Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced Tuesday that Washington County will move from “extreme” to “high” risk for COVID-19. This means restaurants will be able to allow indoor dining once again, among other changes.
The surrounding Portland metro area of Clackamas and Multnomah counties are also moving into the high risk level. The changes in guidance take effect on February 12.
New guidance includes:
For February 12 through February 25, 14 counties will be in the Extreme Risk level, 11 at High Risk, three at Moderate Risk, and eight at Lower Risk.
“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,” Brown said in a press release. “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.
The next risk level announcements will be made on February 23 and take effect February 26.