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Phased reopening plan by the State of Oregon

Oregon businesses may begin reopening May 15 if their county has entered Phase I of  Governor Brown’s three-phase statewide recovery plan. Individual Oregon counties must meet state requirements from the Oregon Health Authority to move into those recovery phases. Albany’s reopening is tied to Linn County’s plans, framework, and actions to control the virus locally.

For more information on the status of each county's application and requirements for each reopening phase, visit 

Currently ALL COUNTIES are still under Executive Order 20-12

  • Non-emergency medical procedures
  • Retail
  • Construction/Manufacturing
  • Childcare 
  • Education programs
  • Restaurants – take-out only
  • Some public spaces open (for status of City services, click here)

Phase I

Some counties can enter Phase I on May 15 if they have met the criteria and are approved by the Oregon Health Authority.

  • Restaurants/bars – limited sit-down
  • Personal care (salons, gyms) – limited
  • In-person local gatherings up to 25

Phase II 

Higher risk. After 21 days in Phase I, counties continuing to meet the criteria may be able to enter Phase II.

  • Optional increased work in offices
  • In-person local gatherings up to 100** with physical distancing
  • Visitation to nursing homes – limited

Phase III

Highest risk; will require reliable treatment or vaccine.

  • Concerts
  • Conventions
  • Live audience sports

Statewide Face Covering Policy, announced May 7, 2020

Require employees in certain businesses where physical distancing cannot be maintained to wear a mask or cloth material that covers the nose and mouth, including: grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit, salons/personal services, and ridesharing services. Strongly recommend that businesses where employees are required to wear face coverings establish a mandatory face-covering policy for their customers as well.

Strongly recommend that a mask or cloth material that covers the nose and mouth be worn in any indoor public space, especially where six feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.

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