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Oregon COVID-19 updates June 25: Man jailed after refusing to wear face mask in court

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

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

We've been posting a daily blog to track the changes in Oregon and Southwest Washington as we get them. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES


As of this evening:


11:30 p.m.

  • Beginning Friday in Washington, face masks will be mandatory statewide in public, both indoors and outdoors, when it’s impossible to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others. Learn more
  • In the small town of Sweet Home, Oregon, a man said his refusal to wear a mask landed him in jail. Learn more
  • As of Friday, face coverings will be required in public in seven Oregon counties and all of Washington state. Here's the reasoning behind the rules. Learn more
  • There are 28 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon, and the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem and Pacific Seafood in Newport still have the most total cases. Learn more
  • Some Woodburn residents are not happy with the decision to make a Super 8 hotel a COVID-19 isolation center because they say it is too close to senior living facilities. Learn more

2:20 p.m.

  • Oregon reported two more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state's death toll to 197 people, and 124 new cases of the virus. Learn more
  • The Oregon Health Authority released new face covering guidance for all Oregonians, regardless of the county in which they live. Everyone is urged to wear a mask or face covering in all indoor public spaces. Seven Oregon counties are requiring face masks to be worn at indoor businesses.

1 p.m.

  • Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced she will commute the prison sentences of 57 people who are deemed medically vulnerable to COVID-19. The individuals “do not present an unacceptable public safety risk,” Brown said. Learn more

9 a.m.

  • Does wearing a face mask really help limit the spread of COVID-19? A new study released by Oregon Health & Science University reveals that the small effect of wearing a face mask can have a big impact on reducing the spread of coronavirus. Learn more
Credit: Wendy Gatlin, KGW
The Oregon counties with a face mask requirement.
  • A growing number of people have joined the 'Let Them Play' movement in order to get back to sports competitions in Oregon. Learn more
  • Oregon health officials said that although there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases over the past month, there has not, at least yet, been the same surge in hospitalizations and deaths. Learn more
  • Beaverton School District is offering a look at two paths for students to return to school this fall: a hybrid in-school program or a fully virtual K-12 program. Learn more

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