Oregon moving closer to vaccination goal

Risk levels, capacity limits and most mask requirements will be lifted once 70% is reached

Governor Kate Brown on Friday announced the steps Oregon will take to lift COVID-19 restrictions when the statewide vaccination goal of 70% of adults has been reached. A Governor’s Office press release provides the details.

As of today, 66.8% of Oregonians age 18 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

“I want to be very clear that we are able to reopen like this because of the efficacy of the vaccines. For those of you who are vaccinated, you’ve helped us reach this point — and you are protected from this virus,” Gov. Brown said. “However, there are still Oregonians who need to take extra precautions to feel and stay safe. People battling cancer and immunocompromised Oregonians, to name a couple. There are also many Oregon kids who are not yet eligible for a vaccine. So, it will remain incredibly important for Oregonians to continue making smart choices. And, to respect the choices of others. Let’s respect one another as we prepare to make this transition.”

In Malheur County, 34.8% of the eligible population age 16 and older have been vaccinated. The goal for individual counties is 65%. For more information on goals and vaccine rates, visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Governor’s Goal dashboard here.

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