Updated July 8, 2020
Oregon has begun lifting restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic as part of its three-phase Reopening Oregon plan. Multnomah County entered Phase 1 reopening June 19, and will remain there, along with neighboring Washington and Clackamas counties, until public health indicators suggest it is time to enter Phase 2.
Multnomah County announced on July 7 that it is continuing in Phase 1 indefinitely to protect public health. In a statement, Chair Deborah Kafoury said: “We want to move cautiously toward reopening to avoid taking one step forward only to be forced to take two steps back. Phase 2 is a big step toward business as usual, and the virus is not sufficiently contained to allow us to take that step. Slow and steady will win this race.”
To view each county’s progress on meeting criteria for entering Phase 2, visit the website: Oregon Health Authority Reopening Framework.
Below are former reports on Multnomah County’s progress toward meeting criteria for Phase 1.