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Due to the ongoing health concerns from COVID-19, the LOC office is closed until further notice and all staff is teleworking.  The entire LOC team continues to support our members using electronic communication, and will be utilizing teleconferencing tools to facilitate meetings.  We're still here for you - contact us for information and resources via phone or email.

New Health and Safety Framework Goes Into Effect Statewide

Dec. 3, 2020, Salem, Ore.  
Effective today, this new framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on their level of COVID-19 spread—Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk.  more 

New Framework
Sector Risk Level Guidance ChartCOVID-19 Disease Metrics
County Risk Levels

Join the Upcoming Coronavirus Conference Call

Thursday, December 3 at 10:05 a.m.

**Scheduling Note: The next call will be held one day earlier than usual due to an LOC Board of Directors meeting on Friday, December 4.

This week will be joined by our partners from Governor Brown’s office, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.  There will be Q&A time to get your questions answered.

See how to call in

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Latest Coronavirus News & Updates

Governor Kate Brown Outlines Next Steps in COVID-19 Fight

Governor's Office, Nov. 25, 2020

Today, Governor Brown announced new county guidelines to determine COVID restrictions. Each county will be categorized from "Lower Risk" to "Extreme Risk." As of today, 21 counties are in the "Extreme Risk" category. more

Listen Now: Statewide Call on COVID Freeze & OSHA Rules

LOC, Nov. 24, 2020

A special statewide conference call was held Friday, November 20 that focused on helping cities meet their obligations under the state’s temporary COVID workplace policies.  more

See more recent Coronavirus News

Find Guidance and Information about Reopening Oregon’s Cities

As Oregon counties are approved to reopen, find the latest information on guidelines for restaurants, retail shops, parks, events, workplaces and more.

Learn more about Reopening Oregon’s Cities

Ask the LOC

What should a business owner tell a customer who is not wearing a face covering?

Answer from the OHA: If your business is requiring face coverings and has posted clear signs as required under the Mask and Face Covering Guidance, you can ask the individual politely if they cannot wear a face covering because of a medical condition or disability. If they answer yes, then you should not require them to wear a face covering. It is not appropriate or allowed to ask an individual what their medical condition is or to make them provide proof of their medical condition or disability. If they answer no, then consider politely offering them a face covering, provide them with other options (e.g., online shopping) to find what they need, or ask them to come back with a face covering.

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LOC Coronavirus Conference Calls

Each week, the LOC holds a conference call with our members and selected partners to discuss topics related to COVID-19.

Every Friday at 10:05 a.m. we are joined by partner organizations such as Governor Brown’s office, the Oregon Health Authority, the Office of Emergency Management and the National League of Cities.

Learn how to join the LOC’s weekly conference calls

Oregon Health Authority

The OHA is the leading source of data and information regarding the Coronavirus pandemic in Oregon.

Visit the OHA Coronavirus Website

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information and guidance for individuals regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Visit the CDC Coronavirus Website

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Resources for City Officials

The LOC has assembled a wealth of relevant and up-to-date resources, including guidance, funding sources, information, and more to assist cities responding to the COVID-19 pandemic:

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Resources for Communities

We have gathered resources that cities can share with their community members, to help inform and protect citizens:

See all COVID-19 Resources for Communities

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