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Updated: November 13, 2020
The safety of our communities and visitors is our highest priority. We always recommend checking official resources before heading out. If you have a question that isn't covered here, feel free to contact us.
COVID-19 Travel Advisory
Beginning November 13, the state of Oregon is advising all out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Essential travel (for work or school, for example) is excluded from this recommendation. Oregonians are encouraged to stay close to home and avoid non-essential travel out of the state.
The state of Oregon will be under additional regulations for the two-week period from November 18 through December 2:
- Restaurants and bars will offer take-out service only.
- Gyms and other indoor recreational facilities, museums, and indoor entertainment like theaters will be closed.
- Some outdoor recreational facilities like zoos, gardens, and entertainment venues will be closed. Many public parks and playgrounds will remain open.
- Grocery and retail stores have reduced the number of customers they allow in at one time, and many are offering curbside pickup options.
- Social get-togethers, whether indoors or out, are limited to no more than six people from two households.
Face covering requirements
In Oregon, masks are currently required in all indoor public spaces and in outdoor spaces where maintaining social distance is challenging.
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 in-person or by phone, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Give us a call at 541.484.5307.
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 move into the recovery process, here are some things to keep in mind if you're visiting the area.
- 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.
- Highway 126 has reopened, but make sure you're prepared for possible delays. 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.
- 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.
- Visit LaneCounty.org/McKenzieFire for up-to-date alerts and resources.
- For statewide wildfire information, visit Oregon Wildfire Resources.
Forest Closures & Restrictions
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.