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Effective August 27, 2021, everyone in Oregon, age 5 and older is required to wear a mask in most outdoor public settings and in all indoor public settings, regardless of their vaccination status. Oregon Indoor Mask Requirement Fact Sheet. Read more from the Oregon Health Authority. Please be patient as our community navigates this transitional time.

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Coronavirus Timeline

The health and well-being of our visitors, members, and the community at large are of utmost importance to the Chamber of Commerce. We will continue to work closely with Rick Hudson, Emergency Manager, City of Cannon Beach, to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and provide you the best source for current updates.

As a partner to our businesses, we understand that limiting any impact that a health event like this could have on our services will affect our visitors and members. We are focused on sustaining our business operations while we continue to support our members, visitors, and our community.

We encourage everyone to be informed of the latest developments and make your decisions based on what is best for you, your business, employees, and customers. Please let our Visitor Information Center know if you are experiencing changes to your services, rescheduling events, or closing so that we can help you get the word out to everyone. Phone: (503) 436-2623 and/or Email

"Cannon Beach is committed to the health and safety of everyone in our community"

 - Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce Staff

 

Tuesday, August 24th

The Governor held a press conference today to announce effective Friday, August 27, masks will be required in most public outdoor settings, including large outdoor events, where physical distancing is not possible, and regardless of vaccination status. Read more from the State.

Wednesday, August 11th

The Governor held a press conference today to provide an update on the status of COVID-19 in Oregon and to announce new statewide indoor mask requirements. To help stop the highly contagious Delta variant from spreading further, masks will be required in all indoor public settings, effective Friday, August 13. View the Oregon Indoor Mask Requirement Fact Sheet.

Thursday, July 29th

In response to a large jump in cases and hospitalizations and new national guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, OHA is now recommending universal mask use in public indoor settings throughout the state to protect Oregonians from COVID-19. Read More HERE!

Tuesday, June 30th

Oregon COVID restrictions are lifted!

COVID face coverings and physical distancing restrictions have been lifted, with certain federally mandated exceptions, including health care, public transit, and airports. Businesses can still choose to put their own limits on their operations, as long as they do so consistent with public health guidelines. Read more from Clatsop County Here.

Friday, June 25th

Governor Brown held a press conference today announcing the next phase of reopening Oregon. Read more from the State, HERE

  • The Governor signed a recovery-focused executive order lifting Oregon’s risk level framework, and all remaining COVID-19 health and safety restrictions that have been issued under Oregon’s emergency statutes when Oregon reaches 70% of adults vaccinated, or by Wednesday, June 30th - whichever comes first.

Tuesday, June 22nd

Clatsop County will stay in “Lower Risk” through Thursday, July 1st. Read more from the State, HERE!

(Clatsop County meets criteria for High Risk, but is given an additional buffer week to help stabilize, read more HERE.)

This will be the final county movement week announcement from the Governor.

  • "Fewer than 45,000 more Oregonians need to receive a first dose to achieve a 70% statewide adult vaccination rate," said Governor Brown. "Vaccines are the best way for Oregonians to protect themselves, their families, and communities against COVID-19. It's because so many Oregonians have stepped up to get vaccinated that we will soon be able to lift health and safety restrictions. Get your shot today, and you may just win $1 million through the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign."
  • When Oregon achieves a first dose 70% statewide vaccination rate for residents 18 or older, Oregon will lift all risk level health and safety restrictions. (Some restrictions based on CDC guidance for use of masks and physical distancing may remain in place.) Because Oregon is close to achieving a 70% vaccination rate in the coming days, no further county risk level movements will be announced after this week.

Tuesday, June 15th

Clatsop County will stay in “Lower Risk” through Thursday, June 24th. 

As case rates continue to decline, county risk level changes will be announced every week. Counties can move to lower risk levels based either on vaccination rates and the submission of an equity plan, or declining case rates and positivity rates. The next risk level changes will be announced on Tuesday, June 22nd, to take effect on Friday, June 25th. Read more from the State, HERE.

Tuesday, June 8th

Clatsop County will stay in Lower Risk through Thursday, June 17th.

As case rates continue to decline, county risk level changes will be announced every week. Counties can move to lower risk levels based either on vaccination rates and the submission of an equity plan, or declining case rates and positivity rates. The next risk level changes will be announced on Tuesday, June 15, to take effect on Friday, June 18. Read more from the State, HERE. Read more from the County, HERE.

Tuesday, June 1st 

Clatsop County will move to Lower Risk beginning Friday, June 4th through Thursday, June 10th.

As case rates continue to decline, county risk level changes will be announced every week. The next risk level changes will be announced on Tuesday, June 8, to take effect on Friday, June 11. Read more from the State, HERE. Read more from the County, HERE.

