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Oregon COVID-19 updates July 22: Gov. Brown announces new mask requirement for kids

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

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


8:25 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials on Wednesday reported 264 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, both in Umatilla County, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow in the state. The state’s coronavirus death toll is at 271 people. Learn more
  • There are 59 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon as of this week. The Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem and Pacific Seafood in Newport still have the most cases among active outbreaks, with 184 and 183, respectively. Learn more
  • More than 9,000 teachers and parents have joined the "Oregon for a Safe Return to Campus" Facebook group calling on Gov. Kate Brown to agree to 14 days of no new cases before returning to school in the fall. Learn more
  • The start of the high school football season in Oregon has been delayed indefinitely, and games and competitions for other fall sports have been pushed back to the end of September. Learn more
  • A COVID-19 strike team is aiming to help employers in Washington County comply with safety guidelines and avoid a coronavirus outbreak. Learn more

11:50 a.m.

  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced new age requirements for face masks in and new limits on indoor gatherings. Starting Friday, July 24, face coverings will be required statewide for children ages 5 and older. Learn more

7:45 a.m.

  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will hold an 11 a.m. news conference to discuss COVID-19. KGW will stream the news conference live on kgw.com, the KGW News app and all social media platforms. Watch here
  • Several high school sports, including football, will not take place this fall in Washington as schools deal with the impact of coronavirus. Learn more
  • There's a COVID-19 outbreak in Hood River County, and according to the health department, it involves at least five student-athletes and their families. "We are proof that they cannot keep these children safe,” said Terina Neal, the mother of one of the teens who is sick. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

MORE INTERACTIVE MAPS: Oregon coronavirus: Maps, graphs and data

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