Self-service fueling in Oregon meant to protect gas attendants from coronavirus

ROGUE VALLEY, Ore. — The self-service fuel restrictions in Oregon have been temporarily lifted in an effort to balance the health and safety of gas station attendants.

We spoke with the lawyers who represent the Oregon Fuels Association.

They say the goal is to move to attended self-service of fuel, meaning gas station attendants will avoid face-to-face contact and instead will be sanitizing the fuel equipment.

“Now by re-purposing them to clean these now public interfacing machines, the pumps and the key pads, it’s going to be cleaner than most door handles, door knobs that you interact with in the public,” said Mike Freese.

Freese wants to remind everyone that self-service is optional for gas stations.

NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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