Administration

​​​Office of the Governor
State of Oregon

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-25

A SAFE AND STRONG OREGON:
MAINTAINING ESSENTIAL HEALTH DIRECTIVES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, AND IMPLEMENTING A PHASED APPROACH FOR REOPENING OREGON'S ECONOMY

On February 28, 2020, I appointed the State of Oregon's Coronavirus Response Team. 

On February 29, 2020, the Department of Human Services issued strict guidelines, restricting visitation at congregated care facilities, including nursing homes. 

On March 2, 2020, the State of Oregon Emergency Coordination Center was activated. 

On March 8, 2020, I declared an emergency under ORS 401.165 et seq. due to the public health threat posed by the novel infectious coronavirus (COVID-19). 

On March 12, 2020, I prohibited gatherings of 250 or more people, and announced a statewide closure of Oregon K􀀉 12 schools from March 16, 2020, through March 31, 2020. 

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency. 

On March 16, 2020, the Department of Human Services imposed its most recent protective measures to restrict visitors to long-term care facilities and other residential facilities. The Oregon Health Authority has adopted similar measures at the Oregon State Hospital and other behavioral health settings and has limited admissions to the Oregon State Hospital. The Oregon Department of Corrections has suspended all visits to state prisons. 

On March 17, 2020, I prohibited gatherings of 25 or more people, banned on-site consumption of food and drink at food establishments statewide, and extending school closures until April 28, 2020. I also encouraged all businesses not subject to the prohibitions to implement social distancing protocols. 

On March 18, 2020, I suspended in-person instructional activities at higher education institutions through April 28, 2020. 

On March 19, 2020, I ordered the postponement of non-urgent health care procedures, in order to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) and hospital beds for the state's COVID-19 emergency response efforts. I also directed the Oregon Health Authority to provide guidance regarding limitations and screening for visitors to hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. 

On March 22, 2020, I imposed a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment, prohibiting law enforcement from serving, delivering, or acting on any notice, order or writ of termination of tenancy, relating to residential evictions for nonpayment. 

On March 23, 2020, I ordered Oregonians to "Stay Home, Save Lives," directing individuals to stay home to the greatest extent possible, ordering the closure of specified retail businesses, requiring physical distancing measures for other public and private facilities, and imposing requirements for outdoor areas and licensed childcare facilities. 

On April 1, 2020, I imposed a temporary moratorium on the termination of residential and nonresidential rental agreements and evictions for nonpayment, to ensure that individuals can stay at home to the greatest extent possible, and to ensure the provision of necessary goods and services during this emergency. 

On April 8, 2020, I announced that school closures and the suspension of in-person instructional activities at higher education institutions would be extended through the end of the current academic term and school year. 

On April 13, 2020, I announced that Oregon had entered into a Western States Pact with the states of Washington and California, to coordinate our individual state efforts to combat COVID-19 and reopen our economies. Colorado and Nevada have since joined the Western States Pact. 

On April 15, 2020, I ordered certain necessary measures to ensure safe public meetings by public bodies and to facilitate continued operations by local governments during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

On April 27, 2020, I issued an order that allows for the gradual resumption of non-­urgent health care procedures, as long as those procedures are performed in compliance with Oregon Health Authority guidance that ensures adequate hospital capacity and supply of PPE. 

The World Health Organization considers COVID-19 to be a global pandemic. COVID-19 may cause respiratory disease leading to serious illness or death. COVID-19 spreads person-to-person through coughing, sneezing, and close personal contact, including touching a surface with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. 

State and local public health officials advise that the virus is circulating in the community and expect the number of cases to increase as restrictions are lifted. As of today, there are at least 3,416 cases and 134 deaths in Oregon, with more than 80,000 deaths from COVID-19 nationwide. Given that risk for a resurgence of COVID-19 remains if protective measures are not maintained, we must maintain preparedness, as we plan to ease these restrictions over time. 

