Current Phase: Phase 1
We are required to have very clear public health and safety plans in place to ensure we open in a responsible way. We will take steps to open services carefully to prevent creating an increase of new cases. Our reopening plans prioritizes safety while also taking into account the very pressing needs of our local economy and community. We will be connecting businesses and other organizations with resources and health guidelines to ensure a safe, timely, and efficient opening.
|Phase 1 Guidance|
|Vulnerable Populations||Continue to Shelter in Place|
|Physical Distancing Guidance||6ft of distancing should be maintained|
|Gathering Size Guidance||Social settings over 25 should be avoided|
|Travel Guidance||Minimize non-essential travel|
Beginning May 15th, retail stores that were previously closed but can follow physical distancing guidelines can begin reopening.
Phased Reopening in Oregon
When a county is approved to enter “Phase I”, they can begin the limited reopening of the following sectors under specific safety guidelines. Guidance that will apply statewide (childcare, summer school, camps/youth programs and transit) is still forthcoming. Review Benton County Business Guidance.
Phases 2 and 3
A county must meet specific state criteria to advance to the next phase. Phases 2 and 3 will be noticeably different as non-essential travel can resume, gathering sizes increase, visitors are allowed to long-term care facilities, and more.