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% occupancy 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 entertainment establishments (theaters, arenas, concert halls, museums, etc.) can open but capacity is limited to 25% occupancy or 50 people, whichever is smaller, and must close by 11 p.m.
• Indoor recreational and fitness facilities are open, but limited to 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is smaller.
• 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 is nearby Clackamas County. Washington County, which neighbors Multnomah County to the west, is in the Moderate Risk category. This chart outlines permitted and prohibited activities by risk level.
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;
– 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
See Oregon’s statewide guidance for sector-specific rules related to:
- eating and drinking establishments;
- entertainment establishments;
- retail stores;
- shopping centers and malls;
- transit agencies;
- and more.
For more information and resources, visit coronavirus.oregon.gov.
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Local Portland/Oregon resources with regular updates on COVID-19 include:
- Oregon Health Authority Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart
- Executive Order 20-25: Safe and Strong Oregon
- Executive Order No. 20-12: Stay Home, Save Lives
- Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
- Oregon Governor Kate Brown: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Resources
- Oregon Health Authority
- Portland Parks & Recreation
- Multnomah County
- Portland International Airport
- Travel Oregon COVID-19 Toolkit
- Coronavirus Closures in Oregon
National and international resources related to COVID-19 that may also be helpful include:
- CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response
- CDC’s Travel Advisories and Guidelines
- WHO’s Travel Recommendations and Guidelines
- U.S. Dept. of State’s Travel Advisories and Guidelines
- CDC’s Travel: FAQ Section
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