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Most retail stores in Oregon can open May 15, regardless of the county

While only a few types of retail stores were explicitly closed by Governor Brown's 'Stay Home, Save Lives' order, the latest guidelines allow all but indoor malls to reopen regardless of the county.

Posted: May 11, 2020 5:31 PM
Updated: May 11, 2020 6:14 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — While southern Oregon counties hope to gain approval for Phase One of reopening on May 15, the latest guidelines from Governor Brown's office carves out a space for retailers to open whether those counties are approved or not.

Under Governor Brown's "Stay Home, Save Lives" order, only a few types of retailers were explicitly forced to close — including including furniture stores, jewelry stores, small boutiques, and indoor and outdoor malls. Some other retailers opted to close down or adjust their services voluntarily, either out of an abundance of caution or because the social distancing rules for staying open were too onerous.

On May 15 all retailers, — with the lone exception of malls and the businesses within them — will be allowed to reopen in the state of Oregon, albeit under the new guidelines. Malls in many Oregon counties may also be able to open on the same day, assuming those counties are approved for Phase One.

Retail stores will still have to limit the number of customers inside and focus on maintaining six feet of physical distance for both customers and employees. The guidelines state that store managers will have to determine maximum occupancy in order to avoid crowded aisles.

Those stores will also have to post OHA-provided informational signs on COVID-19, frequently sanitize common areas, and require all employees to wear face coverings.

Stores are supposed to "strongly encourage" that customers wear face coverings too, although it is not mandatory. They are also asked to consider clear plastic barriers in front of cashiers and customer service counters, and encourage one-way traffic through entrances and exits.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 391099

Reported Deaths: 5161
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah60298839
Washington41981395
Marion39886506
Clackamas32773378
Lane30113355
Jackson24880360
Deschutes23557185
Umatilla15126180
Linn14637179
Douglas13375291
Josephine10148244
Yamhill9762143
Klamath9053146
Polk8212100
Benton609738
Malheur592487
Coos5664106
Columbia430455
Jefferson420266
Lincoln362152
Union338755
Crook334056
Wasco316146
Clatsop261835
Baker219833
Tillamook216645
Hood River213737
Morrow197525
Curry191939
Harney119933
Grant108515
Lake105416
Wallowa75713
Sherman1913
Gilliam1854
Wheeler1141
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 5083462

Reported Deaths: 74473
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles152713227166
San Diego4069274335
Riverside3876785358
San Bernardino3745435962
Orange3343985725
Sacramento1683542443
Kern1576621804
Fresno1567952254
Santa Clara1520891925
Alameda1251761504
San Joaquin1075591834
Ventura1040031190
Contra Costa1037721046
Stanislaus915481417
Tulare860871096
San Francisco56909669
San Mateo56320629
Monterey52488626
Solano47671357
Santa Barbara47293549
Merced45053667
Sonoma43168412
Placer42141470
Imperial38477773
Kings35206363
San Luis Obispo31476359
Madera26194311
Shasta26081451
Butte25455314
Santa Cruz22248224
Yolo21558257
Marin18465249
El Dorado18301166
Sutter14571186
Napa13420104
Yuba1076089
Tehama10275130
Humboldt10158119
Nevada10019105
Mendocino857197
Lassen796756
San Benito781578
Tuolumne773090
Lake7043110
Amador577366
Siskiyou474755
Glenn457436
Calaveras441588
Del Norte375542
Colusa325220
Inyo256646
Plumas19367
Mono18784
Mariposa160018
Trinity99717
Modoc7655
Unassigned3220
Sierra2180
Alpine1080
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