CORONAVIRUS, Government, Washington County

Washington County in ‘Extreme Risk’ category under new restrictions beginning December 3

A graph from the Oregon Health Authority showing county risk categories as of November 23

In a new framework announced Wednesday afternoon, Governor Kate Brown unveiled restrictions that will begin on December 3, continuing many of the restrictions from the “freeze” that began on Wednesday, November 18 and ends December 2. 

Washington County is among 21 counties in the state categorized as at the worst risk of individuals catching the coronavirus, which means that it is likely the county will see a continuation of most of the restrictions already in place. The data that placed those counties in that category is from November 23. 

There are four categories, including “Extreme Risk,” “High Risk,” “Moderate Risk,” and “Lower Risk,” each of which has varying levels of restrictions on counties depending on where they fall into any given category. 

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