Baker County Reopening Plan and Business Guidelines

Baker County Has Submitted Reopening Plan to Governor, Anticipates Approval for May 15 Reopening

Baker County submitted an updated phased reopening plan to Governor Brown that incorporated new guidance the Governor’s office released during a press conference on May 8.  County officials do not yet know when the Governor will make a final decision on the plan, but are optimistic that Baker County is being considered to begin the first phase of reopening this week. The updated plan is available on the Baker County COVID-19 website, HERE

Once the plan is approved by the Governor, some sectors of businesses and other establishments that are currently closed will be allowed to reopen in phases, with precautions in place to reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus. Baker County and Baker City staff will meet with businesses by sector next week to discuss the standards for reopening, and will remain available to assist businesses through the reopening process. Business owners are encouraged to join the email list by filling out the business survey at www.bakercountycovid19.com. Guidance for each sector will be updated on the website as it comes available.

State of Oregon Reopening Guidelines

The State of Oregon has released the following reopening guidelines for different business sectors. Baker County has not yet been approved to start reopening, but has submitted a plan to the Governor’s office and is awaiting approval. These guidelines will be updated as new information becomes available.