By Jill RipkeLauren Kulpa, and Brittany Sachs

On Friday, November 13, 2020, California, Oregon and Washington issued additional orders related to COVID-19.  The three orders are worded similarly and address Non-Essential Travel (travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature).  The orders provide that:

    • 1. Persons arriving in [the state of issuance] from other states or countries, including returning [state of issuance] residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. These persons should limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel.
    • 2. Californians/Washingtonians/Oregonians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. Avoiding travel can reduce the risk of virus transmission and bringing the virus back to [the state of issuance].

Here are links to California’s order, Washington’s order and Oregon’s order. In addition, Oregon has issued a 2-week statewide freeze to address the spread of COVID-19 across Oregon.

Companies with operations in California, Oregon, or Washington, should review their COVID-19 related policies regarding travel and quarantine.