What Reopening Oregon Means for You

May 15, 2020 (Updated May 28, 2020)

Curious about what’s reopening in Oregon? Well, it depends on the county.

Across the state, counties are entering Phase 1 of the governor’s framework for a phased reopening, with 31 counties approved by the Oregon Health Authority to reopen for Phase 1 starting May 15.

Most recently, Gov. Kate Brown released Executive Order 20-25, known as “Strong and Safe Oregon,” which details outdoor recreation and travel. Included in the new executive order are details about how individuals may go outside for non-contact recreational activities while continuing to minimize non-essential travel. Private and public campgrounds will also have the option of reopening if they are able to comply with Oregon Health Authority guidance.

As public life and businesses begin to reopen, Oregonians need to make informed decisions and be prepared for the “new normal.” Even if your community is in Phase 1, it’s important to stay local and maintain physical distancing. We’re all in this together.

Phase 1 reopening

For Phase 1, counties will need to have declining COVID-19 prevalence, a contact tracing system and isolation facilities. Their health region will need to meet the minimum testing regimen and have sufficient health care capacity and personal protective equipment (PPE) supply. Statewide sector guidelines must also be finalized.

Restaurants: In counties that reopen, restaurants and bars will space tables at least six feet apart and require employees to wear face coverings. Additionally, all on-site consumption of food and drinks will end by 10 p.m. For all counties in Oregon, food takeout and delivery are allowed and residents are encouraged to support local businesses.

Gatherings: As part of Phase 1, groups of only up to 25 people will be able to gather together ⁠locally — with no travel. All large gatherings are canceled or significantly modified through at least September 2020.

Read the full details about Phase 1 on the governor’s website.

Limited County opening criteria - restaurants, bars and wineries; personal care and salons;shopping and malls

Baseline reopening statewide

The term “Baseline” refers to statewide guidelines that include counties not entering Phase 1 ⁠— you might think of this as Phase 0. New guidelines for Baseline reopening take effect starting May 15. While several restrictions remain, such as restaurants open for takeout only, Baseline counties will also see some changes.

Outdoor recreation: The governor’s new statewide directive allows for recreation sites to reopen if land managers believe safety measures can be met. Day-use areas are gradually reopening at Oregon State Parks and other sites. Most camping remains closed, including dispersed camping in state forests. This page provides updates about outdoor sites and the protocols visitors should take while recreating.

Retail: Oregon retail stores are allowed to reopen with reduced occupancy to ensure physical distancing, clear signage about COVID-19, frequent sanitation and required face coverings. Additional recommendations are also provided.

Gatherings: Local cultural, civic and faith gatherings are allowed for up to 25 people provided physical distancing can be in place. Local social gatherings over 10 people are prohibited and those under 10 people must use physical distancing.

Read the full details about Baseline reopening on the governor’s website.

What reopening means for the whole state

What this means for visitors

Currently non-essential travel is not allowed and it’s still important to stay local. Continue to avoid overnight and non-essential trips, including recreational day trips to destinations outside of your community. Those who reside in a county that has not reopened are asked to be thoughtful and stay home.

Essential travel: Generally, essential travel refers to going distances for work, caring for family or other vulnerable populations, or the need to acquire essential items like food and supplies, medical care and prescriptions, emergency services, shelter and legal or financial necessities.

Non-essential travel: Overall, non-essential travel is not crucial to the functioning of society during a crisis. This includes outdoor recreation activities as well as vacations and other leisure activities. Non-essential travel is not allowed in Phase 1. It is currently unclear when non-essential travel will be allowed again; specifics of Phase 2 are still being determined and will depend on data from Phase 1.

Review the reopening guidance for the public to help restart public life while maintaining healthy Oregon communities.

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Oregon counties reopening

As of May 22, 2020, the Oregon Health Authority approved 34 counties to reopen for Phase 1. Officials will continue to review applications as well as monitor the progress of Phase 1 counties to determine the next phase.

