COVID-19 Travel News
Updated on February 11, 2021:
Effective February 12- 25, Clatsop County will be in the High Risk level according to Governor Brown’s framework established on 12/3/20. You can learn more about the risk levels and activity guidance on the state's COVID page. Here you can find a map showing the current Risk Level of each county, which will be updated on a regular basis. See more details on resturants, retail, attractions and lodging below.
- Restaurants and Shopping
- Effective February 12, restaurants are allowed indoor dining with a max capacity of 25% or 50 poeple, whichever is smaller, and outdoor dining with a max capacity of 75 poeple. Take out and delivery are still highly recommeded. If you order take out, please call ahead or order online so it is ready for you when you arrive for pick-up. Here you can find a list of restaurants and bars offering take out and dine-in options (find more information on restaurant protocols here).
- Retail stores and malls (indoor and outdoor) are limited to 50% capacity and should encourage curbside pick-up (find more information on retail store protocols here).
- Grocery stores and pharmacies are limited to 50% capacity and should encourage curbside pick-up.
- Most shops and businesses in Astoria are staying open and finding unique ways to keep their customers and staff feeling safe. Check with them about their options for shopping online, curbside pickup or private shopping appointments in addition to being aware of limited capacity inside the stores.
- Indoor recreational facilities, museums and attractions are allowed to open with a max capacity of 25% or 50 people total, whichever is smaller. See below for detailed list of what’s open and close.
- Currently closed: Astoria Riverfront Trolley, Liberty Theater (offering virtual events and tours), Astoria Underground Tours, Fort Clatsop Visitor Center and Fort Replica, .
- Currently open: Columbia River Maritime Museum, Flavel House,Oregon Film Museum, Clatsop County Heritage Museum, High Life Adventures, Fort Stevens Historic Military Museum (self-guided tours with face coverings required) Astoria Column Park and Gift Shop (Column itself is closed), Hanthorn Cannery Museum (self-guided exhibits at Pier 39 are accessible with face covering required).
- Outdoor Recreation and Parks
- Fort Stevens State Park: Oregon State Parks, campgrounds and day use areas including beach access, trails, disk golf and batteries will remain open. While outdoor or open-air group areas are still open at this time, we do ask that visitors observe these rules while using them. All yurts, cabins, and deluxe yurts are open with reservations required. No kayak tours, bike rentals or guided tours. Indoor facilities like meeting halls will be closed until further notice.
- Lewis and Clark National Historic Park: Although the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center and exhibit hall are closed, the Fort Replica, Netul Landing and hiking trails are open from dawn to dusk and the Visitor Center parking gate is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Playgrounds, trails and skateparks are open but there is a limit to parties no more than six people and ensure individuals are maintaining at least six feet of physical distance between parties on hiking trails, beaches, playgrounds or at parks (find more information on outdoor recreation protocols here).
- The state of Oregon travel advisory urges against non-essential out-of-state travel, asking people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country, and encourage residents to stay local. Oregonians are encouraged to stay home or in their region as much as possible. Non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature. You can find more information here.
We look forward to welcoming you again when it is safe. Thank you for your support.
And the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Staff
Visit Travel Oregon for additional COVID-19 travel alerts.