear a Face Covering – indoors and outside when you can’t maintain 6 feet of space, it’s a statewide requirement.
  2. Watch Your Distance – stay 6-feet apart from those outside your household and limit your gathering size.
  3. Wash Your Hands – often with soap and water for 20 seconds throughout the day.
  4. Wait It Out – stay home if you are sick.

Also read considerations offered by the CDC for slowing the spread of COVID-19 during Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings

  1. 2-Week Freeze Through Dec. 2
  2. New Health & Safety Framework Beginning Dec. 3
  3. Travel Advisory
  4. Testing & Contact Tracing
  5. Vaccines

Governor Brown on Nov. 13 announced a two-week statewide freeze to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. From November 18 through December 2, risk reduction measures will be implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19, reduce risk in communities more vulnerable to serious illness and death, and help conserve hospital capacity so that all Oregonians can continue to have access to quality care.

Risk Reduction Measures

  • Social gatherings
    • Limited to no more than 6 people total, from no more than 2 households – indoor and outdoor 
    • Limited faith-based organizations to a maximum of 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors
    • No Indoor visitation in long-term care facilities
  • Businesses
    • Work-from-home to the greatest extent possible and close offices to the public
    • Restaurants and bars are delivery and take-out only (indoor and outdoor dining prohibited)
    • Grocery stores and pharmacies are limited to 75% capacity and should encourage curbside pick up
    • Retail stores and malls (indoor and outdoor) are limited to 75% capacity and should encourage curbside pick up
  • Must Close
    • Gyms and fitness organizations
    • Indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, and indoor pools and sports courts
    • Zoos, gardens, aquariums, outdoor entertainment activities, and outdoor pools
    • Venues that host or facilitate indoor or outdoor events

The Two-Week Freeze does not apply to or change current health and safety protocols for...personal services (such as barber shops, hair salons, and non-medical massage therapy), congregate homeless sheltering, youth programs, childcare, K-12 schools, and higher education – all of which can continue operating under previous guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority.

Learn more on the State of Oregon’s Coronavirus web page and read Governor Brown’s Executive Order on the Temporary Freeze to Stop the Rapid Spread of COVID-19.


Wondering where to report violations of the statewide two-week freeze Executive Order? See information about which agencies to contact with any concerns.