Lane County COVID-19 — Travel FAQs
If you're planning travel in or around the Eugene, Cascades & Coast area, you’re probably wondering what’s open and what’s safe. Here are some answers to common questions.
For up-to-date resources and links to local, state and federal updates, visit our Travel Alerts page.
What is the status of COVID-19 in Lane County?
Lane County is re-opening carefully and slowly. You can view Lane County's current Risk Level status here. Data on cases of coronavirus in Lane County is available from Lane County Public Health. View all of Oregon's county Risk Levels here.
What do the Risk Levels mean?
Communities follow the current guidelines for their risk level regarding group size and gathering permissions, which businesses may open, when and at what capacity.
Are there quarantine requirements for Oregon?
Yes, but the requirements vary, so visit the Oregon Health Authority for specific details and to determine what will be required for your travel plans.
Are masks required in Oregon?
Yes, everyone age 5 and up is asked to wear masks in public indoor spaces and outdoors when social distancing of 6 feet or greater cannot be maintained. Masks may be removed when seated in restaurant, while eating or drinking and while swimming. You can find a great collection of artisan masks at our weekly Saturday Market in downtown Eugene.
What businesses are open?
Many businesses are open with enhanced safety protocols and have adapted to meet current health guidance. Many hotels, restaurants, shops, professional services, gyms and child care facilities are open with modifications. If you're going to a business you haven't visited recently, always call ahead to confirm hours and requirements. Many businesses have adapted to also offer delivery or take-out.
Can I go hiking, camping, kayaking, mountain biking, etc.?
Yes, with some advance planning. Here are a few things you'll want to keep in mind:
- Many campgrounds and parks are open with different guidelines. See our guide on what to expect in Oregon's outdoor places to help you understand what's open and what requirements are in place.
- Pack everything you'll need so you can minimize unnecessary stops along the way. (If you're looking for a recommended list, our Adventure Checklist is a great place to start.)
- Make sure you have any necessary passes or permits.
- Have a back-up plan in case the trail or park is crowded or you're unable to find parking. You'll stay safe by avoiding crowds and may even discover a new favorite place!
Is your visitor center open?
Our Downtown Eugene Visitor Center is open via phone, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for information. You can call us at 541.484.5307. Our store front is currently closed to walk-in visits.
What if I really need a vacation?
We hear you! This has been quite a year. Local residents can take advantage of "staycation" specials and discover new parks and trails, right here in our own backyard. You may also be interested in planning a road trip with careful respect for the communities you drive through, or maybe it is time for nearby getaway following the guidelines of the community you are visiting.
If you are coming from out-of-state, please follow the protocols set forth by the Oregon Health Authority.