(Salem, OR) -- The Oregon Legislature will hold committee meetings virtually again this year. Senate and House leaders say it's necessary because of rising COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant. They reached the decision following discussions with infectious disease experts at OHSU. The public will be able to enter the Capitol building, during regular business hours. All state employees who can work from home are being asked to do so, to reduce the spread of COVID-19. All committee meetings will be livestreamed.