COVID-19 Update for OSSA

Updated as of 11:00 am, November 22, 2020

Oregon State Snowmobile Association is in regular communication with Oregon Health Authority regarding COVID-19 and taking steps to limit exposure to COVID-19 in accordance with Oregon Health Authority and CDC guidance.


Oregon, Washington, and California issue travel advisories

To fight the rapid spread of COVID-19, the governors of Oregon, Washington, and California issued travel advisories urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine. The advisories urge against non-essential out-of-state travel, ask people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country, and encourage residents to stay local.

Oregon’s travel advisory does not apply to people who cross state borders for “essential travel,” including work, study, critical infrastructure support, supply chains, economic services, health, immediate medical care and safety and security.


Governor Brown announces statewide two-week freeze

From November 18 to December 2, Oregon will be in a statewide two-week freeze to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. These risk reduction measures are critical in limiting the spread of COVID-19, reducing risk in communities more vulnerable to serious illness and death, and helping conserve hospital capacity so that all Oregonians can continue to have access to quality care.

The new measures include:

  • Limiting social get-togethers (indoors and outdoors) to no more than six people, total, from no more than two households.
  • Closing venues (that host or facilitate indoor or outdoor events).

For the winter 2020-2021 season, the Forest Service encourages planning winter trips without using any winter shelters.  Many are small and social distancing is difficult to impossible to maintain.  Shelters may not be stocked with firewood.  Click here for a current list of closed winter shelters in Oregon.


To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our volunteers and the public, we have implemented these guidelines:

  • Stay home if you are sick or do not feel
  • Use social distancing to maintain a distance of 6 feet between
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of the elbow. Used tissues should be thrown into the
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol and rub hands together until dry.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed
  • Governor Kate Brown announced effective July 1, 2020 that wearing face coverings are required in indoor public spaces. Face coverings are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on anyone who has trouble
  • Use cloth face coverings as feasible when outdoors.

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