CORONAVIRUS, Government, Washington County

Washington County won’t move to next phase, seeks independence from tri-county COVID coupling

A map showing the status, as of Sunday, July 12, or Oregon's counties and their phases. Photo: Oregon Health Authority

WASHINGTON COUNTY - With case counts rising in Oregon, the tri-county region (Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas Counties) won’t be entering phase 2 of Governor Kate Brown’s reopening Oregon plan under current conditions. 

In a July 8 press release, Washington County Chair Kathryn Harrington noted the uptick in cases and hospitalizations driven by the state’s reopening. 

With the Independence Day holiday over, the county is now awaiting to see the impacts that the holiday gatherings and festivities will have in the coming weeks. 

“As a community it is now in our hands to slow the spread of COVID-19. We have all heard this before but it bears repeating, the individual choices we make . . .

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