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Information about Coronavirus/COVID-19

Update May 14, 2020 - Yamhill County’s request to move to Phase 1 reopening was approved by the Governor’s Office. Phase 1 will begin Friday, May 15th. This means that all restaurants, bars, personal services (salons, tattoo parlors, nail salons, etc), shopping malls, and gyms are able to reopen, following specific safety guidelines outlined by the Governor's office. The County is required to be in Phase 1 for a minimum of 21 days before a request to move to Phase 2 is made. Details of Phase 2 are still under development. Click here for more information.

Starting May 15th, new guidelines will take effect for all counties not entering Phase 1 Reopening.

Currently open:

  • Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and credit unions, and gas stations are all open.
  • Restaurants are open for take-out service only.
  • Stand alone retail operations are open provided they meet required safety and physical distancing guidelines. Indoor and outdoor malls are closed.
  • Local outdoor recreation activities are open, including many state parks.
  • Non-emergency medical care, dentist offices and veterinary care are open and operating, provided they meet required safety guidelines.
  • Local cultural, civic and faith gatherings are allowed for up to 25 people provided physical distancing can be in place.
  • Local social gatherings over 10 people are prohibited and those under 10 people must use physical distancing.
  • Personal care services such as salons and barbers, as well as gyms, are closed.
  • Child care is open under certain restrictions, with priority placements for children of health care workers, first responders, and frontline workers.
  • Public transit is open under certain restrictions, and must be sanitized often and enforce 3 feet of space between passengers.
  • Overnight camps are not permitted. Day camps are open with restrictions, including maximum stable groups of 10 or fewer children.
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Small Business Navigator - information to help small businesses including financial assistance and reopening guidance. 


Executive Order 20-12 - issued March 23, 2020. Includes new mandates for Oregon's Stay Home, Save Lives initiative to slow the spread of COVID-19. 


Oregon Department of Health


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Dayton Schools - includes information about free breakfast and lunch for all children under the age of 18 while the schools are closed. 


Extension of Local State of Emergency, April 13, 2020 - continuing the March 13th declaration through May 5, 2020.


Declaring a Local State of Emergency - March 13, 2020 - April 13, 2020

As of Wednesday, March 25, City Hall is open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. via telephone at 503-864-2221. City staff will be in the building, but we are not able to admit members of the public at this time. We appreciate your continued patience and encourage you to please Stay Home, Save Lives. Thank you. 
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News Release

If you own a small or medium sized business in Oregon and are facing financial hardship or uncertainty due to the Coronavirus, please see Sentator Merkley's page for more information about federal relief funding opportunities. 


If you are ready to apply for funding, please click here. There are resources on this page for workers as well as business owners. 

Water service shutoffs and late payment fees are suspended until further notice. 


Payments can be made by dropping them in the slot next to the front door of City Hall, through the mail, or via Payment Services Network. For more information, click here.

The library will be closed while City Hall is closed to the public. If you have items checked out now, you can keep them until the library reopens, with no late fees, no matter which library owns the item. 


Consider learning more about some of the Library's electronic resources by visiting www.ccrls.org, downloading the Libby or CCRLS apps and by checking out the "News" section of the library page on this site. 

Rentals at the Palmer Creek Lodge Community Events Center are temporarily suspended. All events scheduled are cancelled until further notice. 

State of Oregon – Governor Kate Brown

Health Updates – Oregon Health Authority

Student and Family Resources – Oregon Department of Education

Child Care Resources for Providers and Families – Oregon Early Learning Division

Business Layoffs, Closures and Unemployment Information – Oregon Employment Department

Business Resources and Information – Business Oregon

Oregon’s Small Business Resource Navigator – Business Oregon

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources – US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Tourism Industry Resources and Updates – Travel Oregon

Restaurant and Lodging Industry Resources – Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

Please note: As of 4/13/2020, Yamhill County Transit is requesting that all riders wear a face covering (mask, bandana, etc.) while using transit. Cherriots is requiring riders to wear masks. Please see the notices below. Transit services are for essential trips only. Stay Home, Save Lives.
Transit Letter

Oregon State Parks has a new tool for Oregonians on how and where to recreate outdoors as some areas reopen. Some state parks are now open for limited day-use, while all overnight camping remains closed. View the status of parks and recreation facilities here.

Per Executive Order 20-12, the playgrounds at Andrew Smith and Courthouse Square Parks are closed until further notice. In addition, the bandstand, covered picnic area, and bathrooms at Courthouse Square Park are closed. The picnic tables have been moved to allow for social distancing. Please do not move them. Thank you.

Yamhill County Parks

YCAP is conducting an important community wide COVID-19 Needs Assessment Survey, and we need your help! 


Please complete this 5 minute survey in an effort to help guide critical funding to those who need it most, specifically in response to COVID 19.  



YCAP has been working to secure additional support for Yamhill County during this time, and your input here is critical to guiding our work.

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