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Oregon coronavirus updates May 22: Clackamas County approved to enter Phase 1

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 Friday afternoon:


5:45 p.m.

  • It was the first day in phase one for Marion County and a Stayton diner owner is hopeful for what's ahead. Meanwhile in Central Oregon, Deschutes County is a week in and saw an uptick in COVID cases. Learn more
  • One week ago, most standalone retail stores in Oregon got the green light to open. Many stores jumped at the chance, and they're happy to have customers, but they need business to pick up. Learn more 

2:20 p.m.

  • Clackamas County has been approved to enter Phase 1 of reopening on Saturday, May 23. Learn more

1:35 p.m.

  • Washington County has submitted its application to reopen under Phase 1 of the governor's plan. Phase 1 includes limited reopening of restaurants and bars, personal services like salons, gyms and malls. Gatherings of up to 25 people are allowed for recreational, social, cultural, civic or faith events. Learn more
  • Oregon health officials on Friday reported two new COVID-19 deaths in the state. Oregon’s death toll is now 147 people. The state also reported 45 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and three new presumptive cases. Learn more

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