Governor Brown’s Executive Order: Stay Home Except for Essential Needs

Today Gov. Brown tightened social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. This means every person needs to remain at their place of residence except for essential needs. You can read the full Executive Order 20-12 here: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19 Executive Order: Stay Home Except for Essential Needs On March 23, I issued Executive Order 20-12, effective… Continue Reading


Social Distancing in the Great Outdoors, Plan Ahead

Social Distancing in the Great Outdoors. With spring here and after a long week of feeling isolated, a  weekend outing to get some fresh air and enjoy the scenery sounds like a great idea.Being surrounded by public lands and great views in Baker County there are lots of options to get outdoors.  If you’re headed… Continue Reading


Northeast Oregon Joint Information Center Daily Update March 18

Northeast Oregon Joint Information Center Daily Update: March 18, 2020 La Grande, Oregon- As of March 18, 2020 there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Baker, Union, or Wallowa counties. Union County Commissioners have declared a State of Emergency. This declaration allows for certain emergency authorities if needed. The list below is the latest information… Continue Reading


Covid 19 updates, links and additional information March 17, 2020

Covid  19 Update in response to the  rapidly evolving Covid 19 pandemic and recent travel, social distancing, and business restriction , Travel Baker County is working closely with our local and state health officials and Travel industry partners.  Our top priority is the health and safety of our guests, our tourism industry partners, and their… Continue Reading