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When Will Oregon Reopen?

Many parts of Oregon will reopen businesses, personal services, recreation and childcare in phases. However, many closures have not ended yet.

Multnomah County is not ready to reopen and continues to be under the governor's order to stay home except for essential trips.

Together, we have been able to slow the spread of COVID-19, but the pandemic is not over. We will be living with this virus for a long time. We must continue our efforts to slow the spread and take care of each other until we have a vaccine and better treatment.

drawing of a woman in a houseStay Home, Save Lives

Staying home is the best way to protect yourself, your family and community. It helps to protect those at risk for severe illness. It also keeps our healthcare facilities open to those who need them.

As restrictions on activities and businesses are gradually lifted, everyone should continue to stay home as much as possible to keep the virus from spreading.

People at risk for severe illness (older adults, underlying conditions) must still stay home.

decorative imageStaying Healthy

The virus that causes COVID-19 passes easily from person to person. To stay healthy:

More tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

decorative imageWhat To Do If You Are Sick

If you start to feel sick—especially with a fever and cough—stay home and do the things you normally do to feel better. Sleep, rest, and drink plenty of fluids. There is no specific medicine for COVID-19. 

Contact Tracing

If someone gets sick with COVID-19, public health workers use “contact tracing” to find out who else may have been exposed. 

Learn more about how contact tracing works >>

COVID-19 Testing

Think you're sick? Find out about testing»

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The way we do business, care for each other and interact in our community is changing while we work to slow the spread of the virus.

On May 7, Governor Kate Brown announced a phased-in approach to reopening Oregon. We will update these topics as more information becomes available.

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