COVID-19> What you need to know
Jim Paino, Executive Director for the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce and Cannon Beach Mayor Sam Steidel wish to share with you how Cannon Beach will be moving through the phases of re-opening.
A majority of our small community of 1700 residents are in the vulnerable population. This is concerning and therefore the health and well-being of everyone in Cannon Beach is of the utmost importance. Our commitment to following health and safety procedures through these phases are for the protection of everyone. Be they our residents, workers, or visitors alike.
Our businesses have been working hard to implement new procedures at their shops, restaurants, and lodging facilities. Keeping your safety in mind. Many of our local shops will be requiring patrons to wear personal protective equipment while in their shops. (This is their right as owners of private property.)
We ask and encourage everyone, resident and visitor, to follow the appropriate safety measures while in public in Cannon Beach. Remember the mask is a courtesy to others as much as it is for yourself.
If you don’t feel comfortable with the safety measures in place we would ask you to save your visit to Cannon Beach until we have cleared all the phases of reopening. If wearing a mask is difficult for you or if you feel that these phases don’t adequately protect you from the virus, please continue to shelter in place for your well-being. We will be here when you are ready.
These are trying times and we all need patience, kindness, and understanding to get through the phases of reopening.
We all love Cannon Beach and want to help keep everyone safe.
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Tuesday, January 12th
Updated risk levels take effect January 15th; Governor Kate Brown today announced updates to county risk levels under the state's new public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from COVID-19. The framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on COVID-19 spread—Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk—and assigns health and safety measures for each level.
Effective January 15th through January 28th, Clatsop County will be at "Extreme Risk". A complete list of counties and their associated risk levels is available HERE.
- The new framework has four risk levels based on counties' current COVID-19 spread. At each risk level — Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk — health and safety measures and guidance for businesses and individuals will apply. See more information on the Oregon Health Authority website HERE.
- The framework is intended to establish sustainable protection measures for Oregonians in counties with rapid spread of COVID-19, while balancing the economic needs of families and businesses in the absence of a federal aid package.
- Oregon counties that reduce their COVID-19 risk levels in coming weeks and months will be able to incrementally move to lower levels.
- It’s important to note that there is no zero risk category. Until COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, health and safety precautions will remain in place so that schools, businesses and communities can reopen, and stay open.
- At every risk level, to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, Oregonians must continue to wear face coverings, watch their physical distance, wash hands, stay home when sick, and keep social get-togethers and gatherings small.
- Disease Spread Table
- County Risk Level Table Guidance by Activity
- Map of County Risk Levels Updated Weekly (Hover over the county for waiting week or movement week updates)
Current Reopening Status: Extreme Risk - January 15th through January 28th:
Clatsop County requires face coverings in indoor & outdoor public spaces.
Statewide safety measures in Oregon are currently based on county risk levels. See the County Risk Level Table Guidance by Activity chart HERE.
- Face coverings are required for all Oregonians ages five and up in indoor public spaces and outdoors when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
- Face coverings will be required even in cases of physical exertion indoors, and outdoors when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
- The maximum indoor capacity: not to exceed 50% maximum occupancy • Outdoor dining allowed • Outdoor capacity: 300 people maximum • Indoor and outdoor seating: 8 people per table maximum • 12:00 a.m. closing time. Based on the Lowest Risk Category.
- The Oregon Health Authority Face Covering/Mask Guidance (updated December 3rd) applies to businesses and members of the public visiting those businesses, statewide.
"Cannon Beach is committed to the health and safety of everyone in our community"
- Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce Staff
(Updated January 15, 2021)
Direct from the Source Information and Links:
For general information on novel coronavirus in Oregon, call 211. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.
Oregon State Parks
- The following day-use parks will open by noon on Friday, June 5: Tolovana State Recreation Site, Cannon Beach, Arcadia State Recreation Site, Clatsop County, Hug Point State Recreation Site, Clatsop County.
- Oregon State Parks open/closure MAP
Oregon Coast Visitor Association (OCVA)
COVID-19 Information Phone Line
Staffed by live personnel Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Phone line staff will handle questions about preventative measures, social distancing and closure orders, and general inquiries about testing and related issues, or will direct callers to other information sources. Staff cannot answer medical questions.
Governor Kate Brown's Office- Newsroom
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Office of Emergency Management
- COVID Dashboard
- Private Sector Lead for Oregon Office of Emergency Management -Sonya McCormick, Public-Private Partnership Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.