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Governor Announces Phase One Reopenings In Crook, Deschutes & Jefferson Counties

SALEM, OR -- Governor Kate Brown announced yesterday 31 of 33 counties that applied for a Phase One reopening were approved including Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties. The re-openings begin today including retail. The governor says many retailers did close but now can reopen by implementing physical distancing. She says reopening will include gyms but they must close pools and showers and keep people at least 6 feet apart, The governor also says gatherings will now be allowed for any reason for up to 25 people as long as social distancing is maintained. Brown says counties must remain in Phase One for three weeks before more restrictions are lifted. The re-openings today can include bars and restaurants. Those facilities must maintain 6 feet distance between groups…no groups of more than 10 people…have employees wear masks and stop serving at 10 p.m. Brown says re-openings also include barbershops and salons. They must screen clients…limit visits to scheduled appointments…keep client lists and wear a face mask while working with clients.  If COVID-19 cases spike, the governor says counties need to implement contract tracing and quarantine and if the spike continues, stay at home orders might be reissued. 



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