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Oregon COVID-19 updates July 28: New safety standards for reopening schools

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 Tuesday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


8:45 p.m.

  • Many schools updated their plans for reopening this fall, with some Portland metro area schools going fully online to start the school year. Learn more
  • Teachers and parents weighed in on Gov. Brown's new safety standards for reopening schools. Learn more
  • Gov. Jay Inslee indefinitely suspended the ability of counties to move on to the next phase of reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more

2:40 p.m.

  • As COVID-19 continues to spread across Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday announced new metrics that will dictate whether the state’s school districts can safely welcome students back into the classroom this fall. Based on the metrics, many – if not most – Oregon students live in school districts that will begin the school year with online distance learning or a hybrid model that includes both online and in-person classroom learning, according to Gov. Brown’s office. Learn more
  • Oregon health officials on Tuesday reported 14 new COVID-19-related deaths, the most reported in a single day so far during the pandemic. Among the 14 people who died was a 26-year-old Yamhill County man. He’s the first person younger than 30 to die from COVID-19 in Oregon. Learn more
  • An Oregon State University study shows actions by the community appear to have lowered the number of cases in Newport after a large COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more

11 a.m.

  • Oregon teachers rallied in Salem, calling for 14 days with no new COVID-19 cases before schools open. Learn more
  • National Parks in the Pacific Northwest are adapting to pandemic restrictions. Here's what you need to know before you go. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

MORE DATA: Oregon coronavirus: Maps, graphs and data

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