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

Updated March 25, 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 County remains in High Risk, which means businesses and residences located in Salem east of the Willamette River and in the communities of Keizer, Silverton, Mt. Angel, Stayton, Turner and Sublimity must adhere to the following:  

  • Indoor capacity at restaurants cannot exceed 25% or 50 people, whichever is smaller. Outdoor dining is limited to a maximum of 75 people. Six people and two households per table.
  • Indoor recreation and entertainment facilities - including museums, theaters and gyms - can have 25% occupancy or 50 people, whichever is smaller. 
     
  • 50% capacity limit at grocery stores, shops, malls and retail establishments. 
     
  • 15% capacity limit for outdoor recreation establishments (outdoor fitness organizations, outdoor recreational sports)
     

Polk County has been downgraded to Moderate Risk, which means businesses and residents located in Salem west of the Willamette River as well as the communities of Dallas, Monmouth, Independence and Rickreall must adhere to the following: 

  • Indoor capacity at restaurants cannot exceed 50% or 100 people, whichever is smaller. Outdoor dining is allowed, maximum of 150 people. 8 people maximum per table. 
     
  • Indoor recreation and entertainment facilities - including museums, theaters and gyms - can have 50% occupancy or 100 people, whichever is smaller. 
     
  •  75% capacity limit at grocery stores, shops, malls and retail establishments. 
     
  •  25% capacity limit for outdoor recreation establishments (outdoor fitness organizations, outdoor recreational sports)
     

Travel Salem recommends contacting individual businesses and attractions before visiting to determine hours of operation and protocols (i.e. reservations required).
travel advisory remains in effect for Oregon. Individuals arriving in Oregon from other states or countries for non-essential travel, including returning Oregon residents, should, but are not required to, self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival.
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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