Tuesday, May 25

Clatsop County will move to "Moderate Risk" starting Friday, May 28th through Thursday, June 3rd. Read more from the State. Read more from the County.

Tuesday, May 18th

Clatsop County will remain in "High Risk". Updated risk levels will be effective through May 27, 2021. 

With Oregon no longer meeting the statewide hospitalization metrics for Extreme Risk, Oregon will return to a two-week cycle for risk level changes for counties that have not vaccinated at least 65% of their population. Following the announcement of county movements to Lower Risk based on reaching vaccination goals on May 18, the next risk level changes will be announced on Tuesday, May 25, to take effect on Friday, May 28. Read more from the State.

"County eligibility for Lower Risk based on vaccination rates will be assessed weekly. County movements based on COVID-19 infection and positivity rates will continue to be announced every two weeks. Next week, all counties will be eligible to move based on vaccination rates or on infection and positivity rates. The next risk level changes will be announced on Tuesday, May 25, to take effect on Friday, May 28."

May 13th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance, which no longer requires that fully vaccinated people wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, “except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”

Following the CDC’s recommendations, Governor Kate Brown issued an official press release indicating that Oregon would follow suit.

“Starting Friday, May 14th, Oregon will be following this guidance, which only applies to fully-vaccinated individuals,” said Governor Brown. “That means Oregonians who are fully-vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or social distance in most public spaces.”

Oregon Health Authority Updated Guidance:

Tuesday, May 11th

Clatsop County will remain in "High Risk". Updated risk levels will be effective through May 20, 2021. 

Governor Kate Brown announced vaccination targets to more fully reopen Oregon's economy, setting a 70% statewide goal to reach Oregonians 16 and older with a first dose to lift most Risk Level restrictions. Additionally, beginning on May 21, counties will have the option of moving to the Lower Risk level once 65% of county residents 16 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, and counties have submitted a complete plan to close equity gaps in vaccination. Read more from the State.

They will release updated Movement Week data as follows: Tuesday, May 18th – Movement data released; effective Friday, May 21st.

Learn more:

Tuesday, May 4th

The Governor received updated data today that shows we are now below the 15% hospitalization increase for the last 7 days. As a result, the Governor has decided that the Extreme Risk category will NOT be triggered for this week. That means that any county meeting the Extreme Risk metrics will be in High Risk. Read more from the State.

Clatsop County will remain in "High Risk". Updated risk levels will be effective from May 7th through May 13th, 2021.

We will release updated Movement Week data as follows: Tuesday, May 11th – Movement data released; effective Friday, May 14th.

Tuesday, April 27th

Given the surge and increased numbers across the board, the Governor has decided to remove the “Warning Week” for the next three weeks and the “Buffer Week” will also be on pause. Read more on the Governor's April 27th announcement

There will be 15 counties moving to Extreme Risk on Friday, April 30th for at least one week. Clatsop County will remain in "High Risk". Updated risk levels will be effective from April 30 to May 6, 2021.

We will release updated Movement Week data as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 27th – Movement data released; effective Friday, April 30
  • Tuesday, May 4th – Movement data released; effective Friday, May 7
  • Tuesday, May 11th – Movement data released; effective Friday, May 14

Due to Monday’s hospital census of 319 hospitalized cases and the upward trend that has us at a 37.4% increase, the Governor has indicated this will trigger Extreme Risk for this week. We will pull data again next week with the potential of moving out of Extreme Risk every week if the hospitalizations go down. The Governor will also be calling on Metro area hospitals to pause elective surgeries until we see hospital rates come down. 

April 20th

The Governor's office announced today that Clatsop County will move to "High Risk" starting Friday, April 23rd through Thursday, May 6th. Read more from the State.

April 6th

The Governor's office announced today that Clatsop County will remain in "Moderate Risk" through April 22nd.

March 23rd

The Governor's office announced today that Clatsop County will move to "Moderate Risk" starting Friday, March 26th through Thursday, April 8th. Read more from the County and the State.

March 9th

The Governor's office announced today that Clatsop County will stay in "Lower Risk" starting Friday, March 12th through Thursday, March 25th. Read more from the County and State.

  • A modification has been made to the two-week caution period process announced last week, which had only addressed counties moving back to Extreme Risk. Beginning this week and continuing until further notice, counties that reduced their COVID-19 spread enough to move down in risk level in the previous two-week period, but see their numbers go back up in the next two-week period, will be given a two-week caution period to bring COVID-19 case rates back down again.

