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Southern Oregon counties approved for Phase II of loosened coronavirus resctrictions

Approvals from the Governor's Office began coming in to County leaders on Thursday.

Posted: Jun 4, 2020 2:21 PM
Updated: Jun 4, 2020 5:41 PM

SALEM, Ore. — On Thursday, county leaders in southern Oregon began finding out if they'd been approved to enter Phase II of the state's plan to gradually loosen coronavirus restrictions. 

According to a list from the Governor's office, Jackson, Curry, Klamath, Lake and Douglas counties were approved to enter Phase II beginning on Friday, June 5.

Josephine County was originally approved to enter Phase II on Saturday, June 6 — the date requested by county officials in their application to the Governor's office — but has since been approved to move the date up to June 5 in conjunction with neighboring counties.

In all, 26 of Oregon's 36 counties were approved to begin the new phase on either Friday, Saturday, or Monday. Three counties applied for the next step but remain under review, and seven counties have not yet applied — including Multnomah, which has not yet entered Phase I due to the severity of the outbreak.

“Today, most of us live in communities where people are venturing out a bit. We do so cautiously, looking out for friends, family and neighbors,” said Governor Brown. “I want to say thank you to each and every Oregonian who has made tremendous sacrifices to protect the health and safety of our communities.”


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“Any reopening comes with risk. That’s just a fact of life right now. We need to reduce the risk that comes with reopening," Brown continued. "So, fellow Oregonians, you have further opportunity to show that you are looking out for your friends, family and neighbors.”

It wasn't until Wednesday morning that Governor Brown and state public health officials outlined what Phase II would entail for businesses and local governments.

Under those guidelines, Phase II allows bars and restaurants to extend their hours to midnight; allows movie theaters, bowling alleys, and arcades to reopen; allows some recreational sports to resume; allows pools to reopen under strict health requirements; and increases the size of both indoor and outdoor gatherings.


EDIT: This story has been updated to reflect that Josephine County will now enter Phase II on Friday, June 5.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 12170

Reported Deaths: 234
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah288872
Marion185953
Washington184721
Umatilla10137
Clackamas98727
Malheur3732
Union3692
Lincoln3615
Lane3053
Deschutes2680
Yamhill1989
Linn18110
Jackson1790
Polk17712
Jefferson1680
Morrow1451
Klamath1371
Wasco1171
Benton1146
Hood River1050
Douglas640
Josephine571
Clatsop550
Coos530
Columbia480
Lake240
Crook181
Tillamook160
Wallowa140
Baker120
Curry90
Sherman50
Harney20
Gilliam10
Grant10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

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Confirmed Cases: 324543

Reported Deaths: 7051
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Los Angeles1335493809
Riverside24765537
Orange24715423
San Diego19371422
San Bernardino19043306
Fresno828288
Imperial7827135
Alameda7731148
Kern650297
Santa Clara6298166
San Joaquin627968
Tulare5678152
Sacramento548983
Stanislaus473251
Contra Costa466190
San Francisco452250
Ventura424653
San Mateo3949112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin343430
Kings291839
Monterey268218
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma170316
Placer107711
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8938
Yolo88428
Santa Cruz5693
Napa4774
Sutter3884
San Benito3622
Butte3384
Lassen3370
El Dorado3070
Shasta1956
Yuba1923
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Colusa1130
Mendocino1130
Lake1081
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte600
Mono511
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo351
Mariposa311
Plumas170
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
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