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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information
Visit Vancouver USA is closely monitoring developing information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and related guidelines. While we strive to update this page, we encourage you to check with individual parks, businesses, and facilities before departing.
Beginning Monday, August 23, masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. The mask mandate applies to all public places including restaurants, grocery stores, malls, and public-facing offices. As of Monday, September 13, a statewide mandatory face covering order takes effect for outdoor events of 500 or more people. This policy applies to everyone five years of age and older regardless of vaccination status.
Health and safety for our visitors and residents are our top priority, and we will follow guidance from local, state, and national health officials. As we adapt our messaging and programs of work, we will continue to focus on support for local businesses, sustainable tourism to our natural places, and connecting visitors to authentic experiences. See below for a list of resources, updates, and known event changes.
Updated: November 2, 2021
Starting June 30, all industry sectors previously covered by guidance in the "Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery Plan" may return to usual capacity and operations. Please be patient with businesses as they re-hire staff and make adjustments.
- Eating & Drinking Establishments: OPEN
Restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries & wineries that serve food are able to offer indoor and outdoor seating at 100% capacity. Bar seating is also open. Masks are required indoors when not eating or drinking.
- Bike and scooter rentals: OPEN
- Clark County Historical Museum: OPEN
Temporary hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Fort Vancouver National Historic Site & Pearson Air Museum
The Visitor Center and reconstructed Fort Vancouver have re-opened Tues-Sat 9 am to 4 pm with a mask requirement. The Pearson Air Museum opened in September with new exhibits to explore. Park grounds, trails, and parking lots remain accessible from dawn to dusk.
- Retail stores: OPEN
- Kiggins Theatre: OPEN
The historic Kiggins Theatre on Main Street is showing limited films on the big screen for indoor movies, and slowly bringing recurring events back. Masks are required indoors. They are continuing to offer multiple options in their virtual screening room.
- Farmers Markets: OPEN
Farmers markets are in full swing almost every day of the week. Check out our round-up of Clark County markets. Masks are strongly encouraged when distance can't be maintained.
- Washington State Parks: OPEN
Washington State Parks are open for camping and day use. Additionally, many roofed accommodations including cabins, yurts, and vacation houses are open for reservations. Some visitor centers remain closed.
- City of Vancouver Parks: OPEN
Please note that playground equipment is not being sanitized. Youth programming has been significantly modified due to COVID-19.
- Hiking trails: OPEN
- Mount St. Helens: OPEN
- Convention Center & Meeting Spaces: OPEN
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Effective November 15, people in Washington state will need to either provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status or a negative test within the last 72 hours in order to attend large events (for all attendees who are age 12 or older). This applies to indoor events with 1,000 or more attendees and outdoor events that have more than 10,000 attendees, including but not limited to conventions, concerts, sporting events, and fairs.
Effective Monday, September 13, face coverings are required for outdoor events of 500 or more. This statewide policy applied to everyone five years of age and older regardless of vaccination status.
Effective Monday, August 23, the existing statewide mask mandate will be expanded to once again include vaccinated individuals in indoor settings. The mask mandate will apply to most all public places across the state, including restaurants, grocery stores, malls, and public-facing offices, regardless of vaccination status.
Effective 12:01 AM on June 30, all industry sectors previously covered by guidance in the "Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery Plan" may return to usual capacity and operations, with limited exceptions for large indoor events.
- Vaccine verification/negative testing: Recommended, but not required for large indoor and outdoor events
- Capacity Limits: No restrictions in restaurants, bars, stores, businesses, theater, etc.
- Physical Distancing: No requirements
- Travelers: Follow CDC recommendations
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Due to public gathering restrictions and other health concerns, many events have been canceled or postponed in Clark County. Below is a non-exhaustive list of public-facing events that are no longer happening or have been moved to a different date.
There are no known event cancellations or postponements currently.
Meetings & Conventions
- If the convention is held indoors with more than 1,000 attendees, attendees must provide proof of full vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event.
- No physical distancing requirements apply
- Attendees must follow the current masking requirements
“The team at Visit Vancouver USA was vital to the success of our 2021 DMA West Education Summit & Vendor Showcase. The team partnered with our Planning Committee and staff to present a safe and enjoyable conference with valuable and timely content for delegates and exhibitors. Any client bringing a meeting or conference to Vancouver will benefit from working with the Visit Vancouver USA team of local experts.”
Destination Marketing Association of the West (DMA West)
2021 Education Summit & Vendor Showcase | Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2021