March 2020: Resources
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is working closely with the City of Jacksonville, government affiliates, Travel Southern Oregon and Travel Oregon and additional state and national partners to continually monitor the ever-evolving situation associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the fluid nature of the situation, we have gathered resources that will be helpful to you to monitor the situation and what it might mean for your travel plans to our region.
We understand travelers may be concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and
how it may affect them. Currently, Oregon has sixty-five cases (March 18).
• Travel Oregon and our partners at the US Travel Association and Brand USA are committed to
ensuring that travelers are provided with accurate, updated information about public health
conditions in Oregon.
• While the U.S. government has not suggested limiting domestic travel or imposing restrictions
on international inbound travel beyond those already in place, this is a rapidly evolving
• At this time, authorities have not issued any guidance that is specific to travel and meetings in
Oregon or the U.S.
• Check the CDC for countries with current travel restrictions.
• Latest travel alerts
When it comes to the American public, the CDC is consistent in its precaution to practice everyday preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs, as is typical in the current flu and
respiratory disease season. U.S. health officials are urging the same personal best practices that
are standard for typical flu season:
• Stay home while you are sick.
• Never visit a hospital or long-term-care facility if you have a fever or cough illness.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not
readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
• Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine,
eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
• Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you
plan to travel outside of the US.
• With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance
offered by the CDC, OHA and local public health authorities.
Here are additional resources directly from national and state public health organizations to give you all the information you need around COVID-19:
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
• U.S. Travel Association Travel industry messaging and resources are available here.
• Information from the Oregon Health Authority can be found here.
• Up-to-date information from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management can be found here.
We hope you are inspired to explore Oregon when you’re ready.