What Does Reopening Lincoln City Mean?

Things are changing at a rapid pace. We're here to clear things up as we continue to closely monitor reopening Lincoln City.

Last Updated December 3, 2020

Following a statewide "two-week "freeze," Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued a "High Risk" restriction designation for Lincoln County, effective December 3, 2020.

Lincoln City entered Phase 2 of Oregon's reopening on September 29, 2020. However, the restrictions lifted in Phase 1 and 2 are being temporarily rolled back. Non-essential travel is discouraged at this time and it’s important to stay as local as possible.

Together with the governors of Washington and California, a joint travel advisory is in place effective, November 13, 2020. The advisory urges anyone entering Oregon – either residents returning from a trip, or non-residents entering Oregon on a trip – to quarantine for 14 days. It furthers advises Oregonians to refrain from any non-essential travel to other states or countries.

What This Means for You

Essential Travel - includes work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

Non-Essential Travel - includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.

Effective December 3, 2020, the "High Risk" restrictions include:

These "High Risk" restrictions remain in effect until December 17, 2020, and can be extended or reevaluated at any time.

It is important for Oregonians and visitors to plan ahead, and be patient and flexible.

Call businesses before you visit to make sure they are open. Many attractions and businesses that are open are operating at limited capacity, may have different hours of operation or reservations may be required.

Remember the risks and follow public health guidelines. Wear your mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and please stay home if you are sick.

I Thought Lincoln City Was in Phase 2?

Lincoln City entered Phase 2 in late September, but following a mandatory two-week statewide freeze, new restrictions are in effect.

Is Lodging Open?

Lincoln City lodging properties were allowed to reopen on June 1, 2020. Businesses must have applied to demonstrate they can meet all of the reopening requirements. During Phase 1 & 2, lodging properties might offer fewer services and allow for extra cleaning protocols.

Read the full details on reopening Lodging in Lincoln County.

Do I Have to Wear a Face Covering?

As directed by Oregon's governor, face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces and outdoor spaces where 6ft of physical distance from others cannot be maintained.

Find more information about wearing face coverings in Lincoln City.

When Can Lincoln City Enter Phase 3 Reopening?

Phase 3 of Oregon's reopening will require a reliable COVID-19 treatment or vaccine. This phase will allow for mass gatherings such as major concerts or sporting events with live audiences. Currently, no county in Oregon has entered Phase 3.

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