Deschutes County Moves From Extreme to High Risk Category and Inside Dining to Resume

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Governor Kate Brown announced several counties have made improvements in the number of COVID cases and has moved counties into less restrictive categories. Deschutes county has been moved from extreme to high risk and thus guidelines for dining, recreation, fitness facilities, retail and faith institutions are changing as of Friday February 12th. Crook and Jefferson county remain in the extreme risk category at this time. See the state guidelines HERE.

What does this mean for Deschutes County? Some indoor dining, larger capacities for indoor fitness, entertainment, retail, and faith institutions. Yay!!! Let’s keep up the good work lowering the COVID cases.

Eating and Drinking Establishments: Indoor dining allowed • Takeout highly recommended • Indoor capacity: not to exceed 25% maximum occupancy or 50 people, whichever is smaller • Outdoor dining allowed • Outdoor capacity: 75 people maximum, including individual dining pods. • Individual dining pods allowed outdoors subject to outdoor capacity limit. • Indoor and outdoor seating: 6 people per party and per table maximum, limit 2 households • 11:00 p.m. closing time.

Indoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments: Capacity: Maximum 25% occupancy or 50 people total whichever is smaller.

Indoor Entertainment Establishments: Capacity: Maximum 25% occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is smaller • 11:00 p.m. closing time.

Retail Stores: Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy • Curbside pick-up encouraged.

Faith Institutions*, Funeral Homes, Mortuaries, Cemeteries: Indoor Capacity: Maximum 25% occupancy or 150 people total, whichever is smaller • Outdoor Capacity: 200 people maximum.

Outdoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments (includes outdoor gyms, outdoor fitness organizations, outdoor K-12 Sports, outdoor collegiate sports, outdoor recreational sports, outdoor pools, outdoor parks and hiking trails, outdoor campgrounds: Maximum 75 people.