Oregon is rolling out a new framework for assessing COVID-19 risk levels by county. The new plan, which starts after the state’s two-week freeze ends on December 2, incudes restrictions for counties with “extreme risk.”
Data will be evaluated weekly and risk levels will change if necessary after the second week. That means counties will have a week’s warning before restrictions are required.
As of November 25, Washington County is considered at “extreme risk.”
In counties with extreme risk, the following activities will be allowed, with health and safety protocols in place:
- · Social and at-home gatherings with people from outside your household will be limited to a maximum of six people, with a recommended limit of two households.
- · Restaurants, bars, and other eating and drinking establishments will be limited to a maximum of 50 people for outdoor dining only, with only six people per table. Take-out is strongly encouraged.
- · Indoor recreation, fitness, and entertainment establishments, including gyms, will remain closed, however, outdoor recreation, fitness, and entertainment activities, including outdoor gym activities, will be allowed, with a maximum limit of 50 people outdoors.
- · Retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, and indoor and outdoor shopping centers and malls will be limited to a maximum of 50% of capacity, with curbside pick-up encouraged.
- · Faith institutions, funeral homes, mortuaries, and cemeteries will be limited to a maximum of 25% of capacity or 100 people indoors (whichever is smaller), or 150 people outdoors.
- · Office workplaces will be required to utilize remote work to the maximum extent possible, with public-facing offices closed to the public.
- · Personal services businesses will be allowed to continue to operate with health and safety measures in place.
- · Long-term care facilities can allow limited outdoor visitation, following established health and safety protocols.