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Thursday, 23 April 2020 16:15

Draft Plan for Reopening OR Considers County-by-County Lifting of Restrictions

Written by Jamie Parfitt, WKDR News

A draft version of Oregon's still-evolving plan for gradually lifting coronavirus restrictions, outlined in a PowerPoint presentation April 20, includes criteria for a county-by-county reopening of the state if certain goals and commitments are met.

The document follows Governor Kate Brown's announcement of a framework for reopening the state April 14, but is largely informed by a three-phase White House plan that was released April 16.


Like both plans---Brown's and the Trump administration's---the new draft plan continues to hinge on a few basic but elusive benchmarks. The state would have to see a sustained 14-day decline in the number of new cases, adequate testing availability and hospital surge capacity, a robust system for contact tracing and enough PPE to go around in the event of a surge.


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