Reopening Oregon

Open sign lit up at Dark Pine Coffee as Lane County moved into Phase 1.

(Updated July 13, 2020)


Governor Brown’s Framework for Reopening Oregon outlines phases for safely restarting public life and business that are gradual, incremental and based on science and data.


Governor Brown Extends Face Covering Requirement to Outdoors, Limits Gathering Size Beginning July 15

In response to a concerning trend of rapidly spreading COVID-19 throughout Oregon, Governor Brown has issued two new steps to slow the spread of the virus, effective July 15: 


  1. Face Covering Requirement Extended: Masks, face shields and face coverings are required statewide in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible. This requirement builds on previous guidelines requiring face coverings for indoor public spaces. Read more about face covering guidance
  2. Gathering Size Limited: Indoor social gatherings are limited to a maximum size of 10 people. This does not apply to civic, cultural or faith-based gatherings, venues, restaurants or gyms at this time.


  1. Protect Yourself & Others
  2. Reopening Phases 
  3. Sector Guidelines
  4. Prerequisites for Reopening

As the state gradually reopens, it’s important to remember the risks. We must all do our best to protect ourselves and one another. If we all follow these actions, we will help save the lives of our colleagues, neighbors, friends, and family members.


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  • Stay home if you are sick: If you become symptomatic (cough, fever, shortness of breath) while in public, return home and self-isolate immediately. Contact your health care provider if you need medical attention.
  • Stay home if you are at risk of severe complications: Individuals over the age of 60 or have underlying medical conditions should stay home even if well to avoid exposure to COVID-19.
  • Practice good hygiene: Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (60-95% alcohol content).
  • Cover coughs/sneezes with elbow or tissue: If you use a tissue, immediately discard tissue in garbage and your wash hands.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Practice physical distancing: Maintain at least six (6) feet between you and people who you do not live with.
  • Wear masks in public: Masks, face shields and face coverings are required statewide for indoor public spaces. Beginning July 15, face coverings will also be required for outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible. See face covering guidance
  • Telework: When possible.
  • Stay close to home: Avoid overnight trips and minimize other non-essential travel, including recreational day trips to destinations outside the community where you live. Travel the minimum distance needed to obtain essential services.