Five more weeks of Fall term!

Sigh, Coronavirus cases are surging in Oregon and across the United States.  I hope that the “shut down” will result in the cases to slow down and allow us to meet in person for Winter term.  Till then, keep attending, practice self care, and think about what you can do vs. what you cannot do.

Click this link to access all Connection classes except for Academic Support and Advocate:

Two-Week Statewide Freeze
From November 18 to December 2, Oregon will be in a statewide Two-Week Freeze to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. These risk reduction measures are critical in limiting the spread of COVID-19, reducing risk in communities more vulnerable to serious illness and death, and helping conserve hospital capacity so that all Oregonians can continue to have access to quality care.

Social Gatherings
Limited to no more than 6 people total, from no more than 2 households – indoor and outdoor
Limited faith-based organizations to a maximum of 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors
No Indoor visitation in long-term care facilities

Work from home to the greatest extent possible and close offices to the public
Restaurants are delivery and take-out only
Grocery stores and pharmacies are limited to 75% capacity and should encourage curbside pick up
Retail stores and malls (indoor and outdoor) are limited to 75% capacity and should encourage curbside pick up

Must Close
Gyms and fitness organizations
Indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, and indoor pools and sports courts
Zoos, gardens, aquariums, outdoor entertainment activities, and outdoor pools
Venues that host or facilitate indoor or outdoor events

The Two-Week Freeze does not apply to or change current health and safety protocols for…
Personal services (such as barber shops, hair salons, and non-medical massage therapy), congregate homeless sheltering, outdoor recreation and sports, youth programs, childcare, K-12 schools, K-12 sports currently allowed, current Division 1 and professional athletics exemptions, and higher education — all of which can continue operating under previous guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority.

Face Coverings Required Statewide
Masks are required statewide for people age 5 and older in:
All workplaces, indoor public spaces, public and private colleges and universities, and indoor and outdoor markets.
Outdoor public spaces when physical distancing of at least six feet is not possible.
People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear one.

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