Important Update 4-29-2021

Questions or Requests for Vaccine Prioritization:

The State COVID vaccine advisory committee email is up and members of the public can send input directly here:

Oregon counties have new outdoor capacity limits for outdoor recreation and outdoor entertainment

Under the direction of Governor Kate Brown, outdoor capacity limits are now updated for outdoor recreation and fitness, and outdoor entertainment for Oregon counties. As of today, outdoor entertainment establishments and outdoor recreation and fitness establishments in all Oregon counties may allow the following:

  • Lower risk: Maximum 50% occupancy
  • Moderate risk: Maximum 25% occupancy
  • High risk: Maximum 15% occupancy
  • Extreme risk: Maximum 50 people

For updated outdoor capacity limits, please refer to the Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart.

Oregon, California & Washington Issue Travel Advisories

Jackson County Enters “Extreme Risk” Category

Business Resources

Employee Resources


  • Business Guides. Business Oregon has developed Business Survival Tips During a Pandemic, viewable here. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a Coronavirus Small Business Guide, with a range of resources for employers.
  • Travel Oregon has created an online form to capture feedback on how to best meet the needs of the 115,000 Oregonians who are directly employed in the tourism industry.
  • Executive Order Compliance. The State has set up a process to handle complaints about Executive Order compliance, i.e., complaints about violations. The general public should be directed to OSHA.
  • Child Care. Rules are rapidly evolving on the child care front. All child cares that want to remain open must pply to be designated as an emergency child care provider. Hopefully, an expanded list of approved emergency child care providers will be available on Monday. Emergency child care is intended to serve health care and other essential workers. A detailed list of workers that are considered essential for this purpose, and how they are being prioritized.
  • Individuals seeking child care can use the following:
    • CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155 Listen for the “Child Care” prompt, otherwise there may be a long wait
    • TEXT keyword “children” or “ninos” to 898211 (TXT211)
    • EMAIL
    • To search for child care providers online, click here.
  • FEMA Public Assistance (PA) is available to state and eligible local, tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in all counties in the State of Oregon. The Public Assistance Program provides Federal financial assistance at a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency at the direction of guidance of state, local, tribal and territorial public health officials. For detailed information on how to apply, feel free to reach out to me, or contact your County emergency manager.
  • The Oregon Arts Commission, in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, has just launched a statewide Artist Relief Program. The Artist Relief Program provides relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to cancellations of exhibitions, performances, rehearsals (or other activities with a stipend), events, teaching opportunities, book signings, or other professional presentation opportunities.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.
  • Business Oregon has analyzed and released the results of the survey conducted with Travel Oregon and SBDC.
  • Guidelines Regarding Face Covering Use in Public.