October 26, 2020
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Phase 2 Reopening

Help Jackson County stay open by…

  • Wash hands with soap and water often.
  • Clean commonly touched surfaces and areas.
  • Ensuring physical space between yourself and others. 
  • Regularly screen yourself for symptoms.
  • Train all employees in safety requirements and expectations.
  • Wearing a face covering when you leave your home.

stay safe, wash hands, wear mask

Statewide Face Coverings
Statewide Mask, Face Covering, Face Shield Guidance
Updated August 13, 2020


What you need need to know about re-opening
Prevention: It is still important that all community members continue to practice the principles of good hygiene to limit the spread of the virus

  • Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces; 
  • Avoid touching your face; sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow; 
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible;
  • Strongly consider using face coverings while in public, particularly when social distancing is not easy to maintain or when using mass transit.
  • If you begin to have moderate symptoms of COVID-19 ( cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sor throat, new loss of taste or smell) isolate yourself from others, call a medical provider and seek testing for COVID-19.

Criteria: We can’t open without meeting guidelines set by the State of Oregon

Phases: We will take steps to open services carefully to prevent creating an increase of new cases.

Patience: We need to take our time to get it right. The safety and well-being of all those that live, work and play in Jackson County is our #1 priority.

Phase 1
We are required to have very clear public health and safety plans in place to ensure we open in a responsible way. Our reopening plans prioritizes safety while also taking into account the very pressing needs of our local economy and community. We will be connecting businesses and other organizations with resources and health guidelines to ensure a safe, timely, and efficient opening.

Phase 1 Guidance
Vulnerable Populations Continue to Shelter in Place
Physical Distancing Guidance 6ft of distancing should be maintained
Gathering Size Guidance Gatherings of up to 25 people allowed for recreational, social, cultural, civic or faith events – with physical distancing requirements
Travel Guidance Avoid overnight trips and minimize other non-essential travel, including recreational day trips to destinations outside the community where you live
Face Covering Highly recommended to be used in public settings


Current Phase 2 Guidance for Jackson County - Effective June 5, 2020
Vulnerable Populations Continue to Shelter in Place
Oregon Masking Requirements

Face covering required when visiting outdoor public spaces, when a distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained, effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Face covering required when visiting indoor public spaces, effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020Review face covering and mask guidance.

Face coverings are required for ages 5 and up effective July 24, 2020.

Physical Distancing Guidance 6ft of distancing should be maintained. Review face covering and mask guidance.
Gathering Size Guidance: Businesses
  • Indoor Gatherings: Limited to 50 People
  • Outdoor Gatherings: Limited to 100 People
  • Venues, Restaurants, Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment Facilities, Fitness Related Organizations have additional gathering size guidance
  • Additional Gathering Guidance From OHA
  • Capacity limit for restaurants, gyms, venues is reduced to 100 people indoors - 7/24/20
  • Bars and restaurants must close at 10 pm statewide, regardless of phase - 7/24/20
Gathering Size Guidance: Households Indoor Gatherings: Limited to 10 People, effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Travel Guidance Travel will be allowed throughout Oregon will be allowed throughout Oregon, though staying local is still recommended to prevent overloading the county health systems.


Phased Reopening in Oregon

Phase 1 - Started May 15, 2020 in Jackson County

When a county is approved to enter “Phase I”, they can begin the limited reopening of the following sectors under specific safety guidelines:

  • Restaurants and bars
  • Personal services providers
  • Gyms (guidance forthcoming)

Guidance that will apply statewide (childcare, summer school, camps/youth programs and transit) is still forthcoming.



Phases 2 and 3 - Phase 2 application approved on June 4, 2020 and becomes effective for Jackson County on June 5, 2020.

A county must meet specific state criteria to advance to the next phase.

Phases 2 and 3 will be noticeably different as non-essential travel can resume, gathering sizes increase, visitors are allowed to long-term care facilities, and more.


New Statewide Rules - July 24, 2020

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