Multnomah County Moves From Freeze to Extreme Risk on Thursday
Multnomah County will comply with Governor Kate Brown’s new health and safety measures for Oregon counties, moving into an "extreme risk" category to align with the rest of the metro area and adopt the state’s criteria for restrictions.
While the new metrics are part of a risk-reduction framework, any activity outside your home carries risk of spread of COVID-19. And while news of several vaccine trials signals hope, it will take well into 2021 or beyond until the risk is reduced enough to return to pre-COVID-19 behaviors.
Everyone should avoid the “three Cs:”
- Crowded spaces where you are around many people.
- Close contact settings where people take off their masks and have close conversations.
- Confined space, which means any enclosed area with poor ventilation.
Instead, we can protect one another by wearing a mask indoors and out whenever you’re with anyone outside your household, washing hands frequently and maintaining six feet distance.