Gov. Brown releases plans for reopening

Over this last week Governor Kate Brown gave more details about how the state will begin to re-open. Brown said we could see more rural counties open up as early as May 15, but more populous counties like Lane County will be longer off. Oregon government has begun drafting guidelines regarding reopening. The Governor also extended her state of emergency order until July 6.

A major part to Oregon’s reopening plans will be its partnership with OHSU where it will test 100,000 people across the state at random. Oregon residents that are selected will receive an invitation on May 11 where they can opt-in. Participants will have COVID-19 related symptoms tracked on a daily basis.

Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch announced that the county is working on a plan that they will send to Brown. The Board of Commissioners will hold a joint meeting with the Board of Health Tuesday. Lane County Public Health has already announced that they are setting a goal of 500 tests per day.

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