February 23rd

The Governor's office announced today that Clatsop County will move to the least restrictive category state-mandated COVID-19 business and social guidelines "Lower Risk" beginning Friday, February 26th through March 11th. Read more from the County and from the State.

February 9th

The Governor's office announced today that Clatsop County will revert back to the "High Risk" category which goes into effect Friday, February 12th through February 25th. Read more HERE.

January 26th

The Governor's office announced today that Clatsop County will revert back to the "Extreme Risk" category which goes into effect Friday, January 29th through February 11th. Modified guidance for indoor activities in Extreme Risk counties to also take effect. Read more from the state HERE.

January 12th

The Governor's office announced today that Clatsop County will revert back to the "Extreme Risk" category which goes into effect Friday, January 15th through January 28th. Read more from the state HERE and the county HERE.

December 29th

– The Governor's office announced today that Clatsop County will revert back to the "High Risk" category which goes into effect Friday, January 1st through January 14th. Read more from the state HERE and the county HERE.

– President Donald Trump signed on Sunday, Dec. 27th a $900 billion pandemic relief bill into law that includes enhanced unemployment benefits and direct cash payments. See full article HERE.

December 15th

– The Governor's office announced today that Clatsop County will be moving to the "Extreme Risk" category which goes into effect Friday, December 18th through December 31st. The change will impose further restrictions on bars and restaurants and indoor recreation and entertainment establishments. Read more from the county HERE! and from the state HERE!

December 14th

– The Governor announced tax relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Department of Revenue also extends Oregon payment due date for amusement device tax. See more details HERE.

The additional tax relief provisions apply to Personal Income, Corporate Excise, and Corporate Income taxes:

• 100% penalty waivers on 2019 income tax due from businesses that are impacted by COVID-19.
• 100% interest waivers on 2019 income tax due from small businesses that are impacted by COVID-19 and that have less than $5 million in gross receipts.
• Continuing to provide extended payment plans of up to 36 months for any taxpayer impacted by COVID-19 when entering into an approved payment plan.

December 3rd

Oregon has introduced a new framework of safety measures dependent on each county's risk. Clatsop County is currently under the "High Risk" category of the new COVID-19 restrictions. See more information on the Oregon Health Authority website HERE.

November 27th

– After the statewide “two-week freeze” ends on December 2, Oregon will introduce a new framework of safety measures dependent on each county’s risk.

The new framework has four risk levels based on counties' current COVID-19 spread, to take effect after the "freeze” ends next week. 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.

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.

On Monday, November 30, the state will re-examine county data to determine which counties qualify for each risk level on December 3, following the end of the "freeze.”

See the graphic below for information about what activities will be allowed, with health and safety protocols in place, in all risk levels.

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.

Learn more:

November 13th

– Governor Kate Brown Announces Statewide Two-Week Freeze to Stop Rapid Spread of COVID-19. The statewide “freeze” will be effective next Wednesday, November 18th and run through Dec. 2nd. Full details HERE.

New Updated Statewide Freeze Guidance - Effective November 18, 2020 Available HERE.

Governor Brown's 11/13/2020 press conference is available HERE.

Executive Order 20-65 temporary freeze to address surge in COVID-19 cases in order.

The freeze will last through Dec. 2 for most counties. But Brown noted that some COVID-19 hotspot counties are likely to stay in a freeze for longer than that. Multnomah County will be under the restrictions for at least four weeks. 

– West Coast states issue COVID-19 travel advisories - Oregon Travel Advisory 11/13/2020 full details HERE.

Oregon joined Washington and California in announcing a joint “travel advisory." While all three states are urging people to avoid unnecessary travel, they’re also asking that people who visit — or return home from another state — voluntarily self-quarantine for two weeks. State leaders also urged college students going home for winter break to limit their activities before leaving campus and to take extra precautions to protect family members once they do return.

1. The incidence of COVID-19 is increasing in many states and countries. Persons arriving in Oregon from other states or Oregonians returning from other states or countries could increase the risk of COVID-19 spread. In addition, travel itself can be a risk for exposure to COVID-19, particularly travel through shared conveyance such as air, bus or rail travel.

Travel Advisory for Non-Essential Travel

1. Persons arriving in Oregon from other states or countries, including returning Oregon residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. These persons should limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel. Non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature. Essential travel includes: work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

2. Oregonians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. Avoiding travel can reduce the risk of virus transmission and bringing the virus back to Oregon.

November 9th

– Four more counties were added to Oregon’s two-week pause list by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday.

The counties of Baker, Clackamas, Union and Washington now join Jackson, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah and Umatilla with additional restrictions aimed at helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The first five counties were announced by the governor and health officials Friday.

The pause measures will be in effect for two weeks starting Wednesday (Nov. 11). 

