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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists

As a result of the consequences of the wildfires on the State of Oregon, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby determine that a public health emergency exists and has existed since September 8, 2020, in the State of Oregon.

September 16, 2020
Alex M. Azar II

  • This page last reviewed: September 16, 2020