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Josephine County submits plan to Governor's office for Phase II

Josephine County officals have submitted their plan for entering Phase II of loosening coronavirus restrictions.

Posted: Jun 2, 2020 1:38 PM
Updated: Jun 2, 2020 1:41 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County officals have submitted their plan for entering Phase II of loosening coronavirus restrictions. The letter was sent to Governor Kate Brown's office on Tuesday.

According to the letter, Josephine County has requested to enter Phase II on June 6. Officials in Jackson County submitted their own plan on Monday, requesting to enter Phase II on June 5.

The criteria for Phase II includes enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders, a required number of contact tracers relative to the county population, and continuing to meet the prerequisites of Phase I. County officials attested that they have met those standards.

Josephine County said that it has a team of 20 contact tracers, two of whom are Spanish speakers. The County also said that it runs an average of 317 tests per week, exceeding the Oregon Health Authority's minimum.

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.

A draft plan for Phase II posted by Oregon officials included the possibility of opening small and medium-sized venues — such as theaters and churches — allowing certain indoor or outdoor activities like bowling, pool, arcades, and batting cages, and resuming youth sports.

The draft also included a possible extension of the curfew at restaurants and bars to midnight, in addition to increasing the footprint for table space with approved outdoor spaces.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 309841

Reported Deaths: 3569
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Washington34683272
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Clackamas26315270
Lane23632246
Jackson20753255
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Douglas10599185
Linn1030285
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Yamhill737299
Klamath637891
Polk617770
Malheur475867
Benton454027
Coos406469
Columbia320237
Jefferson310446
Lincoln272829
Union266036
Wasco236739
Crook212137
Clatsop210225
Tillamook179623
Baker171920
Morrow166621
Curry166317
Hood River161635
Harney77115
Grant7538
Lake6608
Wallowa50111
Gilliam1364
Sherman1283
Wheeler651
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California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 4636268

Reported Deaths: 67966
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Los Angeles144412725849
Riverside3575584802
San Diego3492274006
San Bernardino3468955501
Orange3135295354
Sacramento1498662070
Santa Clara1403871841
Fresno1356471889
Kern1343971515
Alameda1160681320
Ventura976231120
San Joaquin971621615
Contra Costa95595924
Stanislaus800341229
Tulare72812896
San Mateo52172607
San Francisco51808605
Monterey49445565
Solano44061312
Santa Barbara43065500
Sonoma39376376
Merced39279535
Placer36390364
Imperial34235755
Kings30038285
San Luis Obispo28273313
Madera21672258
Butte21205230
Shasta20647276
Santa Cruz20134211
Yolo19118239
Marin17080242
El Dorado15964127
Sutter13055153
Napa1224695
Yuba923461
Nevada845685
Humboldt826284
Tehama821184
San Benito708567
Mendocino681971
Lassen636827
Tuolumne612593
Lake601087
Amador489759
Glenn396430
Siskiyou388841
Calaveras339366
Del Norte334234
Colusa290718
Inyo166239
Mono14935
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Mariposa96712
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Modoc6278
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