Oregon Governor Sets Vaccination Targets to Fully Reopen Economy

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Oregon Governor Sets Vaccination Targets to Fully Reopen Economy

Governor Kate Brown Sets Vaccination Targets for Oregon to Begin to More Fully Reopen Economy

Salem, OR (STL.News) Most restrictions to be lifted statewide when 70% of Oregonians 16 and older receive first dose

Beginning May 21, counties eligible for option to move to Lower Risk when 65% of county residents 16 and older receive first dose and submit plan to close vaccine equity gaps

County Risk level movements announced for Friday, May 14: Three counties move down to Moderate Risk
Governor Kate Brown announced vaccination targets to more fully reopen Oregon’s economy, setting a 70% statewide goal to reach Oregonians 16 and older with a first dose to lift most Risk Level restrictions.  Additionally, beginning on May 21, counties will have the option of moving to the Lower Risk level once 65% of county residents 16 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, and counties have submitted a complete plan to close equity gaps in vaccination.

“Thanks to you, Oregon, it looks like we’ve crossed the tipping point of the fourth surge,” said Governor Brown.  “Our hospitalization rates have stabilized.  Our infection rates are on a downward trajectory.  And in the race between vaccines and variants, our efforts to vaccinate Oregonians are taking the lead.

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Author: Maryam Shah