On Monday, the Marion County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency in response to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. The declaration allows the county to seek resources from the state and federal government and implements the county's Emergency Operations Plan. It provides for emergency purchasing procedures and more flexibility for personnel utilization.
In keeping with Oregon and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to reduce opportunities for disease transmission, Marion County is canceling gatherings of more than 25 people and taking into account social distancing measures as we review county operations, events, and activities.
Read the full release here.