UPDATE (7:36 p.m. PT) — Multnomah County will not reopen Friday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced late Thursday. The county failed to meet the criteria for entering Phase 1 of Oregon's coronavirus reopening plan.
The governor will, in fact, pause all county applications to reopen or advance to Phase 2 for a week following a spike in cases, she said in a written statement. The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday confirmed the most cases of COVID-19 in a single day since the start of the pandemic, reporting 178 confirmed or presumptive cases.