CORONAVIRUS, Government, Washington County

Washington County will drop to ‘moderate risk’ on Friday

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley

Weeks of falling COVID-19 case rates have already seen Washington County moved from the "Extreme Risk" category to "High Risk." Governor Kate Brown announced that 16 counties, including Washington, will be moved down further in the list of categories on Friday, Feb. 26.

The counties are expected to remain where they are in the governor's framework for at least two weeks, from Friday Feb. 26 through March 11.

For Washington County, moving down from High to Moderate will ease coronavirus restrictions in a number of ways.

Restaurants will be permitted to host more customers at a time, as will some churches, funeral homes, and grocery stores.

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