Yesterday, Governor Kate Brown announced the results of spot checks of Oregon businesses conducted by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and Oregon OSHA. They found the vast majority of businesses to be in compliance with physical distancing and face covering requirements. Since July 4:

  • Over 93 percent of more than 3,600 OLCC-licensed establishments were found compliant.
  • Of the more than 3,400 COVID-19-related complaints Oregon OSHA received, only a small number of businesses were found to be in violation of COVID-19 health and safety requirements.

“One month ago, at the beginning of the July 4th weekend, I told Oregonians that we stood at a crossroads: we could either stop the spread of COVID-19, or watch infections and hospitalizations rise across Oregon, leading to the closure of businesses and counties again,” said Governor Brown. “We still have a long road ahead of us. Infections continue to rise. But I’d like to thank Oregonians, business owners, and local officials for stepping up to the plate to help make sure we are all wearing face coverings, keeping our physical distance, and working together to keep our friends, neighbors, loved ones, and fellow Oregonians safe.”

To learn more about the health and safety of Oregon businesses during COVID-19: