Updated May 7, 2021

Each Oregon County is assigned a Risk Level in response to how COVID-19 is spreading in our communities. Risk levels are updated every two weeks. Find the current risk category for Multnomah County on the Oregon Coronavirus website. See which activities are allowed on the State’s sector guidance based on county risk level. Many restrictions remain in place.

COVID-19 is still spreading in our community and no gathering is without risk. Older adults and people with pre-existing health conditions are especially vulnerable.

What we know about how the virus spreads (CDC)»

Consider these tips for ways to celebrate holidays and traditions more safely (CDC)» 

If you feel sick, stay home and away from others

Stay home if you:

To make gatherings safer

  • Keep it small - Limit the number of people you spend time with outside your household, and the number of gatherings you attend.

  • Keep it the same - Hang out with the same group of people rather than mixing it up. A small social circle is safer.

  • Keep it short - Limit the amount of time you spend with people outside your household, especially if meeting indoors.

  • Meet outdoors - The risk of getting or passing the virus is lower outside than inside. Fresh air and the ability to spread out can keep you all safer.

  • Wear a face covering indoors and anytime you are outdoors but closer than 6 feet from others.

  • Stay 6 feet away from those you don’t live with and use waves or hand signals to greet guests.

  • Wash your hands before and after hanging out.

  • Try not to touch surfaces and disinfect them after each use.

  • Limit sharing of food, drink, and utensils. 

  • Avoid singing, chanting, or shouting inside. If you do, wear masks, give people space, and open windows.

Plan ahead with friends and family

If you are getting together with friends and family, make a plan ahead of time with the people you are going to see. Agree on rules that can keep everyone safer.

  • Tell guests to bring everything they need. 

  • Have plenty of disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer.

  • Ask everyone to wear a face covering whenever they are not eating and encourage others to do the same. Have extra disposable face coverings on hand (don't share face coverings).

  • Keep a list of who attends. If someone later tests positive for COVID-19, public health may need this information for contact tracing.

After your gathering