CORONAVIRUS, Government, Oregon

Oregon’s risk framework to end when 70% of those 16 and up get first dose

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley

The end of Oregon’s county risk level framework is in sight, if 70% of Oregonians age 16 and up receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Kate Brown announced Tuesday, May 11.

The governor also announced that counties that reach a 65% first-dose vaccine threshold for the same age group and submit a plan to the state “close equity gaps in vaccination,” will be able to apply to move to the Lower Risk level beginning on May 21 on a weekly basis, according to a press release from Brown’s office. 

Washington County is at the “High Risk” level, which restricts capacity at restaurants, gyms, stores, and other businesses. 

If the risk level framework ends, it will lift a number of COVID-19 restrictions on businesses . . .

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