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3 things you need to know this Friday

New COVID-19 restrictions begin today; Search for missing woman now a recovery effort; Oregon recommends next priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine

26 Oregon counties will be at extreme risk level, have strictest COVID-19 restrictions starting today

A total of 26 Oregon counties will be under the strictest COVID-19 restrictions for two weeks, beginning today.

See the restrictions for each risk level

That’s three more counties than were previously classified as at extreme risk for spreading the coronavirus. Baker, Clatsop, Coos and Morrow counties were elevated from high risk to extreme risk, while Curry County went from extreme risk to moderate risk.

Video: Multnomah County watching for possible COVID-19 surge

The Oregon Health Authority reassigns risk level designations to counties every two weeks, based on the latest data on COVID-19 spread. READ MORE

Search for missing woman in gorge landslide now a recovery effort

Searchers found the location where they believe Jennifer Moore's car is buried, under an estimated 15 feet of mud and debris. "Considering all factors, the mission is now a recovery," the sheriff's office said in a tweet. READ MORE

Oregon COVID-19 vaccine committee recommends next priority groups

A big focus of the discussion was BIPOC — Black, indigenous, people of color. Many minority communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, experiencing more cases and deaths per capita. READ MORE

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