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 February 26, 2021

Lincoln County entered the "Lower Risk" category of Oregon's risk and protection framework, effective February 26, 2021.

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 February 26, 2021, the "Lower Risk" restrictions include:

These "Lower Risk" restrictions remain in effect until at least March 11, 2021, 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 and are evaluated every two weeks.

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.

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.

When Can Lincoln City Enter Phase 3 Reopening?

Phase 3 of Oregon's reopening will require a reliable COVID-19 treatment and/or a widely distributed 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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