On May 4, the Oregon Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) filed permanent workplace rules related to COVID. OSHA had previously adopted temporary rules on Nov. 6, 2020 and those rules were set to expire today.
“We appreciate that the governor is allowing these Oregon businesses to reopen,” said Sandra McDonough, OBI’s president and CEO. “Hopefully, this will be the end of the COVID business closures and we will move swiftly to fully reopening our state’s economy.”
This week, Gov. Kate Brown announced that 15 of Oregon’s 36 counties would be moving into the “extreme risk” category due to rising COVID cases. Under the state’s emergency plan, that means several businesses in those counties now face curtailing operations or shutting down altogether – yet again.
These latest closures – with little time for the businesses to prepare – are one more setback to business owners who have followed all the rules, keeping their customers and employees safe for more than a year.
Following a decade of robust population growth, Oregon will receive a new congressional seat for the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Monday.
Join OBI member Earthlight Solar on Tuesday, May 11, from 10-11 a.m. to learn everything you need to know about the economic and tax benefits that solar systems can provide.
Join Grow with Google trainer, Corissa Saint Laurent for an informative and engaging webinar on how to Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps.
Join OBI for our May Speaker Series discussion featuring freshman Democratic and Republican legislators from around the state. Hear about their priorities for their districts, their vision for the state, and their thoughts about what it’s like to serve in the Legislature.
Join OBI for our June Speaker Series discussion to hear industry leaders’ perspectives on the pandemic, how health care providers have been impacted and adapted to our new reality, and what the future of health care delivery might look like here in Oregon and across the nation.