Governor Brown is requiring masks to be worn in public indoor and outdoor settings statewide to help stop the spread of the Delta variant. The Governor is also encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. Find out how to get vaccinated locally at Jackson County Health and Human Services website

Guidelines for Outdoor Recreation

Public health guidelines from the Oregon Health Authority for responsible outdoor recreation...

Prepare before you go:
  • Limit your recreation activities, and recreate only with people in your own household
  • Check whatís open before leaving home - Your favorite recreation area may remain closed, or need to be closed on a temporary basis to prevent crowding and protect public health
  • Plan ahead and come prepared as service levels may be different than you are accustomed to
  • Visitors may find limited restroom services available - Plan to bring your own soap, water, hand sanitizer and toilet paper
  • Bring a facial covering to cover your nose and mouth 
  • Bring your own food and water bottle
  • Visit less crowded areas, visit during off-peak times, and have a back-up plan
  • Visit parks and recreation areas close to home, avoid overnight trips to minimize travel outside your immediate area for recreation
  • Not feeling well? Donít go - If you have symptoms of a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, stay home

Take care when you get there:
  • Facial Coverings are required outdoors if unable to maintain physical distancing of six (6) feet or more (as of July 24, 2020, facial coverings are for ages 5 and up)
  • Be safe and responsible by choosing activities within your comfort zone
  • Leave no trace, and pack out what you pack in
  • Maintain your own personal hygiene like washing your hands often, or use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid crowds - Be prepared for last minute changes to ensure the safety and health of others
  • All of the standard ways to protect public health apply in the outdoors too, like maintaining physical distance - Keep at least six (6) feet between you and others enjoying the outdoors
  • Leave at least one parking space between your vehicle and the vehicle next to you
  • It is wildfire season - Please remain safe and vigilant to ensure forest health and safety - Do not start fires in un-designated areas - Check if your campground or park allows outdoor fires before you strike a match - If permitted, make sure you are building a campfire properly and that you have water or an extinguisher on hand - Before you leave, ensure the campfire is out - If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave
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