Environmental Health

Notice: Washington County has moved to the “lower” risk category on Friday, May 21st. Businesses and organizations will be allowed to increase their capacity and make other adjustments according to the state’s guidelines. NEW OFFICE HOURS! Starting June 1, 2021, the Environmental Health office will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.





Washington County is one of five counties leading the state in vaccinating our community members to protect them against COVID-19. We have vaccinated 65% of those ages 16+ and submitted an equity plan to the state. Therefore, Washington County will be moving to the “lower” risk category this Friday, May 21.



Click Here to access the most up to date Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart 


Oprima Aquí para la Tabla de Guía por Sector para el Nivel de Riesgo


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Structures with 50% Airflow / Estructuras con Flujo de Aire de 50%



Effective 5/21/2021

Dining/Food Service


Includes restaurants, bars, tasting rooms,


  • Indoor dining allowed
  • Indoor capacity: not to exceed 50% maximum occupancy
  • Outdoor dining allowed. Outdoor capacity: 300 people maximum, including individual dining pods.
  • Individual dining pods allowed outdoors subject to outdoor capacity limit.
  • Indoor and outdoor seating: 8 people per table maximum
  • 12:00 a.m. closing time


Sector Guidance-Eating and Drinking Establishments


FAQ Eating and Drinking Establishments


Sector Guidance-Self Service Operations


Indoor Entertainment


Includes aquariums, indoor theaters/movies/arenas/concert halls, indoor gardens, indoor museums


  • Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy
  • 12:00 a.m. closing time


Sector Guidance-Indoor Entertainment


FAQ Indoor Entertainment

Indoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments


Includes gyms, indoor K-12 sports, fitness organizations, indoor recreational sports, indoor pools

  • Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy
  • Indoor full-contact sports allowed


Sector Guidance-Indoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments


FAQ Indoor Recreation and Fitness

Outdoor Recreation and Fitness Establishments


Includes outdoor gyms, outdoor fitness organizations, outdoor K-12 sports, outdoor recreational sports, outdoor pools, outdoor parks and hiking trails, outdoor campgrounds

  • Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy.
  • Outdoor full-contact sports allowed.


Sector Guidance: Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Fitness Establishments


FAQ Outdoor Recreation and Fitness

Outdoor Entertainment Establishments


Includes zoos, outdoor gardens, amphitheaters, outdoor aquariums, outdoor theaters/stadiums

  • Maximum 50% occupancy
  • 12:00 a.m. closing time


Sector Guidance: Outdoor Entertainment Establishments


FAQ Outdoor Entertainment

Maximum Occupancy

“Maximum Occupancy” means the maximum occupancy permitted by law. If the maximum occupancy is unknown, refer to the

Maximum Occupancy Resource for COVID-19


Sector Risk Guidance Chart

Updated Statewide Guidance: Masks, Face Coverings, and Shields

Masks, Face Coverings, and Shields


Interim Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals  

Governor’s Vaccination Goal

Vaccination Metrics in Oregon


Effective Date: May 20, 2021

Authority: Executive Order No. 20-66, ORS 433.441, ORS 433.443, ORS 431A.010

Enforcement: To the extent this guidance requires compliance with certain provisions, it is enforceable as specified in Executive Order 20-66.



  • “Maximum Occupancy” means the maximum occupancy permitted by law. If

the maximum occupancy is unknown, refer to the Maximum Occupancy Resource for COVID-19.

NOTE: *Capacity limits for faith institutions are recommended only.

**Capacity limits do not apply to this activity.

Additional notes:

  • All activities are subject to more detailed, sector-specific guidance.
  • Subject to more detailed sector-specific guidance, all activities assume mask usage, minimum physical distancing, provisions for hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning protocols.
  • Congregate homeless sheltering, Youth Programs, Childcare, K-12 Schools, Higher Education, Drive-In Operations and current Collegiate, Minor League, Semi-Professional and Professional Athletics exemptions operate under sector specific guidance for all risk levels.

Document accessibility: For individuals with disabilities or individuals who speak a language other than English, OHA can provide information in alternate formats such as translations, large print, or braille Contact the Health Information Center at 1-971-673-2411, 711 TTY or COVID19.LanguageAccess@dhsoha.state.or.us






Please use the following links to access the most up to date information from the Governor’s Office:



Please use the following link to access the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 from Washington County:



Our Mission

The mission of Washington County Environmental Health is to protect and promote the health of the public by providing inspection and disease prevention services in the areas of food safety (including restaurants and other public food service facilities), public pools and spas, recreation facilities, mosquito control, smoke-free workplace enforcement, onsite wastewater management and drinking water.

We strive to enhance the quality of life in our county and community by educating, performing routine inspections and investigations, taking enforcement action when warranted, and interacting with state, federal and local agencies when appropriate.

If you have any questions, please contact our office.