Physical distancing, the "Stay Home, Save Lives" order, and the other essential actions mentioned above have helped slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. As outlined in this Executive Order, the State shall undertake a phased, data-driven, and regionally tailored approach to reopening social, economic, and other activities in Oregon. This reopening process must balance the need to restore and strengthen our overall social and economic wellbeing with the prevention of a resurgence of COVID-19 that would undermine the important public health outcomes achieved to date. The goals of this reopening process include minimizing hospitalizations and deaths; minimizing risk to frontline workers; avoiding overwhelming health systems; allowing people to safely return to work so they can support themselves and their families; protecting those at highest risk of severe illness, especially communities of color; and supporting small local gatherings that preserve community cohesion and cultural practices. 
The success of this phased reopening will depend in large part on the ability of employers, employees, and the public to adhere to the public health, safety, and physical distancing measures. Preventing and controlling outbreaks and limiting the spread of COVID-19 is the only way to avoid future business and social disruption, and to allow Oregon's economic and social life to thrive. The hard work Oregonians have done to date to flatten the curve gives me confidence that our State can move forward successfully with gradual phased reopening. 

NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DIRECTED AND ORDERED THAT: 

Pursuant to ORS 433.441, ORS 401.168, ORS 401.175, and ORS 401.188, I am ordering the following: 

Framework for Reopening a Safe and Strong Oregon 

1. This Executive Order rescinds and replaces certain earlier Executive Orders, establishes baseline requirements, and a statewide phased reopening process.

a. Baseline Requirements. This Executive Order sets forth certain baseline requirements-essential statewide protective measures that Oregonians and Oregon businesses must continue to adhere to, to keep our communities safe and to allow the phased reopening process to move forward. These baseline requirements apply statewide, except as modified by the phased reopening directives and guidance, or as otherwise modified as allowed under this Executive Order.

b. Phased Reopening. This Executive Order establishes the phased process by which Oregon's social and economic life will gradually reopen, including the criteria the State will use to evaluate whether to ease or tighten restrictions, to keep Oregonians safe. That process will proceed in three phases-Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III. Counties will be allowed to move through the phases at different paces.

c. Structure of this Executive Order. Paragraphs 2-12 of this Executive Order outline the baseline requirements that apply, statewide, before a county or the State enters Phase I, and continue to apply unless and until modified. Some of these baseline requirements will be modified in Phase I, and in future phases, as outlined below in paragraphs 13-22.

Baseline Requirements. 

2. Stay Home, Save Lives. Keeping our community safe and reopening our economy depends on Oregonians continuing to stay at home to save lives, and their adherence to critical physical distancing requirements and other health measures. It is essential to the health, safety, and welfare of the State of Oregon during the ongoing state of emergency that individuals continue to stay at or near their home or place of residence, whenever possible. To that end, pursuant to ORS 433.441(3), ORS 401.168(1), ORS 401.175(3), and ORS 401.188(2) to (3), and subject to the penalties described in ORS 401.990, I am ordering the following: 

a. Individuals must continue to adhere to restrictions on gatherings, as set forth in paragraph 3 of this Executive Order.

b. Individuals are prohibited from patronizing businesses that remain closed pursuant to paragraph 5 of this Executive Order, and from engaging in conduct prohibited by any Executive Order or inconsistent with guidance provided by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

c. When individuals leave their home or place of residence, they should maintain physical distancing of at least six ( 6) feet from any person who is not a member of their household, when possible, and should adhere to any applicable OHA guidance, including but not limited to guidance on physical distancing and face coverings. OHA guidance is available at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA­COVID-19.

3. Gatherings. Gatherings present particular risks for the spread of COVID- 19, as sustained contact with large groups presents an increased risk of spreading the disease and, in the event an infected person attends the gathering, makes the work of rapid, effective contact-tracing much more difficult. Accordingly, pursuant to ORS 433.441(3)(a), (b), (d) and (f), ORS 401.168(1), and ORS 401.188(2), I order that the following:

a. Cultural, Civic, and Faith-Based Gatherings. All cultural, civic, and faith-based gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited. Cultural, civic, and faith-based gatherings of 25 or fewer people are allowed only if a distance of at least six (6) feet can be consistently maintained between individuals from different households, and if other applicable OHA physical distancing guidance are followed.

b. Social and Recreational Gatherings. Social and recreational gatherings outside of a home or place of residence continue to be prohibited, regardless of size, unless a distance of at least six ( 6) feet can be consistently maintained between individuals from different households, in which case social and recreational gatherings of up to ten     (10) people are permitted.

c. Paragraph 3 of this Executive Order applies to gatherings only, and does not apply to workplaces, grocery stores, retail stores, convenience stores, banks and credit unions, gas stations, hotels or motels, health care facilities, pharmacies, child care facilities, schools, higher education institutions, and state or local government, which are subject to other directives.

d. The Governor may modify the directives of paragraph 3 of this Executive Order, as necessary. Any modifications will be made available at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA­COVID-19.

