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Reopening Clackamas County

On July 22, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced new requirements for face coverings and limits on social get-togethers. Effective July 24, Oregon’s face covering requirement will be expanded to apply to children ages 5 and older. Face coverings are also now required when exercising indoors, along with outdoors when physically distancing isn’t an option. The governor also required that restaurants and bars also must close by 10 p.m. statewide. It was also mandated that venues such as movie theaters and restaurants must limit their indoor capacity to 100 people (including staff). 

Clackamas County will remain in Phase 1 for at least 21 more days following June 19 as per Governor Kate Brown’s decision. Also, Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties will be considered as a single unit for reopening decisions.

We are continuing to serve you and working to move into Phase II reopening. Check back here for our progress in meeting the criteria for Phase II. At this time, we are not meeting 2 of the 6 indicators for reopening. See the dashboard below to see where we stand.

Phase II

Before Clackamas County can apply for Phase II, we must prove to the state that we are meeting requirements in the following categories:

 
Clackamas Co.
Multnomah Co.
Washington Co.
Metro Area
Percent of ED visits for COVID-like illness is below 1.5%
The percent of emergency department visits for COVID-like illness should remain below 1.5%, which is the percent we typically see for flu-like illness, outside flu season (May to September). This will be reexamined once flu season begins.
status met status met status met status met
Percent of tests that result in positive does not trend up in the last seven days
Oregon Health Authority monitors trends in the percent of COVID-19 tests that come back positive. We want to make sure there is not an uptrend in this percent over the previous week.
in progress in progress status met in progress
New cases do not increase 5% in the last 7 days
We want to make sure that our new cases are decreasing each week.
status met in progress status met status met
New cases not traced to a known source is below 30% for the last 7 days
Contact tracers should be able to find the source of new infections.
in progress in progress in progress in progress
COVID-19 hospital admissions decline over the last 14 days
Hospital capacity should return to regular seasonal levels.
in progress in progress in progress in progress
Follow up initiated within 24 hours for 95% or more of cases in the last 7 days
Public health staff will be in contact with infected persons within one day of receiving test results.
status met status met status met status met

Phase 1

Declining Prevalence of COVID-19
The percentage of emergency department visits for COVID-19-like illnesses (CLI) are less than the historic average for flu at the same time of year.

A 14-day decline in COVID-19 hospital admissions.

status met
Minimum Testing Regimen
Based on the population size of the health region, the region needs to administer 5,865 tests per week. Present testing capacity is approximately 12,400 per week as of 5/11/20, which is more than twice the needed capacity.

Clackamas County is working with partner agencies and putting contracts in place to have rapid testing response teams in place in support of the County’s testing strategy.

While the majority of testing occurs within the region’s health systems and clinics, we also test community members who are at highest risk of death from COVID-19. This includes:

  • The Latinx population
  • Individuals living in congregate settings (e.g. long-term care facilities, jails, and houseless camps)
  • Essential workers in industries unable to maintain physical distancing requirements
status met
Contact Tracing System
Contact tracing is the practice of investigating and monitoring those who have been in contact with an infected person. It is a crucial part of slowing the COVID-19 pandemic. The county is adequately staffed for the current case rate, is responding to all cases within 24 hours, and has identified resources to increase staffing as caseloads increase.

The county now has over 50 trained contact tracers, up from 7. We also have access to hundreds more

To learn more, watch our video on contact tracing: Investigating COVID-19 Cases in Clackamas County.

status met
Isolation Facilities
Isolation facilities provide safe places for individuals who need to quarantine or isolate. Clackamas County contracts with a community‐based social service agency to distribute hotel vouchers for individuals.

Per the prerequisites, the county has provided response plans for 3 different outbreak situations.

status met
Finalized Statewide Sector Guidelines
The state has provided multi-lingual guidance below.
status met
Sufficient Health Care Capacity

The hospitals in our region must be able to have the equipment, staffing and space to provide care for a projected 20% increase in suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases. Our health region includes Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington, and Multnomah counties. Each hospital is required to submit letters to the County in support of their reopening plans.

status met
Sufficient PPE Supply
Having an adequate amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and first responders is critical. PPE includes: masks, gowns, gloves, and face shields. Adequate supply also includes being able to acquire PPE through regular supply chains.

Hospitals in our region must provide daily reports to the state proving they have a 30-day supply of personal protective equipment, and there must be enough PPE for the first responders.

Clackamas County has developed a formula and monitoring system to continuously evaluate PPE supplies.

Our analysis concluded that the county has sufficient PPE with the exception of gowns and Tyvek suits, which are expected from Oregon Emergency Management in the near future.

in progress

Phases and gathering sizes

As of 7/24. Click the gathering size number for State guidance.

Sector Phase I - max gathering size Phase II - max gathering size State Guidance document
Indoor social gatherings 10 10 Phase I
Phase II
Cultural, civic, and faith gathering 50 50 indoor/
100 outdoor
Phase I and II
Restaurants & Bars 100 indoor/
250 outdoor
(or max capacity whichever is less)
100 indoor/
250 outdoor
(or max capacity whichever is less)
Phase I
Phase II
Gyms/Fitness Centers 100 indoor/
250 outdoor
(or max capacity whichever is less)
100 indoor/
250 outdoor
(or max capacity whichever is less)
Phase I
Phase II
Indoor/Outdoor Entertainment Facilities N/A 100 indoor/
250 outdoor 
Phase I
Phase II
Venues/Event Operators
(including cultural, civic, and faith gatherings)
N/A 100 indoor/
250 outdoor
Phase I
Phase II
Pools, Spas & Sport Courts N/A Limit to comply with 6' physical distancing Phase I
Phase II
Recreational Sports N/A 50 indoor/
100 outdoor
Phase I
Phase II

An Update from our Emergency Operations Center

Office Hours:

Clackamas County Call Center
503-655-8224
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regional Information
2-1-1

Clackamas County Crisis and Support Line
503-655-8585

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK