COVID-19 and travel alerts updated November 1, 2022
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.
Appreciate and Elevate the Hospitality Industry
The Willamette Valley is a welcoming place where passionate people cultivate experiences that draw visitors from across the globe. These people work tirelessly to deliver exceptional service, and they need our help. The ongoing pandemic has left our restaurants, hotels, stores and attractions with limited staff in a constantly evolving environment.
When you travel to the Willamette Valley or patronize our local businesses, and something goes awry, take a deep breath and remember to treat others how you would like to be treated. Remember, those workers are experiencing irregular hours, record crowds and supply shortages themselves.
When you are kind to those who showed up, you will positively impact our communities while supporting the backbone of our tourism industry.
Willamette Valley Wildfire Updates and Resources
Visitors and those enjoying the outdoors are encouraged to be safe, responsible, and aware in warm, dry conditions throughout the Willamette Valley and around Oregon right now. Campfires may be either discouraged or outright banned at most campgrounds throughout Oregon right now—and might be entirely banned throughout the Willamette National Forest. Check out the AirNow Fire and Smoke Map for the latest on where fires are burning and air-quality levels around the United States.
November 1, 2022: The Cedar Creek Fire is burning near Oakridge. Highway 58 is open, but drivers may encounter delays.
Learn more about the latest wildfires, including where the fires are burning and how you can stay safe on your next trip to the Willamette Valley.
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.
Updates on COVID-19 in the Willamette Valley
March 12, 2022: Governor Kate Brown has announced that, as of March 12, 2022, face coverings are no longer required in public places. And while face coverings may no longer be required, small businesses may choose to maintain requirements around face coverings; please respect any rules set by businesses as they continue to keep the safety of their staff and community in mind.
Learn more about COVID-19 in the Willamette Valley—with information on travel alerts and resources for making the most of your next trip.