In an effort to support our partners in a time when up-to-date information is crucial, Travel Oregon has created a toolkit that points to resources from national and state public health organizations to give you all the information you need around COVID-19.
Updated Nov. 24
From Nov. 18 to Dec. 2, Oregon will be in a statewide Two-Week Freeze to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon.
The freeze will be re-evaluated after two weeks (Dec. 2), but it is likely that more densely populated counties, like Multnomah County where Portland is located, will be in this freeze for at least four weeks.
The following restrictions include, but are not limited to:
Limiting restaurants and bars to take-out only.
Closing indoor recreational facilities, gyms and fitness organizations, museums, indoor entertainment activities, and indoor pools and sports courts.
Closing outdoor recreational facilities, zoos, gardens, aquariums, outdoor entertainment activities, and outdoor pools.
Limiting grocery stores and pharmacies to a maximum of 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pick-up.
Limiting retail stores and retail malls (indoor and outdoor) to a maximum of 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pick-up.
Closing venues (that host or facilitate indoor or outdoor events).
Limiting social get-togethers (indoors and outdoors) to no more than six people, total, from no more than two households.
Oregon, California and Washington have issued a travel advisory which include the following recommendations:
Persons arriving in Oregon from other states or countries, including returning Oregon residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. These persons should limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel.
Essential travel includes: work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.
Oregonians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries.
It is required to wear face coverings at all times in Oregon, including in all public indoor and outdoor spaces. The only exceptions are while eating and drinking; children 5 and older and people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from wearing face coverings are exempt.
This includes new provisions about workplaces, markets and events, some educational facilities, as well as information about face shields. In particular, the guidance now requires that people wear face coverings in all private and public workplaces including classrooms, offices, meeting rooms and workspaces, unless someone is alone in an office or in a private workspace.