Keep things local, outside, and stick to your household and closest social contacts, says Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 News
Public health is watching the number of COVID cases rise ahead of the July 4th weekend, fearing a surge in social mixing could spur a surge in cases
County urges residents to voluntarily adhere to new state face covering mandate, will not enforce
Statement from Local Public Health Administrator and Public Health Director Rachael Banks
Health officials reset public expectations about what to expect and what to watch as Multnomah County prepares to lift restrictions
Dine-in restaurants, gyms and salons may open with increased safety measures, including state-ordered regional mandate on face coverings
After spikes in COVID-19 cases in several counties, the state paused any further reopening late Thursday, putting Multnomah County’s plans to enter Phase 1 on hold for at least another week.
Testing for communities of color is lagging, and county works to close the gap
Multnomah County moved this week to make COVID-19 tests easier to obtain for people of color, public-facing workers and residents of East County, opening a new testing site.
Chair Kafoury says County plans to submit proposal to enter Phase 1 reopening on Friday, June 5; but June 12 reopening will hinge on case counts
For those who choose to demonstrate in groups, be mindful of your health, take precautions for families and friends
If Covid-19 cases remain low, County could lift restrictions on restaurants, salons, gyms beginning June 12