On Saturday, June 12, Clackamas County moved from the “high risk” level to “lower risk” based on the state framework for reopening during COVID-19.
Governor Brown announced on May 11 that counties can move to lower risk and never have to move back into a higher-risk category when at least 65% of the eligible population receives at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and have submitted an equity plan to the Oregon Health Authority. We submitted our Vaccine Equity Plan to the Oregon Health Authority on May 28.
Although achieving 65% vaccination is an excellent accomplishment, COVID-19 still remains a serious health risk for people who have not yet been vaccinated. Now 98% of the people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated. We recommend everyone get vaccinated as soon as they can to avoid getting sick.
Moving into the lower-risk category is great news for our businesses and economy. According to state guidelines, moving to lower risk means:
- Restaurants, bars and other food establishments may operate indoor dining at 50% capacity. Outdoor dining is permitted for a maximum of 300 people.
- Indoor recreation, fitness and entertainment, including gyms, may operate at 50% occupancy.
- Outdoor recreation, fitness and entertainment, including outdoor gym activities, may operate at 50% capacity. Outdoor full-contact sports are allowed.
- Retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, shopping centers and malls are limited to 75% capacity. Curbside pickup is encouraged.
- Faith institutions, funeral homes, mortuaries and cemeteries are limited to 75% capacity indoors or 300 people outdoors.
- Gatherings at home are limited to no more than ten people from four households; gatherings at home outdoors are limited to no more than 12 people.
- Limited office work available.
You can find more information about the lower-level risk guidelines on OHA’s Sector Level Guidance Chart.
Keep it up ClackCo! It has never been easier to get a vaccine.
See Clackamas County’s most up-to-date COVID-19 case counts on the Oregon Health Authority dashboard.
On June 12, Clackamas County moved back down from “high risk to “lower risk” level.
|Our risk level|
|Metric||Lower risk||Moderate risk||High risk||Extreme risk|
|Number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 over 14 days
counties with 30,000 or more people
|less than 50||50 to 99||100 to 199||200+|
|% test positivity over previous 14 days||less than 5%||5 to 7%||8 to 9%||10%+|
The table below shows the trend of our metrics.
|as of 6/21/2021||Cases/100,000 population||% test positivity|
Activities are allowed or limited based on the county’s risk category. Please visit the governor’s website for the latest information on activities that may be limited by our current rating.
Don’t let your guard down!
The best thing you can do to help us lower our risk is to get vaccinated. Wearing masks in indoor public spaces, avoiding crowds, washing our hands and keeping our distance will help us protect children under age 12 and the most vulnerable, who are unable to get a COVID-19 vaccine..
Please continue to practice safety measures to protect our most vulnerable residents
- Wear a mask (if you are vaccinated, the CDC advises you no longer have to wear a mask in many places)
- Limit gatherings indoors to small groups unless everyone is vaccinated
- Keep at least 6 feet away from others outside your household unless you are vaccinated
- Wash your hands
- Stay home if you’re sick
"How can I help?"
Find organizations collecting and distributing resources to our community with our new donation mapping tool.
- Apply to be a contract tracer
- Volunteer to help if you are a medical professional
- Donate blood
- Continue to follow physical distancing best practices