Five more Oregon counties are seeing a two week "pause" in phase advancements due to alleged rises in COVID 19 cases, according to Gov. Kate Brown. The following counties are affected:

  • Umatilla County
  • Malheur County
  • Marion County
  • Jackson County
  • Multnomah County

The following 'mandates' came out as part of the "pause:"

  • Urging all businesses to mandate work from home to the greatest extent possible.
  • Pausing long-term care facility visits to protect staff and residents.
  • Reducing maximum restaurant capacity to 50 people (including customers and staff) for indoor dining, with a maximum party size of six. Continuing to encourage outdoor dining and take out.
  • Reducing other indoor activity maximums capacity to 50 people (for example: gyms, fitness organizations/studios, bowling alleys, ice rinks, indoor sports, pools, museums).
  • Limiting social gatherings to your household, or no more than 6 people if the gathering includes those from outside your household, reducing the frequency of those social gatherings (significantly in a two-week period), and keeping the same 6 people in your social gathering circle.

Brown also said:

"I need all Oregonians to understand that additional closures may be imminent in two weeks if we don't see reduced case counts."

Also, five other counties, says Brown, are very close to falling in to the same two week pause period. They are:

  • Washington County
  • Baker County
  • Union County
  • Clackamas County
  • Linn County

Brown said these restrictions do not cover religious services, but she did say if people have Thanksgiving plans, they should cancel them.

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