Closure of Testing Sites
LCB has been notified by our third party testing provider, PSI that testing sites are open, but are limited in their capacity for the number of tests to be provided in a day due to social distancing requirements in Oregon. For updates and the official notice see PSI's website at PSI's Website.
Extension of Time for Applications Expiring Between March 1, 2020 and August30, 2020
LCB has filed a temporary rule that extends application expirations from March 1, 2020 to August 30, 2020. If your application expired within those dates, you are being provided a deferral to August 31, 2020.
New OSHA COVID-19 Transportation Guidelines
Temporary Administrative Rule Addressing the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in Labor Housing and Agricultural Employment
(13) Section 3: Disease prevention in employer-provided transportation
(a) During the current emergency and for activities covered by Section 1 of this
rule, employers must ensure that the following disease prevention measures
are implemented, at a minimum, when transportation is provided to and from
the workplace or used to move individuals between workplaces:
(A) The vehicle operator and any passengers must be separated by at least 3
feet during the operation of the vehicle. Seats that do not allow for such
separation cannot be used, regardless of the vehicle’s normal capacity.
(B) The vehicle operator and any passengers must wear cloth facial coverings
that cover their nose and mouth.
(C) All high-contact surfaces (door handles, seatbelt buckles, armrests,
steering wheel, etc.) must be sanitized before each trip, or at least twice
each day when in continuous use.
(b) For workers who may commute to and from the worksite with individuals
outside their household, the employer must advise them of the risks
presented by close contact and encourage them to employ practices similar
to those described in subsection (1) above.
Governor's Executive Order 20-12
23rd, Governor Brown issued Executive Order 20-12 to "Stay at
Home". The order specifies businesses that are prohibited to
operate and landscape construction was not included on that list. The order
requires all businesses that remain in operation to employ social
distancing guidelines and to designate an employee or officer to establish,
implement, and enforce social distancing policies consistent with guidance from
the Oregon Health Authority.
Conducting business with the LCB
Governor Brown encourages social distancing measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. LCB encourages all licensees, applicants and other members of the public to conduct business online, over the phone, by fax or email. Please contact our helpful staff at 503-967-6291 or by email at email@example.com
. A member of our staff will reply as soon as possible.
LCB has closed its offices to the general public and Board staff will be following the social distancing measures outlined in Governor Brown's Executive Order No. 20-12. Please be advised that it may take longer than usual to receive a response.
Recent restrictions established by the Governor may have required cancellation of in person classes for CEH. Future classes may also cancel as the situation develops. Licensees should not wait for in person classes to be rescheduled, if possible. There are online classes available.
Resources are being made available every day to help businesses through this challenging time. To connect Oregon contractors to organizations that help businesses, here's a list of the relevant and useful resources:
Check with your workers compensation provider for resources and information about how your workers comp is affected by COVID-19 Also check with the state’s Worker’s Comp Division for frequently asked questions and answers.
State and Federal Government
- Oregon Legislature - Check here for information about legislation relating to COVID-19.
- The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act - The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act allocates money to businesses and individuals affected by the pandemic.
Health and Safety
Alert! Potential Scam That Could Impact Contractors
Recently, OSHA has received multiple complaints of fraudulent work site checks occurring in Oregon workplaces. Read the OSHA press release to learn more about this scam and how to protect yourself.