The two-week pause measures include:

  • Urging all businesses to mandate work from home to the greatest extent possible.
  • Pausing long-term care facility visits that take place indoors to protect staff and residents.
  • Reducing maximum restaurant capacity to 50 people (including customers and staff) for indoor dining, with a maximum party size of six. Continuing to encourage outdoor dining and take out.
  • Reducing the maximum capacity of other indoor activities to 50 people (includes gyms, fitness organizations/studios, bowling alleys, ice rinks, indoor sports, pools, and museums).
  • Limiting social gatherings to your household, or no more than six people if the gathering includes those from outside your household, reducing the frequency of those social gatherings (significantly in a two-week period), and keeping the same six people in your social gathering circle.

October 19th

– Updated Statewide Mask Guidance. Full details HERE!

October 6th

– Clatsop County Was Added to the State “Watchlist” Due to Rapid Rise of COVID Cases. Read full Document HERE!

Sept 15th

– The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced today a new program to help people who work in Oregon and need to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19 exposure, but do not have access to COVID-19-related paid sick leave. Employees can apply online starting Wednesday, September 16, at www.oregon.gov/covidpaidleave. For additional information about eligibility and the availability of funds, see the full news release here.

Aug 28th

– Oregon Employment Department Approved to Begin Dispersing Lost Wages Assistance Benefits

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the Oregon Employment Department’s application for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, a temporary emergency measure that gives an additional $300 per week to people who are out of work due to COVID-19 and who and are receiving unemployment benefits.

Aug 11th

– Governor announced updated guidance for schools.

July 28th

Governor Releases School Health and Safety Metrics

Metrics set strict health and safety standards for in-person instruction, with accommodations for young learners, remote and rural schools.

July 22nd

– Governor announced effective Friday, July 24th:

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings will be 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.

Businesses

  • The maximum indoor capacity limit is capped at 100 for all venues in Phase II counties and for restaurants and bars in Phase I or II counties.
  • Restaurants and bars will be required to stop serving customers at 10:00 P.M statewide.

July 15th

– Gov. Kate Brown is expanding Oregon’s statewide face mask policy, requiring that most Oregonians wear masks in outdoor situations when they cannot stay six feet from other people. Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance.

June 26th

Clatsop County will require face coverings in indoor public spaces, effective July 1.

  • The Oregon Health Authority Guidance applies to businesses and members of the public visiting those businesses, statewide.
  • The Governor’s Office continues to strongly recommend that Oregonians in all counties wear face coverings in public, both indoors and outdoors, especially when six feet of distance from other individuals cannot be maintained. Full details.

June 25th

– State of Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Application Now Available for Clatsop County Small Businesses that have not Received Federal Relief Funds. Application Open for Businesses and 501(c)(3) Non-Profits with 10 or Fewer Employees that have not Received CARES Act Funding. Full details and apply here.

June 12th

– Governor Kate Brown Announces One-Week Statewide Pause on Pending County Applications for Reopening. Full details

June 4th

– Governor announced Clatsop County is approved to enter Phase 2 starting June 6th. Executive Order 20-27. For your reference, Phase 2 reopening presentation below:

May 3rd

House Bill H.R. 7010 - Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. This bill modifies provisions related to the forgiveness of loans made to small businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program implemented in response to COVID-19

More information to come, but key changes include:

  • The percentage of the PPP loan that needs to be spent on payroll drops from 75% to 60% (allowing businesses and nonprofits to spend more funds on rent/mortgage and utilities if needed).
  • PPP funds can be spent over 24 weeks, or until December 31, 2020, whichever is earlier. PPP is currently limited to eight weeks.
  • Changes safe harbor period for rehires from June 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
  • For PPP recipients that do not have their loan forgiven, the length of the loan changes from two years to five years.

June 2nd

– News from 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.

May 29th

– News from Clatsop County- Commissioners approved lodging reopening plan. Lodging and camping operators will be able to operate at 60-percent capacity beginning June 5, then expand to 100 percent on June 26 if Gov. Kate Brown’s prerequisite criteria for reopening continue to trend in a positive manner. Smaller short-term rentals will be able to operate at 100 percent beginning June 5. Full details.

May 26th

– News from U.S. Small Business Administration - All SBA disaster loans, including homes and businesses, will receive a deferment through December 31, 2020. This is being automatically applied and requires no further action on your part. Interest still accrues during a deferment. If you have a Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) in place you must cancel the PAD to prevent it from drafting during the deferment period and set it back up after the deferment period.