Note: Washington County will enter Phase 1 on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Counties currently impacted by Baseline guidelines and not entering Phase 1:

  • Multnomah County (Corbett, Fairview, Gresham, Maywood Park, Milwaukie, Portland, Troutdale, Wood Village)

For the current reopening statuses of all counties in Oregon, find the details below.

Eastern Oregon

Baker County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Baker City, Greenhorn, Haines, Halfway, Huntington, Richland, Sumpter, Unity

Resources: Baker County website

Gilliam County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Arlington, Condon, Lonerock, Mayville, Rock Creek

Resources: Gilliam County website

Grant County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Canyon City, Dayville Granite, John Day, Kimberly, Long Creek, Monument, Mount Vernon, Prairie City, Seneca

Resources: Grant County website

Harney County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Burns, Diamond, Hines, Fields, Frenchglen

Resources: Harney County website

Malheur County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Adrian, Jordan Valley, Nyssa, Ontario, Rome, Vale

Resources: Malheur County website

Morrow County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Boardman, Heppner, Ione, Irrigon, Lexington

Resources: Morrow County website

Sherman County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Biggs Junction, Grass Valley, Moro, Rufus, Wasco

Resources: Sherman County website

Umatilla County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Adams, Athena, Echo, Helix, Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Stanfield, Ukiah, Umatilla, Weston

Resources: Umatilla County website

Union County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Cove, Elgin, Imbler, Island City, La Grande, North Powder, Summerville, Union

Resources: Union County website

Wallowa County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Enterprise, Joseph, Imnaha, Lostine, Maxville, Minam, Wallowa

Resources: Wallowa County website

Wheeler County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Clarno, Fossil, Mitchell, Spray

Resources: Wheeler County website

Central Oregon

Crook County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Lone Pine, Prineville, Powell Butte

Resources: Crook County website

Deschutes County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Bend, Black Butte Ranch, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne

Resources: Deschutes County websiteBend businesses offering takeout

Jefferson County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Camp Sherman, Culver, Madras, Metolius, Warm Springs

Resources: Jefferson County website

Wasco County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Antelope, Dufur, Maupin, Mosier, Shaniko, Tygh Valley, The Dalles

Resources: Wasco County website

Mt. Hood & the Gorge

Clackamas County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Barlow, Canby, Estacada, Gladstone, Government Camp, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, Oregon City, Rivergrove, Sandy, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville

Resources: Clackamas County website; Clackamas County map of open businesses

Hood River County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Cascade Locks, Hood River, Odell, Parkdale

Resources: Hood River County website; Hood River businesses offering takeout

Multnomah County

Status: Baseline

Cities: Corbett, Fairview, Gresham, Maywood Park, Milwaukie, Portland, Troutdale, Wood Village

Resources: Multnomah County website; Columbia River Gorge takeout and delivery

Wasco County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Antelope, Dufur, Maupin, Mosier, Shaniko, Tygh Valley, The Dalles

Resources: Wasco County website; Columbia River Gorge takeout and delivery

Portland Region

Clackamas County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Barlow, Canby, Estacada, Gladstone, Government Camp, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, Oregon City, Rivergrove, Sandy, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville

Resources: Clackamas County website; Clackamas County map of open businesses; Made in Oregon City local shops

Columbia County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Clatskanie, Columbia City, Prescott, Rainier, St. Helens, Scappoose, Vernonia

Resources: Columbia County website

Multnomah County

Status: Baseline

Cities: Corbett, Fairview, Gresham, Maywood Park, Milwaukie, Portland, Troutdale, Wood Village

Resources: Multnomah County website; PDX 2 Go restaurants offering takeout

Washington County

Status: Baseline (Phase 1 begins June 1)

Cities: Aloha, Banks, Beaverton, Bethany, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, Lake Oswego, North Plains, Rivergrove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, Wilsonville

Resources: Washington County website; Tualatin Valley businesses open right now

Oregon Coast

Clatsop County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Arch Cape, Astoria, Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Jewell, Seaside, Warrenton

Resources: Clatsop County website

Coos County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Bandon, Charleston, Coos Bay, Coquille, Lakeside, Myrtle Point, North Bend, Powers

