Environmental Health

Notice: Gov. Kate Brown announced that Clackamas and Washington counties will move from “High” to “Moderate” risk. The move eases restrictions on businesses and gatherings, beginning Friday, February 26th.





Starting February 26, 2021 Washington County is in the Moderate Risk category.

Please use the following link to access the most up to date Guidance Chart: 








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Moderate Risk


Social and At-Home Gathering Size — Indoor

  • Maximum 8 people
  • Recommended limit: 2 households

Social and At-Home Gathering Size — Outdoor

Maximum 10 people

Eating and Drinking Establishments

  • Indoor dining allowed
  • Indoor capacity: not to exceed 50% maximum occupancy or 100 people, whichever is smaller
  • Indoor seating: 6 people per table maximum
  • Outdoor dining allowed
  • Outdoor capacity: 150 people maximum, including individual dining pods.
  • Individual dining pods allowed outdoors subject to outdoor capacity limit.
  • Outdoor seating: 8 people per table maximum
  • 11:00 p.m. closing time

Indoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments

(includes gyms, indoor K-12 Sports, indoor collegiate sports, fitness organizations, indoor recreational sports, indoor pools)

  • Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy or 100 people total, whichever is smaller
  • Indoor full contact sports prohibited

Indoor Entertainment Establishments

(includes aquariums, indoor theaters/movies/arenas/concert halls, indoor gardens, indoor weddings, indoor museums, indoor entertainment activities of any kind)

  • Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy or 100 people total whichever is smaller
  • 11:00 p.m. closing time

Retail Stores

(includes street fairs/markets, grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies)

  • Capacity: Maximum 75% occupancy
  • Curbside pick-up encouraged

Indoor and Outdoor Shopping Centers/Malls

  • Capacity: Maximum 75% occupancy
  • Curbside pick-up encouraged

Faith Institutions*, Funeral Homes, Mortuaries, Cemeteries

  • Indoor Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy or 150 people total, whichever is smaller
  • Outdoor Capacity: 250 people maximum


  • Recommend remote work, if able

Outdoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments

(includes outdoor gyms, outdoor fitness organizations, outdoor recreational sports, outdoor pools, outdoor parks and hiking trails, outdoor campsites)

  • Maximum 25% occupancy 
  • Outdoor full-contact sports allowed

Outdoor Entertainment Establishments

(includes zoos, outdoor gardens, outdoor aquariums, outdoor theaters/stadiums)

  • Maximum 25% occupancy
  • 11 p.m. closing time

Personal Services


Long-Term Care

Inside and outside visitation allowed

Authority: Executive Order No. 20-66, ORS 433.441, ORS 433.443, ORS 431A.010

Enforcement: To the extent this guidance requires compliance with certain provisions, it is enforceable as specified in Executive Order 20-66.


"Maximum Occupancy" means the maximum occupancy permitted by law, or if the maximum occupancy is unknown, refer to Maximum Occupancy Resource for COVID-19


NOTE: *Capacity limits for faith institutions are recommended only.

           **Capacity limits do not apply to this activity.


Additional Notes:

• All activities are subject to more detailed, sector-specific guidance.

• Subject to more detailed sector-specific guidance, all activities assume mask usage, minimum physical distancing, provisions for hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning protocols.

• Congregate homeless sheltering, Youth Programs, Childcare, K-12 Schools, Higher Education, Drive-In Operations and current Division 1 and Professional Athletics exemptions operate under sector specific guidance for all risk levels.

• Hookah bars and senior centers are not allowed to operate regardless of risk level.


Document accessibility: For individuals with disabilities or individuals who speak a language other than English, OHA can provide information in alternate formats such as translations, large print, or braille Contact the Health Information Center at 1-971-673-2411, 711 TTY or COVID19.LanguageAccess@dhsoha.state.or.us



Face Coverings Required Statewide

Masks are required statewide for people age 5 and older in:

•All workplaces, indoor public spaces, public and private colleges and universities, and indoor and outdoor markets.

•Outdoor public spaces when physical distancing of at least six feet is not possible.

•People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear one.


Face shield update, effective 10/19:

Oregon Health Authority now recommends wearing a face covering/mask instead of a face shield (except in limited situations when a face shield by itself is appropriate, like talking to someone who is Deaf or hard of hearing and needs to read lips to communicate.)


Please use the following links to access the most up to date information from the Governor’s Office:



Please use the following link to access the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 from Washington County:



Our Mission

The mission of Washington County Environmental Health is to protect and promote the health of the public by providing inspection and disease prevention services in the areas of food safety (including restaurants and other public food service facilities), public pools and spas, recreation facilities, mosquito control, smoke-free workplace enforcement, onsite wastewater management and drinking water.

We strive to enhance the quality of life in our county and community by educating, performing routine inspections and investigations, taking enforcement action when warranted, and interacting with state, federal and local agencies when appropriate.

If you have any questions, please contact our office.