Columbia County Risk Category

Columbia County falls into the “Extreme Risk” category based on the Governor’s new health and safety framework→. Many restrictions remain in place. For now:

  • Outdoor dining will be allowed, with new guidelines and restrictions

  • Retail stores will be limited to 50% of capacity.

  • Indoor faith gatherings are restricted to max 25% capacity or 100 total (whichever is smaller), 150 outdoor

  • Indoor and outdoor social and at-home gatherings will continue to be restricted to 6 people max, with a recommended limit of 2 households

  • Get guidance on activities→ under the new framework

Continue to take care of yourself and others: wash your hands, keep gatherings small and brief, and wear a mask and keep your distance whenever you are around someone you don’t live with.

Face coverings are required→ in Oregon for everyone 5 years or older in indoor public spaces, and also outdoors when you can't keep 6 feet from others.

Public Health Quick Links
General Information
Michael Paul
Phone Numbers
General Public Health Inquiries and 24-hour Emergency Contact: 503-397-7247
Fax: 888-204-8568
Emergencies: Dial 911
230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00