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Gov. Brown: Jackson County will move to Moderate Risk on Friday

With COVID-19 case rates dropping, Jackson County has at last been approved to move down in risk level.

Posted: Jun 15, 2021 12:10 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2021 5:04 PM

SALEM, Ore. — Jackson County will at last move down to lighter restrictions under Oregon's COVID-19 risk level framework, Governor Kate Brown's office announced on Tuesday. The county will enter Moderate Risk status effective Friday, officials indicated in an update.

As of June 18, there will be 22 counties at Lower Risk, five at Moderate Risk, and nine at High Risk. The only other county to drop in risk level this week will be Polk County, which was approved for Lower Risk once it reaches a 65 percent vaccination rate. It is currently at 64.24 percent.

In May, Governor Brown stipulated that counties with at least 65 percent of adult residents vaccinated with at least one dose can move to the Lower Risk level. Restrictions across the state are supposed to be lifted when cumulative vaccinations reach 70 percent.

"We are incredibly close to achieving a 70% statewide adult vaccination rate, bringing us closer to returning to a sense of normalcy and lifting health and safety restrictions," said Governor Brown. "Vaccines are the best way for Oregonians to protect themselves, their families, and communities against COVID-19. Because so many Oregonians have stepped up to get vaccinated, Oregon’s case rates and hospitalizations have continued to decline.

“But, if you are not vaccinated, COVID-19 remains just as dangerous as before. If you have been waiting to get vaccinated, go get your shot today. It's never been easier to get vaccinated, and you may just win $1 million through the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign."

Josephine County moved to Moderate Risk last Wednesday. The change means an increase in capacity for restaurants, allowing them to grow occupancy from 25 to 50 percent.

Gyms and entertainment venues can increase capacity to 20 percent or 100 people, whichever is larger. For retail stores, the extra capacity amounts to 75 percent of maximum occupancy. Churches can extend indoor capacity to 50 percent occupancy or 150 people, whichever is smaller.

Klamath County remains at High Risk this week. Curry and Lake counties have been at Lower Risk status by dint of low case rates.

As of Tuesday, 67.9 percent of adult Oregonians had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Oregon officials estimated that 71,522 more people would need to receive a dose for the state to reach 70 percent.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 218689

Reported Deaths: 2855
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah41723618
Washington27764258
Marion24459332
Clackamas19888241
Lane14804174
Jackson12522155
Deschutes1052887
Umatilla950594
Linn624882
Yamhill506281
Klamath494179
Douglas446188
Polk429357
Josephine413675
Malheur366467
Benton345322
Jefferson249342
Coos230439
Columbia208132
Union167124
Wasco154631
Lincoln153522
Crook139224
Hood River125934
Morrow122317
Clatsop116310
Baker109317
Curry77912
Tillamook7495
Grant5627
Lake4878
Harney45811
Wallowa2286
Gilliam871
Sherman862
Wheeler421
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California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3944933

Reported Deaths: 64386
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles129358324677
Riverside3079224659
San Bernardino3062735236
San Diego2950543798
Orange2817905143
Santa Clara1230832099
Sacramento1152001777
Kern1130711425
Fresno1044581746
Alameda958261282
Ventura835231043
San Joaquin769151460
Contra Costa75842832
Stanislaus657091091
Tulare50363854
Monterey44484528
San Mateo44477588
San Francisco40144561
Solano35703262
Santa Barbara35647467
Merced32961484
Sonoma32665330
Imperial29096745
Placer25146307
Kings23611250
San Luis Obispo21970265
Madera17024249
Santa Cruz16616207
Marin14825239
Yolo14801215
Butte13184205
Shasta12963242
El Dorado11063120
Napa1042082
Sutter10159126
Yuba698551
San Benito627463
Lassen588127
Tehama586466
Nevada535075
Humboldt504553
Mendocino468351
Tuolumne449573
Lake423865
Amador387048
Siskiyou256140
Glenn246427
Colusa235718
Calaveras230758
Del Norte16438
Inyo145338
Mono13255
Plumas7656
Modoc5737
Mariposa4987
Trinity4626
Sierra1290
Alpine890
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