Reopening Oregon

Starting December 3, a new framework for COVID-19 safety measures went into affect in Oregon. The system is based on risk levels — Extreme, High, Moderate and Lower with regulations for activities based on each county’s risk level. Washington County is currently in the “Moderate Risk” category as of February 26. All Oregon county risk levels >>>

As a “Moderate Risk” county, the following is guidance for Washington County as it relates to our industry:

  • Eating and drinking establishments limited to 50% capacity indoors, 150 people max outdoors
  • Tables limited to 6 people inside, 8 people outside
  • Indoor recreation and entertainment limited to 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever is smaller and indoor full contact sports are prohibited
  • Retail is limited to 75% capacity (curbside pickup encouraged)
  • Outdoor recreation and entertainment (including hiking trails, campsites, gardens) limited to 50% capacity or 150 people, whichever is smaller, outdoor capacity is 250 maximum. Outdoor full-contact sports allowed.
  • Personal services (i.e. hair salons) are allowed.
  • Remote work is recommended if possible.

Sector risk level guidance chart >>>

In addition to specific regulations for businesses, face coverings are required in all public buildings and outdoor spaces where you can not maintain physical distancing from people outside your household.

Reopening some businesses does not mean back to business as usual. Large gatherings are still prohibited and residents are still being asked to stay home whenever possible. 

Resources for businesses reopening under new guidelines: 

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


If you have questions about reopening your business, call 1-833-604-0880 or email biz.covid19@oregon.gov