CORONAVIRUS, Government, Oregon

State reopens, lifting most COVID-19 restrictions

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Oregon’s risk level framework and the majority of masking, capacity, and social distancing measures were lifted Wednesday, June 30, doing away with the majority of the state’s mandatory precautions to fight the coronavirus. 

“Today, we celebrate Oregon’s strength, resilience, and collaboration,” said Governor Brown during a ceremony on Wednesday marking the occasion. “We celebrate brighter days ahead. And, today we celebrate that Oregon is 100% open for business.”

“I look forward to seeing Oregon’s restaurants and Main Street businesses flourish as vibrant community cornerstones. We are all excited to celebrate the July 4th holiday weekend with family and friends. And I smile at the thought of our children going back to the classroom, five days a week this fall.”

“This is truly a historic moment for our state. However, while . . .

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