Coronavirus risk level will be lowered in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – The official COVID-19 risk level in Jackson County is being lowered from “extreme” to “high.”

“Jackson County is moving to a lower risk level as the case rate has decreased to below 200 cases per 100,000 population,” public health officials said. “For weeks 2/7/2021 – 2/20/2021, Jackson County had a case rate of 174.9 cases per 100,000 population.”

Starting Friday, indoor dining will be allowed but occupancy will be limited to 25% of the maximum capacity or 50 people, whichever is smaller. Theaters and similar indoor entertainment establishments along with indoor recreation and fitness establishments will be subject to identical capacity limits.

In addition, people will be allowed to visit the inside of long-term care facilities like nursing homes.

Even with the relaxed rules for restaurants and retailers, curbside pick-up is still encouraged.

Josephine County remains in the extreme risk category.

For a PDF copy of the sector risk level guidance chart, visit: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le3461.pdf

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