Oregon Gov. Brown Announces New County Risk Levels

Mar 23, 2021

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday that the state will update risk levels for counties based on public health guidelines aimed at reducing the transmission of coronavirus.

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Two counties remain in the 'extreme risk' category: Coos and Curry counties.

Fourteen counties are considered to be 'low risk', including Baker, Jefferson, Lane and Yamhill, which were all downgraded from higher risk categories.

Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties remain in the moderate risk category.

The updated risk levels go into effect Friday, March 26 and continue until April 8.
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Josephine and Klamath counties will enter into a 'two week caution period' later this week due to worsening public health conditions there.