On March 23, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 20-12. It is important that licensees review the Order.

At this time the Order does NOT require cannabis businesses to close and retailers may continueoperating. Do note, the Order gives the Oregon Health Authority, subject to the Governor’s approval,the authority to determine if additional business closures are necessary and you should prepare for this contingency.

The Order does place the following restrictions on the operation of your business that you must adhere to:

  • Paragraph 9 of the Order requires all businesses in Oregon to 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.
  • Paragraph 10 of the Order requires that when telework and work-from home options are not available, businesses must designate an employee or officer to establish, implement, and enforce social distancing policies consistent with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. The policies also must address how the business will maintain social distancing protocols for business-critical visitors, this includes customers and people making deliveries.

The Governor’s Office has a website dedicated to the COVID-19 response with general guidance on social distancing and health information, specific public health information for employers and employees, as well as other resources.