COVID info based on Monday, April 12th, 2021

          Based on Monday, April 12th metrics, Coos County will remain in the high-risk category of the state’s pandemic restrictions.

          This means indoor dining and recreation will again be permitted in the county, though capacities will still be limited until we move into lower categories of restrictions.

          Among the rules:

          Indoor dining will be limited to 25% capacity, or 50 people, whichever is smaller. Outdoor dining will be limited to 75 people, and all parties will be limited to six people from two households.

          Indoor entertainment, recreation and fitness establishments will be limited to 25% capacity, or 50 people, whichever is smaller. Indoor full-contact sports remain prohibited, and entertainment venues must close at 11 p.m.

          Outdoor entertainment, recreation and fitness establishments will be limited to a maximum of 15% occupancy and must close at 11 p.m.

          Inside and outside visitation is allowed at long-term care centers.

          Funeral homes, mortuaries and cemeteries will be limited to 25% capacity indoors, or 150 people total, whichever is smaller, and outdoor capacity will be limited to 200 people maximum. Faith institutions are advised to follow the same requirements.

          Indoor and outdoor shopping centers, malls and retail stores will be restricted to 50% capacity, with curbside pick-up encouraged.

          Offices may open, but remote work is recommended if able.

          Social gatherings should be limited to six people from two households indoors, and eight people outdoors.

          If you have specific question on guidance for each risk level you can follow this link: coronavirus.oregon.gov.

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          Our graphic now provides an update on school metrics as well as county metrics. School and business metrics are different. Business metrics are guided by the Governor’s Office and the Oregon Health Authority and school metrics are guided by the Oregon Department of Education Ready Schools Safe Learners guidance.

          Schools have strong protocols that have increased protections so that students can return to school in person safely. The metrics data comes out each Monday using a two week “look back” period. This allows communities and Oregon Health Authority
          to see case numbers on which to make decisions about the need for increases or decreases in safety guidelines.

          It is up to us, as a community, to be the best public health stewards we can be. We are asking that you follow the guidelines such as social distancing, wearing a face covering in public and using good hand hygiene to help keep our case counts low.

          Updates to Warning Week data and county risk levels will be posted to coronavirus.oregon.gov.

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