man wearing a face covering in a shop, using his phone to pay

Updated July 25, 2020

Governor Brown’s latest executive order outlines a plan to re-open the economy in phases. It encourages businesses to reopen carefully, and to continue healthy practices to stay safe.

Oregon’s gradual reopening does not mean the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Businesses that reopen must:

  • Continue physical distancing measures
  • Require employees to wear face coverings
  • Allow telework whenever possible

Currently Open

Multnomah County is in Phase 1 of reopening. See what’s open»

On this page:


    Oregon Phase 1 guidance for employers (PDF)

    Face Coverings

    Face coverings are required in indoor public spaces in Oregon for everyone age 5 and older. They are also required outdoors when you cannot keep 6 feet from others.

    Employees, volunteers and contractors must wear face coverings even when working behind a plexiglass barrier.

    A person with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from a business if they are unable to wear a mask, face shield or face covering.

    Employees & Testing

    What to do if an employee has COVID-19»

    If you are an employer, we do not recommend asking employees to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test as a condition of employment. There are better ways to protect your workplace from COVID-19 infection:

    • Employees should not be required to show negative tests to return to work.
    • If an employer requires testing as a condition of employment, they must pay for that expense.   
    • We ask employers and their employees to cooperate with case investigators and contact tracers. This is our best strategy for stopping the spread.

    Health Officer Recommendations on Workplace Testing for COVID-19 (191.27 KB)

    Recomendaciones de la Funcionaria de Salud respecto a la prueba de COVID-19 para los empleados (149.92 KB)

    Oregon Health Authority: Employee Screening Recommendations for COVID-19 (262.63 KB)

    Specific Sectors

    All Oregon Health Authority guidance and FAQs in multiple languages»

    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 

    Printable poster says Clean hands save lives: Wash hands, use sanitizer

    Signs & Posters

    See specific sector guidance to determine which posters you will need.

    Oregon Health Authority Posters


    Clean hands save lives

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    Stay Home if You Are Sick

    Do you have these symptoms?

    Arabic | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

    Physical Distancing

    Going out? Stay apart.

    Arabic | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Korean | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

    Maximum Occupancy

    Occupancy Sign

    Arabic | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Chuukese | Hmong | Korean | Marshallese | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese


    Why sign in?

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    Multnomah County Signs

    These signs were created by Multnomah County

    Face Coverings

    Protect Yourself and Everyone Else  

    Chinese Simplified  | Chinese Traditional | Russian | Somali | Spanish (309.91 KB) | Vietnamese

    How to use a cloth face covering (1.09 MB)

    Cleaning and Sanitizing Guidelines

    English  | Spanish | Chinese Traditional | Chinese Simplified | Russian | Thai | Korean | Vietnamese | Arabic

    Open With Care Poster

    Poster shows what businesses are doing to keep customers and employees safe.

    English | Spanish | Russian | Chinese (Simplified) | Vietnamese 

    Shareable image says: Opening with care!

    More Reopening Tools

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    Workplace Safety

    Worker Safety Concerns

    Other Violations

    If you're worried about people violating the governor's orders, do not call 911. To report concerns or complaints:

    How the Multnomah County Sheriff responds to enforcement concerns

    For restaurant and food service concerns, email

    More Information

    Phone numbers

    • Business Oregon's Navigator Hotline 833.604.0880
    • Prosper Portland Business Line: 503.823.3200
    • Gresham Chamber of Commerce: 503.665.1131