May 22nd

– Business Oregon has launched a new resource for businesses struggling to find PPE: https://supplyconnector.org/states/oregon/

May 20th

– Four new COVID-19 cases reported. Clatsop county has recorded a total of 42 cases since March 23. Nineteen of those individuals have recovered; all of the others are convalescing at home.The county is offering drive-through COVID-19 testing to members of the public three days a week. Full details.

May 15th

– The City of Cannon Beach has rescinded the evacuation of visitors order effective immediately. The short term lodging closure will be rescinded on Tuesday, May 26th at 6am. The State's Stay Home Stay Safe Executive Order is still in effect, Clatsop County is in Phase I of the Reopening plan from May 15th through June 4th, essential travel only. Resolution 20-20 For Purpose of Rescinding the City's Protective Measures.

May 14th

Clatsop County reopening approved to enter into Phase I. Beginning Friday, May 15, gyms, retail stores and personal services including barber shops and salons, spas and tattoo parlors may partially re-open, and local restaurants and bars will be able to open for sit-down dining. Gatherings of up to 25 people will also be allowed. Phase I will continue for 21 days.

All reopened business will be required to follow detailed state guidelines on numbers of customers, physical distancing, cleaning and other measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Governor’s action does not cover the orders approved by Clatsop County and local cities restricting hotels and vacation rentals. Most local orders maintain these restrictions at least through the end of May.

Visit County website and State website for more details.

Executive Order 20-25 A Safe and Strong Oregon: Maintaining Essential Health Directives in Response to COVID-19, and Implementing a Phased Approach for Reopening Oregon's Economy.

May 11th

– Just announced! Clatsop County has submitted the reopening application to the State for Friday, May 15th possible approval. Full details.

– Western States Pact Urges Federal Support for States and Cities Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic. Full details.

May 8th

– Clatsop County Public Health Department will begin offering drive-through community testing for COVID-19 beginning the week of May 11. Full details.

– Travel Oregon announces COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program. The application process will be open from 8 a.m. on May 11 until 5 p.m. on May 15. Full details.

May 7th

City of Cannon Beach announced beach closure is effective from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9th thru Sunday, May 10th at 10:00 p.m for both residents and visitors. Full details.

– Governor Kate Brown Releases Plan for Rebuilding a Safe and Strong Oregon. Full details.

May 5th

– Cannon Beach City Council Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-17 For The Purpose of Evacuating Visitors Extended until at least June 2, 2020.

– Deadline for accepting Cannon Beach Business Assistance Grant applications is Wednesday, May 6th at 5pm. Apply HERE!

May 3rd

– Eighth presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials; individual is Bornstein Seafood Astoria employee. Full details. Results from testing conducted by the Clatsop County Public Health Department on employees of the Bornstein Seafood processing facility in Astoria showed 11 positive COVID-19 cases among those tested. Update: The latest results bring to 26 the total number of Bornstein employees who have tested positive.

May 1st

– Governor Kate Brown Announces COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Plans for Reopening Oregon. Full details.

– Seventh presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials; individual is Bornstein Seafood Astoria employee. Full details.

April 30th

Business & Non-Profit Assistance Grant applications to help support our local Cannon Beach businesses are open. Please review eligibility and requirements on the City of Cannon Beach website. This opportunity is intended to assist those tourism related businesses and nonprofits who suffered direct economic loss due to federal, state, or local government restrictions related to COVID-19. Qualifying factors will include: Being a tourist related facility; Holding a business license with the City of Cannon Beach and/or an IRS determination letter for eligible nonprofits; Submitting an online application by 5pm May 6th, 2020.

  • Resolution 20-18 For The Purpose Of Delegating Authority To The Business Relief Committee To Establish The Business Assistance Program.
  • Ordinance 20-13 For The Purpose Of Creating a Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) Remittance Deferral Program. To qualify for a Quarter 2 deferment, a local tax trustee must submit the following to the City by July 15, 2020: i. Signed Deferment Agreement; ii. Quarter 2 tax return; and iii. Remit fifty percent (50%) of tax due in Quarter 2.The remaining fifty percent (50%) will become due on October 15, 2020 ("Second Payment Date").

April 28th

– News from Oregon State Parks- The state park system will remain closed after May 8. Overnight and other reservations will be automatically cancelled until at least after May 25.

April 24th

– Cannon Beach City Council Special & Business Relief Committee Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-16 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures until Rescinded by the City Council.

– News from the SBA- “We are pleased that President Trump has signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which provides critical additional funding for American workers and small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30AM EDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower."

April 23rd

– Governor Brown announced "Non-urgent" medical procedures, in places like hospitals, surgical centers, medical offices, and dental offices can resume starting May 1. Full details.

– Clatsop County board extended short-term lodging closure order and emergency declaration to May 31st. Full details.