4. Food and Drink. Pursuant to ORS 433.441(3)(a), (b), (d) and (f), ORS 401.168(1), and ORS 401.188(1) to (3), the following baseline restrictions on food and drink establishments continue to apply until modified in Phase I (pursuant to paragraph 17(b) of this Executive Order), or otherwise:

a. Restaurants, bars, taverns, brew pubs, wine bars, cafes, food courts, coffee shops, clubs, or other similar establishments that offer food or drink may not offer or allow on-premises consumption of food or drink.

b. Establishments may offer food or drink for off-premises consumption ( e.g., take-out or drive-through) or for delivery. Establishments offering such service must implement physical distancing protocols of at least six ( 6) feet between customers ordering, waiting, or in line, consistent with any applicable OHA guidance. Establishments also must implement physical distancing protocols of at least six ( 6) feet for staff, when possible. Any sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption must comply with ORS chapter 471 and any rules adopted thereunder.

c. Paragraph 4 of this Executive Order does not apply to health care facilities, child care facilities, workplaces, government buildings, emergency response facilities, school-based food programs, and shelter and meal programs serving vulnerable populations. Such places are encouraged to use physical distancing, staggered schedules, take-out, and other similar measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of COVID-19.

d. The Governor may modify the directives of paragraph 4 of this Executive Order, as necessary. Any modifications will be made available at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.​

5. Closure of Certain Businesses. Pursuant to ORS 433.441(3)(a), (b) and (f), ORS 401.168(1), and ORS 401.188(1) to (3), the following baseline restrictions on businesses continue to apply until modified in Phase I (pursuant to paragraph 17(b) of this Executive Order), or otherwise:

a. Operation of the following businesses, for which close personal contact is difficult or impossible to avoid, continues to be prohibited:

​Amusement parks; aquariums; arcades; barber shops and hair salons; bowling alleys; cosmetic stores; dance studios; esthetician practices; fraternal organization facilities; gyms and fitness studios (including climbing gyms); hookah bars; indoor and outdoor malls (i.e., all portions of a retail complex containing stores and restaurants in a single area); indoor party places (including jumping gyms and laser tag); medical spas, facial spas, day spas, and non-medical massage therapy services; museums; nail and tanning salons; non­tribal card rooms; skating rinks; senior activity centers; social and private clubs; tattoo/piercing parlors; tennis clubs; theaters; yoga studios; and youth clubs. ​

b. At the direction of the Governor, OHA shall modify the business closure list set forth in paragraph 5(a) of this Executive Order, as necessary. Any modifications of the business closure list announced through guidance will be made available at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.

c. Paragraph 5(a) of this Executive Order does not apply to restaurants, bars, taverns, brew pubs, wine bars, cafes, food courts, coffee shops, or other similar establishments that offer food or drink, which remain subject to paragraph 4 of this Executive Order.​

d. Indoor and outdoor malls, and other businesses subject to paragraph 5(a) of this Executive Order, are not prohibited from operating to provide food, grocery, health care, medical, pharmacy, or pet store services.

e. Ski resorts are no longer prohibited from operating, effective immediately, and art galleries, boutiques, furniture stores, and jewelry shops are no longer prohibited from operating, effective May 15, 2020, notwithstanding their inclusion on the initial business closure list set forth in paragraph 2 of Executive Order 20-12. Businesses set forth in this paragraph must comply with other applicable provisions of this Executive Order and OHA guidance, including but not limited to retail sector guidance.​

6. Retail Businesses. Pursuant to ORS 433.441(3)(a), (b), (d), and (f), ORS 401.168(1), and ORS 401.188(1) to (3), I am ordering the following:

a. Any retail business not subject to paragraph 5(a) of this Executive Order may operate only if the business complies with any applicable OHA guidance, including but not limited to retail sector guidance, effective May 15, 2020. At the direction of the Governor, OHA may from time to time modify that guidance, as necessary.

b. Retail businesses that fail to comply with paragraph 6(a) of this Executive Order shall be closed until they demonstrate compliance.

c. Paragraph 6 of this Executive Order also applies to grocery stores and pharmacies, effective May 22, 2020. It does not apply to health care or medical services, which are strongly encouraged to establish and comply with physical distancing protocols.

