Jackson County commissioner Rick Dyer says the county is still waiting for approval for a phase one reopening.
The governor is expected to announce which counties can reopen tomorrow.
Dyer says they have no reason to believe Jackson won’t be included.
However, Dyer says he is worried Friday’s reopening could bring others into the county, jeopardizing public health.
“The main purpose of this is to open up and serve locals, that traveling is where the virus can spread more rapidly so that is not encouraged at this particular point,” said Dyer.
Dyer says they’re working with the Oregon Health Authority to safely open up Jackson County as soon as possible.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.