Enter Phase One: What changes go into effect on Friday in Oregon?

Now that all of southern Oregon's counties have been approved for Phase One of lifting coronavirus restrictions, here's what we can expect on Friday, May 15.

Posted: May 14, 2020 2:54 PM
Updated: May 14, 2020 3:01 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — On Thursday, Governor Kate Brown officially announced which of Oregon's 36 counties have been approved to begin reopening from the state's coronavirus countermeasures. In all, 28 counties were cleared to enter "Phase One" of the reopening process on Friday.

"In each of these counties we will continue to monitor testing rates, effectiveness at contract tracing and isolation of new cases, hospitalization rates and other metrics that are required to remain open in Phase One," said Governor Brown. “I am focused on protecting the health and safety of Oregonians, while understanding that job losses have a negative impact on public health –– both physical and emotional health.”


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Some aspects of Phase One are already common knowledge — restaurants will be able resume dine-in service and many other businesses such as salons and gyms can open their doors. However, some things are changing statewide, whether a county has been approved for Phase One or not.

Where the state has provided specific restrictions or guidance, we've linked to the latest documents where you can find more information:


Statewide guidelines (with or without Phase I approval)

In all Oregon counties, the following guidelines take effect or remain in effect beginning May 15:

Phase I county changes

In counties approved for Phase I, the following additional areas can operate if they comply with sector-specific health and safety guidance beginning May 15:


Some businesses have already announced that they will wait at least a few more days past Friday before reopening as they work to prepare and plan for the latest guidance. Gyms and fitness centers in particular did not receive specific requirements from the state until Thursday.

While the next step is Phase Two, none of Oregon's counties will be eligible for this step until 21 days after entering Phase One. Moreover, state officials have admitted that they are still working on the specifics of what Phase Two will entail. It will most likely include the option of increased work in offices, larger local gatherings of up to 100 people, and limited visitation to nursing homes.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4335

Reported Deaths: 157
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah118161
Marion98126
Washington74718
Clackamas31711
Deschutes1270
Umatilla1213
Linn1189
Polk10012
Lane773
Yamhill707
Jackson670
Benton565
Clatsop450
Jefferson440
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos310
Douglas270
Wasco261
Josephine241
Hood River220
Lincoln170
Columbia160
Morrow120
Curry70
Union60
Tillamook60
Crook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 117215

Reported Deaths: 4305
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles572192448
Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
San Bernardino5501208
Alameda351597
Santa Clara2819143
San Francisco258743
Kern237639
San Mateo218884
Tulare200489
Fresno188236
Imperial179829
Santa Barbara166912
Contra Costa150637
Sacramento143958
Ventura116434
Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
Stanislaus75029
Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
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