After a short stay serving up to 100 people indoors, Portland restaurants will have to reduce restaurant capacity once again from April 9th. The counties of Multnomah and Clackamas will once again fall into the state’s “high-risk” category for COVID-19 safety requirements, along with four other counties. For at least two weeks, high-risk district restaurants may not serve more than 50 people indoors or with a capacity of 25 percent, whichever is less; the state will reassign county risk levels on April 20 to take effect on April 23.
In early March, the number of Multnoma County cases dropped low enough that Governor Kate Brown allowed the county to fall into the “moderate risk”
Deschutes, Klamath, Linn and Tillamook also entered the high-risk category on April 9. This usually divides the country between high-risk and low-risk categories: From April 9 to April 22, there will be 14 high-risk counties, six moderate-risk counties and 16 in the lower-risk category.
As cases increase, the county is trying to vaccinate as many people as possible to curb the spread: Gov. Brown has announced that all Oregons over the age of 16 will be eligible for the vaccine on April 19, another acceleration of deadlines. for vaccination of the state. Workers in restaurants and groceries became eligible for the vaccine on April 5, as well as other vulnerable groups.
“We are at a critical juncture in this pandemic as we encounter more contagious variants of COVID-19 that are gaining ground in our communities,” Brown said in a statement. “Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that we all continue to wear masks, keep our distance, stay home when we’re sick, and get the vaccine when it’s available to you.”
• New levels of risk in the county [Official]• New cases of COVID-19 in Oregon [OHA]• Multnomah, Clackamas return to High Risk category [KOIN]• All Oregonians over the age of 16 will be eligible for the COVID vaccine on April 19 [O]