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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: 68503

Reported Deaths: 867
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah15561230
Washington940198
Marion8650135
Clackamas568777
Umatilla421248
Lane405040
Jackson357925
Malheur234942
Deschutes207414
Yamhill161516
Linn131019
Polk114015
Douglas88217
Jefferson79811
Union7463
Klamath7454
Benton7447
Morrow6357
Lincoln60014
Wasco49719
Josephine4824
Columbia4573
Coos4061
Hood River3751
Clatsop3450
Baker2703
Crook2086
Grant1301
Curry1202
Tillamook1150
Lake1131
Harney901
Wallowa703
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler30
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Cases: 1160940

Reported Deaths: 18968
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Los Angeles3783237543
San Bernardino884531129
Riverside836851434
San Diego75305988
Orange731521559
Kern39721447
Fresno37021477
Sacramento35143557
Santa Clara32049470
Alameda28225502
San Joaquin25318504
Contra Costa23146258
Stanislaus21145422
Tulare20352305
Ventura18637175
Imperial15725356
San Francisco14874160
Monterey14354116
San Mateo13707170
Sonoma11712157
Merced11460179
Santa Barbara11166135
Kings1035987
Solano1003681
Marin7621129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo588535
Shasta460147
Yolo447674
Santa Cruz413228
Butte381259
Sutter305715
Napa290417
El Dorado20914
Yuba194810
San Benito178416
Lassen17153
Tehama156525
Mendocino146822
Nevada11639
Glenn8837
Lake87719
Tuolumne8738
Humboldt8199
Colusa6826
Siskiyou5822
Mono5093
Amador47016
Calaveras46622
Del Norte2981
Inyo28316
Plumas1920
Trinity1360
Mariposa1242
Modoc1190
Alpine470
Sierra190
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