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  Covid-19 risk levels in Oregon rise   Oregonians over 16 can sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19  

Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Wednesday April 7, 2021 - 3:13 AM
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PORTLAND, Oregon - Governor Brown just increased coronavirus risk levels for Oregon on Tuesday afternoon. Six counties moved backward from 'Moderate' and into the 'High' category.

Clackamas, Deschutes, Multnomah, Klamath, Linn and Tillamook counties all changed to the High Risk category. This means that indoor dining restaurant dining would decrease from 50% to 25% and outdoor capacities will be dropped from 150 to 75 people.

The new risk levels will be in effect on Friday, April 9. Businesses will have until then to make any necessary changes to reflect the updated risk levels.

The updated county risk levels arrived the same day Gov. Brown announced that all Oregonians over the age of 16 would be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by April 19.

Oregonians over 16 can sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19

Below is the full list of Oregon county risk levels that will take effect on Friday, April 9:

Lower Risk (16)

  • Baker
  • Crook
  • Gilliam
  • Grant (Moved from Moderate)
  • Harney
  • Hood River
  • Jefferson
  • Lake
  • Lane
  • Malheur (Moved from Moderate)
  • Morrow
  • Sherman
  • Wallowa
  • Wasco
  • Wheeler
  • Yamhill

Moderate Risk (6)

  • Clatsop
  • Columbia
  • Polk
  • Umatilla (Moved from High)
  • Union
  • Washington

High Risk (14)

  • Benton
  • Clackamas (Moved from Moderate)
  • Coos (Moved from Extreme)
  • Curry (Moved from Extreme)
  • Deschutes (Moved from Moderate)
  • Douglas
  • Jackson
  • Josephine
  • Klamath (Moved from Moderate)
  • Lincoln
  • Linn (Moved from Moderate)
  • Marion
  • Multnomah (Moved from Moderate)
  • Tillamook (Moved from Moderate)

As of Tuesday, there were no counties in the state's highest risk category of 'Extreme.'