(Updated June 30, 2020)
Lane County entered Phase 2 of the Governor’s reopening process on June 5, 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.
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.
- 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: Beginning July 1, Governor Kate Brown requires individuals visiting indoor spaces open to the public to wear a mask, face shield, or face covering. 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.
Additions to Statewide Guidance
The Governor announced the limited opening of zoos, museums and outdoor gardens statewide, beginning June 3, 2020.
Lane County Approved for Phase 2 Beginning June 5
Beginning Friday, June 5, Lane County moved into Phase 2 of the reopening process, following updated health and safety guidance:
- Gathering limits increase to 50 people indoors, and 100 people outdoors.
- Indoor and outdoor venues, including theaters and churches, with 6 feet of physical distancing and other measures in place, can reach a COVID-19 occupancy limit of up to 250.
- Offices can begin reopening and employees can return to workplaces with physical distancing and other measures in place, though remote work is still strongly recommended whenever possible.
- Increased travel is allowed throughout Oregon, though staying local is still recommended to prevent overloading county health systems.
- Restaurant and bar curfews are extended to midnight.
- Pools and sports courts are allowed to reopen under new guidance.
- Indoor and outdoor activities such as bowling, batting cages, and mini golf, are allowed to reopen under new guidance.
- Recreational sports can resume in a limited form, under strict physical distancing guidance.
See the Sector Guidelines tab on this page for new guidance or visit the State of Oregon’s website.
Lane County entered Phase 1 on May 15. This phase included the following guidance:
- Gatherings up to 25 people - physical distancing required, no travel, stay close to home and avoid overnight trips
- Restaurants and bars – limited sit-down service with 6-foot distancing required, max group size of 10, employees must wear face coverings, must close at 10 p.m.
- Personal care (salons, barber shops, massage) – limited with physical distancing, appointments and customer list required, providers must wear face coverings
- Personal care (gyms and fitness centers) – limited with physical distancing and strong cleaning protocols required
See more specific details about Phase 1.
Mass gatherings such as major concerts or sporting events with live audiences will require a reliable treatment or vaccine to be available. It is unknown at this time when this will be. Therefore, all large gatherings should be cancelled or significantly modified through at least September. Further guidance on large gatherings scheduled for later in the fall will be provided this summer.
Concerns About Businesses Following Guidelines
Complaints about businesses that may not be complying with the Governor’s reopening guidelines should go to the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as OSHA.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is the lead agency related to grocery and convenience stores. Consumer complaints regarding customer behavior or a lack of customer physical distancing in the retail environment should be directed to the Oregon Department of Agriculture ODA.
Once you have reached out to these state agencies, if you would like to continue to pursue your business-related concern locally, you can contact the Lane County Non-Emergency COVID-19 Call Center at 541-682-1380 or email email@example.com. They strive to be responsive with a strong emphasis on education.
Summary of Phases in Oregon
|What’s Eligible to Be Open|
|Statewide – Effective May 15, 2020 for all counties|
New statewide guidance effective June 3, 2020 for all counties
|Phase 1 - Lane County approved to begin May 15, 2020|
|Phase 2 - Higher risk - Lane County approved to begin June 5, 2020|
|Phase 3 - Highest risk, will require reliable treatment or vaccine|
The Governor has announced the following sector-specific guidelines:
Oregon Department of Education
Phase 2 Guidance
The following guidance builds upon the guidance introduced in Phase 1:
- Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment Facilities
- Outdoor Recreation Organizations
- Restaurants and Bars
- Swimming Pools, Spas and Sport Courts (also see FAQs for Swimming Pools, Spas and Sport Courts)
- Recreational Sports
- Venue and Event Operators (also see FAQs for Venue and Event Operators)
Phase 1 Guidance
- Restaurants and Bars (also see FAQs for Restaurants and Bars)
- Personal Service Providers (also see FAQs for Personal Services)
- Gyms/Fitness (also see FAQs for Fitness-related Organizations)
- Shopping Centers and Malls (also see FAQS for Retail Stores, Shopping Centers and Malls)
- Employers (also download a Maximum Occupancy Sign)
- Outdoor Recreation
- Retail Stores (also see FAQS for Retail Stores, Shopping Centers and Malls)
- Childcare (also see FAQs for Families and FAQs for Childcare Providers)
- Summer Camps (also see FAQS for School Aged Daytime Summer Camps)
- Summer School
- Agricultural Operation (see Temporary Rule)
- Agricultural Workers and KN95 Masks
- Zoos, Museums and Outdoor Gardens
Prerequisites for Reopening
Lane County was initially approved by Oregon Health Authority to enter Phase 1 by meeting a list of Prerequisites for Reopening including seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases, establishing a minimum testing regimen, creating a robust contact tracing system, identifying isolation facilities, finalizing and following the Oregon Health Authority’s guidelines to protect employees and consumers, having sufficient capacity to handle ongoing cases, and having enough PPE on hand. Lane County was then approved for Phase 2 by meeting Prerequisites for Phase 2.