CTUIR Incident Command Announces Updated COVID-19 Health and Safety Restrictions and Guidance

The updated guidance is to take effect at 4pm Pacific time on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Posted by Matt Johnson on 2/26/2021 4:00:00 PM

The CTUIR Incident Command announced modified COVID-19 restrictions on the Umatilla Indian Reservation effective as of 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2021. This decision is based on encouraging testing data followed by successful vaccination distributions on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

While the new restrictions allow for more flexibility, the risk of COVID-19 is not gone. You are strongly encouraged to remain attentive to personal hygiene, wearing of a mask and social distancing measures as well as getting tested when necessary and completing your COVID-19 vaccination series if you have not already done so.

Mask requirements remain in effect at all facilities.



As of 4:00 p.m. on February 26, there is no travel restriction. The 75 mile travel restriction is lifted.

  • Employees who have not been vaccinated will be asked to take Binax testing after travel.
  • If you have been vaccinated – quarantine is not required.


Gathering sizes will align with Oregon’s framework for “High Risk” limits which are the same as Umatilla County:

  • Indoor capacity: Not to exceed 25% maximum occupancy or 50 people, whichever is smaller.
  • Outdoor capacity: 75 people maximum.
  • Indoor AND Outdoor seating: 6 people per party and per table maximum, limit 2 households


Longhouse and churches can now go back to regular services with the following restrictions:

  • Indoor Capacity: Maximum 25% occupancy or 150 people total
  • Outdoor Capacity: 200 people maximum
  • Funerals must comply with maximum capacity limits for faith institutions


Wildhorse Resort & Casino: Most restaurants at Wildhorse Resort & Casino and Hamley’s Steakhouse and Golf Grills at Birch Creek and Wildhorse Golf Courses will resume indoor service as of February 26. Maximum 25% occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is smaller.

The Family Funplex including the Quaking Aspens 24 lane bowling alley and Arcade will be open Friday, February 26. The Child Entertainment Center will be open 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at 25% occupancy. Casino slots and table games will operate at 50% occupancy. The pool will reopen at 25% occupancy but sauna and jacuzzi will remain closed.

The Cineplex will open on March 5th. Plateau Restaurant will open on March 3rd.

At all commercial buildings, gatherings are limited to no more than six people from a maximum of two households. Rental spaces at Wildhorse are closed to family gatherings. Tables, chairs and benches are not to be moved from existing locations.

Outside food and drink is prohibited from being brought into all Wildhorse Resort & Casino facilities.


Watch for updates regarding daycare and education in mid-March.


Indoors Recreation & Fitness (includes gyms, indoor K-12 Sports, indoor collegiate sports, fitness organizations, indoor recreational sports, indoor pools): Capacity: Maximum 25% occupancy or 50 people total whichever is smaller

Hiking and camping: Allowed

Indoor and Outdoor Shopping Centers & Malls: Capacity: Maximum 50% occupancy. Curbside pick-up encouraged

Long-Term Care: Inside and outside visitation allowed

Outdoor Recreation & Fitness (includes outdoor gyms, outdoor fitness organizations, outdoor K-12 Sports, outdoor recreational sports, outdoor parks and hiking trails, outdoor campgrounds): Maximum 75 people

Personal Services: Allowed

Retail Stores (includes street fairs/markets, grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies): 50% max capacity. Curbside pick-up encouraged

Social and At-Home Gathering Size (Indoor): Maximum 6 people. Recommended limit: 2 households

Social and At-Home Gathering Size (Outdoor): Maximum 8 people