With vaccines rolling out, cleaning protocols solidified as mainstay daily procedures, and
COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information
Visit Vancouver USA is closely monitoring developing information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and evolving re-opening plans. While we strive to update this page, we encourage you to check with individual parks, businesses, and facilities before departing.
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. Please be aware that the situation with this virus and reopening continues to evolve rapidly.
Updated: May 21, 2021
Vancouver USA is in Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington re-opening plan. Here’s an updated list of what’s open and what’s not. Bookmark this page and keep checking back for the latest updates.
- Eating & Drinking Establishments: OPEN
Restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries & wineries that serve food are able to offer indoor seating at 50% capacity with tables of 10 people maximum (no household restrictions). Establishments must stop serving alcohol at midnight. No bar seating is permitted. Customers must wear a face covering when not actively eating or drinking.
- Bike and scooter rentals: OPEN
Please remember to keep your physical distance and wear a face covering if you are unable to maintain 6’ apart.
- Clark County Historical Museum: OPEN
Temporary hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum is first come, first served as attendance in the galleries is held to 50% capacity.
- Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (OPEN) & Pearson Air Museum (CLOSED)
The Visitor Center and reconstructed Fort Vancouver have re-opened Tues-Sat 9 am to 4 pm at 25% capacity. The Pearson Air Museum remains closed until June 2021 for exhibit installation. Park grounds, trails, and parking lots will remain accessible from dawn to dusk.
- Retail stores: OPEN
Masks must be worn at all times. Physical distance must be maintained and stores are allowed 50% indoor guest capacity.
- Kiggins Theatre: OPEN
The historic Kiggins Theatre on Main Street is showing limited films on the big screen for indoor movies at 50% capacity. They are continuing to offer multiple options in their virtual screening room and to-go concessions for viewing at home.
- Bowling centers: OPEN
Bowling alleys are permitted to open at 50% capacity or 400 people (whichever is less).
- Farmers Markets: OPEN
The downtown Vancouver Farmers Market is open on weekends for its 32nd season. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and leave your pets at home (except service animals). The East Vancouver market will return mid-June on Thursdays.
- 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. Most 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. Picnic shelter reservations and use permits at Clark County parks will not be available through the end of 2021.
- Hiking trails: OPEN
- Mount St. Helens: OPEN
- Convention Center & Meeting Spaces: OPEN
See more requirements below.
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UPDATE: The BOGO funds have run out, but you can still purchase Grow The (360) gift cards (without the matching deal) to support local businesses.
Visit Vancouver USA, along with the Ed & Dollie Lynch Foundation and ilani, partnered with the Greater Vancouver Chamber's Grow The (360) program to offer matching funds in the form of gift certificates to local participating merchants. The BOGO promotion began May 3. Click here for more information.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all counties will remain in Phase 3 of the "Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery" until June 30 when the state is expected to re-open to 100% for all businesses. The full reopening could happen earlier than June 30 if 70% or more of Washingtonians over the age of 16 initiate vaccination.
Inslee also announced that Washington will fully adopt masking guidance issued by the CDC, which states that people do not have to wear masks outdoors or in most indoor settings. He stressed that this guidance is for fully vaccinated people — meaning people who are two weeks removed from their second shot of Pfizer or Moderna, or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please also check with individual businesses, as they retain the right to require customers to wear masks.
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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.
June 3: Halsey at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
June 11: Chris Stapleton at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater (re-scheduled)
July 4: Fireworks at the Fort
Aug. 26: Disturbed at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Meetings & Conventions
Convention centers and meeting spaces are permitted to operate for professional training and testing that cannot be conducted remotely, provided all requirements are met.
A few requirements to note:
- Indoor capacity in each room or separate building is limited to 50% capacity (per fire marshal code) or 400 people, whichever is less, as long as six feet of physical distance can be maintained by all attendees and masks are worn.
- Any food service provided to attendees shall be self‐contained, pre-plated, grab‐and‐go meals/snacks to limit contact.
- At least one COVID-19 Program Supervisor shall be present during every event to ensure masking and social distancing practices are enforced and practices by all event attendees.