April 21st

– A $483 billion coronavirus aid package flew through the Senate today after Congress and the White House reached a deal to replenish a small-business payroll fund and provided new money for hospitals and testing. Passage was swift and unanimous, despite opposition from conservative Republicans.

April 20th

– News from Governor Brown - Reopening Oregon: A Public Health Framework for Restarting Public Life and Business.

April 17th

– News from the White House - 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.

– FEMA has expedited funding of $7,509,180.04 to assist the state of Oregon in its purchases of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as disposable gowns, masks, face shields, gloves, and sanitizer. This equipment will assist hospitals, medical clinics, city and county governments, and certain private-non-profits across the state.

– Governor Brown Issued Executive Order 20-18 to Protect Oregonians from Garnishment of CARES Act Recovery Rebate Payments.

April 16th

– Funds for PPP & EIDL loans are exhausted. The Senate is working on a new relief package. Stay tuned for more information.

April 14th

– Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-15 For the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least May 5th.

– Governor Brown Introduced Framework for Reopening Oregon. Full details.

April 13th

– California, Oregon & Washington Announce Western States Pact. Full details.

– Governor Brown Announces $8 Million in Assistance to the Oregon Food Bank. Full details.

April 10th

– Office of State Fire Marshal Extends Self-Service at Oregon Gas Stations Through April 25. Full details.

April 9th

– Oregon will Provide an Additional $60 Million in Extra SNAP Benefits in April and May. Full details.

– Sixth presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials.

April 8th

– Governor Kate Brown today announced she is extending Oregon’s physical closures for the K-12 and post-secondary education systems through the end of the current academic term and school year. Full details.

April 7th

-Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order 20-14, aligning the effective date for the prohibition on dine-in food and drink consumption in Oregon with that of her Stay Home, Save Lives order. The dine-in prohibition, originally established by Executive Order 20-07, will remain in effect until lifted by the Governor. Restaurants, bars, and other businesses can continue to serve food for take-out or delivery. Full details.

-NORTH COAST COMMUNITIES REMIND PUBLIC ‘STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES’. Local beaches remain closed or have restricted access. Motels, vacation rentals and campgrounds remain closed to most overnight stays. These orders remain in effect until further notice. For tips on how to get outside responsibly, check out the Outdoor Alliance.

April 6th

-Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-14 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least April 15th and declaration of emergency & short-term restrictions on Hotels (including short term rentals) until at least April 30th.

-Fifth presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials.

-Clatsop County COVID-19 information phone line (503) 325-8500. To answer the public’s questions about the coronavirus outbreak and related issues. 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.

April 3rd

-CDC issued a recommendation to the public to use cloth face coverings in community settings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by people who are infected and do not know it.

-Clatsop County announced BEACH, BEACH ACCESSES, PARKING AREAS CLOSED IN CLATSOP COUNTY. Beach closures include state parks and waysides and the City of Seaside. Officials strongly urge the public to “Stay Home, Stay Safe.” Access Questions - PDF.

-The Clatsop County Public Health Department announced that it has been informed of the fourth presumptive case of COVID-19 coronavirus in the county.

April 1st

-Governor Executive Order 20-13 - Temporary moratorium on certain evictions and terminations of rental agreements and leases, in response to Coronavirus outbreak.

-Clatsop Emergency Order #1, limiting hotel and short-term rentals, closing homestay lodging, campgrounds and public bathing facilities, has been extended through April 30 by order of the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners.

March 29th

-Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30. 30 days to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

March 27th

-President Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion bipartisan stimulus package that is intended to address the threat of economic disaster posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

-Third presumptive case in Clatsop County announced by County Officials.

March 26th

-FEMA announced COVID-19 has been designated a qualified disaster, making FEMA Public Assistance (PA) available to state and eligible local, tribal governments and certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations in all counties in the State of Oregon.

March 25th

-The state of Oregon is delaying the deadline to file state income taxes to match the delayed federal filing date of July 15.

-Second presumptive case of COVID-19 in Clatsop County announced by County Officials.

March 24th

-Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-12, for purpose of reauthorizing actions taken under Resolution 20-11.

March 23rd

-Governor Kate Brown Executive Order 20-12 Stay Home, Save Lives. Official Bill PDF.

-First presumptive case of COVID-19 in Clatsop County announced by County Officials.

March 22nd

-Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: City Council has passed Resolution 20-11, for purpose of evacuating visitors.  Resolution Q & A PDF.

-Oregon State Parks: All state parks will close March 23. The last night anyone can stay is March 22.

-Federal Tax Day moved to July 15th

-SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration has been approved for Clatsop County and all of Oregon!​. Disaster Declaration #16378 Apply today!

