November 23, 2020 - On Friday, Nov. 13, Governor Brown outlined a series of preventative measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Oregon and among them was a travel advisory. The advisory does not impact any required commuting that falls under the category of essential travel, which includes work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security. It does impact non-essential travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.
Under this advisory, persons arriving in Oregon from other states or countries, including returning Oregon residents, should practice self-isolation for 14 days after arrival. These persons should limit their interactions to their immediate household.
Staff who recently returned to Oregon or are planning non-essential travel outside of Oregon, should contact their supervisor about remote work options upon their return while in isolation. In the event working remotely is not applicable due to the nature and requirements of the job, staff should contact the Benefits Department regarding leave options.