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Oregon coronavirus updates May 23: Clark Co. Phase 2 reopening request on hold due to outbreak at fruit plant

As COVID-19 continues to impact Oregon and Southwest Washington, get the latest updates here.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cases of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus, began popping up in the United States in January. The first case in Oregon was reported on Feb. 28.

We post a new blog post every day that tracks the daily changes in Oregon and Southwest Washington as we get them. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES


As of Saturday afternoon:


8 p.m.

Clark County businesses given the green light to reopen are adjusting to their new normal. Learn more

6 p.m.

  • Clark County's request for Phase 2 of reopening has been put on hold due to a COVID-19 outbreak at a fruit plan in Vancouver. Learn more
  • A virtual 5K is helping out a nonprofit which helps Portland's homeless population. Learn how you can participate

3 p.m.

  • The Baker County judge who ruled Gov. Kate Brown's stay home order was "null and void" must either vacate his injunction by Tuesday at 5 p.m., or show why he should not do so. Learn more

1 p.m.

  • In OHA's Saturday update, it reported no new deaths, 28 new confirmed cases and 7 presumptive cases. Learn more

9 a.m.

  • Clackamas County has been approved to enter Phase 1 of reopening on Saturday. Learn more
  • At least 35 employees at a Vancouver, Washington food processing company have been sickened with the coronavirus, officials said. Learn more
  • Although the holiday will look different this year, there are still plenty of ways to honor our fallen veterans, and enjoy the long weekend this Memorial Day. Learn more
  • Summer plans for your kids still up in the air? You're not alone. Because of state guidelines, summer camp organizers and child care providers are having to pivot, less than a month before camps and programs typically begin. Learn more
  • After nearly 30 years in business, Geneva's Shear Perfection Barber & Beauty Salon in northeast Portland has closed for good. Learn more
  • Homeowner creates 'Gratitude Tree' at her Southwest Portland home. Learn more
  • A Portland-based personal trainer has always made sure that her fitness space is inclusive and safe to people who may not feel welcome in traditional gym spaces. Now, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, her message is the same. But the delivery is a little different. Learn more 
  • A Portland coffee shop is using a new kind of barista to serve customers safely. Learn more

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