COVID-19 Updates – AVA and Albany businesses

Travel industry updated 09/07/2021

Masks required in Oregon indoors and outdoors.

Governor Brown stated that effective Friday, August 27, masks will be required in all public outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) also strongly recommends masking for outdoor gatherings at private residences when individuals from different households do not consistently maintain physical distance. The OHA rule went into effect Friday, August 27, 2021

We encourage visitors to be patient, flexible and kind – and mask up if asked to do so, fully vaccinated or not.

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Restaurants are still offering indoor, outdoor, take out and delivery options. We will continue to update this page as new information is available.  Please contact AVA to add or update information here.

Please be patient as we all work through this process. We have provided links directly to their pages to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions via phone or e-mail.

The AVA lobby is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also find our visitor information on the website or free Albany Explorer App. 

Stay safe and support your local community.




Open for visitors

Here is an update on museums and attractions in Albany:   The Historic Carousel & Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday 11am-4pm, now at full capacity. The Albany Regional Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 11am-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. The Monteith House Museum is open Thursday through Sunday 12pm-4pm and by appointment. Links are on the Businesses page above.

Events status

We continue to update our online calendar of events as reports come in and actively reach out to confirm with event planners for events that have previously been canceled or rescheduled.

If you have questions regarding an event status, feel free to call us at 541-928-0911. We will get an answer for you as soon as we can.

We will also post to our Albany Visitors Association Facebook page when we are notified of an event being rescheduled or as new events are added. Follow us and be informed:


A public health poster from the CDC to encourage hand washingFor more information on the Coronavirus and efforts to keep it from spreading, please refer to the following reliable sources:

City of Albany

The Center for Disease Control (CDC)

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) where you can also subscribe to OHA Coronavirus Updates (the latest news about COVID-19 in Oregon.)

Travel Oregon Travel Alerts Refer to Travel Oregon’s “Travel Alerts” web page to keep current with the latest recommendations and announcements about COVID-19 within our state.

Keep calm, and continue to hand wash on!

Travel Advisory for Albany and Linn County
- COVID-19 Updates