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Oregon COVID-19 updates June 30: State of emergency extended into September

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:


11:45 p.m.

  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has extended the COVID-19 state of emergency for 60 days, through Sept. 4. Learn more
  • County health officials say people of color are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Multnomah County data show since April, coronavirus cases among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have outpaced cases among white people. Learn more
  • The longer the COVID-19 crisis continues, the smaller Portland's restaurant scene becomes. Two more notable restaurants recently said they are closing permanently. Learn more

3:45 p.m.

  • What kind of face masks should people wear? Are face shields OK? What about surgical masks? We tracked down the most current information from the CDC. Learn more
  • Major League Baseball informed minor league affiliates it will not be providing players for the 2020 season due to the pandemic. That means there will be no season for the Hillsboro Hops and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

2 p.m.

  • Oregon reported 181 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases and three new deaths. The state death toll is now 207 people. Learn more
  • Oregon's temporary ban on commercial and residential evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended through Sept. 30. Learn more

9 a.m.

  • Data released by the Oregon Health Authority on Monday showed the continued spread of the coronavirus across the state. For the fifth week in a row, the number of cases and the positive test rate increased. Learn more
  • As the number of people known to be infected with COVID-19 continues to rise, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is urging people to take precautions when celebrating the Fourth of July this upcoming weekend. Learn more
  • As tens of thousands of people in Oregon waited for unemployment benefits, state workers who were paid to process their claims instead wasted hours scrolling through Instagram and Facebook at a temporary call center in Wilsonville, an employee told KGW. Learn more 
  • The state has announced face mask guidelines for businesses, but people still have a lot of questions about where masks are required. Our Verify team has answers. Learn more
  • Not all grocery store customers are wearing masks, and nobody's really sure how to enforce the rule, and that has grocery workers concerned. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 cases (update Tuesday afternoon)

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 data by age group

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