Resources: Coos County website; Reedsport – Winchester Bay to go

Curry County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Agness, Brookings, Gold Beach, Langlois, Port Orford

Resources: Curry County website

Douglas County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Canyonville, Drain, Elkton, Glendale, Glide, Lookingglass, Myrtle Creek, Oakland, Reedsport, Riddle, Roseburg, Scottsburg, Sutherlin, Winston, Yoncalla

Resources: Douglas County website

Lane County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Blue River, Cheshire, Coburg, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Dexter, Dunes City, Elmira, Eugene, Florence, Junction City, Lowell, Marcola, Mapleton, McKenzie Bridge, Oakridge, Springfield, Veneta, Vida, Westfir

Resources: Lane County website; support Lane County businesses 

Lincoln County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Agate Beach, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Newport, Otis, Otter Rock, Seal Rock, Siletz, Tidewater, Toledo, Waldport, Yachats

Resources: Lincoln County website

Tillamook County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Bay City, Cloverdale, Garibaldi, Manzanita, Nehalem, Neskowin, Netarts, Oceanside, Pacific City, Rockaway Beach, Tillamook, Wheeler

Resources: Tillamook County website

Willamette Valley

Benton County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Adair Village, Albany, Alsea, Corvallis, Monroe, Philomath

Resources: Benton County websiteAlbany businesses open right now

Clackamas County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Barlow, Canby, Estacada, Gladstone, Government Camp, Happy Valley, Johnson City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, Oregon City, Rivergrove, Sandy, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville

Resources: Clackamas County website; Clackamas County map of open businesses

Lane County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Blue River, Cheshire, Coburg, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Dexter, Dunes City, Elmira, Eugene, Florence, Junction City, Lowell, Marcola, Mapleton, McKenzie Bridge, Oakridge, Springfield, Veneta, Vida, Westfir

Resources: Lane County website; support Lane County businesses 

Linn County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Albany, Brownsville, Crafordsville, Fox Valley, Gates, Halsey, Harrisburg, Idanha, Lebanon, Lyons, Mill City, Millersburg, Peoria, Scio, Shedd, Sodaville, Sweet Home, Tangent, Waterloo

Resources: Linn County website; Albany businesses open right now

Marion County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Aumsville, Aurora, Brooks, Breitenbush, Detroit, Donald, Gates, Gervais, Hubbard, Idanha, Jefferson, Keizer, Mill City, Mt. Angel, St. Paul, Salem, Scotts Mills, Silverton, Stayton, Sublimity, Turner, Woodburn

Resources: Marion County website; Jefferson Delivers

Polk County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Dallas, Falls City, Grand Ronde, Independence, Monmouth, Rickreall, Salem, Willamina

Resources: Polk County website

Yamhill County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Amity, Carlton, Dayton, Dundee, Lafayette, McMinnville, Newberg, Sheridan, Willamina, Yamhill

Resources: Yamhill County website; ways to support McMinnville businesses

Southern Oregon

Douglas County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Canyonville, Drain, Elkton, Glendale, Glide, Lookingglass, Myrtle Creek, Oakland, Reedsport, Riddle, Roseburg, Scottsburg, Sutherlin, Winston, Yoncalla

Resources: Douglas County website

Jackson County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Ashland, Butte Falls, Central Point, Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Jacksonville, Medford, Phoenix, Prospect, Rogue River, Shady Cove, Talent

Resources: Jackson County websiteJacksonville restaurants open for takeout

Josephine County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Cave Junction, Grants Pass, Kerby, Merlin, Wolf Creek

Resources: Josephine County website

Josephine County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Cave Junction, Grants Pass, Kerby, Merlin, Wolf Creek

Resources: Josephine County website

Klamath County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Bly, Bonanza, Chiloquin, Klamath Falls, Malin, Merrill

Resources: Klamath County website

Lake County

Status: Phase 1

Cities: Christmas Valley, Lakeview, Paisley, Plush, Fort Rock, Silver Lake

Resources: Lake County website

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