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Rulemaking effort moves into next phase – working with stakeholders on a draft rule and implementation plan

DES is re-starting work on rulemaking to adopt parking restrictions on the Capitol Campus, with a focus on Deschutes Parkway. The process was temporarily paused as DES put necessary resources toward responding to the pandemic.

Gravel area along Deschutes Parkway to remain closed after damage to grounds and irrigation system discovered

A grass and gravel area that buffers Percival Cove along Deschutes Parkway that people had been using to park on will remain closed when Deschutes Parkway reopens today following

Road work to close Deschutes Parkway Aug. 24-28

Road closures along Deschutes Parkway will occur Aug. 24-28 during work that includes replacing expansion joints on both sides of the bridge near Marathon Park. The roadway must be closed during the work for public safety reasons.

 

Safety measures continue on Capitol Campus

In the coming days, the Department of Enterprise Services anticipates that several non-permitted events may take place on the Capitol Campus.

Safety measures on Capitol Campus to continue

As we head into the weekend, the Department of Enterprise Services anticipates several non-permitted events regarding a variety of topics.

DES Safety Alert: Safety measures on Capitol Campus to continue

Certain West Capitol Campus roads and trails, as well as the parking diagonals, will continue to be closed to the public until further notice for public safety reasons, including meeting emergency vehicle access requirements. In the coming days, the Department of Enterprise Services anticipates several unpermitted events regarding a variety of topics.

Notice of COVID-19 Purchase Exception

Effective immediately, procurements for goods and services directly related to the state's response to the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) are excepted from competitive solicitation requirements.

As a precaution, DES increases cleaning and disinfecting work on campus

As the situation around COVID-19 (coronavirus) evolves, the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) continues taking steps to maintain a clean and safe working environment.

DES is deploying additional resources to clean and disinfect public areas on the Capitol Campus, and is increasing the frequency of this work. In addition, DES is hiring 30 additional on-call staff to assist as needed.

Examples of increased cleaning and disinfecting work:

Monday event to bring large trucks to campus

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for a Monday, March 2 event that will bring noise, traffic and parking impacts to the Capitol Campus.

 

Some participants at permitted Friday event may openly carry firearms

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for an event on the North Steps of the Legislative Building on Friday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers of the Liberty State Lobby Day event have informed DES that some participants will likely openly carry firearms at the event.

State law allows citizens to openly carry firearms in most public areas, including the Capitol Campus. Organizers expect about 250 people to attend.

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