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Officials urge governor to enact statewide 'Stay at Home' guidelines

Lane County, Eugene and Springfield officials urge Governor Brown to enact statewide 'Stay at Home' guidelines Saturday night.

Posted: Mar 21, 2020 9:20 PM
Updated: Mar 22, 2020 12:25 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. --- Lane County, Eugene and Springfield officials urge Governor Brown to enact statewide 'Stay at Home' guidelines Saturday night. 

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Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis and Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg have coauthored a request to Governor Brown to enact a statewide 'Stay at Home' Executive Order.

In the letter, the local leaders point out the challenges in asking local authorities to enact their own 'Stay at Home' orders, and request clear and decisive State guidance.

A portion of the letter reads:

“The recent discussion about local “stay at home” policies in the Portland metro area is cause for concern. Any “stay at home” policy should be statewide. Forcing local governments to make this decision will inevitably lead to a checkerboard implementation, limited public health benefits and significant confusion for the public. […] We should move as one state, swiftly and decisively with unity of vision, unity of purpose and unity of effort. Therefore, we urge you to provide swift and clear statewide guidelines regarding “stay at home” procedures. Importantly, any statewide guidelines must include clarity on how implementation should apply to certain populations, particularly unhoused residents. It is also important for the state to assist in clearly defining essential versus non-essential services and types of businesses impacted.”

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