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Oregon COVID-19 updates July 13: State announces new mask, gathering rules

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 Monday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map 


6:10 p.m.

  • Portland Public Schools announced its preliminary plans for fall over the weekend. The main idea is for kids to go back under a hybrid model if it's safe to do so. The plan has left parents with a lot of questions. Learn more

5:20 p.m.

  • The future of high school sports during the pandemic is uncertain. The Oregon School Activities Association is trying to get a handle on what will happen this fall with students and the activities they participate in. Learn more

4:40 p.m.

  • A COVID-19 outbreak connected to Snake River Correctional Institution in Eastern Oregon’s Malheur County has left at least 141 people sick. Of the 141 people who have tested positive so far, 120 are inmates and 21 are staff. Learn more

2:50 p.m.

  • State health officials on Monday reported 280 new COVID-19 cases, marking the seventh straight day the Oregon Health Authority has reported at least 200 cases. The OHA also announced three more people died from the coronavirus, bringing the state’s death toll up to 237. Learn more

12:15 p.m.

  • As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown announced two new mandates: First, a ban on indoor gatherings of more than 10 people (does not apply to businesses). Second, Oregon will expand face mask requirements outdoors. Starting Wednesday, July 15, face coverings will be required outside if people cannot keep a distance of more than 6 feet away from others. Learn more

8:40 a.m.

  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will hold an 11 a.m. news conference on the state of COVID-19 in Oregon. She will be joined by Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen and Dr. Dean Sidelinger. KGW will stream the news conference on kgw.com, the KGW News app, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Learn more

8 a.m.

  • On Sunday, the Oregon Health Authority announced 332 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 12,170. COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 234. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group (updated Friday afternoon) 

INTERACTIVE: Oregon case count and hospitalization status  

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