Douglas County moves to lower COVID-19 risk level January 1
Written by Patrick Schneider on December 29, 2020
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County officials announced Tuesday that the county may move to a lower risk level. Since COVID case numbers down, the State of Oregon notified Douglas County that the county are among a small group of counties that will be moving to a lower risk level based on COVID-19 spread, starting on Friday, January 1, 2020.
Douglas County is being lowered to the High Risk Level from the Extreme Risk Level. The new risk levels will be in effect from Friday, January 1, 2021 to Thursday, January 14, 2021.
We want to thank our residents and businesses for following the recommended guidelines and for making good decisions in order for our communities to start opening back up.
The new risk level will allow restaurants and bars to open for limited indoor dining, gyms and indoor recreation to reopen, indoor sports to resume, theaters and museums to reopen, indoor and outdoor businesses, services and activities will see some capacity levels increased.
The new risk level does not affect the latitude recently given by the State of Oregon for faith based organizations and local school districts to make decisions for their own congregations and educational programs.