COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

UPDATED: 8/3/2020, 12:07 p.m.
Benton County announces new COVID-19 cases and fatalities Monday - Friday by 1:00 p.m.
New Cases 4
Total Cases

The Oregon Health Authority reports presumptive cases; Benton County, Oregon reports confirmed COVID-19 cases. Presumptive means an individual is symptomatic and has been tested for COVID-19, but test results have not been reported. Confirmed means the individual's test result is positive for COVID-19.  At times, there are discrepancies between the County and the OHA numbers due to the time delay in administering test(s), i.e., presumptive cases, and receiving test result(s), i.e. confirmed cases.

Current Hospitalizations 3
Fatalities 6
Re-opening Status
Current Reopening Phase Phase 2 More information
Completed State Criteria YES More information
Phase 2 Application Submitted YES
Phase 2 Plan Approved by OHA YES
Phase 2 Guidance for General Population
Vulnerable Populations People who are at risk for severe complications (over age 65 or have underlying medical conditions) should continue to maintain 6 ft of physical distance, avoid social settings, and minimize non-essential travel.
State of Oregon Requirements

Face covering required when visiting outdoor public spaces, when a distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained, effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020. 

Face covering required when visiting indoor public spaces, effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Review face covering and mask guidance.

Physical Distancing Guidance
Gathering Size Guidance Businesses
  • Indoor Gatherings: Limited to 50 People
  • Outdoor Gatherings: Limited to 100 People
  • Venues, Restaurants, Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment Facilities, Fitness Related Organizations have additional gathering size guidance
  • Additional Gathering Guidance From OHA
Gathering Size Guidance Households
  • Indoor Gatherings: Limited to 10 People, effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Travel Guidance Increased travel will be allowed throughout Oregon, though staying local is still recommended to prevent overloading county health systems.


Daily Video Updates (Click button on top right to access past videos)

County Phone Bank

Please call 541-766-6120 for general questions on COVID-19 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Callers can also leave a message and phone number for a return phone call.

Benton County Recovers

The donation center was temporarily closed down on 5/6/20. Thank you for all your support!

The Benton County Emergency Operations Center launched Benton County Recovers, a website dedicated to coordinating donations and volunteers for the COVID-19 pandemic response in Benton County. The website is available at