Oregon is poised to makes rules requiring masks and social distancing in all businesses in the state "PERMANENT"
· Apr 19, 2021 · NottheBee.com

"We're not out of the woods yet."

How many times have you heard that line over the past six months?

It's as if someone uploaded it into the brains of all my lefty friends.

And while I haven't heard this line uttered for a good while now, it seems like it's still in play over in Oregon.

Check this out:

Yup, on May 4th the current mask and social distancing rules for businesses operating in Oregon is set to expire. And in order to keep the rules in play Oregon health officials are suggesting an "indefinite" set of guidelines that would keep Covid rules in place until they're "no longer necessary to address the effects of the pandemic in the workplace."

Michael Wood, administrator of the state's department of Occupational Safety and Health, said the move is necessary to address a technicality in state law that requires a "permanent" rule to keep current restrictions from expiring.

Sure it is.

And who decides when the rules are not necessary anymore?

The government, that's who.

It's almost as if they don't want businesses to make a comeback at all.

Besides mask and distancing requirements, Oregon's proposal includes more arcane workplace rules regarding air flow, ventilation, employee notification in case of an outbreak, and sanitation protocols.

Some businesses in Oregon have faced hefty fines for breaking the rules, and businesses that violate the rules can be fined up to $500 per violation, per day.


So if I'm a business owner in Oregon, I'm out. And honestly, I might even consider moving to California, as backwards as that may seem.

And you can guess what OSHA administrator Michael Wood said when commenting on the INDEFINITE extension of the rules, can't you?

"We're not out of the woods yet."

Yeah dude, I've heard that one before.



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