From: Oregon Health Authority Tue 5/12/2020 2:14 PM
Oregon Beach Monitoring Alert
2020 Oregon Beach Monitoring Season Postponed by Oregon Health Authority
Greetings Beach Monitoring Partners,
We are writing to let you know that the 2020 Oregon beach monitoring season is postponed. Due to Governor Brown’s “Stay Home. Safe Lives” executive order, state parks, park-managed parking lots, and beach access points are temporarily closed. Local authorities may also decide to close other beach access points along the coastline. We will be watching Governor Brown’s updates and will begin the 2020 beach monitoring season when the “Stay Home. Save Lives” order is lifted.
We have updated our website with this information and are advising the public to “Please be aware that until the executive order is lifted and beach access points reopen, we will not monitor ocean water for harmful bacteria.”
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Beach.Health@state.or.us or 971-673-0440.
More information: •Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 page •Oregon State Park Closures COVID-19 response page •Governor Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” COVID-19 page
Thanks for your continued partnership and stay well,
The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program
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Media contact: Delia Hernández, 503-422-7179, firstname.lastname@example.org
The States action closing the Beach Monitoring Program is another nail in the Coffin of Recreational Shellfish enthusiasts.
As We said many times in the past, We cannot support consuming shellfish harvested in Oregon because the State under Governor Brown refuses to routinely test aquatic species: shellfish, fish both freshwater and saltwater species, crabs, crawfish, frogs and other species in a meaningful level for contaminates that pose a threat to human beings.