— The Oregon Health Authority says people with a COVID-19 infection must stay at least 1,000 feet away from their workplaces and parks and must stay off the Oregon coast for a maximum of 48 hours.
The new rules, effective Oct. 31, also apply to businesses and universities that have closed for the year.
The new rules apply to people who were not contagious for at least 30 days before becoming ill and people who had traveled within the last week.
People with a C. difficile infection or pneumonia can also stay away from all places except hotels and motels that have an emergency room.
Those who travel for work or school must stay away for 24 hours before they can return.
Citizens are also being asked to wear masks while traveling.
Those with a respiratory infection that requires hospitalization can only return to their workplace when their symptoms are under control.
Health officials are encouraging everyone to report their symptoms to the OHA, and to report any new illnesses.
For more information, go to www.oregonhealth.gov/health-information-and-updates.