Oregon State Police Provide Guidance on Stay Home, Save Lives Order FAQs

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EDITOR’S NOTE: There is a LOT of mis-information (imagine that!) out there about the Stay Home order, and we have seen reports on social media of people behaving badly (again, what a surprise!) YES, you can still walk on the beach. Due to the County’s Resolution closing parks and parking lots and beach access points, places where you can drive onto the beach are closed. The beach is a “state highway” and open to the public.
YES, you can go fishing, from the bank as boat ramps are closed.
BE KIND – Remember, there are people in our community driving vehicles with out-of-state plates that are working here, in the military, ie. the Coast Guard, or own homes here. They are allowed to be in their homes. Do not call 911 to “report” these people. There was a report of a Coast Guardsman’s wife being verbally harassed in Tillamook which makes my heart hurt, as the report continues that she is now afraid to go out. Seriously people, relax. As it says below, this is not “martial law” and as Sheriff Horton stated, “Your constitutional rights will not be violated. You can freely travel and move about the state.” But you can’t stay – you must reside in your own home.

Here’s information from the Oregon State Police to answer frequently asked questions relating to the enforcement of the Governorโ€™s Executive Order 20-12 โ€œStay Home, Save Lives,โ€ the Oregon State Police is offering this guidance.
๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ?
No, not even close. There are no curfews and a personโ€™s movements are not restricted under the Governorโ€™s Executive Order. While details are offered in the order relating to social distancing, specific business closures and non-essential social gatherings- Oregonianโ€™s movements are generally unrestricted.
๐ƒ๐จ ๐ˆ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ?
No. The Governorโ€™s Executive Order closes certain businesses, outlined in section (2). These businesses reflect operations that would make close contact difficult or impossible to avoid. Officers are not asking or looking for any type of special paperwork from your employer.
๐ƒ๐จ ๐ˆ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐œ๐š๐ซ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ˆ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค?
No. There is no special documentation or placards for people going to work or permitted activities.
๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ˆ ๐›๐ž ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ?
Not for violation of the Governorโ€™s Executive Order, which specifically outlines efforts to avoid large gatherings- not restrict the movement of Oregonians. If, however, you are committing a traffic violation or crime that would be enforced independent of the order, you may be stopped, like any other day.
๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐จ๐š๐๐›๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐ฌ?
No, traffic is moving freely within Oregon and our border states. There are no roadblocks or restrictions of vehicle movement. Washington State is operating under a similar executive order from their Governor, so Oregonians should be aware of these provisions when traveling in their state.
๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐, ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ ๐จ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ž? ๐–๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐›๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐?
While the order prohibits the public from congregating at a closed business, the employer may still have work to do on site. As long as employees are not conducting business that is prohibited by the Executive Order, it is okay to still be at the worksite. No โ€œpassesโ€ or paperwork is required.
๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง?
Yes, generally. Some rest areas are connected to parks, which are currently closed to comply with the Executive Order.
๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐„๐ฑ๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ž๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ?
People that violate the Governorโ€™s Order in an Emergency Declaration could be arrested or cited, which is a C Misdemeanor- the lowest level of criminal conduct designation. All Oregon law enforcement are united on the premise that police action is extremely undesirable and we hope to educate Oregonians if congregating in violation of the Governorโ€™s Order. Citation or arrest would be an extreme last resort if a person failed to comply with the lawful direction of a police officer.
๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ค๐ข๐๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐š ๐ฌ๐ค๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ค?
Police know our children donโ€™t often take their parentโ€™s advice and may ignore direction when away. Like adults found to be congregating in a location, officers will likely approach the youths and educate them on the order. Citations and arrest are extremely unlikely, reserved for only the most extreme circumstances.
๐‚๐š๐ง ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ ๐จ ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ?
Yes. Oregonians can still recreate outdoors, if their recreational activity involves non-contact with others and they can maintain appropriate social distancing- which is defined as 6 feet or more from others. Oregonians and visitors to our state should be aware most campgrounds and boat ramps are closed, so you should research your plans before recreating.
๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ˆ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ ?
No. The level of this violation is not for reporting police, fire or medical emergencies through 911. People may choose to self-educate their fellow Oregonians or if a large gathering is noted, they may call their respective police agencyโ€™s non-emergency number.
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