Douglas County puts in request for phase two

If approved, the county could move forward with reopening as soon as June 5.

Posted: May 29, 2020 3:40 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has submitted a formal request to enter phase two.

Under Gov. Kate Brown’s plan, counties in phase one can place the request after two weeks and if approved can move into phase two after three weeks.

RELATED: GOV. BROWN RELEASES PHASE TWO GUIDELINES

The board worked with public health official Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer to complete and submit its application.

The letter is the next step in the phased reopening plan, and upon approval, further restrictions will be relaxed. County officials said this will allow opportunities for businesses and expand services in the county.

MORE: DOUGLAS COUNTY TO BEGIN REOPENING MAY 15

Douglas County has been in phase once since May 15. Phase two could begin as soon as June 5.

So far, 27 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the county, with two new cases being announced this week. All but four are recovered.

Washington County is the latest county to get the OK to reopen in phase one, effective June 1, leaving only Multnomah County under the full stay-at-home order.

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