Reopening Oregon

Oregon started a phased reopening process laid out by Governor Kate Brown. Washington County entered Phase 1 on June 1.

On May 15, previously closed retail businesses were allowed to reopen with extra guidelines in place to prevent COVID-19 spread. This includes furniture stores, boutiques and jewelry stores.

Information for retail openings effective May 15 | For Employers | For Retail

Salons, fitness centers and sit down service at bars and restaurants are able to open during Phase 1. After at least 21 days in Phase 1, counties may apply to start Phase 2.

Face coverings are required in all public buildings and outdoor spaces where you can not maintain physical distancing from people outside your household.

Reopening in some parts of the state does not mean back to business as usual. Large gatherings are still prohibited and residents are still being asked to stay home whenever possible. Governor Brown has said people from unopened counties should not travel to other counties to visit salons, restaurants etc.

Guidelines for businesses under Phase 1

Additional Reopening Resources

Phase 2

Counties that meet specific prerequisites may apply to enter Phase 2. Subject to public health guidelines, physical distancing, gathering size limits, and sanitization guidelines, this includes: recreational sports; pools; venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys, and arcades; some additional in-office work; bars and restaurants able to stay open until midnight; social, civic, and faith-based gatherings can meet in larger, physically-distanced groups.

On June 17, Gov. Kate Brown announced Washington County was grouped with Multnomah and Clackamas Counties as a single unit for reopening going forward. There is no date set for applying for phase 2. Read more >>>

Oregon Health Authority Guidance for Phase 2

All Oregon state guidelines/resources can be found here >>>

If you have questions about reopening your business, call 1-833-604-0880 or email