The Visitor Center is open for curbside service only. Find information via website, phone, & email. For COVID-19 information & what can be enjoyed in Benton County, click here.

Corvallis & Benton County Travel Watch

Benton County is Currently in Phase 2 of Reopening.

In Corvallis and Benton County, the well-being of our community and guests is our highest priority. That’s why our community is following local, state and federal guidelines to ensure safety, health and piece of mind. We are all in this together and residents and guests alike need to be vigilant to ensure our community is able to remain open.

Beginning June 5, Corvallis and Benton County was approved to move into Phase II of Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s phased reopening plan for the state.

What does Phase 2 mean for you?

Currently non-essential travel should be minimized, including recreational day trips to destinations outside the community where you live. It’s still important to stay close to home. Continue to avoid overnight stays. Those who reside outside of Oregon or in an Oregon county that has not reopened are asked to be thoughtful and stay home.

  • If you're a member of a vulnerable population, you should continue to shelter in place.
  • You must maintain physical distancing (six feet or more) whenever possible.
  • Indoor gatherings at venues such as churches, bars, community centers, meeting spaces, movie theaters and gyms, etc., are limited to 100 people. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 250 people. Indoor personal social gatherings, not including businesses or worship services, are limited to 10 people.

Our Visitors Center is open for curbside service only. Please call when you arrive - 541-757-1544 or 1-800-334-8118 - and we'll bring what you need out to you. We're open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We're also available by phone and email, and most of the visitors information we provide is available on our website.

Masks are required in indoor public spaces statewide, as well as in crowded outdoors spaces.

As of Wednesday, July 1, 2020, you're required to wear masks or face coverings in indoor public spaces like retail stores, businesses, grocery stores, etc. Learn more.

As of Wednesday, July 15, 2020, masks are now required in crowded outdoors spaces where physical distancing of at least six feet can't be maintained. Learn more.

As of Friday, July 24, 2020, the mask requirements include children between the ages of 5 and 12. Children ages 2-5 years old are strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear masks. Learn more.

Benton County COVID-19 Information

Visit Benton County, Oregon's COVID-19 webpage for complete information on COVID-19 and Oregon's reopening status in our area.

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Virtual Visitor Center

Explore our virtual visitor center. Order our visitor guide and find more information about Corvallis, Oregon.

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Support Our Community

If you're looking for a way to help out or give back to the Corvallis community as we work to support each other and recover from the pandemic, we have a few options.

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Corvallis Business Resources

If you are a local business owner, please visit this page of resources created by our partners at the Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office.

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Corvallis Travel FAQ

Travel Term Definitions

Non-Essential Travel: Overall, non-essential travel is not crucial to the functioning of society during a crisis. This includes outdoor recreation activities as well as vacations and other leisure activities. Non-essential travel is not allowed in Phase 1 and has not yet been approved in Phase 2.

What you can expect in Corvallis and Benton County?

Below, you’ll find a snapshot of what you can expect when you visit the Corvallis area. While this summer may be different from others you’ve spent in Mid-Willamette Valley, we hope you are able to enjoy sunny weather.

What's Open?

We'll update this list with the latest changes as new guidelines become available. If you want to know if your favorite local business is open, the best thing to do is call them or check their website and social media.

  • Oregon Coast Beaches (Click here for more information on beaches and camping in state parks.)
  • The Coast to Valley Express, a service provided through a partnership between Benton County Transportation and Lincoln County Transit, resumed service on Monday, June 8th. Review the new schedule and note that a stop in North Albany has been added. The Coast to Valley Express will operate seven days a week with four daily runs between Albany, Corvallis and Newport.
  • Campgrounds and RV Parks (Please call ahead to determine their status.)
  • Cannabis Dispensaries
  • Farmers Markets (Open in Corvallis and Monroe operating on strict new health and safety guidelines. Read about the Corvallis Farmers Market guidelines here.)
  • Hardware and Gardening Stores
  • Golf Courses
  • Grocery Stores and Drug Stores
  • Lodging (The majority of lodging options did not close because they were considered essential, but be sure to call ahead.)
  • Parks including City, County, State and National (Enjoy views from Marys Peak again. Be prepared for limited and/or closed restroom facilities at parks.)
  • Personal Care Services (Be sure to call ahead. Appointments will be required.)
  • Pet Stores, Pet Services and Veterinarians (Many are still operating under limited hours and updated protocols, so be sure to call ahead.)
  • Pools (As of June 16, limited recreation services are available from Osborn Aquatic Center. Lap swim and individual exercise is available by appointment only. Patrons are advised to arrive in their swimsuit and be prepared to leave in their swim suit as showering and locker rooms are not open. Call 541-766-7946 to schedule an appointment.)
  • Restaurants, Distilleries, Breweries and Bars (Many of these businesses are open for limited table service and outdoor dining. Others are offering takeout and delivery. Please call the restaurant before you go to verify their safety guidelines and status. As of June 5, these businesses can stay open until midnight.)
  • Retail Stores and Shopping Centers (Many are operating with limited hours and are offering curbside pickup and online spaces.)
  • Wineries and Tasting Rooms (The majority of tasting rooms are taking reservations and/or offering outdoor seating. Check with businesses about their policies before heading out. Almost all wineries are offering delivery services.)

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

For complete and up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Oregon, visit the Oregon Health Authority's COVID-19 webpage. For information about COVID-19 in Benton County and Corvallis, visit Benton County's COVID-19 webpage.

Oregon State University, the State of Oregon, and the City of Corvallis have all issued measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Due to these measures most events have been canceled or postponed. Please call the event organizers of any events you're interested in to determine if their event is still happening.

👉 For More Information: Oregon State University Guidance & Closures | City of Corvallis COVID-19 Information | State of Oregon COVID-19 InformationTravel Oregon | Willamette Valley Visitors Association.

This page was last updated on June 16, 2020.

Visit Corvallis
420 NW 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
800-334-8118
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays