Phase 1b Group 7

Updated 04/12/2021

Summary

 

Individuals within Group 7 include:

  • Frontline workers as defined by CDC, and their adult household/family members
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  • Individuals living in a multigenerational household. Multigenerational household means a household where:
    • People from three or more generations live, such as a home where an elder lives with a parent and grandchild; or
    • An individual or individuals 50 years and older residing with and caring for a relative who is not their own child (i.e. a grandchild, niece or nephew).
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  • Adults 16–44 with one or more underlying health conditions

 


 

Frontline Workers

 

Frontline worker definition

 

A frontline worker is someone who has a job that puts the individual at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 because of:

  • Regular close contact with others outside of their household (less than six feet); and
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  • Routine (more than 15 minutes per person(s)) close contact with others outside of their household; and
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  • They cannot perform their job duties from home or another setting that limits the close or routine contact with others outside of their household. 

 

List of frontline workers

 

**This is not an exhaustive list, visit the CDC website for a full list.**

 

Frontline workers include:

  • Vaccine manufacturing, and manufacturing of therapeutics, devices, supplies, or personal protective equipment
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  • Other food and agriculture not included in Phase 1b, Group 6, including ranching, beverage manufacturing, nurseries, garden centers, farm supply stores, veterinary services, fishing and hunting, forestry
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  • Grocery stores and retail (any) stores, including food markets, pharmacies, convenience stores, retail clothing and specialty stores
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  • Community colleges, colleges, universities, vocational rehabilitation, trade and professional schools and related educational support services, administration of education programs
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  • U.S. Postal Service
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  • Public transit, including rural, interurban and urban bus and rail operators, school and employee bus transportation, special needs transportation
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  • Manufacturing, including wood, paper, petroleum, coal, asphalt, roofing, chemical, plastics, metal, industrial machinery, computers, electronics, transportation, cabinet and countertops, medical equipment, repair and maintenance, industrial design services
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  • Transportation and logistics for any industry included in Phase 1b, including air, rail, water, truck, taxi, limousine, charter bus, other transit and ground passenger transportation, driving schools, wholesalers, warehousing, storage and delivery services, packaging and labeling, motor vehicle and parts dealers, electronic shopping and parts dealers, transportation rental and leasing, and repair and maintenance, related services
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  • Food service, including restaurants and bars, commissaries, community food service
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  • Energy, including utilities, oil and gas extraction, mining, gas stations, fuel dealers, fuel delivery, environmental consulting, utilities
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  • Water and wastewater, solid waste management and recycling, including utilities
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  • Housing, including construction, contractors, real estate, community housing services, affordable housing programs, traveler accommodations, commercial accommodations, interior design, architectural, engineering and related services.
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  • Information technology and communications, including software publishing, telecommunications, data processing, hosting and related services, internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals, computer system design and related services, consumer electronics repair and maintenance, communication equipment repair and maintenance
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  • News media, including broadcasting and publishing, newsstands
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  • Child day care services not included in Phase 1b, groups 1-4, including day camps and afterschool activities
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  • Public health, including scientific and technical consulting, research and development, administration
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  • Health care and related services not included in Phase 1a, including services for elderly and persons with disabilities, other individual and family services, funeral homes and funeral services, cemeteries and crematories
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  • Public safety not included in Phase 1a, including, including civil engineering, waste management and remediation services, human services and social services, such as child protective services
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  • Finance, including banks, credit intermediation, credit bureaus, securities, commodities contracts, financial investments and related activities, accounting, tax preparation, payroll services, company management
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  • Legal, including courts staff, judges, attorneys, court reporting, parole and probation offices
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  • Government, including employees and contractors performing services or business for the public, and elected officials, libraries
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  • State of Oregon legislative and executive branch as specified by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS)
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  • Other: Investigation and security services, zoos and botanical gardens, nature parks and similar institutions, amusement and recreation industries, appliance repair and maintenance, personal and household goods repair and maintenance, pet care, drying cleaning and laundry services, religious organizations, private household services (e.g. in-home child care, housecleaning, in-home repair), administration of conservation programs

 

Underlying Health Conditions

 

The following underlying health conditions are defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Cancer
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  • Chronic kidney disease
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  • Chronic lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma (moderate-to-severe), interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
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  • Dementia or other neurological conditions
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  • Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
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  • Down syndrome
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  • Heart conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension)
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  • HIV infection
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  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
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  • Liver disease
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  • Overweight and obesity (defined as body mass index, or BMI, greater than 25 kg/m2)
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  • Pregnancy
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  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
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  • Smoking, current or former
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  • Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
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  • Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
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  • Substance use disorder

 

Additional Information

 

Those who are looking for more information can access the following resources:

  • Getvaccinated.oregon.gov web tool: This tool allows people to determine if they are eligible for a vaccine. The Get Vaccinated Oregon tool will be open to all Oregonians and information will be available in 11 languages.

    • Note: the OHA eligibility tool does not result in an appointment, or completion of the County’s survey.

  • Text and Call Resources: 
    • Oregonians can text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only) or email ORCOVID@211info.org.
    • Oregonians can call 211 or 1-866-698-6155, which is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including holidays. Please be aware that wait times may be long due to high call volumes. There is an option to get a call back rather than wait on hold (in English and Spanish). Free interpretation is available for all other languages. TTY: Dial 711 or call 1-866-698-6155.

 

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