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.

Lower Risk Category: Last Updated June 16, 2021

Lincoln County is in the "Lower Risk" category of Oregon's risk and protection framework, effective May 21, 2021, until emergency restrictions are removed by the state.

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 still discouraged at this time, and it’s important to stay as local as possible.

Joint Travel Advisory Still in Place

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

Effective May 21, 2021, the "Lower Risk" restrictions include:

These "Lower Risk" restrictions remain in effect permanently, until the state removes emergency restrictions.

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 are operating at limited capacity, have different hours of operation, or require reservations.

Follow Public Health Guidelines

Remember the risks and follow public health guidelines.

For more information, please refer to our continuously updated COVID-19 page.

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?

As directed by Oregon's governor and the CDC, face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces and strongly recommended in outdoor spaces where six feet of physical distance from others cannot be maintained for unvaccinated individuals.

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face-covering in public transportation and hubs, hospitals and health care clinics, correctional facilities, K-12 schools, and long-term care facilities. Private businesses may have their own requirements.

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