COVID-19 and travel alerts updated August 3, 2021

The Willamette Valley Visitors Association is committed to ensuring the safest possible experience for residents and visitors alike. So with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing and the effects of wildfires still being felt, we want to pass along the latest alerts, updates, and resources for making the safest possible travel decisions.

Updates on COVID-19 in the Willamette Valley

July 29, 2021: In response to increasing hospitalizations and new national guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (including the highly transmissible Delta variant), the Oregon Health Authority is now recommending universal mask use in public indoor settings throughout the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also recommended that fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas with substantial or high transmission. Please wear masks as directed while you are visiting the Willamette Valley and the state of Oregon, and learn more about CDC guidance.

Willamette Valley Wildfire Updates and Resources

August 3, 2021: As of August 3, 2021, several fires (collectively known as the Middle Fork Complex Fires) are burning near Oakridge. As such, a Facebook page has been created to offer updates and alerts about the fires, and official closure orders are in place for numerous roads, campgrounds, trails, and other recreation sites in the West Cascades. Learn more about what’s closed near Oakridge while the Middle Fork Complex Fires continue to burn.

Get additional wildfire-related updates on active wildfires, road closures, and travel alerts as fire crews suppress and clean up wildfires in the West Cascades.