 

City of Cannon Beach Resources

CB Emergency Updates:

From the desk of the Cannon Beach Emergency Manager

Incident Information
Current Topics City of Cannon Beach
Coronavirus Resource Page

City of Cannon Beach

 

Clatsop alert

  • June 12 City has revised the zoning parameters. They updated it showing the new guidelines for allowing canopies for outdoor seating, PDF.
  • May 28 City Council Meeting Results: Hemlock Closure tabled for now.
  • May 18th City Council Meeting Results: City Council will allow restaurants to set up tables in parking lots or malls and has asked city staff to draft a plan to close part of Hemlock Street to vehicles. More on the closure coming soon.
  • May 15th City Council Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-20 For the Purpose of Rescinding the City's Protective Measures. Visitors Evacuation effective immediately. Short Term Lodging closure on Tuesday. May 26th.
  • May 7th Beach closure is effective from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9th thru Sunday, May 10th at 10:00 p.m for both residents and visitors. Full details.
  • May 5th City Council Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-17 For The Purpose of Evacuating Visitors Extended until at least June 2, 2020.
  • April 30th City Council Special & Business Relief Committee Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-18 For The Purpose Of Delegating Authority To The Business Relief Committee To Establish The Business Assistance Program.
    • Business & Non-Profit Assistance Grant applications to help support our local Cannon Beach businesses are open. Please review eligibility and requirements on the City website. This opportunity is intended to assist those tourism related businesses and nonprofits who suffered direct economic loss due to federal, state, or local government restrictions related to COVID-19. Qualifying factors will include: Being a tourist related facility; Holding a business license with the City of Cannon Beach and/or an IRS determination letter for eligible nonprofits; Submitting an online application by 5pm May 6th, 2020.
    • Ordinance 20-13 For The Purpose Of Creating a Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) Remittance Deferral Program. To qualify for a Quarter 2 deferment, a local tax trustee must submit the following to the City by July 15, 2020: i. Signed Deferment Agreement; ii. Quarter 2 tax return; and iii. Remit fifty percent (50%) of tax due in Quarter 2.The remaining fifty percent (50%) will become due on October 15, 2020 ("Second Payment Date").
  • April 24th City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-16 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures until rescinded by City Council.
  • April 14th City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-15 For the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least May 5th.
  • April 6th City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-14 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least April 15th and declaration of emergency & short-term restrictions on Hotels (including short term rentals) until at least April 30th.
  • March 24th City Council Emergency Meeting: passed. Resolution 20-12, for purpose of closing hotels within the City of Cannon Beach and reauthorizing actions taken under Resolution 20-11.
  • March 24th Message from Mayor Sam Steidel
  • March 22nd City Council Emergency Meeting Results: City Council has passed Resolution 20-11, for purpose of evacuating visitors.  Resolution Q & A PDF.
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  • March 16th Emergency Declaration Resolution Information

 

Clatsop County Resources

Clatsop County COVID-19 Information Phone Line (503) 325-8500

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.

 

State of Oregon Resources

 
State of OregonCoronavirus Information and Resources Status Page
Governor Kate Brown's Office- Newsroom

December

  • New updated Statewide Mask, Face Covering Guidance.
  • Oregon has introduced a new framework of safety measures dependent on each county’s risk.
  • As of December 3rd Clatsop County is currently under the "High Risk" category of the new COVID-19 restrictions. See more information on the Oregon Health Authority website here.

November

  • New Updated Statewide Freeze Guidance - Effective November 18, 2020 Available HERE.
  • Executive Order 20-65 temporary freeze to address surge in COVID-19 cases in order. November 18th through December 2nd.

July

  • July 22nd Announcement – Effective Friday, July 24th:

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings will be 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.

Businesses

  • The maximum indoor capacity limit is capped at 100 for all venues in Phase II counties and for restaurants and bars in Phase I or II counties.
  • Restaurants and bars will be required to stop serving customers at 10:00 P.M statewide.

June

  • June 12th Announcement- One-Week Statewide Pause on Pending County Applications for Reopening. Full details.
  • June 4th Announcement- Governor approves Clatsop County to enter Phase 2 on June 6th. Executive Order 20-27. For your reference, Phase 2 reopening presentation: Phase 2 Reopening (June 4, 2020) - https://youtu.be/E1suDiLsqvk.

