Washington County Improves to “Moderate” Risk Level

People dining on patio

Washington County will move down into the “moderate” risk level starting Friday, February 26. This will mean an increase in capacity for businesses including restaurants, gyms and entertainment facilities.

“For the second time in a row, we are seeing great progress in stopping the spread of COVID-19 across Oregon and saving lives,” said Governor Brown in a press release. “Oregonians continue to step up and make smart choices. While these county movements are welcome news, we must continue to take seriously health and safety measures, especially as more businesses reopen and we start to get out more. As we see infection rates going down and vaccinations ramping up, now is not the time to let down our guard. Continue to wear your masks, keep physical distance, and avoid indoor gatherings.”

New guidance under moderate risk level: 

  • Eating and drinking establishments limited to 50% capacity indoors, 150 people max outdoors
  • Tables limited to 6 people inside, 8 people outside
  • Indoor recreation and entertainment limited to 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever is smaller and indoor full contact sports are prohibited
  • Retail is limited to 75% capacity, curbside pickup encouraged
  • Outdoor recreation and entertainment limited to 50% capacity or 150 people, whichever is smaller, outdoor capacity is 250 maximum. Outdoor full-contact sports allowed.

There will be five Oregon counties in the Extreme Risk level, 11 at High Risk, 10 at Moderate Risk, and 10 at Lower Risk. All Oregon county risk levels >>>

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