COVID-19 Information

Downtown Parklets Update

As of July 1, 2021, the Parklet Addendum to Sidewalk Café Permits is no longer in effect. The addendum authorized the use of designated parklet(s) for a temporary period due to the COVID-19 restrictions that were put in place by Governor Executive Order No. 20-27.

The Oregon risk-based system for COVID-19 regulations ended at midnight on June 30, 2021.

Existing parklets will remain in place through October 2021.

The City is in the process of evaluating the feasibility and design of permanent parklets in the future.

Governor Lifting Restrictions

Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order lifting all remaining COVID-19 health and safety restrictions when Oregon reaches 70% first dose adult vaccinations, or on Wednesday, June 30, whichever comes first. 

Community Development Block Grant

In response to combating the effects of COVID-19, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated special CDBG funds for entitlement entities. The City of Grants Pass will receive $220,405 in CDBG entitlement funds to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).