7. Workplace Restrictions. Pursuant to ORS 433.441(3)(a), (b), (d) and (f), ORS 401.168(1), and ORS 401.188(1) to (3), I order that the following workplace restrictions continue to be in place:

a. All businesses and non-profit entities with offices in Oregon shall facilitate telework and work-at-home by employees, to the maximum extent possible. Work in offices is prohibited whenever telework and work-at-home options are available, in light of position duties, availability of teleworking equipment, and network adequacy. 

b. When telework and work-from-home options are not available, businesses and non-profits must designate an employee or officer to establish, implement, and enforce physical distancing policies, consistent with OHA guidance. Such policies also must address how the business or non-profit will maintain physical distancing protocols for business-critical visitors.

c. Businesses and non-profits must comply with any applicable OHA guidance, including but not limited to guidance for employers. At the direction of the Governor, OHA may from time to time modify or promulgate new guidance, as necessary.

d. Businesses and non-profits that fail to comply with paragraph 7 of this Executive Order will be closed until they demonstrate compliance.​

8. Government Buildings. Pursuant to ORS 433.441(3)(a), (b), (d) and (f), ORS 401.168(1), and ORS 401.188(1) to (3), I order that the following restrictions on government offices and buildings shall remain in place:

a. All state executive branch offices and buildings, to the maximum extent possible, shall close to the public and provide public services by phone and online during regular business hours. To the extent that closure is not feasible, in-person interactions between staff and the public should be by appointment, whenever possible. When public services require in-person interactions, physical distancing measures must be established, implemented, and enforced, to the maximum extent possible.

b. State executive branch offices and buildings shall facilitate telework and work-at-home by employees, to the maximum extent possible. When telework and work-from-home options are not possible, agencies must designate an employee or officer to establish, implement, and enforce physical distancing policies, consistent with OHA guidance.

c. The Governor may​ modify the directives of paragraph 8 of this Executive Order, as necessary. Any guidance announcing such modifications will be made available at

d. Paragraph 8 of this Executive Order applies to all offices and buildings owned or occupied by the state executive branch. This Executive Order does not apply to offices and buildings owned or occupied by the state legislative and judicial branches, federal government, local governments, and tribal governments, but those governments are nonetheless strongly encouraged to adhere to the policies underlying these directives.​

9.  Outdoor Recreation and Travel. Pursuant to ORS 433.441(3), ORS 401.168(1) and (3), and ORS 401.188(1) to (3), I am ordering the following: 

a. Individuals may go outside for recreational activities (walking, hiking, etc.), but must limit those activities to non-contact, and are prohibited from engaging in outdoor activities where it is not possible to maintain appropriate physical distancing and follow applicable OHA guidance regarding outdoor recreation activities. Managers of recreation areas also must comply with applicable OHA guidance. At the direction of the Governor, OHA may from time to time modify that guidance, as necessary.

b. Individuals should continue to minimize non-essential travel, consistent with any applicable OHA guidance. Whenever possible, Oregonians should travel the minimum distance necessary to or from a home, residence, or workplace; for obtaining or providing food, shelter, consumer needs, education, health care, or emergency services; for receiving or rendering essential business and government services; for the care of family members, household members, elderly persons, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons, pets, or livestock; for travel as directed by government officials, law enforcement, or courts; and for other economic, social, or recreational activities allowed by or consistent with my Executive Orders and OHA guidance.​

c. This Executive Order confirms my prior directive, effective May 5, 2020, allowing private and public campgrounds the option of opening if they are able to comply with OHA's guidance regarding outdoor recreation.

d. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department retains authority to close any property or facility if proper physical distancing cannot be maintained.

e. At this time, pools, skate parks, outdoor sports courts, and playground equipment areas remain closed. At the direction of the Governor, OHA or another appropriate state agency may issue guidance allowing one or more of these types of facilities to open. Such guidance will be made available at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.

