Commissioners to Consider Union County Reopening Plan
April 30, 2020

UPDATED:  The Emergency Commission Meeting scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2020 at 2 PM will recess until 3 PM when discussion will begin.

Union County Board of Commissioners will be holding an emergency meeting tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting will be to consider the Union County Reopening Plan to be submitted to Oregon Governor Kate Brown.  The Plan was prepared based upon the Public Health framework provided by the Governor’s office.  In order to reopen Union County, the Plan must be approved by the Governor.  The Plan outlines specific evidence-based requirements Union County must meet in order to begin.

The Governor’s Stay Home, Save Lives Executive Order 20-12, issued March 23, 2020 remains in effect until ended by Governor Kate Brown.  The order directed Oregonians to stay at home to the maximum extent possible in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.  The Governor’s order remains in effect until the reopening plan is approved, Oregon Health Authority guidance is finalized, and the Order is rescinded or changed.  The Governor has not provided a timeline for when this may occur.  Receiving approval of the Union County Reopening Plan is the first step towards an incremental reopening.

Individuals interested in listening to the meeting at 3:00 p.m. May 1, 2020 can call (253) 215-8782 or (301) 715-8592 and enter meeting ID number: 857 1197 0780.  The call-in option will be the only opportunity for citizens to engage in the meeting.

The plan is available for viewing here: Union County Reopening Plan
Sector Guidance provided by the State of Oregon referenced in The Union County Reopening Plan:

General guidance for the public_v5
Sector Guidance Document_Childcare_v6 (003)
General Employer Guidance_v6 (003)
Sector Guidance Document_Outdoor Rec_v5
Sector Guidance Document_Restaurant_v9 (003)
Sector Guidance Document_Retail_v4

Additional guidance provided by Governor Kate Brown May 1, 2020 Phase 1 Prerequisites_Final