Union County Placed on Two-week Pause by Governor Brown


Union County COVID-19 cases continue to increase and have exceeded the 60 cases in 14 days benchmark put forth by the Governor last week.  As such, Governor Brown has placed Union County on a two-week pause, beginning Wednesday, November 11 and continuing until November 25.  The pause is to include:

  • Urging all businesses to mandate work from home to the greatest extent possible.
  • Pausing long-term care facility visits to protect staff and residents.
  • Reducing maximum restaurant capacity to 50 people, including staff, and a maximum party size of six.
  • Reducing indoor activity to a maximum capacity of 50 people in places such as gyms, fitness facilities, indoor sports, etc.
  • Limit social gatherings to your household, or no more than six people if the gathering includes those from outside your household, reduce the frequency of those social gatherings significantly in the two-week period, and keeping the same six people in your social gathering circle.


The two-week pause has been placed on counties with a case rate above 200 cases per 100,000 people over a two-week period, or more than 60 cases over a two-week period for counties with a population of less than 30,000 people.  The pause is being placed on Baker, Clackamas, Jackson, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, Umatilla, Washington and Union Counties. Union County remains in Phase II with the above-listed exceptions.  Complete Phase II Guidance is available for viewing at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19.

Union County currently has a total of 561 COVID-19 cases which includes 74 cases for the period of October 26 – November 8 used to determine Pause status, 13 cases reported yesterday, and an additional 8 cases today.

Health officials advise individuals who have mild symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home unless the signs of illness are serious enough that you would normally seek health care.  If seeking health care, call your health care provider in advance to plan for how to be seen while taking care to avoid spreading the illness to others. If it is an emergency, call 911.

Additional information regarding COVID-19 can be found at  the Oregon Health Authority site https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control site https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV, or Center for Human Development, Union County Public Health site at www.chdinc.org/covid19.


Posted November 10, 2020