What Does Reopening Lincoln City Mean?

Things in Lincoln City are changing at a rapid pace. We're here to provide you with the latest information as we continue to closely monitor reopening.

Last Updated December 20, 2021

On August 11, 2021, Oregon's governor announced new statewide mask requirements, requiring face-covering to be worn when indoors. Face-coverings are also strongly encouraged outdoors when social distancing is not possible.

On June 25, Governor Kate Brown signed Executive Order 21-15 to eliminate Oregon’s County Risk Level framework and most remaining COVID-19 health and safety restrictions starting June 30.

While the new Executive Order cancels most pandemic-related restrictions, it also reminds Oregon residents that masks are still required in health care settings, airports, airplanes, and public transportation. The new Executive order also creates terms for ongoing recovery efforts that will be in effect through Dec. 31, 2021.

What This Means for You

Many state-mandated capacity and social distancing restrictions have been removed with a few exceptions. Masks must continue to be worn in indoor settings (outside of private residences) by all individuals age 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status.

Planning Ahead

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

Call businesses before you visit to make sure they are open. Many attractions and businesses that are open may operating at limited capacity due, have different hours of operation, or require reservations due to workforce issues or continued enforcement of health and safety restrictions.

Are beaches open?

The beaches never closed. Lincoln City open spaces, trails, beach access, and parking lots have reopened as of May 19, 2020.

Is Lodging Open?

Lincoln City lodging properties were allowed to reopen on June 1, 2020.

Do I Have to Wear a Face Covering?

Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces (outside of private residences) as of August 13, 2021, for all individuals age 5 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

As of November 23, 2021, the Oregon statewide outdoor mask mandate has been lifted.

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face-covering in health care settings, airports, airplanes, and public transportation.

Guidance of face coverings from the Oregon Health Authority

More to Explore