On this Industry Resources page we’ve assembled the most current and relevant resources in running a tourism business on the Oregon Coast. These information resources and tools will help you understand who travels to the Oregon Coast, why they travel and what their spending behaviors are once they get here.
Other resources include industry events listings where you can find professional development opportunities as well as information regarding industry planning meetings. Please join us and share your thoughts in helping us build a vibrant tourism industry that improves the livability of our coastal communities while offering unique world class experiences that keep our visitors coming back.
Coronavirus Helpful Resources
General Guidance for Employers: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.
Outdoor Recreation: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.
Personal Services: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.
Shopping Centers And Malls: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.
Fitness-Related Organizations: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.
April 24th, 2020: National Restaurant Association – Restaurant Reopening Guidance
April 14th, 2020: Governor Kate Brown Introduces Framework for Reopening Oregon
March 12, 2020: The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China in late 2019 has now spread to at least 76 countries including the United States and has infected more than 100,000 people.
Here in Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority has confirmed 21 positive cases for COVID-19. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has also issued a moratorium on all public gatherings of more than 250 people statewide for four weeks, effective immediately. This community mitigation effort is considered the quickest and most effective means of containing COVID-19 transmissions. We urge all travelers to check in with event organizers before traveling and take protective measures against COVID-19 while you travel:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water
- Do not touch your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick, and avoid public places if you develop respiratory illness symptoms like fever and cough
Finally, remember that viruses don’t discriminate. The coronavirus does not target people from specific populations, ethnicities or racial backgrounds.
Governor Kate Brown Official Statement regarding her directive to cancel all gatherings and events with more than 250 people (until April 8). See here.
Oregon Health Authority – Updated information about COVID-19 in Oregon.
Centers for Disease Control – Updated information about COVID in general here.
Oregon Office of Emergency Management -featuring data and information specifically for the Oregon Coronavirus Response.
U.S. Travel Association – Travel industry messaging and resources.
Business Oregon – Resources for businesses
Recently Added Industry Stories
If there’s one silver lining during this storm of COVID-19, it’s local resilience. To match the heartbreaking news of closing businesses and historic numbers of unemployment, Oregon’s communities have demonstrated their resilience powerfully and gracefully. On the Coast, small towns and their dedicated citizens have been investing in local businesses and local food systems like never before. So how does that fit into the mission…Continue Reading
For thousands of years, coastal romantics and oceanic researchers have placed messages in glass bottles and sent them out to sea. Sometimes they wanted to prove how ocean currents move. Other times important news was shoved into a glass bottle and thrown out as a last resort to let people know of new worlds. And of course, love letters, poems and words of a long-distance…Continue Reading
An ambitious plan to discover, document and share the Oregon Coast’s wealth of public art is underway again after a two-year hiatus. Three contractors are currently at work for the Oregon Coast Visitors Association, sleuthing out all the public art that exists along the Oregon Coast. Their findings will get distilled into the Oregon Coast Public Art Trail, a self-guided tour that highlights the arts…Continue Reading
A wise traveler knows the value of local knowledge, and that’s what visitors to the North Coast get with a new Trailhead & Beach Ambassadors program. This summer, local volunteers will staff pop-up tents at three of the North Coast’s most popular destinations, ready to answer questions and educate visitors in a friendly and inviting way about public safety and proper stewardship practices. “The ambassador…Continue Reading