Crook Co. moves to ‘High Risk’ Friday; COVID restrictions relaxed


Declining COVID cases in Crook County will relax some restrictions on indoor dining, gym use, and more beginning Friday.

The county is moving from ‘Extreme Risk” to ‘High Risk’ for COVID transmissions, according to a release from Crook County Health.

“Crook County is moving in the right direction and the change in risk level for Crook County indicates that everyone has worked hard to protect themselves and others from exposure to COVID-19 and this has kept our case count lower than it has been for some time,” said Vicky Ryan, public information officer for the county.

The framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on COVID-19 spread—Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk—and assigns health and safety measures for each level.

Crook County reported 46 total cases over the last two weeks, allowing for the move out of the Extreme Risk category.

Indoor dining is allowed at 25% capacity or 50 people max; gyms are able to open at 25% capacity or 50 people max and other indoor recreation venues like movie theaters and museums are able to open with limited capacity.

You can see more info on the restrictions below:

It’s welcome news for a smaller Oregon community that has long thought the restrictions were too severe.

Several restaurants in town put up signs outside reading #YoureKillingMeBrown, a message to Gov. Kate Brown.

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