New Safety Measures Announced | Travel Salem | The Most Oregon Part of Oregon |

Governor Brown has announced new measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. Together with the governors of Washington and Oregon, a joint travel advisory is in place effective immediately. The advisory urges anyone entering Oregon – either residents returning from a trip, or non-residents entering Oregon on a trip – to quarantine for 14 days. It furthers advises Oregonians to refrain from any non-essential travel to other states or countries.

Additionally, the Governor announced a new "tiered risk" framework that goes into effect on December 3. The framework places counties into four different risk levels based on their level of COVID-19 spread. Marion and Polk Counties are currently classified as Extreme Risk. Restrictions for both counties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prohibiting indoor seating at restaurants, bars, wineries and tasting rooms. Limited outdoor seating is allowed. Take-out, delivery and curbside pick-up is highly encouraged. (Contact individual restaurants regarding outdoor seating availability).
  • Closing indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, zoos, pools, gardens, aquariums, and outdoor entertainment activities.
  • Closing indoor venues (that host or facilitate events).
  • Limiting the capacity at grocery stores, retail outlets and shops to 50%. 
  • Capping the number of people in outdoor fitness or recreation establishments to no more than 50.
  • Limiting social get-togethers (indoors and outdoors) to no more than six people, total, from no more than two households.

For more detailed information about the new measures, go here. For more information about how to experience the Salem region safely, go here.

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