COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
UPDATED: 8/7/2020, 10:33 a.m.
Benton County announces new COVID-19 cases and fatalities Monday - Friday by 1:00 p.m.
The Oregon Health Authority reports presumptive cases; Benton County, Oregon reports confirmed COVID-19 cases. Presumptive means an individual is symptomatic and has been tested for COVID-19, but test results have not been reported. Confirmed means the individual's test result is positive for COVID-19. At times, there are discrepancies between the County and the OHA numbers due to the time delay in administering test(s), i.e., presumptive cases, and receiving test result(s), i.e. confirmed cases.
|Current Reopening Phase||Phase 2 More information|
|Completed State Criteria||YES More information|
|Phase 2 Application Submitted||YES|
|Phase 2 Plan Approved by OHA||YES|
|Phase 2 Guidance for General Population|
|Vulnerable Populations||People who are at risk for severe complications (over age 65 or have underlying medical conditions) should continue to maintain 6 ft of physical distance, avoid social settings, and minimize non-essential travel.|
|State of Oregon Requirements||
Face covering required when visiting outdoor public spaces, when a distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained, effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Face covering required when visiting indoor public spaces, effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Review face covering and mask guidance.
|Physical Distancing Guidance||
|Gathering Size Guidance Businesses||
|Gathering Size Guidance Households||
|Travel Guidance||Increased travel will be allowed throughout Oregon, though staying local is still recommended to prevent overloading county health systems.|
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County Phone Bank
Please call 541-766-6120 for general questions on COVID-19 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Callers can also leave a message and phone number for a return phone call.
Benton County Recovers
The donation center was temporarily closed down on 5/6/20. Thank you for all your support!
The Benton County Emergency Operations Center launched Benton County Recovers, a website dedicated to coordinating donations and volunteers for the COVID-19 pandemic response in Benton County. The website is available at http://bentoncounty.recovers.org.