COVID-19 Updates on the Olympic Peninsula | Official Site

COVID-19 Updates

Your resource for the latest COVID-19 updates on the Olympic Peninsula. Read below for information on planning a trip to our region, how to recreate responsibly, and restaurant, event, transportation and outdoor recreation statuses.

Last updated April 9, 2021

Healthy Washington

The four counties of the Olympic Peninsula (Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Mason) are all currently in Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington-Roadmap to Recovery plan. Our Governor suggests visitors follow CDC travel guidelines while in Washington State.  Scroll down to see how Phase 3 affects restaurants, retail, indoor activities and other industries.

Check back regularly for updates, as this is a fluid process.

Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery during COVID-19
Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery Phased Chart – Click to view in your browser

Face Coverings

Vaccinated or not, it is mandatory for everyone in Washington State to use a face covering (mask) in public areas and shared spaces, both indoors and outdoors, as directed by our Governor and Secretary of Health.

Olympic Peninsula Trip-Planning Guidelines

During this global pandemic, the health and safety of both our residents and our visitors are our highest priority. We ask you to do your part to help our local businesses continue to stay open and operate safely for all. Planning ahead really helps. Please see our Guidelines for Visiting the Olympic Peninsula pdf. Another helpful tool is our Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands blog, so you can know in advance what’s opened, closed or limited in access.

Restaurants / Bars / Entertainment Venues

4.15.21: Healthy Washington- Phase 3 allows for up to 50% capacity or 400 people maximum, whichever is lower, for all indoor spaces. Outdoor or open-air dining available, max 10 people per table.

Events

Local festivals and events are in various stages of reopening. Please check our events calendar regularly for updates.  We encourage you to check the websites of any specific events or festivals you wish to attend for the most up-to-date status.

Transportation Services

Black Ball Ferry Line: Sailings suspended until further notice, due to US / Canada border closure to non-essential travel.

Washington State Ferries

Clallam Transit, including Strait Shot service

Jefferson Transit

Mason Transit Authority

Visitor Centers

Most of the area visitor centers are now open, with some modifications. A full list, with contact information, may be found HERE. For travel planning assistance, we encourage visitors to use our Contact Us form.

Olympic National Park

See Olympic National Park’s Alerts & Conditions Page for updates on closures and travel advisories.

Olympic National Forest

See the National Forest’s Alerts & Notices Page for updates.

Washington State Parks & DNR

See Washington State Park’s Park Status Page for updates.

County Parks

See our Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands blog for more info. Our county park openings and facilities will vary by county, and you are always encouraged to know before you go. Follow these links for updates for Clallam, Jefferson, Mason and Grays Harbor county parks.

Tribal Lands

4.15.21: The Makah Nation (Neah Bay) and the Quileute Nation (La Push) are still closed until further notice to all visitors. This includes beaches, trails, museums, events, lodging facilities, restaurants, shops, etc. The beaches of the Quinault Indian Nation are also still closed off to the public until further notice and no permits are being issued at this time. The Squaxin Island Tribe community is also still closed off to the public until further notice. These measures are taken to protect the health, safety and welfare of their communities, elders and tribal people, and in conjunction with Tribal, County and State emergency management agencies. The tribes appreciate your understanding, and look forward to welcoming visitors once again at the appropriate time.

Recreate Responsibly

Help us keep everyone – and our environment – safe and healthy. Before you head outdoors, please review the 7 steps to #RecreateResponsibly.

Recreate Responsibly during COVID-19

Casinos

4.15.21: Please review all prerequisites before visiting a casino as many will have modified policies such as face-mask requirements and reduced capacity. Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, Little Creek Casino Resort, 7 Cedars Casino, Elwha River Casino, and Lucky Dog Casino are now open to the public.

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Further updates may be found at the following resources. Also, information for our travel industry partners is available here.

County Resources

Clallam County: http://www.clallam.net/coronavirus/index.html

Jefferson County: https://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/1429/COVID-19

Mason County: https://www.co.mason.wa.us/COVID-19/index.php

Grays Harbor County: http://www.healthygh.org/covid19

Washington State Resources

Updated information from the Governor’s office available here.

Updated information from Washington Tourism Alliance / ExperienceWA.com is available here.

Updated information from Visit Seattle is available here.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Seattle Cruise Information: Traveler updates are available on the Port of Seattle’s website

Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to answer questions from the public. Call 1-800-525-0127 and press #. For additional information see the Washington State Department of Health website.

United States Resources

The U.S. Department of State maintains a list of Level 4 Travel Advisories to several countries.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Warning Level 3: The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel.

British Columbia

3.18.20: In accordance with the announcements from both federal governments, all non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. is suspended.

Destination British Columbia is monitoring the situation and posts relevant information on its website.

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