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COVID-19 and the Portland Community

Know Before You Go

Multnomah County, where Portland is located, is in the “High Risk” category, which means:
• Restaurants and bars are focused on takeout. Indoor dining is allowed, but capacity is limited to 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is smaller. Outdoor dining is allowed; up to 6 people from 2 households per table; 11 p.m. close.
• Retail stores, farmers’ markets and malls are open but limited to 50% capacity; outdoor pick-up is encouraged.
• Outdoor recreation, fitness and entertainment establishments (zoos, pools, gardens, parks, etc.) can open but are limited to 15% capacity.
• Indoor recreation, fitness and entertainment establishments (theaters, arenas, concert halls, museums, etc.) can open but are limited to 10% capacity or 50 people, whichever is larger.
• Indoor social get-togethers are limited to no more than 6 people, total, from no more than 2 households. Outdoor social get-togethers are limited to 8 people.

Travel Portland, along with the Oregon Health Authority, City of Portland and Multnomah County, are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in our community.

Current Risk Level

Multnomah County, where Portland is located, is currently in the High Risk category, as are neighboring Clackamas and Washington Counties. This chart outlines permitted and prohibited activities by risk level.

Statewide Guidance

Face Coverings Required

Masks are currently required statewide at all times unless you are:

– at your own residence;
– in your own personal vehicle;
– under five (5) years of age;
– eating or drinking;
– engaged in an activity that makes wearing a mask, face covering or face shield not feasible, such as when taking a shower;
– sleeping;
– in a private, individual workspace; or
– removing the mask briefly because your identity needs to be confirmed by visual comparison, such as at a bank or if interacting with law enforcement

Additional Guidance

See Oregon’s statewide guidance for sector-specific rules related to:

  • travel;
  • eating and drinking establishments;
  • entertainment establishments;
  • retail stores;
  • shopping centers and malls;
  • transit agencies;
  • and more.

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Local Portland/Oregon resources with regular updates on COVID-19 include:

National and international resources related to COVID-19 that may also be helpful include:

COVID-19 Resources

Check out these resources for more information and ways to support our local communities and businesses in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019).