SALEM, OR (KPTV) – Governor Kate Brown announced Tuesday that there is an improvement in risk levels within the state’s public health framework.
On Friday, Clatsop County will move down to mitigate risk, while Polk and Lane Counties will move to medium risk. This means that there will be 13 high-risk counties, 4 at medium-risk and 19 at low-risk. A full list of counties and their risk levels can be found here.
“The science is clear: vaccines are very effective at keeping people safe from COVID-19 and are the key to returning to normal life and removing statewide health and safety restrictions,” Governor Brown said. “Thank you to all Oregonians who have been vaccinated so far. Oregon’s patient rate continues to decline.
“But COVID-19 continues to pose a serious threat to unvaccinated individuals and communities with low vaccination rates. If you wait to get vaccinated go get vaccinated today Vaccination has never been easier. And you might earn $1 million through the Take Your Shot, Oregon campaign.”
Clackamas County submitted a grant plan to move to lower risk, but not yet 65 percent of vaccinated eligibility to move to lower risk. The county is currently 62 percent.
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