The latest Oregon county will reopen back up during Phase 1 of Oregon’s three phase reopening guidance today. Washington County, Oregon’s second most populated county that is home to Beaverton and Hillsboro. Washington County will join 34 other Oregon counties in reopening during Phase 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now the only county not part of Phase 1 is Multnomah County. The county that is home to Portland looks as if it’ll reopen on Friday, June 12. This is based on many factors, including a reduction in positive COVID-19 numbers.
Being that Washington County is part of Oregon’s largest metropolitan area, government officials would like to see residents of neighboring counties not traveling into and recently reopened counties. An influx of non-residents could jeopardize the progress that has been made and could potentially increase its positive testing.
These brewery taprooms, bars, and restaurants were instructed to close its doors for onsite consumption over two months ago. The reopening of these businesses is quite different and is a challenge for business owners. All of these businesses will be operating on very limited capacity, limited hours, tables spaced at least six feet apart, groups no larger than 10, and no bar seating all the while sanitizing more frequently.
Today in Washington County we have confirmation that Vertigo Brewing, McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, Golden Valley Brewery – Beaverton and G-Man Brewery will reopen. Three Mugs Brewing will reopen its doors on June 2, Ancestry Brewing and Smockville Brewhouse will reopen on June 3, and Deep Space Brewing plans to reopen on June 4.
A few taprooms will reopen today in Beaverton including Room 122 at 2:00pm and The Growlerie at 3:00pm. In Hillsboro, Orenco Taphouse and Noble Hop Bierhaus will reopen today as ABV Public House will be closed to fully prepare for reopening, though its bottle shop will remain open with limited hours.
Here’s a look at what Phase 1 in Oregon requires for brewery taprooms, bars, and restaurants to operate properly and safely.
Additional info on COVID-19 updates from the Oregon Health Authority can be viewed here: https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19. Multnomah county has its own webpage that one can follow to see where the county stands on reopening in Phase 1. This can be viewed here: https://multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/reopening-multnomah-county-amid-covid-19.