COVID-19 alerts updated on March 12, 2022; all rules and guidelines are current

At this time, COVID-19 restrictions and mandates have been lifted throughout Oregon. We are excited to welcome visitors back to the Willamette Valley and want to help make the most of your next visit.

As you make those plans, though, we ask that you please exercise patience and compassion when you return. Businesses all over the region remain short-staffed as they rebuild their workforce—and may keep shortened hours and offer limited services as they navigate the post-COVID world.

Please be understanding of the fluid situation, give yourself plenty of time, and be patient with hard-working staff members.

Supporting the Willamette Valley

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As restrictions are lifted and businesses staff up, it’s never been more important—or easier—to support your favorite Willamette Valley businesses. Here are a few ideas for showing some love to local businesses.

Purchase a gift card: Whether visiting next week or next year, purchase a gift card to use on your next trip. The additional revenue can help businesses cover costs and bolster their staff in the meantime.

Spread the love: Leave a good review of your favorite businesses on Facebook, Yelp, Tripadvisor, or another platform from a past experience to show support.

Make reservations: Many restaurants and tasting rooms are recommending reservations; be mindful of this when making plans, and be sure to cancel a reservation with as much notice as possible if you can’t make your appointed time.

Be accommodating: Some businesses may offer limited services (such as takeout- or delivery-only) to maximize safety or compensate for smaller staffing; give yourself plenty of time and flexibility on your next trip to ensure a smooth experience for all.

Up-to-date Information and Resources

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The following resources offer the most up-to-date information possible and can help guide decisions on travel, gatherings, and more.

With this evolving situation, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) when making travel plans.