DEQ extends vehicle inspection station closures through at least June 15/16, other inspection options still available
Date: May 29, 2020
Statewide, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, which closed its vehicle inspection stations on March 17 in an effort to lessen the risk of spreading COVID-19 among staff and customers, has extended those closures through at least June 15 for its Medford-Ashland location and June 16 for its Portland-Metro locations. Meanwhile, the agency continues to offer several options for obtaining an inspection compliance certificate.
DEQ’s goal is always to protect the health and safety of employees and customers. As Jackson County moved into Phase 1 of its reopening in mid-May, DEQ adjusted its Medford-Ashland station plan in alignment with the new health and physical distancing guidelines. In addition, Columbia and Clackamas Counties recently began transitioning to Phase 1. As such, the approval of reopening plans and their implementation for stations in those counties are expected shortly, with the rest of the Portland-Metro stations to follow. Additional updates will be available on DEQ’s Vehicle Inspection Station Closure Information (During COVID-19-related Emergency)page.
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