Clatsop County moves to Lower Risk COVID category on Friday
Clatsop County will move to the least restrictive category state-mandated COVID-19 business and social guidelines beginning this Friday, Feb. 26.
The change will ease some restrictions on bars and restaurants and indoor recreation and entertainment establishments.
The move was announced Tuesday a result of the county’s COVID-19 new case rate dropping below 50 per 100,000 population for the two-week period between Feb. 7 and Feb. 20. During that period the Oregon Health Authority recorded a total of 12 new local cases.
The state introduced the risk level metric in November to impose business and social restrictions based on each county’s infection rates. Risk level categories are Lower, Moderate, High and Extreme, and the state re-evaluates each counties’ status every two weeks.
Under the Lower Risk category, local restaurants and bars can offer indoor dining at up to 50-percent capacity. Indoor recreation and fitness establishments and indoor entertainment venues may also operate at 50-percent capacity. Faith institutions may allow attendance of up to 75-percent capacity.
For a complete list of all risk level guidance and restrictions, see the county’s website.