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Corvallis & Benton County Travel Watch

COVID-19 Information

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.

Statewide Mask Mandate

  • Masks are required statewide for people age 5 and older in all workplaces, indoor public spaces, public and private colleges and universities, and indoor and outdoor markets; and in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing of at least six feet is not possible.
  • People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation if they cannot wear a mask.
  • OHA does not recommend wearing a plastic face shield alone.

Oregon Travel Advisory

People arriving in Oregon from other states or countries, including returning Oregon residents, should self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. These persons should limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel.

  • Non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.
  • Essential travel includes work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

Current Benton County Status: Extreme Risk

Under Oregon's framework of safety measures, Benton County is currently in the Extreme Risk category. This means:

Indoor at Home and Social Gatherings

  • Max of 6 people, from no more than 2 total households

Outdoor at Home and Social Gatherings

  • Max of 6 people, from no more than 2 total households

Eating and Drinking Establishments

  • Indoor dining prohibited
  • Outdoor dining allowed (outdoor capacity 50 people max, 6 people per party and per table max, limit 2 households)
  • Takeout highly recommended
  • Outdoor capacity 50 people max
  • 11 p.m. close

Retail Stores

  • Max 50% capacity
  • Encourage curbside pick-up

Indoor and Outdoor Shopping Centers/Malls

  • Max 50% capacity
  • Encourage curbside pick-up

Indoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments

For establishments 500 sq. ft. or larger:

  • Client capacity: Maximum six (6) people total (not including employees)
  • Require minimum 25 feet physical distancing between households.
  • Employee capacity: Limit to the minimum number of employees needed to operate a space.

For establishments smaller than 500 sq. ft:

  • Client capacity: Maximum one (1) person total;
  • Employee capacity: Maximum one (1) employee total.
  • Indoor on-site consumption of food and drink is prohibited except for individual water bottles.

Outdoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments

  • Max 50 people

Indoor Entertainment Establishments

For establishments 500 sq. ft. or larger:

  • Client capacity: Maximum six (6) people total (not including employees) in shared indoor entertainment spaces.
  • Require minimum six (6) feet physical distancing between households.
  • Employee capacity: Limit to the minimum number of employees needed to operate the establishment.

For establishments smaller than 500 sq. ft:

  • Client capacity: Maximum one (1) person total;
  • Employee capacity: Maximum one (1) employee total.
  • Indoor on-site consumption of food and drink is prohibited except for individual water bottles.

Outdoor Entertainment Establishments

  • Max 50 people

Offices

  • Require remote work if able
  • Close offices to the public

In addition to the above guidance, faith institutions, funeral homes, etc., are limited to a maximum of 25% of their capacity (or 100 people total, whichever is smaller) indoors, and a total capacity of 150 people for outdoor services. Institutions are strongly advised to limit their services to one hour. Personal services such as hair care are allowed. Long-term care visits are allowed outside only.

For more information, visit coronavirus.oregon.gov.

👉 For More Information: State of Oregon COVID-19 Information | Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 PageBenton County COVID-19 Information | City of Corvallis COVID-19 Information | Oregon State University Guidance & Closures | Travel Oregon | Willamette Valley Visitors Association.

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This page was last updated on March 4, 2021.

Please Note: Benton County, Oregon is currently rated "Extreme Risk" under Oregon's COVID-19 safety framework. Learn what this means for you. Masks are required for those 5 years old and above in all indoor public spaces and in outdoor public spaces where a physical distance of at least six feet cannot be maintained. Travelers are advised to stay home. Businesses may be closed, operating with altered hours, requiring appointments, and/or have additional safety requirements in place. Please call ahead to businesses you're interested in visiting to confirm if they're open and what they're requiring.
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