4th Wave Of Virus Hits Oregon, At Least 12 Counties On Verge Of Extreme Risk

SALEM, Ore. – A 4th wave of COVID-19 has hit Oregon.

And that means at least 12 counties are at risk of reopening rollbacks.

Governor Kate Brown said those states will be evaluated Monday to see if they need to be rolled back to “Extreme Risk” next Friday.

Due to the surging numbers, the Governor is waiving the warning week.

“Extreme Risk” brings with it a ban on indoor dining and heavy restrictions on social gatherings.

Although Oregon consistently had some of the lowest positivity rates in the country during the pandemic, the Governor says Oregon now is ranked 2nd in the most rapid growth of infections spread.

However, there is hope. The Governor says that thanks to vaccination efforts and the behavior of the virus, she believes the economy can be fully reopened by the end of June.

Here’s today’s press conference:

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