Oregon introducing new framework for counties
Starting Dec. 3, Oregon is introducing a new framework of safety measures based on each county’s COVID-19 risk level.
The new framework has four risk levels. At each risk level — Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk — health and safety measures and guidance for businesses and individuals apply.
Oregon counties that reduce their COVID-19 risk level in coming weeks and months will be able to incrementally move to lower levels.
It’s important to note that there is no zero risk category. Until COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, health and safety precautions will remain in place so that schools, businesses and communities can reopen, and stay open.
At every risk level, to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, Oregonians must continue to wear face coverings, watch their physical distance, wash hands, stay home when sick, and keep social get-togethers and gatherings small.
While outdoor recreation and sports activities are excepted from these limitations, our indoor operations are affected. During the pause there will be no indoor seating for dining or other purposes. Our restaurants will feature take-away and grab-and-go menus. We will monitor the number of guests in our lodges and close access to the lodge as we reach capacity. Our retail stores will limit even further the number of shoppers in the store at one time.