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Multiple counties, including Klamath, moved down from 'Extreme Risk' status

Governor Kate Brown's office announced that 10 Oregon counties will be moved down from 'Extreme Risk' status on Friday.

Posted: Feb 9, 2021 10:48 AM
Updated: Feb 9, 2021 4:29 PM

SALEM, Ore. — Ten Oregon counties will move down from the state's highest coronavirus restrictions on Friday, Governor Kate Brown's Office says. Klamath County is among the group moved down to "High Risk" from "Extreme."

"Thanks to Oregonians who have stepped up and made smart choices, we have made incredible progress in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives in Oregon," said Governor Brown. "This week we will see 10 counties move out of Extreme Risk, including the Portland tri-county area, for the first time since November. This is welcome news, as we'll start to see more businesses open up and Oregonians being able to get out a bit more."

Effective February 12 through February 25, there will be 14 counties in the Extreme Risk level, 11 at High Risk, two at Moderate Risk, and nine at Lower Risk. A complete list of counties and their associated risk levels is available here.

In southern Oregon, Jackson and Josephine counties will remain at Extreme. Klamath County was moved down to High, while Lake County moved from Lower to Moderate. Curry County remains at Lower Risk.

For Klamath County, the move down to High Risk is a fairly significant change for many businesses — allowing restaurants and bars to reopen indoor service at limited capacity, and the same for gyms and fitness establishments that were confined to newly-updated restrictions based on square footage.

Takeout is still "highly recommended" for restaurants in a High Risk County, but indoor dining is allowed at a maximum of 25 percent maximum occupancy or 50 people — whichever is smaller. Both indoor and outdoor seating are limited to six people per party and per table, with a limit of two households in a party. Restaurants and bars must close at 11 p.m.

For gyms and fitness centers, High Risk counties also allow for a maximum of 25 percent occupancy or 50 people, whichever is smaller. The same applies to theaters.

"It’s also incredibly important that we continue to remain vigilant and protect our neighbors and loved ones as we face virulent new strains of COVID-19," Brown continued. "This means continuing to wear masks, keep our physical distance, and avoid indoor gatherings. If we want to keep businesses open, reopen schools for in-person instruction, and stay safe, we must keep up our guard. Until vaccines are more widely available, case counts could go back up if we don't keep following safety measures."

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

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 359733

Reported Deaths: 4295
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah56103709
Washington39002324
Marion37013454
Clackamas29983309
Lane27945302
Jackson23165310
Deschutes20559125
Umatilla14521150
Linn13048131
Douglas12196250
Josephine9430197
Yamhill8752113
Klamath8081119
Polk740581
Malheur565278
Benton555331
Coos507894
Columbia386044
Jefferson379553
Lincoln324239
Union321149
Crook293946
Wasco291141
Clatsop244728
Baker204129
Tillamook197932
Hood River194737
Morrow185723
Curry181325
Harney114427
Grant100213
Lake94812
Wallowa69312
Gilliam1564
Sherman1523
Wheeler1101
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4855616

Reported Deaths: 71443
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles148576926552
Riverside3716705041
San Diego3682674196
San Bernardino3586775720
Orange3251235578
Sacramento1596362313
Kern1472941652
Fresno1463182094
Santa Clara1455431897
Alameda1206921415
San Joaquin1027761721
Ventura1010381167
Contra Costa1000181008
Stanislaus867381338
Tulare80375978
San Francisco54440649
San Mateo54168623
Monterey50911586
Solano46063341
Santa Barbara45223523
Merced42422581
Sonoma40997404
Placer39435429
Imperial36071766
Kings32938325
San Luis Obispo29973333
Madera23955285
Shasta23924354
Butte23818273
Santa Cruz21034221
Yolo20397248
Marin17706244
El Dorado17207149
Sutter13937175
Napa12898100
Yuba1011582
Tehama9534110
Humboldt9269109
Nevada916790
Mendocino766788
Lassen761848
San Benito744974
Tuolumne691790
Lake6631105
Amador547364
Siskiyou451246
Glenn438433
Calaveras391481
Del Norte358742
Colusa307618
Inyo214241
Mono16723
Plumas16607
Mariposa137017
Trinity88011
Modoc6895
Sierra1880
Unassigned1460
Alpine1050
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