COVID-19 and travel alerts updated July 29, 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

In response to a large jump in cases and hospitalizations and new national guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is now recommending universal mask use in public indoor settings throughout the state to protect Oregonians from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. Please wear masks as directed while you are visiting the Willamette Valley and the state of Oregon.

You can learn more about the guidelines online:

OHA Guidance

CDC Guidance

Willamette Valley Wildfire Updates and Resources

July 16, 2021: The Bruler Fire is burning in a remote part of the Willamette National Forest approximately eight miles south of Detroit. We have included information about where it’s burning, what areas of the Detroit Lake region are closed at this time, and how travelers can stay safe.

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.