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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information
Visit Vancouver WA 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 March 12, masks will no longer be required indoors, except on public transit, and in certain settings including health care, corrections facilities, and long-term care facilities.
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: February 28, 2022
All industry sectors have returned to usual capacity and operations. Please be patient with businesses as they grapple with labor and supply shortages.
- 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 until March 12, 2022.
- Bike and scooter rentals: OPEN
- Clark County Historical Museum: OPEN
- 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
- Farmers Markets: OPEN
- 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
- Hiking trails: OPEN
- Mount St. Helens: OPEN
- Convention Center & Meeting Spaces: OPEN
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Effective March 12, 2022, masks will no longer be required indoors, except on public transit and in certain settings, including health care, corrections facilities, and long-term care facilities. The outdoor mask mandate required for large groups was dropped February 18, 2022. Starting March 1, 2022, vaccine verification for large events will no longer be required statewide.
Effective 12:01 AM on June 30, 2021, 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
Click here for more details.
Meetings & Conventions
- Starting March 1, 2022 vaccine verification for large events will no longer be required statewide.
- No physical distancing requirements apply
- Starting March 12, 2022, masks will no longer be required indoors.
“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