GOLD BEACH — Curry County Commissioners unanimously repealed a ban on short-term transient lodging stays of less than 28 days in the unincorporated areas of the county on Wednesday. It takes effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.
The 3-0 vote comes after Gold Beach City Council did the same on Monday. Gold Beach’s repeal starts on Friday, May 8.
Brookings City Council called a special meeting for Wednesday, May 6, to consider changes to its ban on short-term transient lodging stays.
Each government entity put the prohibitions on hotels, motels and RV parks in place following Gov. Kate Brown’s stay-home orders to curb the spread of COVID-19.
County-run campgrounds were also opened following the governor's limited opening of some state parks, outdoor recreation facilities, and areas across Oregon.
Beachfront RV Park, which is owned by the Port of Brookings Harbor, remains closed.
Curry County has had four confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been zero deaths. All four are considered recovered.