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Public Pools and Tourist Facilities

The Oregon Health Authority Public Pool and Tourist Facility Program works in partnership with local health departments, the recreation and tourist industry and the public to reduce the risk of waterborne illness and injury at public facilities. The program provides technical assistance, training, and education; coordinates rulemaking; and oversees the field inspection system

Pool and Tourist Facilities and COVID-19

Governor Brown Requires Masks in both Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

On Aug. 13, Governor Kate Brown and Oregon Health Authority leaders enacted an indoor masking mandate in response to surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Today, Governor Brown announced a new rule would extend that mask requirement to outside areas.  

Beginning Friday, Aug. 27, masks will be required in most public outdoor settings as well — regardless of vaccination status — where physical distancing is not possible. You can listen to Governor Brown talk about the new rule here.

To file a complaint about customers/staff not wearing masks in licensed facilities, go to Oregon OSHA.  Their website has an online complaint form as well as links to call your local county OSHA office.  

For more information, social media cards and business placards, go to:

  • OHA's face covering webpage
  • OHA's COVID-19 updates page  - scroll down to Requirements and Recommendations  (for fact sheets and Frequently Asked Questions) and Business Signage (for placards to post in your facility)

 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**

Tourist Facilities

Hotels/Motels

Hotels and motels are inspected by the Local Public Health Authority and the focus is on safety and general sanitation concerns.


Organizational Camps


Recreational Parks

Recreational parks are inspected semi-annually by the Local Public Health Authority and the focus is on safety and general sanitation concerns.


Bedbug Information

bed bug

In recent years, public health agencies across the country have been overwhelmed by complaints about bed bugs.

An integrated approach to bed bug control involving federal, state, tribal and local public health professionals, together with pest management professionals, housing authorities and private citizens, will promote development and understanding of the best methods for managing and controlling bed bugs and preventing future infestations.

Information on bedbugs:

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