Updated Risk Levels take effect January 1; Five Counties improve from Extreme to High.
Governor Kate Brown today announced updates to county risk levels under the state’s new public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from COVID-19. The framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on COVID-19 spread- Extreme Risk, High Risk and Lower Risk- and assigns health and safety measures for each level.
To read the Governor’s full media release click here.
Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccination effort continues with the state’s first long-term care facility, residents and staff receiving vaccinations. Oregon, like other states, does not currently have enough vaccine to immunize everyone against COVID-19. The first people getting the vaccine are healthcare workers and people who live or work in long-term care facilities.