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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

BY THE NUMBERS

As of Saturday afternoon:

REAL-TIME UPDATES

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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