Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Thursday a closure of all city-owned outdoor spaces such as parks, including forested areas. The closure remains in effect through Sept. 24, unless otherwise modified.
Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District has closed all outdoor spaces through Monday, Sept. 14. This includes parks, trails and natural areas. All outdoor programs and athletic field reservations are also canceled.
The following state parks are closed to all visitors until further notice or unless otherwise noted:
- Silver Falls State Park near Silverton
- Detroit Lake campground and Mongold day-use area near Detroit
- North Santiam State Park near Mehama
- Collier Memorial State Park near Klamath Falls, closed the remainder of September, which is when its normal camping season ends
All state parks and boat ramps on Fall Creek Reservoir — including Winberry day-use area, North Shore day-use area and Cascara campground — are closed until further notice.
“It’s best not to visit any state parks until conditions improve,” Oregon Parks and Recreations District Associate Director Chris Havel said Tuesday. “If you do travel to a park, or anywhere else for that matter, give space to emergency personnel and be prepared for unexpected closures.”
Bureau of Land Management Northwest Oregon District has temporarily closed all recreation sites and certain roads through Sept. 15.
All BLM-developed campgrounds in northwestern Oregon are closed to the public, and dispersed camping is prohibited. Members of the public may not enter closed recreation areas. This temporary closure covers the northwestern part of the state, west of the Cascade Range and north from Cottage Grove to the Columbia River. As of Friday, all BLM-administered land within the Northwest Oregon District east of Interstate 5 is closed to the public.
Oregon state forestlands in Lane, Douglas, Coos, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties are closed to public entry and use until further notice. A recent release estimated the closures would last at least until Sept. 13.
The closure includes the Gilchrist and Sun Pass state forests in Klamath County.
Crater Lake National Park is closed.
For a complete list of USDA Forest Service closures, check this website: fs.usda.gov. Full closure orders are in effect on the Mt. Hood, Siuslaw, and Willamette National Forests. Large area closure orders are in place on the Deschutes, Fremont-Winema, Gifford Pinchot, Rogue River-Siskiyou, and Umpqua National Forests, as well as the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
All lands managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry are closed to public use. Among those areas are the Tillamook, Clatsop and Santiam state forests and other ODF-managed forestlands in Lane, Douglas, Coos, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Polk, Lincoln and Benton counties.
The Siuslaw National Forest is temporarily closing to public access. This closure covers all national forest, coastal, and sand areas and includes the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Sand Lake, developed campgrounds, dispersed camping, day use areas, wilderness areas, and all forest roads and trails.
Willamalane is closed due to hazardous air conditions. All facilities, parks, and trails closed until further notice. The area can not provide smoke respite shelters or any other programs at this time.
The Oregon State Marine Board is urging boaters to stay off the water near areas where there are active fires. The agency asks boaters to do their part by staying out of harm’s way and wait to use waterways until outdoor conditions improve.
Sheriff’s office marine deputies are assisting with public safety and evacuation orders and need the assistance of boaters to stay well clear of active fires and bodies of water used for fire suppression efforts. According to a recent release, boaters can be cited for unsafe operation for interfering with these efforts.
Fire chiefs, in conjunction with the Cowlitz County Fire Marshal, are banning all burning within the city limits of Kelso, Longview, Kalama and Castle Rock. The ban includes all recreational fires.
PacifiCorp has closed all access to its properties in Southwest Washington Lewis River basin until further notice. The closure will remain in effect until the fire hazard conditions improve. For a complete list of recreation site closures and limited or reduced services in Oregon and Washington, go here: https://www.pacificorp.com/community/recreation.html.
OHSU COVID-19 drive up testing: Both locations closed through Saturday.
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center: Closed. All pharmacies will remain open. To check hours and availability of a pharmacy visit virginiagarcia.org/clinics-providers/
PeaceHealth Medical Group has closed most of its Eugene, Springfield, and Cottage Grove clinics through the weekend. Clinics that remain open are:
- Urgent Care at Gateway in Springfield and West Eugene
- Pediatrics at RiverBend Pavilion in Springfield and University District in Eugene
- New Patient Coordinator at University District
- Pediatric Cardiology and Surgery at RiverBend Pavilion
The Oregonian/OregonLive maintains and active page of notices of school closures and delays in the metro area. Check the most up-to-date information here: oregonlive.com/weather/page/oregon_school_closures.
Gresham-Barlow Sch. Dist.: No school September 14-18 due to hazardous air quality and regional wildfires. First day of school is now set for Monday, September 21.
Here are schools outside the main coverage area of the link above:
Alsea Sch. Dist.: Alsea school closed for the rest of the week.
Dallas Sch. Dist.: School closed Friday, no lunch/breakfast, no childcare.
Elkton Sch. Dist.: Classes canceled Friday. K-3 in-person instruction begins Sept. 14. Students should resume their normal CDL schedule.
Harrisburg Sch. Dist.: Closed. School will resume on Monday, Sept. 14.
Oak Hill School: Closed. On-site orientations scheduled for Sept. 11-12 are canceled.
Pleasant Hill Sch. Dist.: Closed due to power outage.
Yoncalla Sch. Dist.: Closed. In person learning for K-3 canceled. Distance learning for grades 4-12 will continue online.
Oregon Zoo: Closed. Pre-purchased tickets will be automatically refunded on the card used.
The City of Hillsboro: Utility Billing office and Municipal Court closed for the remainder of Friday, Sept. 11.
Brookwood and Shute Park libraries closed Friday-Saturday, Sept. 11-12.
Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets: Canceled for Sept. 13.
Powell’s Books, Cedar Hills and Burnside: Closed.
Hillsdale Farmers’ Market: The market for Sept. 13 is canceled due to unsafe air quality.
Hollywood Farmers Market: Closed Saturday due to air quality.
Lake Oswego Farmers Market: Closed Saturday due to air quality.
Portland Farmers Markets: Portland State University market closed Saturday; Lents and King markets closed Sunday. Details.
Washington County: All county facilities closed as of 10 a.m. Friday due to poor air quality.
Washington Co. Circuit Court: Closing at 10 a.m.
Clackamas County: Clackamas County offices and buildings remain closed due to being located in a Level 2 evacuation zone. For more information visit www.Clackamas.us
Lake Oswego: City Hall closed.
Clackamas Co. Circuit Court: Closed.
Marion Co. Circuit Court: Closed.
Oregon Appellate Courts, Tax Court, and State Court Admin. Office: There will be a partial closure order issued for the Appellate/Tax Courts and Office of the State Court Administrator(Salem) Friday. Remote public services will continue, but there will be no in-person services.
Two prisons are closed for visitors because they have been evacuated: Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville and the Oregon State Correctional Institution in Salem. Evacuated prisoners have been returned to two others: Santiam Correctional Institution and Mill Creek Correctional Institution.
— Rosemarie Stein/The Oregonian/Oregonlive.com
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