May

  • May 14th Announcement- Governor approves Clatsop County to enter into Phase I of reopening. Starting Friday, May 15th for 21 days. Full details.
  • Executive Order 20-25 A Safe and Strong Oregon: Maintaining Essential Health Directives in Response to COVID-19, and Implementing a Phased Approach for Reopening Oregon's Economy.
  • May 10th Announcement- Western States Pact Urges Federal Support for States and Cities Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic. Full details.
  • May 7th Governor Kate Brown Releases Plan for Rebuilding a Safe and Strong Oregon. Full details.
  • May 1st Governor Kate Brown Announces COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Plans for Reopening Oregon. Full details.
  • Supporting document- Prerequisites for Phased Reopening of Oregon.
  • Executive Order 20-24 Extending the COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency (Executive Order No. 20-03) for an Additional 60 Days, through July 6, 2020.

April

  • April 23rd Announcement- "Non-urgent" medical procedures, in places like hospitals, surgical centers, medical offices, and dental offices can resume starting May 1. Full details.
  • April 20th Announcement- Reopening Oregon: A Public Health Framework for Restarting Public Life and Business.
  • April 17th Announcement- Executive Order 20-18 to Protect Oregonians from Garnishment of CARES Act Recovery Rebate Payments.
  • April 14th Announcement- Framework Introduced for Reopening Oregon. Full details.
  • April 13th Announcement- $8 Million in Assistance to the Oregon Food Bank. Full details.
  • April 13th Announcement- California, Oregon & Washington Announce Western States Pact. Full details.
  • April 10th Announcement- Office of State Fire Marshal Extends Self-Service at Oregon Gas Stations Through April 25. Full details.
  • April 9th Announcement- Distribution of First COVID-19 Rapid Testing Instruments in Rural Oregon. Full details.
  • April 9th Announcement- Oregon will Provide an Additional $60 Million in Extra SNAP Benefits in April and May. Full details.
  • April 9th Announcement- The Oregon Department of Revenue reminds businesses and individuals who pay their corporate or personal income tax quarterly that estimated payments for first quarter 2020 are due April 15. Additionally, first quarter estimated payments for Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) are due April 30. Full details.
  • April 8th Announcement- Oregon’s physical closures for the K-12 and post-secondary education systems extended through the end of the current academic term and school year. Full details.
  • April 7th Announcement- Executive Order 20-14, aligning the effective date for the prohibition on dine-in food and drink consumption in Oregon with that of her Stay Home, Save Lives order. The dine-in prohibition, originally established by Executive Order 20-07, will remain in effect until lifted by the Governor. Restaurants, bars, and other businesses can continue to serve food for take-out or delivery. Full details.
  • April 1st Announcement- Executive Order 20-13,Temporary moratorium on certain evictions and terminations of rental agreements and leases.

March

  • March 23rd Announcement- Executive Order 20-12 Stay Home, Save Lives. Official Bill PDF. Directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and adding to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The order is effective immediately, and remains in effect until ended by the Governor.
  • March 23rd Announcement- Executive Order 20-11, placing a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment in light of the public health emergency caused by the spread of coronavirus in Oregon. The order is effective for 90 days.
  • March 19th Announcement- Executive Order 20-09, suspension of in-person instructional activities at higher education institutions.
  • March 17th Announcement- Executive Order 20-08, an extension of Oregon’s statewide school closure to a total of six weeks, until April 28, and further guidance for Oregon’s public schools. This follows on an initial two-week closure of Oregon's schools to end on March 31.

March 16th Announcement- Executive Order 20-07 PROHIBITING ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF FOOD OR DRINK AND GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 25 PEOPLE. New Statewide Actions on COVID-19.

The new orders on social distancing measures, effective March 17 for at least four weeks, include:

  •  A statewide cancellation of all events and gatherings larger than 25 people — exempting essential locations like workplaces, grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores. It's additionally recommended that Oregonians avoid gatherings of 10 people or more.
  • Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that offer food or beverages for sale are restricted to carry-out and delivery only with no on-site consumption permitted.
  • Food service at health care facilities, workplaces, and other essential facilities will continue.
  • All other businesses are urged to assess their practices, implement strong social distancing measures, and close their doors temporarily if they cannot put the new guidance in place

March 13th Announcement- Executive Order 20-05 PROHIBITING LARGE GATHERINGS OVER 250 DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK IN OREGON. State of Oregon Updated Mitigation Measures on Coronavirus Response.

 

CDC Guidance from the CDC as of 3/15/2020 thru May 11th (at this time)
  • Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
  • Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
  • Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing.  When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.
  • This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.  This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.
FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC)
  • You can download a recording of the March 17 call.
  • The FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) is activated as part of the Interagency Crisis Action Task Force, supporting Health and Human Services, the Lead Federal Agency for our nation’s response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Materials in Spanish

 

 
Flattening the Curve-  article on social distancing and how it is used to slow the rate of infection.

 

Testing COVID-19

Testing2 COVID-19

 
 

Protest Yourself