SALEM, Ore. – Phase 2 of Oregon’s reopening plan begins Friday.
Governor Kate Brown says 31 of the state’s 36 counties are eligible to apply to move forward.
Those approved will be announced Thursday, with Friday being the first day of looser restrictions.
Here are the details from the Governor’s Office:
Criteria for entering Phase 2
Phase 2 continues the county-by-county approach to reopening. Counties can be approved to enter Phase 2 only if they have been in Phase 1 for at least 21 days and are succeeding in controlling the spread of the virus. Counties approved to enter Phase 2 must continue to meet Phase 1 metrics, including:
Counties must also meet additional prerequisites, including:
New Guidance for Phase 2
Counties that enter Phase 2 will be able to continue with the reopening process, following updated health and safety guidance:
Multnomah County is the only county in the state not currently in Phase 1.