December 29, 2020 10:40 a.m.
5 counties, together with Douglas, have improved from Excessive to the Excessive-Threat stage for COVID-19 underneath an replace issued by Governor Kate Brown on Tuesday.
A launch stated the state’s new public well being framework is designed to cut back transmission and defend Oregonians from COVID-19.
Together with Douglas, Clatsop, Coos, Lincoln and Morrow counties can be on the Excessive-Threat stage, efficient on Friday January 1st and persevering with via January 14th. 24 counties stay underneath the Excessive threat record of restrictions. No counties are listed underneath the reasonable threat class. 7 counties are underneath the Decrease-Threat designation, together with Lake County, which moved from the reasonable class.
Threat stage pointers: le3461
For companies in Excessive-Threat counties, meaning some can resume providing indoor companies with well being and security measures and capability limits in place. For eating places and consuming institutions, in-door eating is allowed at 25 p.c capability, or 50 individuals, whichever is smaller. Indoor recreation and health organizations may open at 25 p.c capability or 50 individuals, whichever is smaller. Outside recreation and health organizations are capped at 75 individuals. Indoor leisure institutions can reopen underneath the identical pointers. Pointers for retail shops and malls stay unchanged. Religion establishments and funeral properties may function at 25 p.c capability, or 150 individuals, whichever is decrease. Inside visitation is now allowed at long-term care services.
Brown stated this week’s county information is a “…welcome signal” that progress is being made in stopping the unfold of COVID-19 in Oregon.
The Oregon Well being Authority will look at and publish county information weekly. County threat ranges can be reassigned each two weeks. The primary week’s information will present a “warning week” to organize counties for potential threat stage adjustments. The following project of ranges will take impact January 15th.
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