What guidelines do I need to follow while I travel through Curry County and Oregon?
Have patience with businesses as they are also getting used to the “new normal.” Be flexible, if there’s a crowd at a place you want to visit, you may need to move on to plan B. Try to stay 6 feet from other groups. We are all excited that we have the opportunity to slowly begin traveling again but it’s important to be thoughtful so the state can continue to move forward through the reopening process.
The state has also released general guidelines public should follow regardless of where they live or what phase of reopening their community is in.
- Stay close to home.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Use cloth, paper, or disposable face coverings in all public indoor and outdoor spaces (retail stores, hotels, grocery stores, parks, trailheads, boat ramps, etc.).
- Practice physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between you and people who you do not live with.
- People who are at risk for severe complications (over age 60 or have underlying medical conditions) should stay home even if they feel well.
- If you become symptomatic (cough, fever, shortness of breath) while in public, please return home and self-isolate immediately.
- Practice good hand hygiene with frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (60-95% alcohol content).
- Cover coughs/sneezes with elbow or tissue. If you use a tissue, immediately discard tissue in garbage and your wash hands.
- Avoid touching your face.
Yes. However, many attractions and businesses that have reopened are doing so at limited capacity and reservations may be required. Lodging properties may also choose to space out reservations. It is important for Oregonians, and out-of-state visitors to always plan ahead, be patient and flexible. Anyone traveling through the state should be aware of county-specific guidelines for both Phase 1 and Phase 2. View the list of counties and current phases here. Effective July 24, restaurants and bars across the state are required to close at 10 p.m.
Can we travel?
Although it’s important to stay local, with most counties in Phase 2, people have been venturing out. Guidance around travel may vary county by county. It is important for Oregonians, and out-of-state visitors to always plan ahead, be patient and flexible. Call businesses before you visit to make sure they are open. Many attractions and businesses that have reopened are doing so at limited capacity, may have different hours of operation and reservations may be required. Lodging properties may also choose to space out reservations. Face coverings are required (restaurants, bars, hotels, grocery stores, museums, etc.) and in public outdoor spaces where physical distance cannot be maintained.
Do I need to wear a face covering?
It is required to wear face coverings in public indoor spaces in all counties. Face coverings are also required in outdoor public spaces where physical distance cannot be maintained; exceptions include children under 5 and people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from wearing face coverings.
- Indoor examples include (but are not limited to): restaurants, hotels, grocery/retail stores, museums, public restrooms, public transit.
- Outdoor examples include (but are not limited to): trailheads, trails when passing other groups, boat ramps, outdoor dining/wine tasting, outdoor recreation groups.