10. Higher Education, Schools, Childcare, Youth Programs. The Governor has directed state education entities to work with school and education partners across Oregon on a reopening plan for schools, so Oregon students can return to the classroom for the 2020-2021 school year, in some form. Higher education institutions shall continue to comply with Executive Order 20-09, including as extended or modified by further Executive Orders, and any guidance from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Childcare facilities, and any expansion or restriction of childcare services, will proceed pursuant to Executive Order 20-19, including as modified by further Executive Orders, and any guidance from the Department of Education, Early Learning Division, Office of Child Care. K-12 schools continue to be subject to Executive Order 20-20, including as extended or modified by further Executive Orders, and any guidance from the Department of Education. If directed to do so by the Governor, OHA or other appropriate state agency may provide further guidance on youth programs, including but not limited to indoor, outdoor, and overnight summer camps.​

11.  Guidance. At my direction, and under the authority of this and other Executive Orders, OHA and other appropriate agencies have issued and will continue to issue and revise detailed guidance for the public, for employers, and for particular sectors of the economy. Oregon's continued forward movement towards reopening is reliant on all Oregonians continuing follow applicable general and sector-specific guidance from OHA and other state ​agencies. Oregon has used a targeted, science-based approach to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. As we continue to learn more about combatting the novel coronavirus, Oregonians can expect that guidance may need to be modified over time, to ensure an effective emergency response. To that end, if directed to do so by the Governor, OHA or other agencies, as appropriate, shall modify or provide additional detail regarding any of the baseline requirements set forth in paragraphs 2 through 10 of this Executive Order, as necessary, and subject to approval by the Governor. Any such modifications and additional guidance will be made available to the public at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19. ​

12. Executive Order 20-07 and Executive Order 20-12 are rescinded, and replaced by the directives in this Executive Order.

Reopening Oregon Framework 

13. Phased Reopening. The State shall undertake a phased, data-driven, and regionally tailored approach to modifying and further easing the baseline requirements set forth above, in order to reopen social, economic, and other activities in Oregon. Reopening will proceed in three phases-Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III. The phased reopening process will balance important health outcomes with the need to restore and strengthen Oregon's social and economic wellbeing.

14. Prerequisites for Entering Phase I. The Phase I directives set forth in paragraph 17 of this Executive Order take effect statewide when Oregon meets all prerequisites for Phase I. Those prerequisites shall be issued by OHA, subject to approval by the Governor, and may include but are not limited to:

a. Declining prevalence of COVID-19;

b. Adequate minimum testing regimen;

c. Adequate contact tracing system;

d. Adequate isolation/quarantine facilities;

e. Issuance of statewide sector guidance for Phase I sectors;

f. Sufficient healthcare capacity; and

g. Sufficient personal protective equipment supply.​

15. Process for Statewide Transition to Phase I. OHA shall notify the Governor when the statewide prerequisites set forth in paragraph 14 of this Executive Order have been met, at which time the Governor may determine that Phase I is in effect, in accordance with guidance issued by OHA. Once the Governor makes that determination, the Phase I directives of this Executive Order take effect statewide.

16. Process for Individual County Transition to Phase I. Even if the Governor has not yet issued a statewide determination pursuant to paragraph 15 of this Executive Order, a county may seek approval from the Governor to transition to Phase I if the county meets all Phase I prerequisites, as set forth in paragraph 14 of this Executive Order, and any applicable guidance issued by OHA. The Governor's Office and OHA may specify the process by which counties can apply for approval under this paragraph. Once the Governor approves a county application in writing, and no earlier than May 15, 2020, the Phase I directives take effect in that county.

