Gov. Brown's "Phase In" Plan To Reopen Economy As Safely As Possible

Here are the Gov.'s reopening plans

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown held a press conference Thursday announcing details on phase one of reopening the state.

The governor's office released a slideshow outlining Brown's goals for reopening:

  1. Minimize hospitalizations and deaths
  2. Allow people to safely return to work so they can support themselves and their families
  3. Minimize risk to frontline workers
  4. Avoid overwhelming health systems
  5. Protect those at highest risk of severe illness, especially communities of color
  6. Support for small local gatherings that preserve community cohesion and cultural practices

How counties can begin reopening

Brown laid out a plan that willallow some rural counties in Oregon to begin the reopening processstarting May 15.

In order to begin the process, counties and health regions must prove they are meeting requirements in the following:

  1. Declining COVID-19 prevalence
  2. Minimum testing regimen
  3. Contact tracing system
  4. Isolation/quarantine facilities
  5. Finalized statewide sector guidelines
  6. Sufficient healthcare capacity
  7. Sufficient PPE supply

For specific information on these requirements, see the full article courtesy of our news partner KATU

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