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.

Cases: 313161

Reported Deaths: 3594
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah51245642
Washington34995276
Marion32577393
Clackamas26570271
Lane23989246
Jackson20977257
Deschutes16623102
Umatilla12602125
Douglas10712188
Linn1046886
Josephine8659165
Yamhill744999
Klamath643491
Polk623570
Malheur479467
Benton461927
Coos412069
Columbia324237
Jefferson313746
Lincoln276330
Union272737
Wasco239039
Crook212338
Clatsop211725
Tillamook181523
Baker174421
Morrow167921
Curry166817
Hood River163035
Harney78916
Grant7558
Lake6768
Wallowa50811
Gilliam1374
Sherman1283
Wheeler651
Unassigned00

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Cases: 4644566

Reported Deaths: 68019
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Los Angeles144512125852
Riverside3579884804
San Diego3495814009
San Bernardino3472035506
Orange3146225354
Sacramento1503072089
Santa Clara1405641841
Fresno1358611888
Kern1358421515
Alameda1162141329
Ventura976901120
San Joaquin973871615
Contra Costa95727924
Stanislaus806991234
Tulare72969896
San Mateo52239607
San Francisco51907605
Monterey49465565
Solano44151312
Santa Barbara43112500
Sonoma39441378
Merced39370535
Placer36487364
Imperial34261755
Kings30124284
San Luis Obispo28300313
Madera21707258
Butte21307230
Shasta20683276
Santa Cruz20151211
Yolo19143239
Marin17106242
El Dorado16004127
Sutter13094153
Napa1226895
Yuba926061
Nevada847685
Humboldt829587
Tehama823784
San Benito709067
Mendocino685575
Lassen637627
Tuolumne615393
Lake603687
Amador492259
Glenn398030
Siskiyou389541
Calaveras342266
Del Norte336034
Colusa290918
Inyo166539
Mono14935
Plumas12406
Mariposa99712
Trinity72010
Modoc6278
Sierra1980
Unassigned1650
Alpine1000
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