The Oregon Lottery is closing its Salem headquarters today in response to new information received late yesterday. A non-public facing employee who is sick with flu-like systems was tested for COVID-19. Lottery is not waiting for the results to come in before acting.
The building will remain closed through this week. Lottery is also contacting anyone who worked in close contact with the individual, so they can self-quarantine as a precaution.
Players needing to collect prizes may still do so at the Wilsonville payment center, or through the mail.
Upon completion of a deep clean, Lottery will evaluate re-opening for continued business operations. Employees who can, will telework for the next few days. Those employees without work will be placed on administrative leave with pay until further notice.