State website offers camp, virus updates

State recreation officials advocated for, a web tool that helps plan outdoor recreation during the pandemic.

The online mapping tool provides information about most of Oregon’s publicly accessible recreation areas. It displays detailed information for each site, such as available amenities, the potential for encountering crowds and an estimate of site specific COVID-19 prevalence.

The tool was designed and produced earlier this spring at no public expense as part of a public-private partnership.

Because individual park, trail or campground statuses can change quickly, the map encourages users to visit the links for the most up-to-date access information. The site displays park-specific COVID-19 risk levels based on spatialized county health data.

– Chronicle news service



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