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    Update June 29, 2020
    The Governor has announced that face coverings will be required to be worn in all indoor public places beginning July 1st. 
    Click here for more information.

La gobernadora Kate Brown anunció hoy que los residentes de Oregón en todo el estado deberán usar revestimientos faciales en espacios públicos interiores, a partir de este miércoles 1 de julio. La guía se aplica a las empresas y miembros del público que visiten espacios públicos interiores. Haga clic aquí para más información.


Update June 4, 2020- Yamhill County’s request to move to Phase 2 reopening was approved by the Governor’s Office. Phase 2 will begin Saturday, June 6th. Phase 2 will remain in effect until there is widely available treatment or a vaccine.

  • Gathering limits will be raised to 50 people indoors, and 100 people outdoors.
  • Indoor and outdoor venues, including theaters and churches, with 6 feet of physical distancing and other measures in place, can reach a COVID-19 occupancy limit of up to 250.
  • Offices can begin reopening and employees can return to workplaces with physical distancing and other measures in place, though remote work is still strongly recommended whenever possible.
  • Increased travel will be allowed throughout Oregon, though staying local is still recommended to prevent overloading county health systems.
  • Restaurants and bars will have curfews extended to midnight.
  • Pools and sports courts will be allowed to reopen under new guidance
  • Indoor and outdoor activities such as bowling, batting cages, and mini golf, will be allowed to reopen under new guidance.
  • Recreational sports can resume in a limited form, under strict physical distancing guidance.

For more information click here.

Yamhill County Approved for Phase II
After 21 days in Phase 1, counties that meet specific prerequisites may be able to enter Phase 2. Subject to public health guidelines, physical distancing, gathering size limits, and sanitization guidelines, this includes: recreational sports; pools; venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys, and arcades; some additional in-office work; bars and restaurants able to stay open until midnight; social, civic, and faith-based gatherings can meet in larger, physically-distanced groups. 
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. 

Here to Help! Grant Funds Application Process Review - Register Online

Monday, July 20
6pm - 7pm


Grant funds are available for businesses in Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties impacted by COVID-19.

Willamette Workforce Partnership will be managing the grant process. Applications will be accepted, athttps://willwp.org/,  at 12:00PM on Tuesday, July 21 until 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 23.

To learn more about the application process and get your questions answered, join us for an informational session.


¡Aquí para ayudar! Revisión del proceso de solicitud de fondos de subvención. -  Register Online

Lunes, el 13 de Julio

6pm - 7pm


Apoyo para empresas en los condados de Marion, Polk y Yamhill afectados por la pandemia COVID-19 esta disponible.

Willamette Workforce Partnership gestionará el proceso de subvenciones. Las solicitudes serán aceptadas, en https://willwp.org/, a las 12:00 PM el Martes 21 de Julio hasta las 12:00 PM el Jueves 23 de Julio.

Para conocer mas de el proceso de solicitud y responder a sus preguntas, únase con nosotros para una sesión informativa.

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. 

The Oregon Health Authority is requiring venue operators to:

• Thoroughly clean all areas of gathering space prior to reopening after extended closure.

• Thoroughly clean the gathering space between events according to the cleaning and disinfection requirements.

• Use disinfectants that are included on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved list for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus. No product will be labeled for COVID-19 yet, but many products will have a label or information available on their websites about their effectiveness for human coronavirus.

• Assign a sanitation attendant or attendants to frequently clean and disinfect work areas, high-traffic areas, and commonly touched surfaces in areas accessed by workers and attendees/participants.

• Assign a sanitation attendant or attendants to clean restrooms hourly during the event, and ensure adequate sanitary supplies (e.g., soap, toilet paper, 60-95% alcohol-content hand sanitizer) during all events. 

The City of Dayton is not able to meet all of these requirements at this time, so the Palmer Creek Lodge will remain closed for events until further notice. To read the Phase II Guidelines for Venues and Events, please click here. 

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.

The playgrounds at Andrew Smith and Courthouse Square Parks and bathrooms at Courthouse Square Park will reopen Tuesday, June 9th. The picnic tables have been moved around the Courthouse Square Park to allow for social distancing - please do not move them. Thank you.  

To read the Phase II Guidelines for Outdoor Recreation, please click here.

Yamhill County Parks
The playgrounds at Andrew Smith and Courthouse Square Parks and bathrooms at Courthouse Square Park will reopen Tuesday, June 9th. The picnic tables have been moved around the Courthouse Square Park to allow for social distancing - please do not move them. Thank you.  
Phase 2 Pre Reqs
What Opens Phase 2

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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