Washington County is Preparing to Reopen
We can’t wait to welcome you to Tualatin Valley…when the time is right.
Washington County has been in Phase 1 of Oregon’s reopening plan since June 1. 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 will be allowed for recreational, cultural, civic or faith events as long as physical distancing requirements are met. Social indoor get-togethers are limited to 10 people.
As conditions have changed, Oregon Governor Kate Brown has added a mask requirement for everyone age 5 and older. Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces as well as outdoors where physical distancing from people outside your household is not possible. Remember to dispose of masks and gloves in the trash.
The county is among nine that were placed on “pause” by the governor from November 11-25 in a new attempt to slow the spread. This means social circles should be limited to 6 and indoor dining and activities are capped at 50.
From November 18 to December 2, Oregon is under a “freeze,” which limits social group and indoor gathering sizes, eating and drinking establishments to takeout online and retail to 75 percent capacity.
The governor has also issued a 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for non-essential travel to or from Oregon, Washington and California. Learn more >>>
What Phase 1 Means for Visitors
Currently non-essential travel is not encouraged and it’s still important to stay local. Continue to avoid overnight and non-essential trips, including recreational day trips to destinations outside your community. Those who reside in a county that has not reopened are asked to be thoughtful and stay home.
Essential travel: Generally, essential travel refers to going distances for work, caring for family or other vulnerable populations, or the need to acquire essential items like food and supplies, medical care and prescriptions, emergency services, shelter and legal or financial necessities.
Non-essential travel: Overall, non-essential travel is not crucial to the functioning of society during a crisis. This includes outdoor recreation activities as well as vacations and other leisure activities. Non-essential travel is not encouraged in Phase 1.
For more information about the phased reopening throughout the state, please read full details on Oregon governor Kate Brown’s website.
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