Reopening Washington County, Oregon
Washington County is currently in Phase 1 of Oregon’s reopening plan. This phase includes the limited reopening of restaurants and bars, wineries and breweries, personal services, gyms and malls throughout Tualatin Valley. Gatherings of up to 25 people are allowed for recreational, cultural, civic or faith events as long as physical distancing requirements are met.
On July 13, the governor banned indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people. This 10-person rule does not apply to businesses at this time.
Face masks/coverings are required in all indoor public spaces in Oregon and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. Effective July 24, this rule applies to everyone age 5 and older. Read more>>>
Restaurants and bars must meet the following guidelines for health and safety:
- Keep tables/parties at least 6 feet apart include when they approach and leave tables
- Require employees to wear face coverings
- End on-site consumption by 10 p.m.
Businesses are doing their best to keep their spaces sanitized and safe so they can welcome customers back. Please be kind and patient as they handle new protocols.
Non-essential travel is still discouraged and it’s important to stay local. Continue to avoid overnight and non-essential trips, including recreational day trips to destinations outside your community. We look forward to welcoming visitors when the time is right.
As of June 1st, the following Tualatin Valley businesses are open, with restrictions:
Hotels are still open for business.
What else is open?
As of May 15, retail businesses like jewelry stores, boutiques and furniture stores were allowed to reopen. Farmers markets, U-pick farms and farm stores are opening for the season now as well.
Many of our parks, trails and other outdoor areas are also open for visitors, but physical distancing regulations are still imposed and masks are required if you can’t maintain a safe distance. If you’re planning to enjoy the great outdoors, be sure to take care and be aware that not all services are available. Many sports courts, playgrounds and bathrooms at public parks remain closed. Read more about Take Care Out There >>>
What to Expect
- Making reservations will be more common
- Fewer tables spaced further apart to allow for physical distancing
- Employees will be wearing masks
Counties that continue to meet prerequisites for beginning Phase 1 may be able to apply for Phase 2. Washington County has been grouped with Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, which must collectively meet requirements to move forward. Phase 2 will include expansion of “higher-risk” activities like larger gatherings and reopening of more businesses, including movie theaters, bowling alleys, arcades and recreational sports.
Phase 3, which will allow large gatherings (concerts, conventions, festivals and sporting events) will not come until a reliable treatment for prevention for COVID-19 is available.
For more information about the phased reopening throughout the state, please read full details on Oregon governor Kate Brown’s website.
Information about Coronavirus
- COVID-19 is an infection caused by a new coronavirus. Symptoms include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. It is spread through contact with a person who is sick with COVID-19.
- Anyone can get sick but older adults and people with underlying medical conditions may have more severe symptoms.
- There is no vaccine. Experts say the best way to stay safe and healthy is to avoid close contact with others.
- Wearing a face covering can prevent droplets from spreading.
- Washing hands for at least 20 seconds and disinfecting surfaces helps prevent the spread.
- Social or physical distancing is staying at least 6 feet apart from people outside your household.
- Travel is not recommended by if you intend to leave your local community, the CDC has guidance