17. Phase I Directives. Under Phase I, and notwithstanding any inconsistent baseline requirements set forth in paragraphs 2-11 of this Executive Order, the following is permitted in any county where the Phase I directives have taken effect, but only if the county and authorized activities comply with all applicable Phase I guidance issued by OHA:

a. Local Gatherings. In addition to gatherings authorized by paragraph 3 of this Executive Order, individuals may gather locally for any purpose in groups of up to 25-including social or recreational gatherings previously prohibited under paragraph 3 (b) of this Executive Order-as long as they comply with any applicable physical distance requirements and other Phase I guidance issued by OHA. Local travel to such gatherings is allowed.

b. Sectors of the Economy. The following sectors may reopen or expand operations, provided that they operate consistent with OHA Phase I guidance and all other applicable OHA guidance:​

(1) Food and drink establishments, including but not limited to restaurants and bars with food service;

(2) Personal care businesses and facilities, such as salons and gyms;

(3) Certain businesses previously closed under paragraph 5(a) of this Executive Order, if so identified in OHA guidance and approved by the Governor; and

( 4) Such other sectors as the Governor may identify as eligible for reopening or expanded operations during Phase I.​

18. Guidance. Subject to approval by the Governor, OHA (or another agency, when directed by the Governor) shall issue phased reopening guidance. That guidance may ease and modify certain baseline requirements; set forth requirements for Phase I, Phase II, or Phase III; and provide other general and sector-specific guidance. Guidance will be posted at the following web address: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.

19. Subsequent Transitions. Neither the state nor any county may transition from Phase I to Phase II unless at least twenty-one (21) days have elapsed, to allow for evaluation of the public health effects of the prior transition.

20. Conditions for Re-imposing Restrictions. Reopening Oregon carries with it a risk of COVID-19 resurgence that may require increased restrictions, even after the state or individual counties transition to Phase I or subsequent phases. Subject to approval by the Governor, OHA shall specify conditions that could trigger re-imposition of increased restrictions. Those conditions may include but are not limited to:

a. Inability to meet contact tracing requirements;

b. Evidence of increasing prevalence of COVID-19 cases; or

c. Evidence of increasing burden of severe COVID-19 cases.​

If any of the potentially triggering conditions are met, OHA will call an immediate meeting with local public health officials, for further discussion and evaluation. OHA will then make recommendations to the Governor, who has the authority to decide what action is necessary, as well as the authority to take that action at any time. 

21. Phase II and Phase III. At the direction of and subject to the approval of the Governor, OHA and other appropriate state agencies shall issue guidance for Phase II and Phase III, including but not limited to any prerequisites, directives, transitions, processes, and conditions applicable to those phases.

22. Modifications. If directed to do so by the Governor, OHA or other agencies, as appropriate, shall modify or provide additional detail regarding any of the requirements set forth in paragraphs 13 through 21 of this Executive Order, as necessary, and subject to approval by the Governor. Any such modifications and additional guidance will be made available to the public at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19​.

General Provisions 

23. Legal Effect. This Executive Order is issued under the authority conferred to the Governor by ORS 401.165 to 401.236. Pursuant to ORS 401.192(1), the directives set forth in this Executive Order shall have the full force and effect of law, and any existing laws, ordinances, rules and orders shall be inoperative to the extent they are inconsistent with this exercise of the Governor's emergency powers.

24. Enforcement. The directives in this Executive Order and any guidance issued by OHA or other state agencies to implement this Executive Order are effective statewide, unless otherwise specified. This Executive Order and any guidance issued by OHA to implement this Executive Order are public health laws, as defined in ORS 43 lA.005, and may be enforced as permitted under ORS 43 lA.010. In addition to any other penalty that may be imposed under applicable laws, any person, business, or entity found to be in violation of this Executive Order or any guidance issued by OHA or other state agencies to implement this Executive Order is subject to the penalties described in ORS 401.990.

25. Severability. If any section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Executive Order is for any reason held to be invalid, such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Order.​

26.  Discretion; No Right of Act. Any decision made by the Governor pursuant to this Executive Order is made at her sole discretion. This Executive Order is not intended to create, and does not create, any individual right, privilege, or benefit, whether substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the State of Oregon, its agencies, departments, or any officers, employees, or agents thereof.

27.  Effective Date. The provisions of this Executive Order are effective immediately, unless otherwise specified, and remain in effect until terminated by the Governor.

Done at Salem, Oregon at 8:00 a.m. this 14th day of May, 2020.



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Kate Brown
GOVERNOR

ATTEST:


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Bev Clarno
SECRETARY OF STATE