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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: 206851

Reported Deaths: 2756
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40371614
Washington26781248
Marion23425323
Clackamas18932235
Lane13908164
Jackson11535146
Deschutes1001882
Umatilla859387
Linn561181
Yamhill478279
Klamath477678
Polk399356
Douglas388483
Malheur361463
Josephine360672
Benton326522
Jefferson237039
Coos216637
Columbia192129
Union149924
Wasco144430
Lincoln143021
Crook129223
Hood River121633
Morrow115416
Clatsop10589
Baker101115
Curry71011
Tillamook6604
Grant5507
Lake4678
Harney4339
Wallowa1945
Gilliam801
Sherman671
Wheeler351
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3809710

Reported Deaths: 63356
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles124774424456
Riverside3016684627
San Bernardino2992894845
San Diego2818103771
Orange2730575113
Santa Clara1201632188
Kern1107991404
Sacramento1078211736
Fresno1029471724
Alameda896591277
Ventura816611031
San Joaquin747271440
Contra Costa70730813
Stanislaus634971070
Tulare49776849
Monterey43836432
San Mateo42681581
San Francisco37269556
Santa Barbara34613455
Solano33762266
Merced32313478
Sonoma30884317
Imperial28855741
Placer23589299
Kings23195247
San Luis Obispo21421261
Madera16638245
Santa Cruz16246208
Marin14206230
Yolo14160212
Butte12668194
Shasta12630233
El Dorado10396116
Napa1002680
Sutter9663113
Yuba648951
San Benito610963
Lassen578424
Tehama573463
Nevada491975
Humboldt449948
Mendocino434050
Tuolumne421271
Amador374047
Lake356345
Glenn243427
Siskiyou239637
Colusa228418
Calaveras220756
Del Norte14588
Inyo143438
Mono12954
Plumas7366
Modoc5585
Mariposa4657
Trinity4225
Sierra1160
Alpine890
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