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COVID-19 closures in Oregon

Photo caption: A waterfall trickles down at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. All state parks are closed until at least May 8.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued the following directives to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • All non-essential social and recreational gatherings of individuals are prohibited immediately, regardless of size, if a distance of at least six feet between individuals cannot be maintained. Gatherings of members of the same residential household are permitted.

  • Restaurants and bars as restricted to carry-out and delivery only.

  • Public schools are closed through the rest of the school year.

  • Shopping is prohibited at specific categories of retail businesses, for which close personal contact is difficult to avoid. Those that remain open are required to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines. Closures include:

    • Recreation: Playgrounds, sports courts, and skate parks, among other types of outdoor recreation facilities

    • Shopping: Outdoor and indoor malls and retail complexes, although individual types of businesses not subject to the measures may stay open

    • Fitness: Gyms, sports and fitness centers, health clubs, skating rinks, and exercise studios

    • Grooming: Barbershops, beauty and nail salons, and non-medical wellness spas

    • Entertainment: Theaters, amusement parks, arcades, bowling alleys, and pool halls

  • Oregonians should stay home whenever possible, while permitting activities outside the home when social distance is maintained. Failure to comply with Executive Order 20-12 will be considered an immediate danger to public health and subject to a Class C misdemeanor.

Additionally, Oregon State Welcome Centers are closed until further notice. Visitors may call 1.800.547.7842 to request information or submit travel questions to Ask Oregon.

Recreation closures

April 10, 2020: Until further notice, non-residents may no longer participate recreational hunting, fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon

March 27, 2020: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will close recreational salmon fishing in the Columbia River for at least two weeks.

March 26, 2020: Central Oregon’s Deschutes Land Trust closed its preserves, trails and parking areas to the public.

March 24, 2020: The entire waterfall corridor of the Columbia River Gorge, Bridal Veil and Ainsworth, is closed.

March 23, 2020: To combat the spread of COVID-19, the entire Oregon State Parks system is closed through at least May 8, 2020.

Feb. 12, 2020: Ecola State Park is closed until further notice south of Indian Beach Day Use Area due to recent landslides that damaged the park entrance road. For more information, visit Oregon State Parks.

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