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

Updated January 29, 2021

Governor Brown has announced updates to the health & safety “tiered risk” framework designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.

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 the following:

  • No indoor seating at restaurants, bars, wineries and tasting rooms. Limited outdoor seating is allowed. Take-out, delivery and curbside pick-up is highly encouraged.
  • Indoor facilities including museums and gyms can be open with limited capacity. A maximum of 6 people are allowed in facilities over 500 square feet (for all indoor activities except dining) with associated guidance for ongoing social distancing, cleaning protocols and face coverings.
  • For facilities smaller than 500 square feet, the modified guidance allows for 1:1 customer experiences, such as personal training.
  • 50% capacity limit at grocery stores, shops and retail outlets remains in effect.
  • The number of people allowed to take part in outdoor fitness or recreation establishments is no more than 50.

Travel Salem recommends contacting individual businesses and attractions before visiting to determine hours of operation and protocols (i.e. reservations required).

A joint travel advisory remains in place for Oregon, Washington and California. The advisory urges anyone entering Oregon – either residents returning from a trip, or non-residents entering Oregon on a trip – to self-quarantine for 14 days. It furthers advises Oregonians to refrain from any non-essential travel to other states or countries.

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

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