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Oregon Imposes New Covid-19 Business and Social Restrictions.

On Friday, December 18th, Clatsop County will move into the state’s Extreme Risk category of COVID-19.

29 of Oregon’s 36 counties will be so designated, including all three Portland metro counties.

The change will impose further restrictions on bars and restaurants, plus indoor recreation and entertainment establishments.

The move was announced Tuesday by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, as a result of Clatsop county’s COVID-19 case rate rising above 200 per 100,000 population for the two-week period between Nov. 29 and Dec. 12. During that period the state recorded 94 new cases for the county.

The new restrictions under the Extreme Risk category include:

No indoor dining in restaurants or bars, with a maximum of 50 people outdoors.

Indoor recreation and entertainment establishments, such as gyms and movie theaters must close.

No visitors will be allowed in Long term care facilities.

More than $900,000 is available in grants to local small businesses impacted by COVID-19 closures and restrictions

Links to a complete list of restrictions plus information on applying for small business grants can be found on the Clatsop County website.

Information of applying for small business grants can be found of the Clatsop Community College website under Community Resources