COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Updated 01/23/23

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Oregon Health Authority Weekly Update

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) publishes a weekly COVID-19 update in the form of a data dashboard, updated on Wednesdays. Here you'll find statistics for new cases, testing, health care, and more as it relates to COVID-19 in Benton County (or statewide where county level information is not available). OHA also publishes statewide hospitalization data.

Please note that OHA reports presumptive cases of COVID-19, while Benton County reports confirmed cases. A presumptive case means that an individual is symptomatic and has been tested for COVID-19, but the results have not yet been reported. Confirmed cases are those cases which have had a test result in a positive. This can cause a discrepancy between the number of new cases reported by Benton County and the number reported by OHA.



Guidance for General Population


General Guidance

Masking recommendations

Effective March 12, 2022, masking is no longer required in most public indoor settings. It is still required in healthcare settings, and anywhere else a proprietor has decided to continue the requirement. Universal public indoor masking is still recommended for those at high-risk of COVID-19 complications.

Learn more.

Assess your own risk, decide your own precautions

Though masking is no longer required in most situations, it is still a useful tool to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Benton County recommends that everyone assess their personal and situational risk, and decide what COVID-19 precautions to take.

Learn more.



County Call Center

  • Please call 541-766-6120 for COVID-19 inquiries, vaccine or testing location assistance, and all other questions related to COVID-19.
    • Choose a language, then press 0 to speak to a representative.
  • The Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Callers can also leave a message and phone number after hours for a return phone call.