Oregon will reopen by June 30, Gov. Brown announces

Restrictions will be lifted when Oregon achieves a 70% first dose adult vaccination rate or on Wednesday, June 30, whichever occurs soonest.

Posted: Jun 25, 2021 11:00 AM
Updated: Jun 25, 2021 6:33 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- At a press conference Friday, Gov. Kate Brown announces the state will reopen no later than June 30, even if we haven't hit the 70% vaccination target at that time.

Brown signed a recovery-focused executive order on Friday which will lift all remaining COVID-19 health and safety restrictions either when 70% of eligible residents have received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or on Wednesday, June 30, whichever comes first.

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“I’m proud of our collective efforts to vaccinate more than 2.3 million Oregonians. It is because of this success that we can move Oregon forward, and into the next chapter of this pandemic. We are ready,” said Brown. “We should all take pride in the work we have done to bring us to this moment. The efforts underway to close our vaccine equity gap and reach every Oregonian with
information and a vaccine have definitely helped bring us this far. Thank you to all who are going the extra mile to vaccinate Oregonians.”

The governor’s recovery order rescinds Executive Order 20-66, the successor to her original “Stay Home, Save Lives” order and subsequent “Safe and Strong Oregon” orders, which authorized Oregon’s statewide mask mandate and the county risk level system, including restrictions on businesses and other sectors for physical distancing, capacity limits, closing times, and more.

Also, the recovery order lifts Executive Order Order 20-22 (Non-urgent Healthcare Procedures), Executive Order 21-06 (K-12 Schools), Executive Order 20-28 (Higher Education), and Executive Order 20-19 (Childcare Facilities).

Some statewide mask requirements may stay in place in specialized settings following federal guidance, including airports, public transit, and health care settings. The governor’s recovery order will remain in effect until Dec. 31, unless ended earlier.

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