What is the difference between Gov. Brown’s “State of Emergency” declaration and “Stay at Home” orders?
How do they affect Menucha?
A “State of Emergency” was declared in Oregon on March 8. This initial declaration was set to expire May 8. Gov. Brown extended this state of emergency for an additional 60 days until July 6, 2020. (https://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Pages/eo_20-24.aspx)
Declaring a state of emergency allows the governor to access funds and resources which are only available in times considered an emergency. The declaration gives our public officials more tools to work with while combating the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The State of Emergency is separate from the Stay at Home order.
An executive order to “Stay at Home Except for Essential Needs” was issued March 23, 2020 and is in effect until the governor terminates it. (https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19)
This order is still in effect, aimed at slowing the person-to-person transmission of the novel coronavirus. The order defines business categories that should stop operating because the nature of these businesses makes it impossible to adhere to social distancing protocol.
Menucha is affected by this order which prohibits social gatherings with people from outside of your household and non-essential travel, bans on-site consumption of food and drink, and requires strict social distancing measures.