Response, Reopening & Recovery

Who sets reopening critera?

The types of restrictions and by how much, are determined by the State. Counties are responsible for demonstrating that local systems (private and public) are in place to continue providing a public health response to COVID-19.

It is important to remember that parts of the Governor’s plan may change and that may require changes to our plan in Lane County.
The Governor's website provides detailed guidance for operations.

What is the criteria for staying open?

Criteria for reopening and staying open is set by the Governor. 

These criteria take into account the number of new cases, personal protective equipment supplies for medical professionals, vaccination efforts and capacity to test for and track the disease.

Where can I find detailed guidance?

The Governor's Office has provided guidance for a range of businesses, services and recreational activities.

Please check the Governor's website at for regular updates.

How can I help Lane County reopen and stay open?

It’s important to keep in mind that our ability to reopen and stay open depends upon every resident actively participating in keeping themselves healthy and continuing to make smart choices.

We need our community to:

  • Practice physical distancing
  • Wear face masks
  • Limit non-essential trips
  • Avoid gatherings
  • Isolate themselves if they are ill and not risk exposing others to disease
  • Get vaccinated as soon as it is available 

By taking steps to maintain the health of individuals, we can support the health of our entire community and progress more quickly through reopening. 

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