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.
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.
Guidelines for businesses under Phase 1
Additional Reopening Resources
- Washington County Approved for Phase 1 on June 1
- WCVA Toolkit for reopening
- Oregon COVID-19 social media toolkits
- Washington County Business Recovery Centers
- Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Reopening & Recovery guide
- Open Air Beaverton parking lot seating expansion
- Downtown Beaverton seating sponsorships
- City of Tigard ReOpen Ready Toolkit
- Oregon Health Authority: Reopening FAQ (Restaurants/Bars)
- OSHA Guidance on Returning to Work
- American Hotel and Lodging Association: Stay Safe Guidelines
- What reopening Oregon means for you — Travel Oregon
- State Guide for Face Coverings
- Guidance for U Pick Farms
- Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association safety checklists
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.
After 21 days in Phase 1, counties that meet specific prerequisites may be able 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.
UPDATE: On June 17, Gov. Kate Brown announced Washington County will be 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 >>>
Face coverings are now required in all public buildings and outdoor spaces where you can not maintain physical distancing from people outside your household.
Oregon Health Authority Guidance for Phase 2
- Indoor and outdoor entertainment facilities
- Restaurants and bars
- Pools, spas and sports courts
- Recreational sports
- Venues and event operators
If you have questions about reopening your business, call 1-833-604-0880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org