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Updated: May 31, 2021
COVID-19 Travel Advisory
Lane County health and safety guidelines are in effect. Here are some things you can expect:
- Restaurants and bars are currently open for indoor and outdoor dining, with limits on capacity. Call ahead to check reservation requirements. Many local restaurants are also offering takeout and delivery menus.
- Gyms and other indoor recreational facilities, museums, and indoor entertainment are open with restricted capacity; call ahead for availability and reservation requirements.
- Many outdoor recreation and entertainment spaces remain open but may have lowered their capacity. Call ahead for guidance on what to expect.
- Grocery and retail stores have reduced the number of customers they allow in at one time. Many local businesses have adapted to offer convenient curbside pickup and local delivery options.
The state of Oregon recommends out-of-state travelers self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Essential travel (for work or school, for example) is excluded from this recommendation. Self-quarantine can be waived or reduced if travelers meet certain criteria, such as being fully vaccinated from the virus. Details from the Oregon Health Authority can be found here.
Face covering requirements
Non-vaccinated travelers are asked to wear masks indoors and outdoors where maintaining social distance is challenging. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks in many public spaces. Requirements for masking vary by individual business, so pay attention to posted signage or call ahead for what to expect.
Check with the agency managing the outdoor space you'd like to visit for the most up-to-date information on what is open and what is closed.
Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Center
We're available to answer visitor questions and provide assistance by phone or in person, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and during holidays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Give us a call at 541.484.5307 or stop by and see us.
For daily updates from local, state and federal health agencies, please visit the following sources:
Finally, please remember that viruses don't discriminate. The coronavirus impacts all people regardless of geographical origin, ethnicity or racial background.
Lane County, Oregon Wildfire Information
Holiday Farm Fire
Our thoughts and hearts remain with those affected by this fire, and we are endlessly thankful to the first responders and the community who showed up in this time of need. As our local communities continue the recovery process, here are some things to keep in mind if you're visiting the area.
- Expect high traffic along Highway 126 from large trucks, construction equipment, road repairs, and other hazards in the fire zone. There is also a reduced 45 MPH speed limit for the entire fire zone. We always recommend checking TripCheck before you go for the most up-to-date information, and respect any road closures that may be in place.
- As you're traveling the McKenzie River corridor, you'll likely encounter some closed businesses as well as some that have reopened to visitors. Help support these communities by considering making purchases at businesses that are currently open, and respecting any posted signage about closures.
- Campgrounds and recreation sites in the Willamette National Forest outside of the fire area are open. Check with the Willamette National Forest for a list and map of current closure areas.
- Remember that many local residents are working hard to recover, rebuild and regrow lost homes and businesses. The community appreciates you balancing supporting local businesses with respecting the privacy of personal property.
We care about the safety and well being of our residents and visitors. During an emergency, conditions and information may change rapidly. Please sign up for emergency alerts with Lane County's emergency response agencies. This service addresses severe weather, fire, flooding, hazardous materials, evacuations, civil danger and missing persons.