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Clatsop County now in ‘moderate risk’ COVID category

Clatsop County now in ‘moderate risk’ COVID category

As of today, Thursday, May 27, Clatsop County is now in the “Moderate Risk” category of state-mandated COVID-19 business and social guidelines, based on the local rate of new infections.

The Oregon Health Authority recorded 31 new COVID-19 cases in the two-week reporting period from May 9 through May 22.

Under the Moderate Risk designation, restaurants, gyms, faith institutions and indoor entertainment establishments may operate at 50-percent capacity. For a complete list of all risk level guidance and restrictions, go here

Gov. Kate Brown recently announced a new risk-level metric based on vaccination rates in each county. Beginning May 21, counties that have achieved a rate of 65 percent of individuals 16 and over with at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose will be allowed to enter the Lower Risk category, which carries the fewest business and social restrictions. Counties that have not reached the 65-percent target will continue to have their Risk Levels set based on their local COVID case numbers.

According to the Oregon Health Authority, as of May 25 a total of 19,413 Clatsop County residents 16 and over – 59.2 percent – have received at least a first dose.