Clackamas County businesses can expand indoor capacity Friday, Feb. 26

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The County moves to Moderate Risk level Friday; take our quiz to see how well you’re practicing COVID safety

Oregon City, OR—Clackamas County businesses received some welcome news this week, when Governor Kate Brown announced the county is moving to a reduced COVID risk level.

Beginning Friday, Feb. 26, Clackamas County will move into the Moderate Risk level. Just two weeks ago, Clackamas County moved down from the Extreme Risk level to the High Risk level. Businesses forced to remain closed for safety reasons can expand indoor capacity for the second time in just a couple of weeks.

"For example, restaurants, gyms and recreational centers can double their indoor capacity Friday from what it is today," said Clackamas County Emergency Management Director Nancy Bush. "Friday morning, these businesses will be able to open their doors to the smaller of fifty percent total capacity or 100 people. That’s a major improvement."

Visit https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/reopening to examine all the changes in what’s allowed or expanded because of the county’s reduction in COVID risk levels.

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Our plan to safely reopen Clackamas County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While this reduction is welcome news, Bush reminds all of us to take health and safety measures seriously.

"Infection rates are going down and vaccinations are slowly ramping up. But don’t stop now!" Bush emphasized. "Please keep up your good work. Our public health experts tell all of us to continue to wear our face coverings, keep our physical distance, and avoid large indoor gatherings."

You can test how well you are practicing safe COVID behaviors. Visit https://clackamasstrong.org and take our Clackamas Strong COVID-19 quiz!