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Jackson County submits request to enter Phase II of reopening

Officials with Jackson County shared the letter requesting Phase II approval on Monday.

Posted: Jun 1, 2020 3:55 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2020 4:19 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has submitted its request to Governor Kate Brown's office to enter Phase II of reopening, sharing the letter and plan for entering the next stage of reopening from coronavirus restrictions on Monday.

Jackson County entered Phase I of reopening on Friday, May 15. Under the state's requirements, each county must be in Phase I before they can possibly enter Phase II. If Jackson County were to be approved, that would make them eligible beginning Friday, June 5.

"Jackson County is currently meeting, or we are confident that we have strong mitigation strategies to meet, the seven prerequisites and criteria found in your [Phase II criteria]  . . and we believe this status report demonstrates that," county administrator Danny Jordan said in the letter.

Those prerequisites include assurances that local first responders have enough personal protective equipment (PPE), a required number of contact tracers, and meeting all existing requirements from Phase I.

"The County Board of Commissioners is convinced that we will continue to meet these standards," Jackson County's plan states.

Much like Phase I in the days leading up to May 15, the specifics of Phase II are still largely unknown. The possible components of Phase II include optional increased work in offices, expanding in-person local gatherings to 100 people with physical distancing, and limited visits to nursing homes.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.

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