Guidance on Governor Brown's Phased Reopening
Restaurants may only offer take out and/or delivery in Extreme Risk Level counties. See the Restaurant Reopening Guidance, risk level chart and the COVID Updates page for more information on your county's requirements and additional guidance.
Restaurant Guidance: Orders for Pick Up, Delivery and To Go
Restaurant Guidance: Restaurants Offering Raw or Bulk Food
COVID-19 and Food Safety
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Cleaning Tips for Restaurants, Food Carts and other Food Service Operations
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اللغة العربية / Arabic
简体中文 / Simplified Chinese
繁體中文 / Traditional Chinese
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Lus Hmoob / Hmong
Kajin Majol / Marshallese
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Af Soomaali / Somali
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New Rules - Enforcement of Executive Orders
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is proposing to permanently amend Oregon Administrative Rules in chapter 333, division 3 pertaining to implementation of the Governor's Executive Orders related to COVID-19 for food establishments, public pools and tourist facilities.
The Governor has declared an emergency due to the public health threat posed by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and issued several Executive Orders that have been designated as public health laws. They include prohibitions on onsite consumption of food or drink unless the establishment operates in a county in a designated risk level that allows it and complies with Oregon Health Authority (Authority) guidance. In addition, establishments offering or providing food or drink must comply with certain conditions and Authority guidance. The Governor has also issued Executive Orders that establish other community mitigation strategies including but not limited to, prohibitions and limitations on social and recreational gatherings, required physical distancing when outside the home, and closure of certain businesses. These Executive Orders are public health laws and these proposed rules are necessary to allow the Authority and local public health authorities to enforce the Orders if necessary, as long as the Executive Orders are in effect.
These proposed rules allow the Authority or a local public health authority to issue civil penalties and enforce the provisions of the Executive Orders, but only as long as the underlying Executive Orders are in effect. The proposed rules also allow the Authority or local public health authority to act under their licensing authorities for food establishments, public pools and tourist facilities to enforce applicable Executive Order and Authority guidance requirements, including through closures, suspension, revocation, and civil penalty. These proposed permanent rules will replace temporary rules in OAR 333-003-1001 thru 333-003-3040 (modifications made on December 18th and December 24th) scheduled to expire on June 15, 2021.
If you wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held via teleconference on May 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. If you wish to present oral testimony during the hearing, please call 1-877-848-7030 Access Code: 2030826#.
Temporary Rules - Exclusion of Workers with COVID-19
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has adopted temporary rules to exclude individuals with COVID-19 from attending or working in schools and children’s facilities, or from working in health care facilities or food service facilities (OAR 333-019-1000). These temporary rules are effective March 9, 2020 through September 4, 2020.
Mobile Food and Temporary Restaurant Rule Changes
The Foodborne Illness Prevention Program has adopted new
rules relating to mobile food units (food trucks and food carts) and temporary restaurants. The new rules went into effect on February 1, 2020. The new rules were developed by a workgroup consisting of industry and local health department members and update the standards for mobile food units, which have not been subject to a major revision since 1997. These new rules also expand on the types of food items that are exempt from regulation at temporary events if certain provisions are met to protect public health. A summary of the rule changes is available in
Spanish, but are not the only changes to the mobile food unit standards.
Plastic Straw Restriction Effective January 1, 2020
Senate Bill 90 was passed during the 2019 legislative session, which restricts food service establishments from providing plastic straws to customers unless they are specifically requested. A food service employee can only offer a plastic, single use straw to a customer if they are in/on their vehicle in the drive–thru. This restriction does not apply to health care facilities or residential care facilities that provide straws to patients or residents. For more information, please see our
Plastic Straws in Food Service Facilities fact sheet.
Web Portal for Inspection Reports
The Oregon Health Authority has launched a new web portal that will allow people to easily find
inspection reports for food, public pool and lodging facilities, such as restaurants, swimming pools and hotels across Oregon.
The portal is provided as part of a software update to the statewide licensing and inspection system. The site will show semi-annual, biennial and annual routine inspections as well as reinspections.
**Please note that there is a 14-day lag from the date of inspection until it is shown on the website**