Effective today, June 30, Oregon businesses no longer need to require customers, employees, vendors or others to wear a mask on their premises. Additionally, no physical distancing requirements or capacity limits remain in effect.
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.
Gov. Kate Brown announced that, effective April 19, all Oregonians 16 and older can sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Frontline workers, as defined by the CDC, and their families — as well as Oregonians 16+ with underlying health conditions — are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 5. This has raised several questions among OBI members, who are left wondering if their employees count as “frontline” or not. Here is a four-point test…
UPDATED: April 19, 2021 The Oregon Health Authority has released a comprehensive “employer toolkit” designed to help you communicate important information about vaccines to your workers, and to give them information about locations and appointments now that all Oregonians 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine. For employers, there are a few immediate steps…
Useful links to learn more about about the threat to public health and how the business community can help address it.
A list of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) vendors compiled by our partners at Business Oregon.
Information about health standards, unemployment, worker’s compensation, and other useful tools.