A response to pressure to reopen the state.
In what some observers see as a response to the mounting pressure from Oregonians to open the state, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued some very specific "prerequisites" for "enter[ing] phase one of Reopening Oregon."
The document, released to Oregon counties, outlines seven prerequisites must be met before a county or region can enter phase one of Reopening Oregon. These prerequisites include:
- Declining prevalence of COVID-19
- Minimum Testing Regimen, including being able to administer COVID-19 testing at a rate of 30 per
10,000 people per week.
- Contact Tracing System, including a minimum of 15 contact tracers for every 100,000 people and the county must be prepared to contact trace 95% of all new cases within 24 hours.
- Isolation Facilities including hotel rooms available for people who test positive for COVID-19 and who cannot self-isolate.
- Finalized Statewide Sector Guidelines.
- Sufficient Health Care Capacity which means that the region must be able to accommodate a 20% increase in suspected or confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations compared to the number of suspected or confirmed COVID19 hospitalizations in the region at the time
Executive Order No. 20-22 was issued.
- Sufficient PPE Supply.
Health Regions are defined as such:
- Health region 1: Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas
- Health region 2: Yamhill, Polk, Lincoln, Benton, Marion, Linn
- Health regions 3 & 5: Lane, Douglas, Coos, Curry, Jackson, Josephine
- Health regions 6 & 9: Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union,
- Wallowa, Baker, Malheur
- Health region 7: Jefferson, Deschutes, Crook, Wheeler, Grant, Klamath, Lake, Harney
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