Indoor Dining Allowed Again In Many Oregon Counties

by | Feb 9, 2021 | News

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As of Tuesday February 9th, 2021 ten more Oregon counties have dropped down from extreme Covid-19 risk down to high or moderate risk, which is good news for some restaurants and bars.

For Oregon counties in the high risk category indoor dining, indoor fitness and recreation facilities, and indoor entertainment establishments can increase to 25% indoor capacity, or 50 people, whichever one is smaller.

For long-term care facilities in high risk counties, indoor visitation can resume.

All of the above mentioned activities still require people to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

The nine Oregon counties who have moved down into high risk status this week are: Hood River, Deschutes, Linn, Columbia, Klamath, Clatsop, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah. Morrow county dropped down to moderate risk level.

The state updates county risk levels in Oregon every two weeks, meaning that some establishments that open for indoor use could potentially close again if their county gets moved back up to the extreme risk category. Because Covid-19 numbers are still high, and there is worry about the new more contagious variants going around, some restaurants will choose to remain closed to indoor dining for now.

As of today, 14 Oregon counties are still at "Extreme" risk level.


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Written By Tyler James

Tyler James, founder of That Oregon Life, is a true Oregon native whose love for his state runs deep. Since the inception of the blog in 2013, his unbridled passion for outdoor adventures and the natural beauty of Oregon has been the cornerstone of his work. As a father to two beautiful children, Tyler is always in pursuit of new experiences to enrich his family’s life. He curates content that not only reflects his adventures but also encourages others to set out and create precious memories in the majestic landscapes of Oregon. Tyler's vision and guidance are integral to his role as publisher and editor, shaping the blog into a source of inspiration for exploring the wonders of Oregon.

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